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Release Date: November 10, 2016


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DWI Arrest:  On November 6, 2016 at 1:35 a.m., Ptl. Matthew Levine identified a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner on Route 23 North.  Ptl. Levine stopped the car and made contact with the driver.  During their conversation, the officer observed that the driver was exhibiting several behaviors consistent with being under the influence of alcohol.  After performing several field sobriety tests, Alden Gillespie Sanford, 56 years old from Wayne, was arrested, transported to headquarters.  Mr. Sanford was charged with careless driving, failure to maintain a lane and driving while intoxicated.  He was released to a third party and has a pending appearance in municipal court.
 
CDS Arrest:  On November 5, 2016 at 12:44 a.m., Ptl. Matthew Levine responded to a residence on Evans Place to investigate a report of a suspicious male.  Upon his arrival, Ptl. Levine observed a male attempting to hide an item he removed from his pocket.  After a brief investigation, the officer located several wax folds containing a substance suspected to be heroin.  Several pieces of drug paraphernalia were also found.  Jason Charles Elsner, 40 years old from Pompton Plains, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Mr. Elsner was charged with possession of heroin, possession of Suboxone and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released on his own recognizance and has a pending court appearance.
 
Marijuana Arrests:  On November 6, 2016 at 7:22 p.m., Ptl. Matthew Levine observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 with a headlight not working.  Ptl. Levine stopped the car and made contact with the occupants.  During their conversation, the officer detected what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle.  The officer observed several flakes and a small plastic container of suspected marijuana.  The passenger was also found to be in possession of several burnt marijuana cigarettes.  Asia Dominique Moore, 28 years old from East Orange, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Ms. Moore was charged with failing to maintain lamps, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.  Calvin Kamyum Benson, 20 years old from Vernon, was also arrested and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both individuals were released on their own recognizance and have appending appearance in municipal court.
 
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Capt. Christopher DePuyt                       
Operations & Public Information Officer  

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