OCTOBER NPPD PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

September 21, 2017 through October 16, 2017

The information provided herein may not represent the total scope of police activity. Anyone charged as a result of a police investigation is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

CDS ARREST: On September 21, 2017 Traffic Officer Joseph DiParisi arrested Rhodora Maasin of Bayonne, New Jersey for Possession of CDS/Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest stemmed from Miss Maasin’s vehicle being stopped for motor vehicle violations on South Street. During the stop she was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was also issued summonses for driving with a suspended license, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and driving with an open alcohol container. Miss Maasin was subsequently transported to the police department where she was processed and released pending a mandatory municipal court date.

FRAUD: On September 22, 2017 Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero investigated a report of check fraud at a Springfield Avenue business. It was reported that a female had come into the store and purchased $4221.37 worth of jewelry from the business with a check. The check was later found to be fraudulent. During this report, a second Springfield Avenue business owner reported the same female purchased $495.75 worth of pet food with a check and that check was also found to be fraudulent. Patrolman Guerriero was able to identify the female suspect and criminal charges are pending.

THEFT: On September 27, 2017 Patrolman David Rodriguez investigated a report of theft from a Springfield Avenue business. The business owner and Patrolman Rodriguez reviewed video surveillance from the business and observed a female removing the items from the store. The incident has been turned over to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

WARRANT ARRESTS: On September 28, 2017 Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero arrested Korey Johnson of Brooklyn, New York for an active warrant out of Jersey City, New Jersey and Quanesha Hunte of Queens, New York on an active warrant out of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The arrests stem from a motor vehicle stop on Union Avenue after Mr. Johnson was observed operating his vehicle in a careless manner. Mr. Johnson was released on his own recognizance by Jersey City Police. He was also issued a summons for driving with a suspended license. Miss Hunte was released after posting bail for her warrant. 

WARRANT ARREST: On September 28, 2017 Patrolman Michael Scuorzo investigated a report of suspicious activity outside of a Springfield Avenue business. During the course of the investigation Patrolman Scuorzo made contact with Erick Picado of Summit, New Jersey. Mr. Picado was found to have an active warrant out of Summit Municipal Court. Mr. Picado was subsequently released on his own recognizance by Summit Police Department.

THEFT: On September 30, 2017 a resident of a Gales Drive Nursing Facility reported the theft of clothing from her room. The resident reported this is an on-going problem. The Detective Bureau is investigating.

WARRANT ARREST: On October 4, 2017 Sergeant Donald Sretenovic arrested Lenayah Williams of Irvington, New Jersey on an active warrant out of Irvington Municipal Court. The arrest stemmed from a random license plate inquiry during a traffic enforcement detail on Diamond Hill Road. Miss Williams was taken into custody, transported to the police department, and processed. She was subsequently released on her own recognizance by Irvington Police Department.

WARRANT ARREST: On October 5, 2017 Sergeant Donald Sretenovic arrested Jamie Huerta-Nivelo of Irvington, New Jersey on active warrants out of New Providence, Newark, and Irvington Municipal Courts. The arrest stemmed from Sergeant Sretenovic stopping Mr. Huerta-Nivelo for operating a vehicle with an expired registration. During the course of the stop Mr. Huerta-Nivelo was found to active warrants. He was transported to the police department where he was processed and released after satisfying bail amounts on each of the warrants.

CDS ARREST: On October 5, 2017 Patrolman TJ Hoppe arrested Rhodora Maasin of Bayonne, New Jersey for Possession of CDS/Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest stemmed from Miss Maasin’s vehicle being stopped for motor vehicle violations on Union Avenue. During the stop she was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was also issued summonses for driving with a suspended license, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, driving with an open alcohol container, and failure to produce a drivers license. Miss Maasin was subsequently transported to the police department where she was processed and released pending a mandatory municipal court date.

CDS ARREST: On October 5, 2017 Sergeant Donald Sretenovic arrested Jamie Hibberson of Mountainside, New Jersey for Possession of CDS/Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to turn CDS over to Law Enforcement. The arrest stemmed from Miss Hibberson’s vehicle being stopped on South Street for motor vehicle violations. Miss Hibberson was transported to the police department, processed, and subsequently released on a summons. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for Improper Passing and Possession of CDS while Operating a Motor Vehicle.

FRAUD: On October 6, 2017 a resident reported that their credit card was stolen. The resident found that unknown person(s) utilized a credit card that was being mailed to them at a store in East Orange, New Jersey. The matter is being investigated by the Detective Bureau.

FRAUD: On October 7, 2017 a resident reported that several of their personal checks were stolen and utilized to withdraw $2,289.00 from their checking account without authorization. A hold was placed on their account and the Detective Bureau is investigating.

WARRANT ARREST: On October 7, 2017 Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero arrested Hector Concepcion of Reading, Pennsylvania for an active warrant out of Pohatcong, New Jersey. The arrested stemmed from Mr. Concepcion being stopped for operating a vehicle with an expired registration. During the course of the stop he was found to have a suspended driver’s license and the active warrant. He was transported to the police department, where he was processed and subsequently released on his own recognizance by Pohatcong Police Department. He was also issued summons for driving while suspended, driving an unregistered vehicle, and failure to produce a valid insurance card.

