KPD: Well, at least he wasn’t driving

On Jan. 25, the Monday after the blizzard, when excess snow still made driving problematic, Kearny vice officers apprehended a drug suspect who had opted to let someone else tackle the streets.

At 5:15 p.m., the detectives spotted Ulises Rebozo, 42, of Kearny, enter a taxi on the 500 block of Kearny Ave. Believing him to be in possession of narcotics, they followed the cab, pulled it over at Midland and S. Midland Aves., confronted the passenger and reportedly recovered 31 wax folds of heroin (20 stamped “Transporter”; 11 stamped “Pepsi”), along with five vials of cocaine. a/k/a “snow.”

Rebozo was arrested for possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia and was taken to headquarters, where it was cozy and warm.

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

Jan. 21

Shortly after noon, vice detectives at the Belleville Pike and Passaic Ave. saw a 2004 Infiniti occupied by William McCurley, 31, of Kearny, who they believed had engaged in an earlier drug transaction. When they attempted to stop the car at the intersection, it took off south on Passaic but then pulled into a parking lot, where McCurley was seen stuffing objects down his pants, police said.

In a search incident to arrest on a charge of eluding, the officers reportedly recovered six was folds of heroin (stamped “Dinosaur”) and a hypodermic needle. McCurley was also charged with possession of the drugs and drug paraphernalia and was issued a summons for reckless driving. Jan. 24 (the day after the blizzard)

At 1:30 p.m., Officers Peter Jahera and Kyle Plaugic were called to a Woodland Ave. residence on a report of “an out-of-control youth.” Police said the parents

of the 15-year-old male had asked him to help with the snow shoveling. The request resulted in “a heated exchange,” during which the teenager allegedly smashed a glass jar and “punched holes in a few walls.”

Police said that when he was taken into custody, they observed that his knuckles were bleeding. They also reportedly observed, on his person, a small plastic bag of marijuana. He was charged with criminal mischief, possession of pot and paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a CDS. He was booked at HQ and released to his parents’ custody.

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Officers Sean Wilson and Jordenson Jean responded to a 2:30 p.m. report of a motor vehicle accident on the 200 block of Windsor St. There, police said, they found that a 2002 Dodge Ram, operated by Joel Hartman, 48, of Kearny had hit a parked Toyota. While interviewing Hartman, they reportedly detected the odor of alcohol and observed an open container of vodka in the truck. Police

said they also observed a 2-year-old passenger without any safety restraints.

There reportedly was also another adult passenger.

Hartman was given FSTs, and an Alcotest at HQ, and was charged with DWI, possession of an open container of alcohol in a MV, driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle, and failure to have safety restraints for the child.

Jan. 27

Shortly before 9 p.m., Vice detectives observed Mark Eager, 24, of Kearny — said to be the subject of an ongoing investigation — in a 2003 Chevy pickup in the Park Ave. area. While interviewing Eager, police said, they saw a glass vial containing suspected cocaine protruding from his clothing. A search incident to arrest reportedly produced eight additional vials of coke, seven wax folds of heroin (four stamped “Transporter” and three stamped — talk about the obvious — “Dope”), along with a Kearny High School I.D. card not in his name. Eager was charged with possession of the drugs and paraphernalia and theft of property lost or mislaid.

Jan. 28

At 7 p.m., Officers Daniel Esteves and Andre Fernandes observed a 2004 Fotd speeding on the Belleville Pike and stopped it Argyle Place, police said. Driver Damian Martir, 36, of North Arlington, produced a New York State I.D. card and N.Y. registration, but police said they determined that his N.J. driver’s license had been suspended. The officers also detected the odor of marijuana and. in plain view, saw a plastic bottle found to contain the drug and a cigar wrapper, police said.

Martir was charged with driving while suspended, being an unlicensed driver, careless driving, possession of pot and paraphernalia, and possession of a CDS in a MV.


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