West Milford Police Dept.

| 18 Nov 2020 | 04:56

    Vape Shop owner charged with sales to minorsAs a result of anonymous complaints of sales of Vaping products to minors, the West Milford Police Department Detective Bureau has been conducting surveillance at several locations throughout the township.

    On Oct. 19 and again on Oct. 21, after school hours surveillance was conducted at Vape Lite 24 Marshall Hill Road. Within minutes of setting up surveillance several juveniles were observed entering the business. After a short period of time the juveniles exited the store holding items.

    Detectives immediately conducted an investigation and determined the juveniles had purchased vaping products and were not asked for age verification by the business owner. Detectives seized the items as they were unlawful for the juveniles to purchase and released the juveniles. Detectives then entered the business and spoke to owner, Paul Aiazzone.

    Aiazzone admitted to selling to the juveniles and admitted to not asking for identification as required by law. He was issued two summons for sales of tobacco products to minors with an initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

    He was previously charged with a similar violation in February of this year.

    On Oct. 17 at 10:05 a.m. Officer Kevin Canova patrolling Route 23 while checking the rest area he observed a male get out of his vehicle without his shoes on and proceed to walk around the other side of his car and proceed tourinate. As the male returned to his vehicle Officer Canova made contact with the driver identified as Christofer Colon, 20 of Sussex. While speaking to ColonOfficer Canova detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from within the vehicle.

    A search of the vehicle revealed several burnt marijuana cigarettes and an additional amount of raw marijuana. Colon was placed under arrest for possession of CDS, charged and released on summons.

    He was additionally charged with CDS in a motor vehicle.

    Illegal uturn leads to CDS arrestOn Oct. 21 at 11:51 p.m., Officer Jenna Bednarovsky was patrolling Warwick Turnpike when she observed a 2015 Honda Accord with New York registration conduct an illegal U Turn on Warwick Turnpike. Officer Bednarovskyturned and began to follow the vehicle. The vehicle continued south when it suddenly conducted a second illegal U turn in the area of White Road.

    The Honda then continued to Clinton Road where Officer Bednarovsky conducted a motor vehicle stop for the violations. Upon contacting the driver Al Zaman, 21 ofJamaica (Queens) New York she detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the car. There were 4 passengers in the vehicle. Officers Kevin Canova andRobert Kulawiak arrived on scene to assist. A search of the vehicle discovered numerous jars of marijuana, scales and paraphernalia.

    Zaman and Mdrabu Alam, 20, of Jamaica (Queens) New York were placed under arrest for possession of CDS and paraphernalia. Both were transported and processed and released on summons. Zaman was charged additionally with Improper U Turn and Failure to provide registration.

    DWI arrest

    On October 22, 2020 at 2:59 PM Officer Kevin Canova was monitoring traffic on Route 23 South when he observed a gray Honda Civic travelling in an erratic manner. Officer Canova began to follow the vehicle and continue observations.

    After observing multiple traffic violations Officer Canova conducted a motor vehicle stop. Officer Canova made contact with the driver Glenn Donadio, 61, ofVernon and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage. He also observed signs of intoxication. After failing the standard field sobriety tests Donadio was placedunder arrest for DWI.

    He was transported and processed. Donadio was chargedadditionally with Refusal to submit to breath testing, Open container in a motor vehicle, Reckless Driving, Failure to signal turn, Improper U Turn and Failure tonotify change of address. He was released to a family member pending initial appearance in West Milford Municipal Court.

    In addition to the listed data The West Milford Police Department also handled the incidents below:


    Medical Emergencies- 115

    Fire Calls/Alarms - 50

    Assist Residents/Welfare Checks - 102

    Disputes/Complaints - 213

    Animal Incidents/Complaints-67

    Motor Vehicle Accidents-63

    Motor Vehicle Stops – 265

    DWI Arrests – 1

    Other Arrests- 16

    Editor’s notes: 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.