On June 14, 2011 at about 10:21 a.m., Patrolman Kevin Florczak responded to 458 East Westfield Avenue (Roselle Hand Car Wash) on a report of a theft from a vehicle.
The victim stated that he arrived at the Roselle Hand Car Wash to get his car washed, a 2012 Ford Focus. Upon arriving at the car wash he stated that he was listening to his iPod Touch which was located in his center console. When he entered his vehicle after it was washed, he discovered that his iPod was missing. The victim described it as a black 8Gb iPod Touch.
Patrolman Florczak spoke with four (4) employees at the car wash and all parties denied any knowledge of the missing iPod and stated that they did not see it in the vehicle. While speaking with the males, Patrolman Florczak noticed one (1) of the males who appeared to be extremely nervous. An investigation by Patrolman Florczak led to the discovery of the missing iPod in a garbage can located in the employee bathroom.
At this point, the victim did not wish to press charges against the employee.
While speaking with one the males and confirming their identification, it was discovered that the male who displayed signs of nervousness identified himself using a false name. He was eventually positively identified as Khaliff Allen, age 33 of Irvington, NJ with a driver’s license that was found in his possession. He was found to have several outstanding Elizabeth warrants totaling $3,350.00. He was placed under arrest and charged with 2C:29-3 (hindering his own apprehension) and 2C:35-10(a)(4) (possession of marijuana) for a hand rolled cigar containing suspected CDS found in his possession.
Mr. Allen was committed to Union County Jail in lieu of $1,500.00 bail and well as the outstanding warrants pending a Roselle Park Municipal Court date of Jun 16, 2011.