Two Charged With Hindering Apprehension

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Published: September 19, 2010 @ 5:00 PM EDT
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On September 19, 2010 at 7:49 a.m., Patrolman Joshua Medrano observed a red Dodge bearing Pennsylvania plates traveling westbound on West Westfield Avenue occupied by two males in violation of 39:3-76.2F. Upon following the vehicle the driver pulled over at the intersection of Faitoute Ave. and Seaton Ave. Patrolman Medrano positioned his patrol vehicle behind the Dodge and activated the overhead lights. Both occupants opened their doors to exit the vehicle. After instructing the occupants to remain in the vehicle, Patrolman Medrano to approached the Dodge to investigate.

Upon requesting the driver for his credentials, the driver advised Patrolman Medrano that he did not have a driver’s license. The driver submitted a non-government photo identification card with a false name and date of birth. The passenger also provided a false name and date of birth.

Further investigation revealed an open Corona bottle behind the passengers seat that was partially consumed.

Patrolman Medrano located a New Jersey photo identification card revealing the driver’s true identity as well as a New Jersey photo identification card revealing the passenger’s true identity.

Both males were arrested and charged with (2C:29-3) hindering apprehension. At police headquarters, the driver, Alfredo Torres of Hillside was found have an outstanding warrant for $215 out of Roselle. Torres was processed and released after posting bail. He was given the following motor vehicle summonses: (39:3-10B); (39:3-76.2F); and (39:4-51B) pending a Roselle Park Municipal Court date of September 30, 2010.

The passenger, Ricardo Techachal was additionally given a motor vehicle summons for (39:3-76.2F) and released pending a Roselle Park Municipal Court date of September 30, 2010.