Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Springfield woman charged with 10 different counts of possession, driving without a license and driving under the influence on Tuesday afternoon in Wendy's parking lot in Short Hills.
A 33-year-old Springfield woman was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 22 in a Millburn Wendy's parking lot after passing out in her car with prescription pills and crack cocaine paraphernalia, Millburn Police said. According to the report, police responded to a 4:30 p.m. call for medical assistance at 778 Morris Turnpike in Short Hills. Police said Leyora Zuberman was hanging over the center console of her car with her eyes closed when they arrived. The report said Zuberman didn't respond to police knocking on the window. The officer opened the door and tapped her on the shoulder. Zuberman popped up in a daze, police said. When police asked her if she was okay, Zuberman told police she just fell asleep. Police said Zuberman was sweating and confused…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Students celebrate anti-drug event.
If you're seeing red today, it's for a good reason. Today, Springfield students and school faculty members are wearing the color to honor the memory of Enrique Camarena, Drug Enforcement Agent who died in 1985 at the hands of Mexican drug trafickers. Posthumously, Camarena received the Administrator's Award of Honor. Red Ribbon Week, an annual series of anti-drug and pro-community events, was established in his name. Jonathan Dayton High School's Alternatives Club, a group dedicated to finding alternative social activities to drugs and alcohol, attended Springfield's Township Committee meeting to see officials proclaim Red Ribbon Week for Springfield.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Police say that a simple traffic violation near route 22 led to a significant narcotics arrest.
After Springfield officers pulled an S.U.V. over for reportedly running a red light near Guadineer Middle School, a search reportedly found that the car contained over 60 packets of heroin. On Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m., Springfield PD Officer Melissa Esteves stopped a red Ford Bronco on South Springfield Avenue after she reportedly saw the vehicle go through a red traffic light. According to a Springfield police news release, before approaching the vehicle, Officer Esteves noticed the driver and the passenger moving about their seats. But when she spoke with the driver she observed the passenger reportedly pretended to be asleep. Soon after, Officer Luis Brito arrived to back up Officer Esteves. While speaking with the officers, the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The following arrest information was provided by the Springfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
10/02/2012 8:42 pm Kimberly Bromberg of Kenilworth was arrested on Center Street for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. The arrest was by Officer Robert Bertucci. A passenger, Blas Morilla of Plainfield, was arrested by Officer Joseph Leniart when it was found that there was an active warrant for his arrest issued for failing to appear in the municipal court of South Plainfield to answer motor vehicle offenses. Subsequent to his arrest, Blas was found to possession a small quantity of narcotics, suspected to be Cocaine. 10/03/2012 10:55 pm Officer John Laurencelle stopped a motor vehicle that was illegally parked in a handicapped parking space at the Hotel 304 West parking lot on Route 22 West…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Alleged drug runner stopped for unsafe lane change.
Police say Zakiyyah Shakoor started crying after she was pulled over. The 37-year-old Wilboro resident is reported to have appeared nervous from the start of the late morning May 15 traffic stop. She reportedly broke into tears after officers was asked for her license and other motor vehicle papers. Reportedly, she told Springfield Police Officer Luis Brito that she was fresh from a fight with her boyfriend but then changed her story. Soon it became evident that this was a case of cracking under pressure. The officers reportedly found a pound and a half of heroin crammed inside a fast food restaurant paper bag in the car. The Union County Prosecutor's Office narcotics laboratory later determined the package had a street value of over $50,…
Monday, October 4, 2010
Union County officials say Martinsville woman sold Springfield resident fatal dose of heroin.
Last week, the Union County Homicide Task Force charged and arrested a 20-year-old Martinsville, NJ woman with the 2009 death of a Springfield teen. County officials say Megan Plank sold heroin to 18-year-old Springfield resident Sara Malaker on Nov, 12, 2009. Malaker's mother found Sara and Bridgewater resident Christopher Coppola dead at her Springfield home the next day. The Union County Medical Examiner determined both died from acute heroin intoxication. According to an online tribute set up in her memory, Malaker was born in 1991. She is listed in this MyCentralJersey.com article as having graduated from Jonathan Dayton High School in June of 2009. On her MySpace page she displayed an interest in fashion and beauty, particularly hair…
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Arrest followed noise complaint.
Police have arrested a 26-year-old Springfield resident on drug charges in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 28. According to Springfield police reports, two township police officers responded to complaints of noise at the garage area of an apartment complex on South Springfield Ave. at 3:45 a.m. Police say they found five men and one woman sitting in the dark garage. Police reportedly found a bag containing a substance suspected to be marijuana and two large plastic bongs on top of a table in the garage. Police charged the garage's owner with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and the possession of drug paraphernalia. Police also reportedly found five prescription drug tablets in the owner's possession. The officers …
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Police say both incidents involved substance abuse
In two unrelated incidents, Springfield police made controlled substances charges after reportedly observing odd behavior in motor vehicles. Police say that shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday, August 27, officers investigated reports of an occupied vehicle parked across multiple parking spaces at a gas station at the corner of Morris and Meisel Aves. The officers reportedly found a 24-year-old Springfield resident inside the front seat of the car, using what is believed to be heroin. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a Hypodermic Needle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two days later, a report of a car parked on the shoulder of rte 22 West led to a drunk driving arrest. According to a …
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Police say man unsuccessfully tried to give a false identity.
On June 8, Springfield police responded to a report of someone yelling and banging on a door at the Colonial Motel on route 22. Motel guests and employees reportedly fingered Kenneth Lindwall as the source of the commotion. Lindwall, 41, of Bellevile reportedly told police he and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Kearny resident Vanessa Shaarawy were having trouble getting into the room, but that everything was OK by then. Police say they entered the motel room to speak with Shaarawy to see if domestic violence had occurred. While there was no evidence of that, the room reportedly smelled of marijuana smoke and contained glassine envelopes police suspected of containing Heroin. That's when Lindwall reportedly launched into an exquisitely sloppy …