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July Police Blotter with More Phone Scam Warnings

Randolph Township Police

Friday, August 8, 2014 • 10:57am

July 13: Officer Christopher Carbonaro responded to a burglary in progress on Beth Court.  The homeowner was sleeping when he heard a loud noise in his residence.  Police secured the residence and located Justin Piccola lying down on the couch.  Piccola told the officers he had been drinking and believed he was in his friend’s house.  Justin Piccola, 19, Randolph was placed under arrest and charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

July 14: Louwanda C. Nobles, 33, Whippany was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of the Randolph Municipal Court.  Nobles was unable to post bail and was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

July 15: Officer Jeff Goral stopped a motor vehicle for a violation.   As Officer Goral was speaking to the driver, he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle.  Upon further investigation, Dayanara Gonzalez, 18, Dover was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia.  Gonzalez was also issued 2 motor vehicle summonses.

July 16: Officer Michael Puskas, Sean Verbist and Matthew Rispoli responded to Wick Lane for the report of a burglary to several motor vehicles in the neighborhood.  Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles.

July 16: Officer Corey Czerniak took a report of a stolen pocketbook from a vehicle parked at business on W. Hanover Ave.  There appeared to be no signs of forced entry and the victim stated it was possible that she did not lock the vehicle.

July 16: Officer Daniel Novoa took a report of damage to property on Canfield Ave.  The homeowner advised he just recently had his driveway paved.  When the homeowner returned home, he noticed large tire markings on the front of his driveway leading up to the garage.

July 18: Officer Christopher Carbonaro responded to Brookside Rd for a dispute between a homeowner and a maintenance person that was repairing her sauna.  Both parties were explained the complaint process.

July 18: Officer Giacomo Greco responded to a vehicle fire on Carrell Rd.  The Randolph Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire.  The vehicle was parked close to a house which also suffered damage to its siding.

July 19: Officer Giacomo Greco responded to the Kmart for a shoplifting report.  The loss prevention officer observed a female exiting the store with a shopping cart filled with items she did not pay for.  Jessica Rodriguez, 26, Dover was arrested for shoplifting.

July 20: Officer David Spence responded to the Kmart for a reported shoplifting.  The loss prevention officer observed two females remove the price tags from two necklaces.  The total cost of the items was $38.56.

July 20: Officers Brian McGaughran and Brian Gallina responded to McDonalds for a disturbance.  Four males were using excessive profanity inside the establishment.  A patron asked them to refrain from using such language and an argument ensued. 

July 21: Officer Michael Puskas responded to the Arrowgate Complex for a report of two females in the pool area after it had closed.  The females were advised they were not allowed in the pool area as they are not residents of the complex.

July 22: Daryl Peralta, 31, Randolph was arrested for an outstanding warrant.  Peralta was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility so he could then later be turned over to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.

July 22: Alejandra C. Barrera, 33, Randolph was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of the City of Paterson.  Barrera was released on her own recognizance.

July 24: Officer James Pritchard Jr. responded to  the Gateways Apartment complex for a reported verbal altercation.  A woman was sitting on the curb in the parking lot when a tenant pulled in and tried to park where she was sitting.

July 25: Officer Corey Czerniak took a burglary to an auto report.  The victim left her purse in her unlocked vehicle while she was as Freedom Park.  The victim’s credit cards were removed from her purse.

July 26: Jennifer C. Axt, 23, Randolph was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of the Randolph Municipal Court.  Axt was transported to the Morris County correctional Facility in default of bail.

The department has been receiving several reports where residents received scam phone calls from the IRS, PSE&G and the Social Security Office.  Residents are reminded to never give personal information over the phone.  To confirm the legitimacy of the call, do not call the phone number that is given during the scam phone call, but get the customer service number from the website of the business the caller states they represent.

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