Ida’s Blame – The Observer Online
September 10 at 4:29 am, Officer Anthony Oliveira was patrolling Kearny Avenue in Hoyt St. and came across a Honda Accord parked in front of a fire hydrant and tilted into the roadway. A man and a woman were sleeping in the Honda. They had the keys to the car, but neither had a driver’s license. The two told a convoluted story of staying put with a friend after suffering losses from the recent Hurricane Ida. Nationwide law enforcement databases were down for maintenance at the time of the encounter, so officers could not verify the condition of the car or its driver. They paused the couple and moved their car to a legal parking space.
At 5:30 a.m., the computer databases came back online and officers received a notification that the Honda had been reported stolen in Newark before their meeting with the sleeping couple. Officers returned and impounded the car, but its occupants were blown away.
Later at noon, the couple who were sleeping in the Honda came to police headquarters to retrieve the car from the impound. The woman told cops the car belonged to her ex-boyfriend and he said it was stolen was a big misunderstanding. The agents finally confirmed the misunderstanding with the owner of the Honda; However, in the meantime, they learned the woman was wanted by Essex County Superior Court for failing to appear on an assault charge (no bail) and by Newark Court for criminal mischief. ($ 5,000 on bail).
Constable Alan Stickno then arrested Shakirah B. Hall, 21, of Newark, at police headquarters. Hall was turned over to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.
September 10 at 4:50 p.m., Constables Ryan Brady and Ryan Stickno have arrested a 48-year-old man from Kearny for violating a domestic violence restraining order. It is alleged that the man pushed and yelled at his 49-year-old girlfriend, who refused to press charges of assault. However, the man was prevented from being home by an order from a judge. The offender was charged with contempt of court and held in South Kearny County Jail.
September 11 at 11:13 p.m., several Kearny officers, supplemented by welfare officers from the Harrison Police Department, responded to a report from a donnybrook near the corner of Garfield Ave. and Elm St. Officers arrived to find factions of a family engaged in feral behavior on the streets. During the taming of the parties, police arrested a 33-year-old Belleville woman when she disregarded their orders and charged several people while cops watched. This woman was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, but later released with a summons.
After officers quelled the dust and settled the facts, they also charged Belleville’s wife’s brother, a 30-year-old man from Kearny, with contempt of court. The charge was linked to his alleged violation of a domestic violence restraining order at the start of the fight.
The man was arrested the next day when he went to police headquarters to inquire about the incident. He was charged with contempt and sent to South Kearny County Jail.
September 12 at 9.47 p.m., Officers Bismark Karikari and Michael Ore, and Sgt. Pat Becker dealt with a shoprite report at Shoprite. A loss prevention associate accused Gloria Malbon, 73, of Newark of hiding $ 82.01 worth of toiletries in her wallet and trying to leave the store without paying.
Malbon was arrested without incident on a shoplifting charge. She then received a summons and a ride home.
September 14 at 1:30 am, Officers Luis Cazares, Jose Castillo, Anthony Oliveira and Josh Lopez have arrested a 26-year-old woman from Kearny for allegedly scratching her 32-year-old boyfriend during a domestic argument. The victim suffered lacerations to his forearm, chest and neck.
The attacker was charged with a summons of common assault and then released from the police station.
September 15 at 11:08 p.m. Constables Derek Hemphill and Lawrence Latka arrested a 46-year-old man for common assault. It was alleged that the man returned home under the influence of alcohol, expressed his dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of the apartment, and then pushed his wife’s head against an apartment door. From this, the woman suffered a bloodshot eye and a bruise.
The assailant was charged under a warrant of common assault and transferred to the Hudson County Jail in South Kearny.
The above charges are only charges, and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.