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DWI Arrest: On May 11, 2019 at 3:35 a.m., Ptl. James Dericks was dispatched to the Pompton Queen Diner on the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon his arrival Ptl. Dericks was alerted to a vehicle that had driven over a curb and onto the grass of the diner but moved into a parking stall a short time later. A witness pointed out the driver, who was in the diner at the time Ptl. Dericks arrived. Ptl. Dericks removed the operator form the diner, later identified as Michael Triglianos, 52 years old of Pompton Lakes, N.J. During his interview with Mr. Triglianos, Ptl. Dericks observed that he displayed multiple signs of alcohol consumption and being under the influence. Mr. Triglianos was asked to perform field sobriety tests and was placed under arrested upon the conclusion of the tests. He was transported to Pequannock Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Driving, and Refusal to Submit to Breath Tests. Mr. Triglianos was released to a third party and has a scheduled court date at the Pequannock Municipal Court.
Possession of CDS: On May 12, 2019 at 8:51 p.m., Sgt. Jack Lyon was monitoring traffic on Route 23 North in the area of Alexander Ave. At that time, he performed a registration check of a license plate and found that the registered owner’s driving privileges were suspended. He conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle and contacted the driver/registered owner, identified as Joel Batista, 28 years old of Woodland Park, N.J. During his conversation with Mr. Batista, Sgt. Lyon detected the odor of marijuana coming from the interior of Mr. Batista’s car. Upon further questioning, Mr. Batista turned over a jar containing suspected marijuana. Mr. Batista was subsequently placed under arrest and searched. During that search Ptl. James Dericks located 50 glassine folds of suspected heroin. He was placed under arrest and was transported to the Pequannock Police Department for processing. Mr. Batista was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, and Driving While Suspended. He was released with a scheduled appearance at the Morris County Superior Court.
Capt. Daniel Comune
Operations & Public Information Officer