Police Blotter 12/16/13-1/3/14
Saturday, January 11, 2014 • 11:37am
Dec 16: Det. Kevin Clark arrested Brenda V. Vega, 48 of Kenvil on a warrant out of Randolph for $500. Vega was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
Dec 16: Lydon Brackelmanns turned himself in at the Randolph Police Headquarters and was arrested on the strength of Randolph Twp Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $250. Brackelmanns posted bail and was released.
Dec 19: Barry L. Lee, 55, Newark was detained at the East Orange Police Department on the strength of a Randolph Warrant for $1,000. Det. Kevin Clark arrested Lee and he was turned over to Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail. Lee was denied admittance into the jail due to health issues. He was released on his own recognizance
Dec 21: Lt. Will Harzula arrested Mario Prisco Jr, 36, of Mine Hill and charged him with Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, possession of CDS or Analog, Under the Influence of any controlled dangerous substance and Drug Paraphernalia.
Dec 21: Officer Manlio Irula took a report of Credit Card Fraud. The victim received two unsolicited credit cards in the mail. One of the credit cards was from the Neiman Marcus Department Store and the other was from Bloomingdales Department Store. A representative from Neiman Marcus Group Inc, Fraud Unit, stated that the credit card account was used online with approximately $4,000 worth of merchandise being charged on it. A representative from Bloomingdales Fraud Department stated that an item ordered and charged on the new credit card account was supposed to be shipped to an unknown address in Newark.
Dec 21: Officer Brian Brenckman took a report of Credit Card Fraud. The victim advised that two unauthorized charges had been made utilizing her American Express Macy’s credit card. The total of the fraudulent charges totaled $7315.31.
Dec 21: Officer Christopher Carbonaro took a report of Credit Card Fraud. The victim stated charges totaling $3,378.80 were made to his account. The credit card company was able to reverse the charges.
Dec 21: Officer Christopher Carbonaro responded to the Kmart for the report of two females that were detained for shoplifting. The Loss Prevention Officer observed the two females placing store merchandise into a black leather hand bag and then attempting to leave the store without purchasing the items. Diane Ramirez, 21, Dover and Jacqueline Alvarenga, 20, Dover, were arrested for shoplifting and hindrance of an investigation.
Dec 21: Officer Cory Czerniak arrested Trarell L. Rogers, 26, Newark on an outstanding Randolph warrant. Rogers posted bail in and was released.
Dec 23: Officer Brian Brenckman arrested Bryan Chavarriaga, 22, Randolph on an outstanding warrant out of the Morristown Municipal Court in the amount of $500. Chavarriaga was processed at the Randolph Police Department and then turned over to the Morristown Police, who responded to police headquarters and took custody of him.
Dec 23: Officer Robert Coyle responded to the Fuel 10 gas station for the report of a theft. The gas station attendant stated that $3570 was missing from the office. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office processed the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Dec 23: Derrick L. King, 39, Madison was arrested by the Madison Police Department on the strength of numerous outstanding warrants. King had 2 active warrants issued by the Randolph Twp Municipal Court totaling $1750. Officers Richard Biase and Jeff Goral responded to Madison and took custody of Mr. King. King was unable to post bail and was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility where he was lodged in default of bail.
Dec 24: Officer Robert Coyle took a report of identity theft. The victim stated that she received an email from Walmart.com informing her that an order placed in her name was canceled. The canceled order totaled $1279.40.
Dec 28: Detective Kevin Clark took a report of Identity Theft. The victim received a call from Capital One Bank inquiring about an account she had with them. The victim stated she did not have an account with them, and then responded to the Chase Bank in Randolph. The bank confirmed that someone did open an account on line with the victim’s information.
Dec 29: Officer Matthew Rispoli took a Fraud report on someone using the victim’s Bank of America Debit Card information without his permission. The total of the fraudulent transactions totaled $4668.95. Bank of America reported that the victim would not be held liable for fraudulent transactions that took place within the last sixty days before 12/5/13.
12/29: Officer Christopher Carbonaro responded to Rosie’s Trattoria on the report of purse stolen from a vehicle. The victim stated that she left the purse on the front seat of her unlocked car.
12/29: Officer Brett Sommer arrested Gary D. Sanford, 57, Randolph on a warrant thru the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Sanford was processed accordingly and turned over to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Fugitive Unit.
12/31: Officer Jason Gould took a report of Fraud/Deception. The person making the report was the victim of a scam that resulted in him sending $434,514.84 over five money wire transfers to several International locations. Paul Shepard, of the Yorkshire Bank, London England contacted the victim by letter stating he was the sole beneficiary of funds left by the deceased, Hiroshi Hagiwara, a Japanese National. Upon doing an internet search of “Paul Shepard”, Hiroshi Hagiwara” and “scam”, numerous results were found where it appears other victims had received the same scam letter.
12/31: Officer Brian Brenckman took a report of Identity Theft. The victim advised that she was contacted by Verizon Wireless that her account had been compromised. Verizon stated that an unknown actor gained access to her account, cancelled her current cell phone and purchased a new one. The victim was told by Verizon that she would not be held responsible for any unauthorized changes to her account.
12/31: Officer Brian Brenckman, Det. Sgt Keith Donovan, Det. Brian McGaughran, Officer Jason Gould, Officer Robert Coyle and Officer Jason Del Turco responded to the Kmart on the report of a fight in progress in the parking lot. Upon arrival at the Kmart, the officers observed no parties fighting outside the store. The officers met with the loss prevention officer who advised that there was no fight, but he had attempted to stop a subject from shoplifting from the store. Patrol met with Joseph E Garneau, who admitted to shoplifting from the store. Officer Brenckman placed Joseph E. Garneau, 33, Lake Hopatcong under arrest for shoplifting.
12/31: Officer Brian Brenckman took a report of Fraud. The victim advised that his United Chase Bank Credit Card had been utilized to fraudulently purchase electronic items via the internet. He explained that the items were purchased from NEWEGG.COM. The fraudulent charges totaled $1,064.31
1/3: Officer Daniel Novoa responded to the Kmart on the report of shoplifting. The loss prevention officer reported that a female attempted to conceal two blouses in her shirt with the intention of leaving the store without purchasing the items. Denisse M. Rodriguez-Rivera admitted to shoplifting. Officer Novoa placed Rodriguez-Rivera, 19, Dover under arrest for shoplifting.
1/3: Officer Sean Verbist arrested Joseph Alvarez, 23, Dover on an active warrant out of Roxbury Township for $350. Mr. Alvarez was subsequently turned over to Roxbury Police Department after being unable to post bail.