The West Milford Police Department provided the following reports of the activities of its officers during September:
In the early hours of Tuesday, Sept. 1, Sergeant Matthew Kloo was travelling on Union Valley Road near Town Hall when he observed a white pickup truck in front of him weaving within the lane of travel.
Police said that that as he continued to watched the pickup, it rapidly accelerated south on to Macopin Road at excessive speed.
Kloo continued south on Macopin Road, closing the distance between him and the pickup and initiated a motor vehicle stop.
On approach of the vehicle, Kloo made contact with the driver and lone occupant Marcin Pisarczyk, 44, of West Milford.
Police said that while speaking to Pisarczyk, Kloo and Officer Robert Kulawiak both detected an odor of an alcohol and observed signs of intoxication.
After failing standard field sobriety tests, Pisarczyk was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was transported and processed.
He also was charged additionally with reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, speeding and failure to possess a driver’s license. He was released to a friend, pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.
Suspended driver/CDS arrest
While patrolling Route 23 North late at night on Thursday, Sept. 3, Officer Thomas Connors observed a white Nissan Altima being driven significantly below the speed limit, causing what police said was a safety concern and impeding the flow of traffic.
Connors conducted a motor vehicle stop on Cozy Lake Road and made contact with the driver and lone occupant Kevin Villanueva, 27, of West New York, N.J.
Police said Connors detected an odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Police said Villanueva admitted to possessing marijuana and paraphernalia. Police also said Villanueva admitted that his driver’s license was currently suspended.
Villanueva was placed under arrest for possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS). He was transported and processed.
He also was charged with CDS in a motor vehicle, suspended driver and driving to impede the flow of traffic.
He was released on summons, pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.
Officer Jenna Bednarovsky was patrolling Greenwood Lake Turnpike on Sunday evening, Sept. 20, when she observed a vehicle behind her tailgating her marked patrol vehicle.
Police said Bednarovsky pulled over in a safe location and allowed the gold Hyundai Elantra to pass her.
After observing several motor vehicle violations, Bednarovsky stopped the car.
Making contact with the driver, Brittany Dennis, 32 of Mount Holly, police said Bednarovsky observed signs of intoxication and possible CDS usage.
Officer Frank Elia arrived on scene and administered standard field sobriety tests. Police said Dennis failed the field sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated.
She was transported and processed where Officer Jonathan Bregman conducted a drug recognition evaluation.
Dennis also was charged with reckless driving, failure to keep right and following too closely.
She was released to a friend pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.