Linden Police Blotter

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Sept. 17 at 8:47 p.m. – Officers responded to Verizon Communications, 315 S. Park Ave. to investigated a reported theft of copper wire. After a three-week investigation by Detective Kevin Mikolajczyk, police charged Carteret resident Frantz M. Davinson, 40, with fourth-degree criminal trespass on private property.

Oct. 5 at 11:39 p.m. –Officers Javier Perez and Rick Bachmann stopped Elizabeth resident Lorenzo Johnson, 20, in the vicinity of the 1300 block of Union Street to issue him a summons for operating a bicycle without the required headlamp. Johnson allegedly tried to flee, but was placed under arrest. A search revealed that Johnson possessed an amount of suspected cocaine that would be valued at $1,500. He was charged with obstruction and possession and distribution of cocaine.  Bail was set at $7,500.

Oct. 8 at 8:43 p.m. – Officers responded to Sears Essentials, 1701 W. Edgar Road, to investigate a report of shoplifting. Elizabeth resident Mike Castillo, 46, was arrested for allegedly taking a pair of Timberland boots valued at $114.99. Bail was set at $2,500.

Oct. 8 at 9:13 p.m. – Members of the police department’s Narcotics Squad were conducting a surveillance operation on the 1900 block of E. Edgar Road in response to citizen complaints about drug dealing. The following individuals were arrested:

  • Elizabeth resident Kara Ocasio, 24, was charged with possession of marijuana and released on a summons.
  • Plainfield resident Joseph D. Acevedo, 20, was charged with possession and distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of Victory Christian Academy and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was released on a summons.
  • Plainfield resident Ronald J. James, 19, was charged with possession and distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of Victory Christian Academy and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was released on a summons.
  • Plainfield resident Jose A. Ocasio, 18. was charged with possession and distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of Victory Christian Academy, possession and distribution of Hydrocodone and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was released on a summons.

Oct. 9 at 11:07 p.m. – Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Exxon station, 9 W. St. Georges Avenue. A 16-year-old Roselle resident was arrested and charged with attempted robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun for unlawful purpose. A second suspect escaped.


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