West Milford Police Blotter for September

Oct 10 2019 | 03:00 PM

The information contained in this Police Blotter has been compiled and released at the discretion of the West Milford Twp. Police Dept. and does not represent the entire scope of activity for the time period.

However, in the spirit of transparency, the Police Dept. strives to release all information that can be released without compromising ongoing investigations or causing unnecessary harm to victims.

ILLEGAL U-TURN LEADS TO CDS ARREST

On September 5, 2019 at 12:41 AM West Milford Police Officer James McMahon was monitoring traffic on Warwick Tpke. when he observed a black Hyundai sedan pass his location.

Ptl. McMahon observed an inoperable tail light and began to follow the car down Warwick Tpke. when suddenly the car made an illegal U- Turn at the intersection of Warwick Tpke. and White Road.

Ptl. McMahon conducted a motor vehicle stop and detected and odor of marijuana coming from the car.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver Brendan Porras, 21 of Carteret, NJ.

Porras was charged on a summons with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and issued 3 motor vehicle summonses.

He was released pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

DRIVING WITH NO HEADLIGHTS LEADS TO CDS ARREST

On September 13, 2019 at 11:07 PM West Milford Police Officers Andrew Petrucelli and Michael Weber were monitoring traffic near the Union Valley Road and Warwick Tpke. intersection when they observed a silver Ford Fusion being driven with no headlights on pass their location.

Ptl. Petrucelli and Weber conducted a motor vehicle stop on Warwick Turnpike made contact with the driver and sole occupant Jeremy Mejia, 25 of Haledon, NJ and detected a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle.

Further investigation resulted in Mejia being arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and issued 3 motor vehicle summonses.

He was released pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

DWI

On September 6, 2019 at 8:05 PM West Milford Police received several 911 calls reporting a black Subaru traveling north on Macopin Road unable to maintain its lane.

West Milford Police Officers Kevin Canova and Jordan Primavera located the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop.

Upon making contact with the driver Sarah Skorubski, 32 of Hewitt, officers observed signs of impairment.

After failing standard field sobriety tests, Skorubski was arrested for DWI.

She was also charged with reckless driving and delaying the flow of traffic before being released to a family member pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

DWI

On September 7, 2019 at 8:39 PM West Milford Police Officers Kevin Canova and Jordan Primavera were patrolling Greenwood Lake Turnpike when they observed a gray Ford Explorer in front of them failing to maintain its lane.

Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the driver Gary Gonzales, 55 of West Milford.

While speaking with Gonzales, Officers observed signs of intoxication.

After failing standard field sobriety tests he was placed under arrest for DWI.

He was processed and charged additionally with refusal to submit to a breath test, driving while suspended, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane.

He was released to a family member who was also issued a summons for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.

Both are pending initial appearances in West Milford Municipal Court.

DWI

On September 15, 2019 at 12:47 AM West Milford Police Officer Jonathan Bregman was patrolling Warwick Tpke. when he observed a blue Subaru WRX unable to maintain a lane.

Officer Bregman initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the driver, Ewelina Tyszka, 25 of Hewitt.

While speaking to Tyszka, Officer Bregman observed signs of intoxication.

After failing standard field sobriety tests, Tyszka was arrested for DWI.

She was processed and charged additionally with failure to maintain a lane, and unclear license plate.

She was released to a friend pending first appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

DWI

On September 16, 2019 at 09:21 PM West Milford Police Officers Stephen Herzog and Sgt. Thomas Valente were dispatched to the Delta gas station at 1850 Route 23 North on a report of an intoxicated driver at the pumps attempting to fill plastic water jugs with gasoline.

On arrival Officers made contact with Phillip Bonnano 56, of West Milford.

While speaking to Bonnano Officers observed signs of intoxication.

After failing standard field sobriety tests Bonnano was placed under arrest for DWI.

He was transported to West Milford Police Department where he was subject to breath testing and later a Drug Recognition Expert evaluation by Sgt. Valente.

He was processed and charged additionally with reckless driving, and failure to notify change of address.

Bonnano remained in West Milford Police custody until he was released later in the morning pending initial appearance in West Milford Court.

DWI

On September 20, 2019 at 11:00 PM West Milford Police Officers Stephen Braikovich and Frank Elia were dispatched to Route 23 North near Ramsey Corps Auto Sales for a vehicle driving south in the north bound lane.

On arrival Officers spoke to members of a construction company who were working on Route 23 when they observed a silver Chevy pick-up truck driving south in the northbound lanes into their construction zone.

The employees said they were able to stop the driver and take his keys.

Ptl. Braikovich and Ptl. Elia made contact with the driver Dillon Hoffman, 23 of Hawthorne, NJ.

While speaking to Hoffman, Officers observed signs of intoxication.

After failing standard field sobriety tests Hoffman was arrested for DWI.

He was transported to West Milford Police Department for processing and charged additionally with driving the wrong way on a one way road.

He was released to a friend pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

During the period, September 1st-30th 2019, The West Milford Police Department responded to 1448 calls for service.

The below listed data does not represent the entire scope of activity for the time period.

The West Milford Police Department strives to release all information that can be released without compromising ongoing investigations or causing unnecessary harm to victims. In addition to the below listed data The West Milford Police Department also handled the following incidents:

Alarms-70

Medical Emergencies-168

Assist Residents/Welfare Checks - 117

Disputes- 67

Animal Complaints-62

Motor Vehicle Accidents-70

Motor Vehicle Stops – 423

DWI Arrests – 6

CDS Arrests – 3

Warrant Arrests-4

Theft Reports- 15