Chatham Borough Police Blotter for January 18, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013 • 11:23am
On January 10 at 7:48 AM Patrolman Andrew Pereira investigated a two car accident on Main Street at Roosevelt Avenue. A 2007 Hyundai driven by Joanne Cort age 46 of Watchung, was stopped on Main Street waiting to turn onto Roosevelt Avenue. A 2008 Ford Fusion driven by Rosemarie Ventura age 72 of Springfield, ran into the back of the Hyundai. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by the Chatham Emergency Squad. Both cars were towed from the scene and Ventura was issued a summons for Careless Driving.
On January 10 at 8:01 AM, Sergeant Daryle Kelly investigated a two-car accident on Coleman Avenue at Main Street. A 2012 GMC driven by Emily Weichert age 20 of Chatham, was on Coleman Avenue in the lane to turn left or go straight when she suddenly attempted to turn right onto Main Street and struck a 2011 Honda that was in the right turn only lane. The Honda was driven by Daniel Patrick age 50 of Chatham. Both cars were driven from the scene and no summonses were issued.
On January 15 at about 12:30 AM, Patrolman Wayne Shivers arrested two men in the parking lot of the River Grille for possession of marijuana. Shivers was on foot patrol in the area when he observed two men standing near a shed apparently smoking marijuana from a pipe they were passing back and forth. The men are identified as Thomas Garrity age 47 of Chatham and Jeffrey Desmedt age 44 of Montville. Both were arrested without incident and processed at police headquarters. Each was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia and then released pending further court action.
On January 16 at 11:00 AM, Patrolman Andrew Chase was on Main Street when he was approached by a passing motorist who told him he had been following a black Hyundai whose driver appeared to be intoxicated and was involved in an accident. The motorist told Chase that the Hyundai pulled into the Chatham Exxon on Main Street. As Chase approached the Chatham Exxon, he observed the suspect vehicle leave the gas station and then pull into another business on Main Street. He stopped the car and made contact with the driver identified as Christopher Granados age 25 of Morristown. Granados appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic drug and was arrested. It was also determined that he was involved in at least two motor vehicle accidents on Route 78 prior to entering Chatham. Granados was charged with DWI, Reckless Driving, Driving while license suspended and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Granados was processed and turned over to the Morris Township Police on an outstanding $500 warrant from there. The New Jersey State Police also issued Granados motor vehicle summonses in reference to the two accidents on Route 78.
All persons charged with an offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.