Notes from KPD Blotter

In a professional building on Midland Ave., near the Post Office, there used to be a business called the Y&L Health Care Clinic.

We say “used to be” because last week it got busted. Kearny police said it was a massage parlor operating as a front for prostitution.

At 2:30 p.m., Feb. 9, as the result of an ongoing investigation, KPD Vice detectives went to the premises and arrested 64-yearold Jia Cao and 49-year-old Chunlan Yu, residents of Flushing, Queens. (Yes, the ages are correct.)

Both were charged with engaging in prostitution; additionally, Yu was charged with promoting it.

The officers also confiscated approximately $500, believed to be the proceeds from illicit proceedings.

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Other recent reports from the Kearny police blotter included the following:

Feb. 10 

At 5:15 p.m., after Officer Jordenson Jean saw a 2006 Lexis make an illegal U-turn on Kearny Ave., his mobile computer informed him that the car’s registration was expired and that the registered owner had a suspended license, police said.

He stopped the vehicle and took into custody Kelvin Valdez, 32, of Newark, who was charged with the three above mentioned offenses. The Lexis was impounded.

Feb. 12 

Officer John Fabula, travelling on the Belleville Pike at 8 a.m., saw a Nissan approach Kearny Ave. in the left-turnonly lane, then reportedly cut off other traffic and continue westbound on the Pike. When he stopped the car, the driver was reportedly unable to produce her license. Donna Cavallaro, 50, of Bloomfield, was charged with driving while suspended and making an unsafe lane change.

Police said she was also found to have three outstanding warrants, one each from Bloomfield, Montclair and Budd Lake, all motor vehicle-related.

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At 10 a.m., Officers Joseph Vulcano and Steve Hroncich responded to a health-care facility at the former West Hudson Hospital on the report of an unruly individual. They were advised by the staff that Michael Luciano, 57, of Clifton, was not welcome there but had refused to leave, police said.

The officers offered him a ride, which he reportedly rejected.

Luciano was subsequently charged with defiant trespass.

Police said he then complained of health problems and was transported to Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville for observation.

– Karen Zautyk 

The Observer Staff