Plus graffiti vandalism at train station and Mid Park Lane. The latest in crime from Lt. Scott Buehler:
On 1/4/12 at approximately 9:05 PM, detectives pulled over a Chrysler on Bloomfield Avenue after the operator failed to signal prior to switching lanes. During the stop, detectives spoke to the passenger of the vehicle, later identified as a seventeen year old male from Cranford. The male, at one point, supplied the detectives with false information regarding his age. Detectives requested that the male exit the vehicle and the male complied. However, when he stood up, a glassine envelope fell from his lap onto the ground. Detectives retrieved the envelope, which was found to contain heroin. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile was in possession of 204 glassine envelopes containing heroin. Detectives also seized $430 from the juvenile as suspected proceeds of drug distribution.
The juvenile was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within one thousand feet of Bullock School, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within five hundred feet of public housing located at 10 Pine Street. He was later remanded to the Essex County Youth House.
On 1/4/12 at approximately 11:00 AM, police responded to the Montclair Heights Train Station on Normal Avenue in Upper Montclair on a report of vandalism. Upon arrival, police met a township employee who reported that he had discovered graffiti in the station. It is believed that the vandalism occurred sometime after 12/25/11.
The damage consisted of the word “stooge” written in black spray paint on a wall and the letters “RAO” written in red spray paint, outlined in black. The graffiti was found inside the enclosed waiting area next to the tracks. There are no suspects at this time.
On 1/4/12 at approximately 12:45 PM, police responded to Midland Avenue on a report of vandalism. Upon arrival, police spoke to the complainant, who directed them to a fence in Mid Park Lane. The damage consisted of the word “Steam” being written on the fence in neon green spray paint. There are no suspects at this time.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Shawn DePoe at 973-509-4732.