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Cedar Grove Police Department

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Cedar Grove Police Identify Roseland Man as Foodtown Wallet Theft Suspect

 

          The Cedar Grove Police Department has identified and charged a Roseland man in connection with the Monday, August 5, 2013 theft of a woman’s wallet at the Cedar Grove Foodtown Supermarket on Pompton Avenue.  The 35 year-old suspect, Jason A. Marx, was identified after police received multiple calls from persons recognizing him from the store surveillance video showing him removing the victim’s wallet from her pocketbook while she was momentarily distracted while shopping.  A warrant for Marx’s arrest has been issued and police are currently attempting to locate him.  Marx is also a suspect in a similar incident in West Caldwell.  The Cedar Grove Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in the quick identification of Marx.         

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          The Cedar Grove Police Department requests that the public report all suspicious activity observed, as it occurs.  The police department telephone number is 973-239-4100 and in case of emergency 9-1-1.  All reports are investigated and all assistance is appreciated. 

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All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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August 7, 2013

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Cedar Grove Police Department

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Cedar Grove Police Seeking Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect

          The Cedar Grove Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man wanted in connection with the theft of a woman’s wallet at the Cedar Grove Foodtown Supermarket on Pompton Avenue on Monday, August 5, 2013.  Store surveillance video shows the white male suspect remove the victim’s wallet from her pocketbook while she was momentarily distracted.  Shortly after the theft, the suspect left the store and may have been operating an older blue Dodge Durango.  Any person recognizing the suspect is asked to contact Det. Sgt. John Kennedy at 973-239-4100.  All calls will remain confidential. 

          

 

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PSE&G and Street Lights

PSE&G has implemented a new web page for reporting street lights that are burned out or in need of repair.  The Township of Cedar Grove is now capable of reporting via this web page.  Any street light issues can be reported to the Cedar Grove Police Department by calling (973) 239-4100 and speak to the desk officer or via email streetlights@cedargrovepd.org.  Please include as much information as possible such as name, address, location of street light, condition and pole number if possible.

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Cedar Grove Police Department
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          On Thursday, May 30, 2013, police investigated the armed robbery of the Burger King restaurant on Pomtpon Avenue.  Police were initially alerted to the robbery at 10:54 p.m. when a passing motorist contacted 9-1-1 reporting she had just pulled into the restaurant parking lot observed a subject wearing a mask standing behind the counter holding a handgun.  Responding officers discovered that a robbery had occurred and the suspect had already fled the store and was last observed running south on Pompton Avenue.  Subsequent investigation revealed that the male robbery suspect, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black mask, entered the store brandishing a black handgun and announced a robbery.  The suspect then demanded that an employee open the cash registers at which time an as yet undetermined amount of cash was stolen before the man fled the scene.  Officers then conducted an area search for the suspect with negative results.  Detectives also responded, processed the scene for physical evidence, and are conducting a follow-up investigation.  None of the employees were injured in the robbery.  Any person that may witnessed suspicious activity in the Burger King area around the time of the robbery is asked to contact detectives at 973-239-4100.             
 
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          The Cedar Grove Police Department requests that the public report all suspicious activity observed, as it occurs.  The police department telephone number is 973-239-4100 and in case of emergency 9-1-1.  All reports are investigated and all assistance is appreciated. 
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March 31, 2013

 

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Cedar Grove Police Department

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          On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, police investigated the theft of three motor vehicles taken from a Tiffany Court residence.  The homeowner reported the thefts at 7:44 a.m., shortly after seeing two of his vehicles, a red 2012 Mercedes S550 and a Silver 2006 Bentley Flying Spur, being driven away from his residence by unknown actors.  The victim stated that he first observed an unknown Audi A4 pull into his driveway and then heard the two cars being started and driven away, followed by the Audi.  The homeowner subsequently discovered that a third vehicle belonging to him, a white 2012 Mercedes GL450, was also missing from the driveway.  The detective bureau processed the scene for physical evidence and is conducting a follow-up investigation.  Surrounding jurisdictions were notified of the thefts and the three vehicles were entered into the National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) as stolen.

           

 

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Essex County Prosecutor's Office Press Release

 

ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE

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Authorities Raid Cedar Grove Massage Parlors 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet have announced that, earlier today, authorities raided four massage parlors operating in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Five women, all of whom were working in the establishments, were arrested during the raids and charged with prostitution offenses.

