PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a 21-year-old city man on an outstanding warrant for a burglary last Tuesday night in front of the E.J. Patten School on Charles Street. During the arrest, they recovered 24 packets of synthetic marijuana.
Officers Rafael Bengochea and Emma Cabrera spotted Kelvin Carrasco-Perez at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Oct. 15 and arrested him after confirming the warrant. During the search incident to the arrest, police found the synthetic marijuana in a brown paper bag Carrasco-Perez was holding in his right hand, authorities said. Police also recovered a black pocket knife from Carrasco-Perez’s pocket.
In addition to the warrant, Carrasco-Perez was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of synthetic drugs, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of CDS within 1,000 feet of a school. Judge Maria Del Valle-Koch set bail in the amount of $50,000 with no 10 percent option.
The charges against Carrasco-Perez are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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