Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Early morning reckless driving tragedy averted, police say.
Police say an impaired driver driving the wrong way on 22 in early morning an incident was apprehended without injuries or damage. At 1:22 a.m on Thursday, Oct. 25, as Springfield Police Officer Jose Agrelo was waiting on Hillside Avenue to pull onto the westbound lanes of Route 22, he reportedly saw a four-door sedan driving east on Route 22 west. Agrelo put on his emergency lights and siren but police say the vehicle continued past his location without slowing or stopping. Officer Agrelo hopped on Route 22 East ahead of the vehicles' path. After he pulled into a center isle parking lot, he was able to pull onto the highway and force the vehicle to stop. The driver and only lone occupant of the vehicle, Matias Braulio, 44, of Roselle, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Man also charged with assault, weapons possession and more.
Springfield police report that an attempted car theft sent a man to the hospital and led law enforcement on a multi-town chase last week. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, Guitar Center employees contacted Springfield police with a report that a motor vehicle had been stolen from the store's parking lot. Officer Michael Lagola responded to the call and found an injured man lying in the parking lot. Lagola determined a car had been stolen and the driver of the car had struck the man before speeding onto Route 22 East. The victim, a 26-year-old Linden resident, was suffering from multiple fractures, having been first struck by and then driven over by the stolen car. After checking the victim's condition, Lagola radioed in the …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Pulled over outside Bally Total Fitness.
UPDATED: According to emergency communications, a woman was arrested this morning in the parking lot of Bally Total Fitness on Route 22. Emergency Communications say New Jersey State police pulled over the car in the parking lot of the gym at around 7:50 a.m. Police say the car had a stolen license plate affixed to its bumper. An employee of Bally saw four or five patrol cars in and near the gym’s parking lot, along with a tow truck. The police cruisers and the tow truck, the Bally employee said, had left the scene by 8:15 a.m. Springfield police said township officers assisted in the arrest. State police said the incident was under investigation and would not release details other than to say that no one was hurt.