Riaasa M. Muntaz, 24, of Ravens Crest Drive was arrested Nov. 25 on a drug possession charge. Officer Justin Kowalczyk said he stopped Muntaz, who was driving a Toyota Matrix, for a broken brake light and an expired inspection.
During the stop, Officer Kowalczyk detected the odor of burnt and raw mairjuana coming from inside the car. Investigation revealed that the driver Muntaz, was under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
She was charged driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and numerous motor vehicle violations.
Someone entered a Tamarron Drive resident’s Honda Accord and stole an iPad mini from the front seat. The burglary occurred between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. Police said it is unknown whether the car was locked at the time of the theft. The iPad was valued at $400.
Javier F. Jaramillo-Siguenza, 34, of Danbury, Connecticut, was arrested Sept. 8 on a drunk driving charge. Officer Christian Crawford said he found Jaramillo-Siguenza stopped in the Middle of Old Trenton Road near Cubberly Road in ha 2012 Toyota sedan at 2:14 a.m.
The engine was running and the headlights were on. Driver Jaramillo-Siguenza and a passenger were asleep and both were found to be intoxicated, said Officer Crawford.
Edwin A. Calix, 28, of Trenton was arrested Sept. 8 on a shoplifting charge.
Officer Nathan Cuomo said he was dispatched to Target in the Nassau Park Shopping Center on a report of a shoplifter in custody of asset protection.
Officer Cuomo said that Calix was observed by a store employee concealing headphones and cell phone power banks on his person. He then bypassed the cash registers without paying for any of the merchandise, which was $259.94. Calix also was found to be wanted on warrants out of Trenton, Wayne and Camden.
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Alisia M. Turner, 31, of Trenton was arrested on Sept. 8 on a shoplifting charge at Wal Mart in the Nassau Park Shopping Center.
Officer Kyle Brown said he was sent to the store to investigate a report of a shoplifter in custody.
Investigation revealed that Fontana concealed merchandise valued at $98.40 into a bag she was carrying. She then walked through the self-checkout registers without paying for any of the items in her bag, said Officer Brown.
Turner was also found to be wanted on a warrant out of Lawrence Township. Fontana was processed by West Windsor Police and then turned over to Lawrence Police on the warrant.
Sabannoh Yawson, 24, of Trenton was arrested Sept. 9 on a drug possession charge. Officer Kyle LaForge said that he and Officer Nick LaRocca were dispatched to the intersection of Old Trenton Road and New Road at 3:12 p.m. on a report of car accident.
Officer LaForge said that furing the investigation, Yawson presented a New Jersey driver’s license identifying herself as someone else. She was also found to be in possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.
Police said Yawson continued to identify herself as someone other than herself during processing until further investigation revealed her actual identity. She was also found to have a suspended driver’s license, and she was wanted on a warrant out of Hamilton Township. After processing, Yawson was turned over to Hamilton Police.
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Shane R. Padderatz, 31, of Hamilton was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 9 on drug possession charges.
Officer Megan Erkoboni said she attempted to stop a 2005 Ford pickup on Old Trenton road for erratic driving, but Padderatz, the driver, did not pull until about 1.5 miles after the officer activated her squad car lights.
Officer Erkoboni said that Padderatz was disoriented. Passenger Allison Baranski told the officer that Padderatz had taken a Xanax pill and had trouble driving, and she was trying to control the pickup from the passenger seat.
Padderatz was determined to be DWI and found to be possession in possession of seven decks of heroin, a vaporizer pen containing suspected THC oil, a $10 bill containing a white powder residue, and brass knuckles (a prohibited weapon).
Baranski was found to wanted by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office. Padderatz was released pending a future date, and Baranski was turned over to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.