License Plate Violation Leads To Arrest

On September 2, 2010 at approximately 2:52 a.m. while on patrol, Patrolman Richard Hernandez observed a gold Lexus on Clay Ave facing westbound, with the driver-side headlamp out in violation of NJSA 39:3-66 and the front license plate displayed in the front window on the dashboard in violation of NJSA 39:3-33. A motor vehicle stop was initiated on Franklin Place which resulted in the discovery of a hypodermic needle in the passenger’s left sock and a package of “Ice Breakers Mints” container with eight (8) greenish yellow pills suspected to be Oxycodone Acetaminophen. The passenger was unable to provide a valid prescription for them.

The driver was released at the scene and issued motor vehicle summonses for 39:3-33 (unclear plates) and for 39:3-66 (maintenance of lamps).

Rocco Lombardi of Roselle Park was charged with possession of a Schedule I, II, III, IV drug and released to Piscataway Police for outstanding warrants totaling $2,940.00. There is a Superior Court date scheduled for September 8, 2010.