Police Activity Report (December 31, 2015 – January 4, 2016)

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Published: January 5, 2016 @ 2:38 PM EDT

December 31, 2015

At approximately 10:34 a.m., Patrolman Mitchell White conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2003 Dodge for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle, Jeremie Leftwich, age 27 from Newark, and passenger, Vernon Bradley, age 25 from Irvington, were found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested and charged with possession of C.D.S. and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, Mr. Leftwich was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Newark Municipal Court for $1,250 and Mr. Bradley was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Newark and Irvington Municipal Court for $510. Both were released on their own recognizance with a court date.

Approximately 12 hours later, at 10:36 p.m., Patrolman Richard Gaylord conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2005 Nissan for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle, Derrick Thomas, age 20 from Elizabeth, and passenger, Andrew Moran, age 18 from Roselle Park, were found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested and charged with possession of C.D.S. and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Moran was additionally charged with hindering his own apprehension as he stated to police that his name was Andrew Batcher. Both were released with a court date.

January 1, 2016

At approximately 2:58 a.m., Patrolmen Brian Macdonald and Robert Harms conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2001 Nissan on Madison Avenue following a report that the occupants of the vehicle were drinking alcohol and smoking a suspected controlled dangerous substance. The driver of the vehicle, Joseph Alves, age 20 from Elizabeth, was reportedly found to be driving while intoxicated and the rear passenger, Fernando Velez, age 21 from Elizabeth, was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Velez was arrested and charged with possession of C.D.S. and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Alves was arrested and charged with underage drinking and driving. Both were released on a summons with a future court date.

January 3, 2016

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Patrolman Gregory Polakoski conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2002 Dodge for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle, Corey Grafton, age 27 from Roselle, was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was also found to be in possession of suspected marijuana as well as cocaine along with drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of C.D.S. and one count of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Grafton was released on a summons with a future court date.

January 4, 2016

At approximately 1:55 a.m., Patrolman William Hannon conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2010 Chevy for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle, Rayquan King, age 22 from Passaic, was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and pepper spray. He was arrested and charged with possession of C.D.S., drug paraphernalia, and possession of a weapon. Mr. King was released on a summons with a future court date.