News from the Harrison police blotter

Nov. 12 

At 12:16 a.m., officers were sent to the 200 block of Manor Ave. on a report of three suspicious males sitting on the porch. Upon arrival, one officer saw the three men smoking and one tossed what appeared to be a cigarette to the ground. As the officer approached, police said he detected a strong odor of suspected marijuana. Another officer recovered the discarded butt containing green vegetation from under the foot of one of the other men on the porch. Two of the men, Mateusz Muchowski, 20, and Pedro Paysan, 27, both of Harrison, were issued summonses for possession of CDS under 50 grams and released pending a court date.

Nov. 13 

At 4:29 a.m., an officer on patrol at Cleveland Ave. and Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. spotted a white Mitsubishi Galant with a North Carolina registration having trouble staying in his travel lane northbound on Rodgers Blvd. After following the vehicle for two blocks and observing the continuation of the driver’s erratic driving, police said the officer activated emergency lights and siren and stopped the vehicle at the Cross St. intersection. The driver, Abel Gonzalez, 23, of North Carolina, was issued summonses charging him with DWI, DWI through a school zone and reckless driving. He was released to a family member, pending a court date.

Nov. 15 

At 3:54 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a 1997 Chevrolet Astrovan traveling at a high rate of speed through the intersection of Third and Hamilton Sts. Police said the officer activated lights and siren and stopped the vehicle at Second and Hamilton Sts. The driver, Christian Piedrarojas, 25, of Harrison, was ticketed on charges of DWI, reckless driving and several other motor vehicle violations. He was released to a family member pending a court appearance.

– Ron Leir 

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