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Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Investigative Division executed a search warrant at Catalpa Food Market on Catalpa Avenue. They seized approximately $5,000 in cash and drugs, including over 200 pills (Xanax, Oxycodone and Roxicodone). City residents Miguel A. Moran, 44, and Carina Veronica Olguin, 33, were arrested.
Moran was charged with Possession of CDS (Prescription Legend Drugs over 100 doses) with intent to Distribute, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs over 100 doses, and Possession of CDS with intent to Distribute. Bail was set at $50,000 with no 10% option by Judge Maria Del Valle Koch. Defendant was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with intent to Distribute. Olguin was charged with Possession of Prescription Drugs and Conspiracy to Distribute. Bail was set at $25,000 with no 10% option by Judge Maria Del Valle Koch.
Jan. 15 at 12:43 p.m. – Officers responded to a reported disputed at a home on the 200 block of Keene Street. The victim told police that he got into a dispute with Glenn Ventura, 25, who later returned and tried to break down the door with a baseball bat. Police were called again when Ventura returned to the house, and the suspect attempted to flee when officers arrived. After a brief struggle, Ventura was arrested and transported to Raritan Bay Medical Center by EMS. Ventura was charged with obstructing the administration of justice and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $5,000, no 10% option by Judge Emery Toth. Ventura also had three outstanding warrants out of Perth Amboy, Woodbridge, and Sayreville, according to authorities.
Jan. 16 at 10:40 p.m. – Police were dispatched to a home on the 700 block of Cortland Street on a report of a robbery. Following an investigation, three suspects were arrested: Woodbridge resident Willie Brown Jr., 42, and Perth Amboy residents Casimar Torres, 23, and Armando Maldonado Jr., 34. Maldonado and Torres were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery; Brown allegedly took $300 from the victim after threatening him with a knife. Judge Emery Toth set bail for Brown at $50,000 with no 10% option; for Maldonado at $10,000 with no 10% option and for Torres at $25,000with no 10% option.
Jan. 20 at 7:31 p.m. – Perth Amboy Police were contacted by the Sayreville Police Department who reported that a man had just jumped off the Victory Bridge, southbound side. Perth Amboy Police then notified their Marine Unit who responded in Marine 2 to search for the victim. With the assistance of New York Police Department helicopters and the use of infrared cameras and night vision equipment, Perth Amboy Police located Nelson Bautista-Molina’s body near the N.J. Transit Train Bridge. Bautista-Molina, a 31-year-old Perth Amboy resident, was pronounced dead at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division.
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