On October 8, 2019 at 4:01 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas responded to the Staples parking lot at 93 Pompton Avenue after an off duty officer reported that an individual was using CDS. The subject fled in his vehicle after he was approached by the off duty officer. The subject was identified and later arrested. The 25 year-old male from Essex Fells was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
On October 9, 2019 Ptl. Robert Hectus took a report of a theft from a Pompton Avenue business owner. The victim reported fraudulent actively after conducting an audit of his business accounts. The amount of the theft is in excess of $15,000. The incident is being investigated by the detective bureau.
On October 11, 2019 at 12:52 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle with an inoperable brake lamp. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 23 year-old male driver from Cedar Grove for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.