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17-016
Release Date: April 30, 2017


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Marijuana Arrest:  On April 25, 2017 at 11:21 a.m., Ptl. Jack Lyon observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 North with its windshield wipers activated and no headlights on.  Ptl. Lyon stopped the car and made contact with the operator.  During their conversation, the officer smelled what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. After a brief investigation, a metal grinder and a small amount of suspected marijuana were located in the vehicle.  Yareni Mordan-Rodriguez, 19 years old from Paterson, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Ms. Mordan-Rodriguez was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to use lighted lamps when required.  She was released on her own recognizance and has a pending court appearance.
 
DWI Arrest:  On April 29, 2017 at 1:51 a.m., Ptl. Michael Kimak was checking businesses on Route 23 when he observed a vehicle enter an exit ramp and travel in the wrong direction.  Ptl. Kimak stopped the car and made contact with the occupants.  During their conversation, the officer detected what he recognized to be the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver.  After performing several field sobriety tests, Timothy N. Lee, 30 years old from Lincoln Park, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Mr. Lee was charged with careless driving, driving the wrong way on a one way street and driving while intoxicated.  He was released to a third party and has a pending appearance in municipal court.
 
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Capt. Christopher DePuyt                        
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