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On 10/31/2017 at 11:58 am, Georgianna Cardinal, 69, of Dunellen was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest after actively interfering with officers investigating an incident on Center Street. Ms. Cardinal was processed and later turned over to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office on a separate matter. Ptlm. Brian Robbins investigated.

On 10/29/2017 at 3:29 am, Ruben Quinteros-Melendez, 26, of Plainfield was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on North Washington Ave for driving completely on the wrong side of the road. Mr. Quinteros-Melendez was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released to a sober family member. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/28/2017 at 11:30 pm, Shamar Mason, 26, of Plainfield was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot of Sun Power Gas. Mr. Mason was found to have warrants out of North Plainfield and Kenilworth totaling $1,000. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and released after posting bail. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/28/2017 at 7:00 pm, patrol responded to the 500 blk of Grove St. for the report of the Theft of a package. The approximate value of the theft is $50. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/26/2017 at 7:13 pm, patrol responded to the Dunellen Train Station for the report of Criminal Mischief. An unknown person had damaged the victim's bicycle lock by placing glue inside of the mechanism. Ptlm. Marcin Nierodzik investigated.

On 10/25/2017 at 12:15 am, Johnathan Wrighten, 19, of Newark was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Hindering Apprehension after patrol was called to Kline Place for the report of a group of individuals on bicycles actively burglarizing motor vehicles. Additionally, three juvenile males from Plainfield were also arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, and the third juvenile was additionally changed with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. A fourth juvenile suspect fled the area upon police arrival and charges are pending their identification. Sgt. Delbuono and Ptlm. Goldman were assisted by officers from Piscataway and Greenbrook in the arrests. This case has been forwarded to Det. Joe Dudley as statements and evidence link the above defendants to numerous car burglaries over the past month in Dunellen and surrounding towns and charges for those will be filed pending the outcome of the investigation. Mr. Wrighten was processed at Dunellen HQ and later transferred to the Middlesex County Jail. The three juveniles were released to family members. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 8:04 pm, patrol responded to the 200 blk of Dunellen Ave for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle but did not leave with any proceeds. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 7:50 pm, patrol responded to the 600 blk of Lincoln Ave for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle and stolen a pair of sunglasses. Fingerprints were retrieved from the scene. Det. Brian O'Neill investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 6:57 pm, patrol responded to the 800 blk of Second St. for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle and rummaged the contents but did not leave with any proceeds. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 4:30 pm, patrol responded to the 300 blk of Third St. for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle and stolen loose change. Ptlm. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 11:04 am, patrol responded to the 300 blk of Third St. for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle removing $50 in cash, $5 in loose change, and a debit card. There was also damage to the trunk of the vehicle. Ptlm. Brian Robbins investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 10:34 am, patrol received a walk-in report of theft from a Prospect Ave resident. The victim reported the theft of a Playstation 4 and controllers. This investigation is pending identification of a suspect for which a description was provided. Ptlm. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 9:34 am, patrol received a walk-in report of a stolen bicycle from the 500 blk of North Ave, taken sometime during the previous night. The bicycle was reported as a Blue Huffy Mountain bike. Ptlm. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 7:39 am, patrol responded to the 400 blk of First St. for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle through a partially open window, stealing two pairs of apple headphones. Det. Dudley responded to fingerprint the scene. Ptlm. Brian Robbins investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 7:33 am, patrol responded to the 300 blk of North Washington Ave for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle and stolen loose change. Ptlm. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 7:22 am, patrol responded to the 400 blk of Jackson ave for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle stealing a wallet containing several credit cards. Ptlm. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 10/23/2017 at 5:43 am, patrol responded to the 100 blk of Dunellen Ave for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. An unknown person had accessed the vehicle but did not remove anything. Ptlm. James Daniel investigated.

On 10/21/2017 at 9:49 pm, patrol responded to a Halloween event at Columbia Park for the report of 6 juvenile males that had jumped a fence to enter and had assaulted staff working the event. The juveniles fled prior to police arrival. Ptlm. Marcin Nierodzik investigated.

On 10/20/2017 at 9:36 am, patrol took a walk-in report of Harassment. Ptlm. Jonathan DeAngelo investigated.

On 10/20/2017 at 5:15 pm, patrol took a walk-in report of Harassment. Ptlm. Jonathan DeAngelo investigated.