The investigation began earlier this spring when both the Cedar Grove Police Department and the Prosecutor's office received complaints about possible prostitution activity occurring at the establishments. As the investigation progressed, detectives from the Bergen, Hudson and Passaic County Prosecutor's Offices assisted detectives from Cedar Grove and Essex County.

Earlier this afternoon, detectives from the aforementioned agencies conducted raids at the following locations:

1. Zen Massage and Therapy, 908-B1 Pompton Avenue;

2. Spa Oasis, 412 Pompton Avenue;

3. Angel Spa, 569B Pompton Avenue;

4. Michelle Nails & Spa, 1064 Pompton Avenue.

Arrested at Zen Massage and Therapy was Yu Lanni, age 42,. At Spa Oasis, detectives arrested Neilan Xu, age 49. Xianyu Jin, age 40, was arrested at Angel Spa. At Michelle Spa, detectives arrested Jaeryeong Kimnam, age 45, and Fenyu Piao, age 41. Those arrested are all from Queens, NY.

All five women were charged with Engaging in Prostitution, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly, of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit. All five were released on their own recognizance after being processed on the charges according to Fennelly, who added that the women received summonses to appear in Cedar Grove municipal court in the near future.

Acting Prosecutor Murray praised the work of the detectives from Cedar Grove, and the Bergen, Hudson and Passaic county agencies, as well as the detectives and assistant prosecutors   from her office, who worked on the investigation. Acting Prosecutor Murray added that the assistance provided from the other agencies was instrumental in the success of this operation.

The matter is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force and the Bloomfield Police Department.

The investigation is continuing at this time, according to Fennelly.

THE CHARGES AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED INDIVIDUALS ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS. THE DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT AT THIS TIME.

No further information is available at this time.

Thomas S. Fennelly

Chief Assistant Prosecutor

Homicide and Viper Units

Essex County Prosecutor's Office

 (973) 390-0878-cell

E-mail: thomas.fennelly@njecpo.org

 

 

KATHERINE B. CARTER

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE

VETERANS COURTHOUSE

50 WEST MARKET STREET

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY  07102

(973) 621-4021 (BUS.)

(973) 289-9704 (CELL)

KATHERINE.CARTER@NJECPO.ORG

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Operation Take Back

Cedar Grove Police to Participate in Operation Take Back New Jersey Medicine Disposal Day

The Cedar Grove Police Department will be hosting an Operation Take Back New Jersey local collection site as part of the Operation Take Back New Jersey Medicine Disposal Day.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Municipal Building at 525 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove.   This initiative, open to all residents, was organized to encourage citizens to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine.

The Operation Take Back New Jersey Initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.  In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away, both potential safety and health hazards.    

This statewide effort, with many New Jersey Police Departments participating, is being spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division.  Residents looking for more information on the program should visit www.dea.gov.  Please contact Lt. Joseph Cirasa at 973-239-4100  ext. 254 if you have any questions or need assistance.

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Cedar Grove Press Release

March 7, 2013

            On Thursday, March 7th., police charged Kenneth D. Daniels, 27, of East Orange with several offenses including eluding police and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.  The incident leading to the charges began at 7:27 a.m. when Ptl. Michael Grasso observed the involved vehicle, a 2004 Porsche Cayenne, travelling north on Pompton Avenue at Stevens Avenue and attempted to stop the car for observed violations.  It was at that time that the operator of the Porsche, subsequently identified as Daniels, refused to stop and actively attempted to elude the officer, operating at a high rate of speed.  The officer discontinued his attempts to stop the vehicle after losing sight of it at the Route 23/46/80 interchange.  A check of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer revealed the Porsche had been reported stolen in Little Ferry on February 13, 2013.  Following a State Police Emergency Network (SPEN) broadcast of the incident, the Clifton Police Department observed the stolen Porsche and ultimately stopped the vehicle after it became disabled on Rt. 21, and Daniels was arrested following a foot pursuit.  The defendant was served with his charges, which included reckless driving and driving while suspended, in Clifton where he is being held on charges brought by the Clifton Police. His arraignment on the Cedar Grove charges is scheduled for March 14th. at 9:00 a.m. in Newark. 

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            The Cedar Grove Police Department requests that the public report all suspicious activity observed, as it occurs.  The police department telephone number is 973-239-4100 and in case of emergency 9-1-1.  All reports are investigated and all assistance is appreciated. 

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All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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March 7, 2013

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