Perth Amboy Police Blotter

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Wednesday, April 24 – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau arrested Wilfredo Velasquez, 33 of Perth Amboy, along with his wife, Damaris Velasquez, 30 of Iselin, after 200 decks of heroin worth an estimated $2,040 were recovered from their vehicle after an investigation and motor vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Smith and Oak streets. Both were charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. Cash bail for Wilfredo Velasquez was set at $75,000, while Damaris Velasquez was released on her own recognizance pending a court date. The investigation was led by Detective Carlos Rodriguez.

Saturday, April 13 – Police arrested Fredin Acevedo, 33 of New Brunswick, and Blakely John Brown, 26 of Perth Amboy, who allegedly committed burglary at an abandoned house on Pearl Place that is currently owned by Chase Bank. Cash bail was set at $25,000, and both suspects were also being held with no bail under the New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program.

Friday, April 5 – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau arrested Jose Joaquin Curiel Jr, 52 of Bronx, N.Y. after they observed him drop folded five and one dollar bills on the ground when he saw the detectives in the area of East Avenue and Broad Street. The folded bills were determined to contain an amount of cocaine, and a further search of Curiel found a plastic bag with approximately 100 grams of cocaine. Curiel was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of over ½ ounce of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Cash bail was set at $50,000. The total street value of the drugs seized is approximately $10,100.00. The investigation was led by Detective David Guzman.

Tuesday, April 2 – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau arrested Ricky Labega, 38, of Aberdeen, and Torries Thomas, 36, of Perth Amboy, after discovering approximately 50 grams of cocaine in a vehicle after conducting a motor vehicle stop in the area of the 500 block of Smith Street. Labega was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of over ½ ounce of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Cash bail was set at $100,000. Thomas was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cash bail was set at $50,000. The total street value of the drugs seized is approximately $50,000. The investigation was led by Detective Mabner Terron.

Thursday, March 21 – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau arrested Segundo Villanueva-Matos, 52 of Perth Amboy, who was allegedly in possession of 90 decks of heroin. Betty Vasquez, 59 of Perth Amboy, was also discovered to allegedly be in possession of 5 decks of heroin. Villanueva-Matos was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Bail was set at $50,000. Vasquez was charged with possession of heroin and released on a summons. The investigation was led by Detective Mabner Terron.

Thursday, March 7 – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, assisted by the Patrol Bureau, assisted the state Division of Youth and Family Services with the removal of several young children due to narcotic activity. Yesenia Medina, 32, and Weslie Orengo, 29, were placed under arrest and charged with possession of cocaine and ecstasy, possession of both with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child. Cash bail was set at $50,000 for Orengo; Medina was released on her own recognizance. Police seized 12 bags of cocaine packaged for individual sale and 11 capsules of ecstasy, along with $397 in cash and assorted narcotics paraphernalia. The investigation was led by Detective David Guzman.


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