Madison Police Make Drug Arrests
Friday, March 28, 2014 • 4:07pm
On March 7, 2014, Det Paul Kosakowski arrested 40 year old Allison Guerriero of Florham Park, NJ. Following an investigation, Guerriero was charged with shoplifting for allegedly concealing a bottle of alcohol and not paying for it at Gary’s Wine and Market Place on January 17, 2014. After processing, Guerriero was released on her own recognizance pending a court appearance.
On March 8, 2014 at approximately 3:30 pm, Ptl Bart Glab arrested 49 year old Diana Menzel of Andover, NJ. Glab, along with Patrolman Vincent Dellavalle, responded to the Whole Foods Supermarket on report that the Loss Prevention Unit had an alleged shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, Glab took custody of Menzel, who allegedly concealed over $280 worth of merchandise in shopping bags. The merchandise consisted of various food items and health care products. Menzel was charged with shoplifting and was released on her own recognizance. A court appearance is pending.
On March 10, 2014 at approximately 1:00 pm, Ptl. Bart Glab arrested 23 year old Renndon Browne of North Plainfield, NJ. Glab, along with Ptl Vincent Dellavalle, took custody of Browne at the Plainfield Police Department. Browne was arrested earlier that morning by the Plainfield Police on the strength of an active Madison warrant for $150. Following processing, Browne was released on bail, pending a court appearance.
On March 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00pm, Ptl Stephanie Corrao arrested 37 year old Kelly Zarinko of Summit, NJ. Corrao was dispatched to the area of the Cook Plaza Lot on report of an allegedly intoxicated male attempting to drive from the lot. Corrao then made contact with Zarinko during a motor vehicle stop after observing an alleged moving violation. During the investigation, Corrao detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from Zarinko’s breath. Zarinko attempted field sobriety tests and was arrested. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath test, and failure to maintain lane. He was released to a family member pending a court appearance.
On March 14, 2014 at approximately 8:45 am, Ptl Chad Rybka arrested 41 year old Darrin Dinapoli of Parsippany, NJ. While on patrol, Rybka performed a random license plate look up on Dinapoli’s vehicle and ascertained that there was an active warrant for his arrest from Parsippany Municipal Court in the amount of $250. Rybka made contact with Dinapoli and arrested him on the strength of the warrant. Dinapoli posted bail and was released pending a court appearance.
On March 17, 2014 at approximately 2:00 pm, Ptl. Carmine DeCaro arrested 22 year old Alexander Rouse of Long Valley, NJ. DeCaro took custody of Rouse at the Madison Police Department. Rouse was arrested earlier that afternoon by the NJ State Police on the strength of an active Madison warrant for $500. Rouse posted bail and was released pending a court appearance.
On March 18, 2014, a Morristown resident reported that his wallet had been stolen while at the Quick Chek in Madison. After a few hours, he was notified by the Florham Park Police that his wallet was located on the Brooklake Road Overpass. The individual retrieved his wallet, however, cash, his driver’s license, and two gold PBA cards were missing. Anyone having information regarding this theft is asked to contact Det. Paul Kosakowski at 973-593-3007.
On March 18, 2014 at approximately 11:40 pm, Ptl Bart Glab arrested 31 year old Jason McNerney of New Providence, NJ. While performing a premise check, Glab, along with Ptl Luis Goncalves, observed a male slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in a Prospect Street Parking Lot. The officers then checked on the well being of the individual who was identified as McNerney. During the investigation, both officers detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from McNerney’s breath. Following further investigation, McNerney was placed under arrest. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol; he was also issued a summons for allowing his vehicle to idle. He was released to a family member pending a court appearance.
On March 26, 2014 at approximately 7:00 pm, Ptl Vincent Dellavalle arrested 35 year old Mark Mucci of Madison, NJ. While on patrol, Dellavalle stopped Mucci for allegedly using a cell phone while driving. During the investigation, Dellavalle ascertained that there were multiple active warrants for his arrest. One was from the Newton municipal Court in the amount of $1000, another was from the Morristown Municipal Court in the amount of $500, and the other was from the Roxbury Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500. It was also determined that Mucci’s driver’s license privileges were suspended. Dellavalle made contact with Mucci and arrested him on the strength of the warrants. Mucci was issued a summons for the cell phone violation as well as for operating a vehicle while having a suspended license. A friend of Mucci posted his bail and he was released pending a court appearance.
On March 27, 2014 at approximately 11:30 am, Ptl Stephanie Corrao arrested 24 year old Tabitha Kingalahua of Madison, NJ and 22 year old Jonathan Mendez of Madison, NJ. Corrao was alerted by another police agency that Kingalahua and Mendez were allegedly observed smoking marijuana inside of their vehicle while driving. Corrao located the vehicle and stopped it. Upon approaching the vehicle, Corrao immediately detected an odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. During the investigation, it was determined that both individuals were allegedly in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Both were charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. In addition, Kingalahua was charged with possession of CDS inside a motor vehicle. Both were released on their own recognizance pending a court appearance.
On March 27, 2014 at approximately 8:00 pm, Sgt Sean Plumstead arrested 19 year old Miriam Gerges of Livingston, NJ, 19 year old Alina Barrett of Bronx, NY, and 21 year old Merna Masoud of Avenel, NJ. Plumstead stopped the vehicle in which all three were occupants for an alleged equipment violation. During his investigation, Plumstead detected an odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle and observed a marijuana cigarette in plain view. All three females were arrested for the marijuana violations. During processing, it was discovered that Masoud's driver’s license was suspended and she had two active traffic warrants out for her arrest. The warrants were from Roselle Park Municipal Court in the amount of $464.00 and Nutley Municipal Court in the amount of $250.00. Both authorities recalled the warrants and gave Masoud new court dates. She was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of marijuana, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended driver’s license, and maintenance of lamps. Masoud was released on her own recognizance pending a court appearance. Also discovered during processing was that Gerges also had an active traffic warrant out for her arrest from Springfield Municipal Court in the amount of $120. The Springfield Court recalled the warrant and gave her a new court date. She was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and being under the influence of marijuana. Gerges was released on her own recognizance pending a court appearance. Barrett was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and being under the influence of marijuana. She was released on her own recognizance pending a court appearance.
The following are some of the calls for service that the Madison Police Department handled during the past three weeks: 20 Motor Vehicle Crashes, 65 Medical Calls, 32 Alarm Calls, 22 Animal Complaints, 22 Assist Citizen Calls, 14 Motor Vehicle Lockouts, and 31 Calls to assist another Police Agency.
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