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16-037
Release Date: May 23, 2016


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DWI Arrest:  On May 21, 2016 at 2:17 a.m., Ptl. Matthew Levine observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 North that changed lanes without signaling and was failing to maintain a single lane.  Ptl. Levine stopped the car and made contact with the operator.  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, Thomas Joseph Silvano, 69 years old from Franklin Lakes, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Mr. Silvano was charged with failing to maintain a lane and driving while intoxicated.  He was released to a third party and has a pending appearance in municipal court.
 
Marijuana Arrest:  On May 22, 2016 at 7:54 p.m., Ptl. Matthew Levine observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 North with a malfunctioning brake light and two of the passengers not wearing seatbelts.  Ptl. Levine stopped the car and made contact with the occupants.  During their conversation, the officer smelled what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle.  After a brief investigation, one of the passengers was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and some rolling papers.  Taraneh Pauline Amiri, 24 years old from Woodland Park, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Ms. Amiri was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was released on her own recognizance and has a pending court appearance.
 
Issued by:
Capt. Christopher DePuyt                       
Operations & Public Information Officer 
 
 
 
 

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