Here’s a month’s worth of activity from Ridgefield Police:
On 8-17-13 at 105am, a resident of Walnut street reported an unknown male was in the rear of her home and fled towards Ridgefield Memorial High School. The party was located by P.O. Paul Svorec and P.O. Scarola. He was found to be under the influence and in possession of heroin and syringes. The 28 year old Maple Avenue resident was transported to Bergen County Jail on a $2,500.00 failure to appear warrant out of Central Municipal Court. He is due in Ridgefield Municipal court in August.
On 8-10-13, at 11:33 pm, Sergeant Ken Sheridan, Sgt. Jayson Wejnert, P.O. Paul Svorec and P.O. Dan Berger were dispatched to the 300 block of Walnut Street on a report of a loud party and underage drinking. Police observed 37 juveniles and adults under the age of 21 in and around the home. Juveniles were assessed, and released to parents, adults were released to responsible parties. Two summons were issued to the residents for allowing consumption of alcoholic beverages by a person under legal age and second for maintaining a nuisance; excessive noise. A Ridgefield Municipal Court date was set.
On 8-10-2013, an 18 year old Slocum Avenue Resident was charged with Eluding police and issued 24 motor vehicle summons for leading Ridgefield Police on two separate chases. Sgt. Ken Sheridan, P.O. Dan Berger and P.O. John Scarola were dispatched to Veterans Park on a report of a possible intoxicated party. As Officer Berger approached the park a motorcycle sped away from the scene, the operator of the motorcycle was visually identified as the visor to his helmet was open. After the suspect would not stop, and as not to create a hazard, Ridgefield Police stopped following the motorcycle operator and waited near the suspects house to arrest him. 20 minutes later the suspect attempted to go to his residence, saw police and again took off. The suspect was arrested on 8-11-13 at his home without incident. The incident was taken by Superior Court NJ for disposition.
On 8-3-2013, P.O. John Scarola, P.O. Hagop Cigercioglu and P.O. Brandon Hogan, arrested a 23 year old Franklin Avenue, Fairview resident for shoplifting at the Han Ah Reum Supermarket on Broad Avenue. The man was observed by store personnel stashing food items in a black plastic bag. As he was approached by store personnel he attempted to by pass them and made it to the exterior of the store where he was apprehended by the Ridgefield Police Officers. The suspect was charged with shoplifting and obstruction of justice. An August court date was set.
On 8-1-2013, P.O. Kevin Nebbia, P.O. Joseph Castellitto and P.O. Dante Monterosso responded to a verbal argument involving an intoxicated party who had a knife. Officers arrived to the Carpenter Street home, calmed the suspect, and disarmed him. He was threatening residents and police with a 13 inch kitchen knife. The 55 year old man was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and terroristic threats. He was transported to a hospital for treatment. A September court date was set.
On 7-26-13, at 5:28am patrol was notified of three suspicious men looking into parked cars in the 600 Block of Linden Avenue near Shetland Lane. P.O. Paul Svorec observed two vehicles with interior lights on, both vehicles had men leaning inside them, a third male was in the middle of the street. Each was carrying a bag. The three were detained by P.O. Svorec, Sgt. Ken Sheridan, and Sgt. Jayson Wejnert. It was determined that 3 parked cars were entered and items were stolen from each. The recovered property included Guess Sunglasses, a Megellan GPS, Blue Tooth ear piece for a mobile phone, packs of cigarettes, bottles of cologne, tire pressure gauges, flash lights, an ipod, an iphone, a knife, money, a baseball hat and a briefcase containing business and financial documents. The males turned out to be two 15 year old juveniles and a 17 year old; all of Palisades Park NJ. The juveniles were charged with burglary to motor vehicles, receiving stolen property, and one juvenile was also charged with illegal possession of a knife.
On 7-26-13 a 25 year old Ridgefield resident of Bruce Street was charged with one count of forgery and one count of theft. The charges were forwarded to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for disposition. BACKGROUN: On 5-22-2013, Patrolman Joseph Castellitto and Detective Joseph Malanga took a report from a Ridgefield resident that he thought his $941.00 disability check from NYC Human Services was stolen from the mail. Detective Joseph Malanga completed subpoena’s and obtained court orders to banks and check cashing stores and identified a suspect who was found on video cashing the check in Fairview NJ.
On 7-24-13, Patrolman Paul Svorec conducted a motor vehicle stop on Rail Road Avenue for a car that was speeding. The driver identified as Enrique Medina of West New York NJ,was found to be wanted out of St. Augustine, Florida for grand theft. The subject was arrested, charged as a fugitive from justice, and remanded to the Bergen Jail awaiting transportation to Florida on a no bail warrant.
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