Police Activity Report (April 8 – 16, 2013)

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Published: April 18, 2013 @ 8:14 AM EDT
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April 8, 2013

Alberto Hernandez-Vargas, 31 of Union City, was arrested by Patrolman M. White during a traffic stop on East Westfield Avenue. Hernandez-Vargas was found to have an active warrant in amount of $500 from the Lyndhurst Municipal Court. He was released after posting bail.

April 9, 2013

Rebecca Wessel, 19 of Berkeley Heights, was arrested by Patrolman M. White during a traffic stop on Galloping Hill Road. Wessel was found in possession of more than one open container or partially consumed container of an alcoholic beverage. Wessel was released pending an appearance in the Roselle Park Municipal Court.

Ivan J. Need Jr, 24 of East Orange, and Jamal P. John, 28, of Roselle, were arrested during a traffic stop by Patrolman M. White. White stopped the pair near Gordon Street and immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. A further search revealed two hand-rolled suspected marijuana cigars as well as a loaded 1.77 caliber pellet pistol, which is a prohibited weapon. Nedd Jr. was charged with possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of marijuana. His bail was set at $20,000. John was charged with possession of marijuana and contempt of court; his bail was set at $5,500. Both were released after posting bail.

April 11, 2013

Miles B. Anderson, 41 of Maplewood, and Martin C. Phillips. 40 of Roselle Park, were arrested during a traffic stop on West Westfield Avenue. Patrolman Nicholas Vaughan stopped the pair for a traffic violation and found both to have warrants. Anderson was later released to the Union Township Police Department on a $874 warrant. Phillips was released to the City of Linden Police Department on a $750 warrant.

Adam Lancia, 18, and Brenden H. Lucyk, 20, both of Edison, were arrested during a traffic stop by Patrolman Vaughan on East Westfield Avenue. Lancia was charged with underage consumption of alcohol after he was found in possession of an open bottle of rum. Lucyk was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was found with a zip lock bag and cigar filled with suspected marijuana. Lucyk was also found to have a $1,000 warrant from Edison Township, he was later released after posting bail.

Damien R. Cippon, 24, of Lakewood, was arrested on a $500 warrant by Patrolman Jeffrey Rapach while in custody at the Lakewood Police Department. Cippon was unable to post bail and was lodged into the Union County Jail.

April 12, 2013

James Joyce, 54 of Roselle, was arrested by Patrolman Rapach on a $500 warrant from North Bergen Municipal Court. Joyce was released after posting bail.

Luis G. Prieto, 25 of Elizabeth, was arrested by Patrolman Brian Swick during a traffic stop on East Westfield Avenue. Prieto was released into custody of the Elizabeth police Department on a $328 warrant.

April 13, 2013

Jason. M. Jennings, 36 of Somerset, was arrested by Patrolman Swick during a traffic stop on Grove Street. Jennings was found with an open container of alcohol and a container of suspected marijuana. Jennings was released into custody of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department on an open warrant.

April 14, 2013

Danny Marroquin, 24 of Roselle Park, was arrested during an assault investigation on the 200 block of East Westfield Avenue. Marroquin, also known as Danny Marroquin-Echeverr, was found in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia while police were investigating a report that a male was beating a woman in the area. Police confirmed that Marroquin was the assault suspect described in the report but found no evidence of an assault.

April 16, 2013

Sergio Santamaria, 21 of Roselle Park, was arrested by Patrolman Gregory Polakoski during a traffic stop on West Westfield Avenue for outstanding warrants. Santamaria was released after posting $200 bail.

Joseph Mariano, 28 of Clarksburg, NJ was arrested by Patrolman Dean Khallaf during a crash investigation on Chestnut Street for outstanding warrants. Mariano was released after posting $200 bail.

Alexandra Hopkins, 19 of Scotch Plains, was arrested by Patrolman Mitchell White during a traffic stop on Valley Road. Hopkins was found in possession of a marijuana smoking pipe. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Melvin L. Brown, 21 of Elizabeth, was arrested by Patrolman Harold Breuninger on outstanding warrants. Brown was unable to post $1,000 bail and was released into custody of the Elizabeth Police Department.