March 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM
3-1-2013 – A Central Avenue resident reported that she received a phone call from someone posing as her
grandson stating that he was arrested in the Dominican Republic after being stopped by police for drugs. The
resident caught onto the scam and did not send any money.
3-1-2013 – A Borough resident reported the theft of $130.00 from her purse that was left in a shopping cart at a
Springfield Avenue business. The detective bureau is investigating this report.
3-5-2013 – A Southgate Road resident reported that someone had burglarized her apartment while she was
away during the end of December into January. The resident reported that over $4,000 in jewelry was stolen
and was not noticed until the end of February. The detective bureau is investigating the report.
3-7-2013 – Patrolman Joseph DiParisi arrested Parris Moore, 38, of Maplewood on an outstanding warrant
out of South Plainfield Municipal Court. The warrant was located during a motor vehicle stop on Passaic
Street while Mr. Moore was operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Mr. Moore was turned over to the South
Plainfield Police Department.
3-8-2013 – Patrolman Joseph DiParisi charged Tony Williams, 43, of Chatham with driving under the
influence. The charge stems from Patrolman DiParisi checking on a parked vehicle on Martin’s Lane at 3:50
AM. As the officer approached the vehicle to check if the driver needed assistance, the driver accelerated
in between the police car and the officer. The driver then traveled through a stop sign on Martin’s Lane and
crossed Mountain Avenue when the vehicle became airborne after striking a curb to the property. Officers
tracked the vehicle to a dead end in the parking lot. Mr. Williams was also charged with failure to submit
to breath tests, reckless driving, failure to yield to a police vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign. He was
released to a friend with a pending court date.
3-10-13 – At 6:04 AM, patrols responded to a residence on Central Avenue for a possible overdose of a 17
year old, juvenile, male. Witnesses on scene reported that the juvenile was having violent outbursts were he
would violently grab objects in the residence and then would become nearly unconscious. The juvenile was
also yelling for someone to take him to the hospital. Witnesses also stated that the juvenile may have smoked
“Synthetic Marijuana” or “Bath Salts” that were ordered online. The New Providence Rescue Squad responded
to the scene and with officers, restrained the juvenile, and was transported to Overlook Hospital.
3-11-2013 – At 1553 hours, patrols responded to a Springfield Avenue residence on a report of a burglary that
had occurred. The victim reported one of the suspects was still in the residence and one had fled in in a black,
Toyota Camry. Upon arrival, the victim stated that the man in the house had stolen $7,000 in cash from her
locked, first floor bedroom. The landlord of the residence observed two men entering the first floor of the home
while he was sitting in the driveway in his vehicle awaiting a utility company to perform work at the house.
The male taken into custody on scene by officer is identified as Hignio Diaz-Vasquez, 31, of New Providence.
He was charged with 3rd degree burglary and 3rd degree theft. Bail was set at $10,000 and was transported to
the Union County Jail. The identity of the second suspect that fled in the Toyota is still under investigation.
Proceeds from the burglary were not recovered and it is believed that Mr. Diaz-Vasquez turned the money over
to the suspect that fled the scene.