BURGLARY/THEFY: On October 9, 2017 Corporal Chad Wilson and Patrolman Andrew Lynch investigated a reported burglary and theft from a Springfield Avenue business. The business owner reported that sometime between October 7, 2017 after 9:00PM and October 9, 2017 at 10:00AM unknown person(s) entered the business, forced open the cash register, and stole an iPod from inside the business. The Detective Bureau responded and processed the scene and is currently investigating. Anyone who may have witness suspicious activity in this area, during the time frame above, is requested to contact the Detective Bureau at 908-665-1111.

WARRANT ARREST: On October 10, 2017 Patrolman TJ Hoppe arrested William Decarvalho of Elizabeth, New Jersey on an active warrant out of Elizabeth Municipal Court. The arrest stemmed from Mr. Decarvalho’s vehicle being stopped for motor vehicle violations on South Street. Mr. Decarvalho was transported to the police department where he was processed and released by Elizabeth Police Department on his own recognizance.

WARRANT ARREST: On October 10, 2017 Patrolman David Rodriguez arrested Kevin Matthews of Elizabeth, New Jersey on an active warrant out of Mt. Olive Municipal Court. The arrest stemmed from Patrolman Rodriguez observing Mr. Matthews trespassing at a Mountain Avenue business. Mr. Matthews was transported to the police department where he was processed and subsequently released by Mt. Olive Police Department on his own recognizance.

WARRANT ARREST: On October 11, 2017 Sergeant Donald Sretenovic arrested Jaclyn Klein of New Brunswick, New Jersey on an active warrant out of Milltown Municipal Court. The arrest stemmed from Sergeant Sretenovic stopping Miss Klein’s vehicle for motor vehicle violations on Union Avenue. Miss Klein was transported to the police department where she was processed and released on her own recognizance by Milltown Police Department.

THEFT: On October 11, 2017 a Central Avenue business reported that a license plate was stolen off a company vehicle in the parking lot and the license plate was now being used on a different vehicle by unknown person(s). The Detective Bureau is investigating.

CDS ARREST: On October 12, 2017 Sergeant Donald Sretenovic and Detective Andrew Diamond arrested Omar Henegan of Newark, New Jersey for Possession of CDS/Marijuana, Failure to turn CDS over to law enforcement, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstruction of the administration of law. The arrest stemmed from Mr. Henegan’s vehicle being stopped on Mountain Avenue for motor vehicle violations. During the course of the stop Mr. Henegan was found to be in possession of CDS/marijuana and attempted to destroy evidence by consuming a quantity of the marijuana while officers were speaking with him. Mr. Henegan was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to the police department, processed and released on a summons. Mr. Henegan was also charged with operating a vehicle with tinted windows and possession of CDS while operating a vehicle.

HINDERING APPREHENSION: On October 12, 2017 Patrolman David Rodriguez arrested Dean Dvorovy of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey for hindering his own apprehension. The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Union Avenue for motor vehicle violations. During the course of the stop Mr. Dvorovy provided Patrolman Rodriguez with false information related to his identity in an effort to conceal the fact that his driver’s license was suspended. Mr. Dvorovy was placed under arrest, transported to the police department, processed, and subsequently released on a summons. He was also issued motor vehicle summons for driving while suspended and failure to maintain lamps.

CREDIT CARD THEFT: On October 13, 2017 an employee of a Central Avenue business reported that his credit card was stolen from inside the business and then used at several businesses. A suspect has been developed and the detective bureau is investigating with criminal complaints pending.

THEFT: On October 14, 2017 a resident of Elkwood Avenue reported that three bicycles were stolen from their property during the overnight hours of October 13th into the 14th. The detective bureau is investigating.

***The New Providence Police Department would like to remind residents not to leave bicycles unsecured during the overnight hours. Over the course of several weeks the borough has experienced an increase in bicycle thefts from residential areas during the overnight hours. The detective bureau is actively investigating these thefts and anyone who may have information is requested to contact Detective Andrew Diamond at 908-665-8275 or adiamond@nppolice.org***

 DWI ARREST: On October 14, 2017 Patrolman Joseph Parlapiano arrested George Colesworthy of Fairfield, Connecticut for driving while intoxicated. The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle crash on Springfield Avenue where Mr. Colesworthy’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. During Patrolman Parlapiano’s investigation he determined that Mr. Colesworthy was unfit to have been operating a vehicle due to alcohol consumption. Mr. Colesworthy was placed under arrest, transported to the police department, processed, and subsequently released to a responsible party. He was also issued a summons for careless driving.

THEFT: On October 16, 2017 a resident reported that his bicycle was stolen from the New Providence High School. It was determined that the bicycle was stolen sometime between 3:00PM and 5:30PM. The detective bureau is investigating.