KPD: Temper, temper . . .

A local man was arrested last week and charged with criminal mischief after he was allegedly involved in an assault — on a Kearny Parking Violations Bureau vehicle. Other charges followed.

At 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, KPD Officer John Fabula was on patrol near Schuyler and Harrison Aves. when he heard a radio call from Parking Violations Officer Fred Krowl requesting “immediate police assistance” at nearby Sanford Ave. and Radley St.

Fabula arrived to find Krowl’s official car with a smashed windshield, allegedly courtesy of Antonio Trijilio, 37, of Kearny. Police said Trijilio had confronted Krowl about a street-cleaning-violation parking ticket and took out his anger on the town vehicle.

In a search incident to arrest on the criminal mischief charge, the suspect was found to be in possession of a cut straw bearing white residue and a small, “keychain-like” container holding eight methadone and two Xanax pills, police said.

He was additionally charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and damage to town property.

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

Aug. 12 

At 7 p.m., Vice officers reportedly spotted Joseph Fauser, 30, of Kearny, walking along the old railroad bridge at N. Midland and Passaic Aves. Police said Fauser had been warned off the span, which is posted with “Private Property” and “No Trespassing” signs, in the past. In a search incident to his arrest on a defiant-trespassing charge, police said he was found to be in possession of four wax folds of heroin and six vials of cocaine and was additionally charged with those offenses.

Aug. 21 

Vice officers, conducting an unrelated out-of-town investigation, witnessed Joseph Santos, 31, of Kearny, engaging in what they believed to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction. They went about their duties in the other municipality, but at noon, upon returning to Kearny, saw Santos driving near Woodland and Highland Aves., confronted him and reportedly recovered 10 wax folds of heroin, stamped “Bambo King.” He was charged with possession of the drug and paraphernalia.

Aug. 23 

Shortly before 6 p.m., Officer Ben Wuelfing saw a 1997 Ford, its engine running and the driver apparently asleep, in a prohibited area near Devon and Duke Sts. Approaching the car, he also saw an open bottle of Dewar’s on the front passenger seat, police said. Following field sobriety tests and an Alcotest, Marcio Olicshevis, 54, of Kearny, was charged with DWI and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Aug. 25 

At 8:45 p.m., Vice officers saw Christian Garcia, 26, of Kearny, sitting in the passenger seat of a Toyota Camry at Midland Ave. and Devon St. Confirming that he was the subject of a no-bail criminal warrant from the Hudson County Sheriff ’s Office, they approached the car, but Garcia fled on foot, police said. He reportedly vaulted a fence, but the officers did the same and tackled him in an alleyway. In a subsequent search, an empty wax fold of heroin was allegedly found in his sock. He was arrested on the HCSO warrant, a $500 Kearny MV warrant, and charges of resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Aug. 26 

Officer Jay Ward responded at 9 a.m. to a Chestnut St. address to take a report from resident Nathaly Mauricio, 23, who, according to KPD Chief John Dowie, told a “heartwrenching story about her 1999 Honda having been stolen,” reportedly by some unidentified ne›er-do-well. Police said Mauricio claimed to have just purchased the car, but was unable to produce the registration, temporary plate number or other documentation.

Ward, however, got the name of the dealer, obtained the needed MV info from him and posted same on the National Crime Information Center website. A short time later, Dowie said, the N.J. State Police in Totowa notified the KPD that they had been in a pursuit with the same vehicle the evening before and a trooper had gotten close enough to I.D. the driver before the chase was called off. That description, Kearny police said, sounded suspiciously like Mauricio”s boyfriend, a 23-year-old Bloomfield resident.

Det. Ray Lopez investigated, and shortly after midnight on the 27th, Officers Tim Castle and Dean Gasser, along with state troopers, arrested Mauricio at her home for allegedly filing a false police report.

The State Police were looking for the boyfriend.

– Karen Zautyk 

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