News from the KPD blotter

March 28

At 11:20 a.m., Officers Ben Wuelfing and Vanessa Sevillano were dispatched to the 700 block of Forest St. to assist a Hudson County court officer with an eviction order. When the occupant of the residence, Jacquelin Nurkette, was advised that she would have to vacate the premises, she became hostile, threatened the officers, and then resisted being cuffed, police said.

Nurkette was charged with contempt of court, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

March 30

Officer Chris Medina responded to a 3:30 a.m. accident on Bergen Ave. between Schuyler and Harrison Aves., where a Dodge Caravan had left the roadway and hit a fence. The officer found the driver, Adrian Cardin, 54, of Elizabeth, standing outside the vehicle and detected the odor of alcohol, police said.

After field sobriety tests, Cardin was taken to heaquarters and given an Alcotest. He was charged with DWI and careless driving.

March 31

After observing a 2006 Mercedes make an illegal turn in the area of Schuyler and Garfield Aves. at 12:30 p.m., Det. Michael Gonzalez and Sgt. Paul Bershefski stopped the vehicle, which was driven by David Lopez, 31, of North Bergen, police said. A warrant inquiry reportedly showed that Lopez had three outstanding Kearny warrants stemming from a prior drug arrest. A search found that Lopez was in possession of a small vial containing what appeared to be the residue of a CDS, police said. He was charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

April 1

At 4:30 p.m., in the area of Kearny and Johnston Aves., Officers John Fabula and Daniel Esteves stopped a car for an MV inspection violation. The driver, Erik Merino, 38, of Kearny, was found to have a suspended license, and the officers detected a strong odor of alcohol, police said. After field sobriety tests and an Alcotest at HQ , Merino was charged with DWI, driving while suspended, careless driving and failure to display an inspection sticker.

April 2

At 9:45 p.m., Vice Unit detectives observed Jorge Cotto, 34, of Kearny, walking in the area of Chestnut St. and Quincy Ave. and confirmed that he was the subject of an outstanding no-bail warrant from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, police said. Cotto was arrested on that warrant, and the HCSO was notified.

–Karen Zautyk

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