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Verona Police Blotter: April 1-8


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MyVeronaNJ-Police-SlideApril 1, 2016

2:30 PM Sgt. Robert Shafer responded to a Linn Drive residence on a report of a dispute. The officer spoke with the resident who stated she had a dispute with the superintendent of the complex. She states she then asked him to leave her apartment and that he attempted to force his way back into he apartment while she was closing the door. The officer spoke with the superintendent and a maintenance worker who stated there was a heated argument and the resident pushed the super out the door and slammed the door in his face. The super was advised of complaint procedures.

April 2, 2016

1:37 AM Officer Justin Nielsen conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lakeside Avenue for an observed violation. While speaking with the operator, Officer Nielsen detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. The operator stated the odor was from passengers who had previously been in the vehicle and gave her consent for the officer to search the vehicle. The vehicle was searched with negative findings and the operator was allowed to continue on her way.

4:03 PM Officer Jordan Descafano took a report of property damage at a Martin Road residence. When the officer arrived, he observed water coming from the second floor and running down the side of the house. The officer was able to make entry into the house and turn off the water. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

April 3, 2016

7:22 AM Officer Brendan Huber responded to a Meadow Lane residence on a report of property damage. A large tree had fallen in the front yard of the house, pulling down utility wires. Damage was observed to the siding of the house as well as the electrical service. Value of the damage is unknown at this time.

5:00 PM Officer Michael Barone took a report of property damage at an Otsego Road residence. A large tree had fallen from a neighbor’s yard causing damage to a fence and a deck. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

April 7, 2016

2:24 AM Officer Justin Nielsen conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pompton Avenue after a random check of the vehicle license plate showed an active warrant for the vehicle owner. The officer identified the operator as Evens Jean-Louis of Elizabeth and confirmed an active warrant form the Rahway Municipal Court. Jean-Louis was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing, a family member posted bail and Jean-Louis was released.

Any individual named in these reports is presumed innocent until a decision is rendered by the courts. MyVeronaNJ.com updates police blotter reports with the disposition of the case upon request and with submission of documentary proof. We do not remove stories or delete names based on an expungement.

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