Verbal Dispute Call Ends In Arrest For Heroin Possession

On March 25, 2011 at approx 1:12 p.m.,  Patrolmen Lanza and Hernandez responded to the 200 block of West Sumner Avenue on a report of a verbal dispute. Officers were directed to the rear of an apartment building where they spoke with the complainant/superintendent of the complex.

The superintendent stated that he was performing maintenance work to the rear of building when he observed a suspicious white male, who appeared intoxicated, on the property in close proximity to him. The male then approached him and asked about employment at the building. The super advised him to leave the property and a verbal dispute took place between the two (2) men.

The male fled on foot eastbound on West Sumner Avenue towards Locust Street. The party was described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 6’0′,’ 130lbs, slim build, clean shaven, wearing a baseball cap, a zip up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and sneakers. A description was given over the radio to headquarters and patrol units.

Moments later the male was located walking on West Roselle Avenue at Pine Street by Patrolman Richard Hernandez who detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and his eyes appeared to be glassy. The male appeared confused. An investigation led to the discovery of a white piece of folded paper containing suspected heroin.

Anthony Dick, age 21, of Roselle Park was placed under arrest and charged with 2C:35-10(a)(1) (possession of heroin) and released pending a Superior Court date of April 8, 2011.