On 10/19/2017 at 11:29 am, Rafael Figueroa, 28, of Dunellen was arrested for Contempt of Court after a warrant was served at his home at the request of the Union County Sheriff's Office. His warrant out of Union County was issued in the amount of $10,087. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later turned over to the Union County Sheriff's Office. Ptlm. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 10/19/2017 at 7:04 am, patrol responded to the 700 blk of First St. for the report of a burglary to a vehicle and residence. Sometime overnight an unknown person had accessed the unlocked vehicle, stealing several items as well as the garage door opener, using that to access the occupied home while the victim was sleeping and removing several items of value from the home including a laptop. This case has been forwarded to Det. Joe Dudley. Ptlm. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 10/18/2017 at 10:45 pm, patrol responded to the 200 blk of Columbia St. for the report of an unresponsive 18 year old male. Patrol located the male along with drug paraphernalia exhibiting signs of an opioid overdose. Narcan Naloxone was administered along with cpr and oxygen. Eventually the patient regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital. Det. Brian O'Neill and Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman responded.

On 10/18/2017 at 7:22 pm, patrol responded to Planet Chicken on North Washington Ave for the report of a cell phone theft. During the course of the investigation, the cell phone was located at a nearby business. The next day, William Adami, 60, of Dunellen was processed and charged with Theft in this incident. He was released after processing. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/13/2017 at 1:09 pm, patrol responded to Family Dollar on North Ave for the report of a shoplifter. The actor was described as a "tall thin black man wearing a grey hoodie and dark blue jeans." He was last seen walking towards Plainfield prior to police arrival. This incident remains open. Sgt. Prescott Chin investigated.

On 10/12/2017 at 7:59 am, Joseph Bertelli, 26, of Piscataway was arrested for Contempt of Court following investigation into a suspicious person on Prospect Ave. Mr. Bertelli was found to have a no-bail warrant out of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later turned over to the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Jeffrey Delbuono investigated.

On 10/10/2017 at 2:55 pm, Troy White, 32, of Piscataway was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop for speeding on Madison Ave. Investigation revealed Mr. White had warrants out of Dunellen and Piscataway totaling $939. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and released after posting bail. Ptlm. Brian Robbins investigated.

On 10/9/2017 at 6:28 am, patrol responded to the Dunellen High School for the report of a Burglary. Investigation revealed that sometime over the weekend an unknown actor had forced their way into the school and stolen several cases of Gatorade and Snapple, totaling approximately $200. Furtherance of this case is pending review of surveillance footage. Ptlm. Marcin Nierodzik investigated.

On 10/7/2017 at 9:48 am, Juancarlos Rossal-Avecedo, 21, of South Bound Brook was arrested and charged with Burglary and Criminal Mischief following response to an incident on the 100 blk of North Washington Ave. Additionally, Mr. Rossal-Acevedo was found to have warrants out of Piscataway and Morristown totaling $650. After processing, Mr. Rossal-Acevedo was turned over to Morristown PD on their warrant. Ptl. Jon DeAngelo investigated.

On 10/6/2017 at 11:33 pm, patrol took a walk-in report from a Dunellen resident of Theft by Deception. The victim reported receiving a phone call from an individual claiming to be the IRS and demanding $2,000, payable in gift cards to Target. The victim then sent the scammer $2,000 in Target gift cards prior to reporting the incident. Ptlm. James Daniel investigated.

On 10/6/2017 at 4:49 pm, patrol responded to Blacher Canvas on Bound Brook Rd. for the report of Criminal Mischief. Investigation found that an unknown person slashed multiple tires of a vehicle that had been parked at that location. Ptlm. Jonathan DeAngelo investigated.

On 10/6/2017 at 5:23 am, patrol responded to Plainfield for the report of a Robbery and Aggravated Assault which took place in Dunellen near the intersection of North Washington and Front St. This case has been forwarded to Det. Joe Dudley for follow-up. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/4/2017 at 8:45 pm, patrol responded to the 300 blk of Walnut St for the report of Criminal Mischief. Patrol observed broken eggs, broken glass, and other damage to the rear yard. Det. Brian O'Neill investigated.

On 10/4/2017 at 7:27 pm, April Cooper, 24, of Somerville was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Rd. for an equipment violation. Ms. Cooper was found to have an active warrant for her arrest out of Plainfield. She was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later turned over to Plainfield Police. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/4/2017 a juvenile male was charged with 2nd Degree Eluding and 3rd Degree Receiving Stolen Property following investigation into the pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle on 6/28/2017. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 10/2/2017 at 4:00 pm, patrol took a walk in report of Credit Card Fraud. The victim reported several unauthorized charges on their account. This case has been forwarded to the Detective Bureau. Sgt. Christopher Beenders investigated.

On 10/2/2017 at 6:13 am, patrol responded to Lincoln Middle School for several acts of vandalism to the school property including broken windows and a broken door. This case remains open pending review of security footage. Ptlm. Nicholas Goldman and Sgt. Christopher Beenders investigated.
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