Police Activity Report (Nov 2 – 4)
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: November 6, 2012November 2, 2012
At 7:55 p.m., Edgar F. Pereira, 21, of Elizabeth was arrested during a traffic stop on Filbert Street. Patrolman Robert Harms stopped Pereira’s 2010 VW for traffic violations and detected the odor of burnt marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed several marijuana ‘blunts’, a grinder, a cigarette rolling machine, rolling papers, and a glass pipe. Pereira was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
At 8:15 p.m., a cellphone caller alerted patrols to a possible impaired driver in the area of West Westfield Avenue at Faitoute Avenue. Patrolman Gregory Polakoski located the suspect vehicle obstructing traffic near Roosevelt Street. Polakoski was able to stop the vehicle on Gordon Street. The driver, Mark Grabowski, 51, of Roselle immediately exited and staggered from his vehicle. According to police, he became belligerent and refused to comply with Polakoski’s commands. As Polakoski attempted to detain the impaired Grabowski, he pulled away and resisted arrest. After a brief struggle, Grabowski was taken into custody. Grabowski continued his combative behavior during his transport and again while in headquarters. Grabowksi was charged with DWI and several traffic offenses including obstructing traffic and careless driving. Disorderly Persons Offenses of resisting arrest and Obstructing Justice are pending.
November 3, 2012
At approximately 2 a.m., police responded to a dispute in a house on the 200 block of West Webster Avenue. Occupants of the multi-family dwelling argued and fought over the use and the noise of a generator in the backyard. Patrolman Joshua Medrano located two individuals involved in the dispute in the basement apartment. Marc A. Raynor, 25, of Roselle Park was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after police located two bags of suspected marijuana, a grinder, and 50 small Ziplock bags in his room. Edwin Salas, 26, of Cranford was arrested for Contempt of Court after police located warrants issued by Linden Municipal Court.
At 12:17 p.m., Patrolman Mitchell White responded to a report of a man trying to gain entry to a vacant business on West Westfield Avenue at Hawthorne Street. Alexander L. Jackson, 58, of Roselle was found on the property. Jackson was found in possession of a bag of suspected heroin and a cut straw with powder residue. He was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
November 4, 2012
At 2:30 a.m., Roselle Park Police responded to a call of suspected narcotics use on West Clay Avenue near Cherry Street. Patrolmen John Deegan and Patrolman Robert Harms responded and located a parked and occupied 2009 Toyota. During a conversation with the driver, police detected the odor of marijuana coming from within the car. A search revealed marijuana ‘blunts’ and assorted paraphernalia. Jennifer B. Santana,23, of Parsippany and Sean D. Borshard, 24, of Elizabeth were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
At 12:07 p.m., patrols were dispatched to a possible burglary in progress at 500 Walnut Street. Patrolman James Kompany was first to arrive and located the suspect fleeing from the scene on East Webster Avenue. Javier G. Abasolo, 29, of Linden was taken into police custody without incident. The caller, a 68-year-old retired Union County Sheriff’s Department Chief, met responding units and identified Abasolo as the individual he confronted on the front steps of his friend’s house. The caller stated he came to Roselle Park to drop off containers of gas for his friend’s generator. When he pulled up to the house he noticed a guy near the front door of his friend’s home. He asked the guy what he was doing. The man stated he just bought the house. Knowing this was a lie, the victim pulled out his phone to call 9-1-1. The suspect, Abasolo, struck the retired cop in the face and fled the scene. The victim followed the suspect and called the police. Abasolo was arrested and charged with Assault, while Criminal Trespassing charges are pending. The victim refused medical attention for minor injuries suffered in the assault.
At 6:15 p.m., RPPD was dispatched to the 800 block of Locust Street for a report of a possible burglary in progress. The resident reported she saw three (3) men on her rear deck. She yelled at them from within the house causing them to flee from the yard. A canvass of the area revealed no suspects or additional witnesses. The victim had a generator on the rear deck due to the power outage in the area.