January 24, 2014
At 11:29 p.m., Patrolman Matthew Hopkins conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 1998 Mazda just over the Gordon Street bridge into Roselle for an equipment violation. The driver, Keeya Boone, age 23, from Roselle was found to have an outstanding traffic warrant in the amount of $150 out of the Borough of Roselle. Boone was arrested on the warrant, issued motor vehicle summonses, and released R.O.R. (Released on Own Recognizance) with a court date.
January 25, 2014
At 1:39 a.m., Patrolman John Fitzgerald conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2003 Nissan on West 1st Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue in Roselle for an equipment violation. The driver, Rony Saint-Val, age 30, from Union was found to have an outstanding warrant in the amount of $89 out of Cranford Township. Saint-Val was arrested on the warrant, issued motor vehicle summonses, and released on bail.
At 11:26 p.m., Patrolman Brian Macdonald was dispatched to the 300 block of Locust Street on a report of an intoxicated male leaning against the window of a closed business. The male was located sleeping against the building and reportedly was difficult to awaken. When the male awoke, police determined he was extremely intoxicated and called for an ambulance to transport him to the hospital. The male identified, as Christian Ortegon, age 27, from Roselle Park stood upright after being asked for identification and took a fighting stance. He then allegedly reached into his jacket pocket and began to pull out a folding knife. Patrolman Brian Macdonald recognized this and was quickly able to disarm Ortegon. He then began to resist police while they were attempting to arrest him. He was ultimately subdued by Patrolmen Brian Macdonald and John Fitzgerald, at which time he was taken into custody. Following the arrest of Ortegon, he was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (under 50 grams) of suspected marijuana. No other weapons were found. He was transported to Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth where he received medical treatment. He was processed at the hospital and issued a summons for Possession of a Weapon and Possession of CDS. He remained at the hospital for treatment.