On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 01:11 a.m., Sgt. Theodore Dima observed two juvenile individuals walking westbound on East Grant Avenue at Chestnut Street. The officer observed a juvenile male from Roselle Park.. The female appeared to be 14 or 15 years old. The male was known to the officer and is 17 years of age. Sgt. Dima stopped to investigate the curfew violation.
The female stated her parents were not home and she didn’t know their location.
She stated they did not possess cell phones and were not able to be contacted. The male appeared to be under the influence of a CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) as his demeanor was lethargic and his speech was slurred. He also had difficulty maintaining his balance. Sgt. Dima then transported the two juveniles to the Roselle Park police station.
There the female juvenile was observed to also exhibit signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. She then stated that she lied about her parents. She stated she was home with them and climbed out the basement window at 10:30 p.m.
The female’s mother was contacted and soon responded to take custody of her daughter. She was advised that the detective would contact her and serve the juvenile with a summons for a curfew violation and for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.
The mother was advised to seek medical care for her daughter. A short while later, the mother contacted police from overlook hospital and advised police that her daughter admitted that she consumed a blue pill with a sunburst design on it.
The male’s mother then arrived to take custody of her son. At HQ the male also displayed signs of being under influence of a narcotic substance. His eyes were droopy and he had difficulty focusing on a conversation.
The male admitted he consumed a Percocet he got from a friend in Roselle. They were advised of pending complaints for curfew and for being under influence of CDS.