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New Providence Police Blotter: Oct. 25 - Nov. 9

The following information was supplied by the New Providence Police Department. Any arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

10-25-2012 — Cpl. Steven Opalewski arrested Jonathan Estrada Veintimilla, age 23, of Orange, NJ on an outstanding warrant out of Livingston after the vehicle he was driving was observed with a cracked window and a brake light out.  Mr. Estrada Veintimilla was found to be operating a vehicle while his license was suspended and was charged with the offense.  The passenger who is the owner of the vehicle, Irizaira Padin, age 27, of West Orange was charged with the equipment violations and also for allowing the operation of an uninsured vehicle. 

10-25-2012 — Patrolman Andrew Diamond arrested William Sanchez-Hernandez, age 33, of Newark on outstanding warrants out of the Borough, Newark, and Secaucus after he was stopped for operating a vehicle while his license was suspended.  Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez was charged with the motor vehicle offense and released after he posted bail for the warrants.

10-25-2012 — Patrolman Andrew Diamond arrested Jerry Rodriguez, age 35, of Plainfield on an outstanding warrant out of North Plainfield after his vehicle was stopped for not displaying a name on a commercial vehicle and for towing an unregistered trailer.  Mr. Rodriguez was also found to be operating a vehicle while his license was suspended.  He was issued a summons for the license offense and the owner of the trailer was charged with allowing for an unregistered trailer to be towed on the roadway.

10-26-2012 — Patrolman Andrew Diamond charged Shakira L. Parrish, age 25, of Union with operating a vehicle while her license was suspended after a random license plate inquiry revealed the violation.  She was given a court date with the Municipal Court.

10-27-2012 — A resident of Fox Run reported their house was burglarized between Oct. 22 and 27.  The back sliding door of the residence was smashed in and the house was ransacked.  Any residents who may have seen anyone or anything suspicious in the area of Fox Run during that time frame is asked to contact the New Providence Detective Bureau at 908-665-1111.

11-01-2012 — Patrolman Andrew Diamond arrested Bogdan Lysikov, age 24, of Cranford with possession of CDS under 50 grams after Patrolman Diamond was dispatched to the area of Midvale Drive on a report of a suspicious vehicle.  Patrolman Diamond came in contact with the occupants of the vehicle and Mr. Lysikov was found to be in possession of the suspected marijuana.  He was charged and released pending a court date.

11-06-2012 — Detective Donald Sretenovic arrested Lastarr N. Lagrier, age 27, of Newark with uttering a forged document and criminal attempt to obtain CDS by fraud. The arrest occurred after a Borough pharmacy contacted the police department in regard to Ms. Lagrier passing a fraudulent prescription.  She was arrested at the pharmacy after later attempting to pick up the prescription.  Her brother Marvin E. Lagrier, age 30, of Newark was charged with operating a vehicle while his license was suspended after he was observed dropping his sister off and attempting to leave the scene.  Both were released pending court dates.

11-07-2012 — A resident of Timothy Field Road reported a motor vehicle burglary that occurred between 2:40 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 9:55 a.m. on Oct. 7.  The resident reported a printer was stolen from the vehicle.  Any residents who may have seen anyone or anything suspicious in the area of Timothy Field Road during that time frame is asked to contact the New Providence Detective Bureau.

11-09-2012 — A resident of Knollwood Drive reported that she received scam phone calls from a man posing as an “Officer Cruz” of the IRS.  The male told her that she owed the IRS money and she needed to go to the Wal-Mart to wire him the money she owed.  The resident indicated that she knew it was a scam and wanted the incident documented in case anyone else receives phone calls like these.  Any residents who feel that they may have been a victim of a scam or identity theft are encouraged to contact the police department.

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