KPD: Juveniles crash stolen car

Two Newark teenagers were arrested after they reportedly crashed a stolen car into a pole in South Kearny, but at the end of the day they avoided county incarceration. Do not blame the KPD for that. The story:

Shortly after noon on Saturday, March 26, Officer Daniel Esteves, on patrol near Rts. 1/9, was flagged down by a concerned motorist who said there had been an accident on the highway near Central Ave. and believed that at least one of the parties involved had fled on foot.

At the scene, Esteves found a 2016 Hyundai — unoccupied– that had struck a pole, knocking it down. Checking the surrounding area, the officer located two 17-year-old Newark males who reportedly fit the description provided by the motorist. Upon questioning, police said, the teenagers admitted to having been in the Hyundai and claimed that it belonged to a relative. Police said it was later determined that the car had been reported stolen from Newark. Police also said there was an unaccounted-for television in the back of the vehicle.

The suspects were taken to KPD headquarters and booked as juveniles, to face a charge of receiving stolen property. Police said Hudson County Juvenile Intake was advised of the case and it, in turn, advised the KPD that the teens could be released to their guardians. Which they were.

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

March 25

At 11 p.m., Officers Dominic Dominguez, Rich Pawlowski and Jon Dowie responded to a report of a disorderly group at Davis and Garfield Aves., where they encountered three Kearny males: Daniel Baez, 21; Michael Henriques, 28, and Patryk Gaworski, 22. The trio was detained for a field inquiry and warrant checks — and all were reported as wanted, police said.

Police said Baez and Gaworski both had $2,500 burglary warrants from Kearny; Henriques, a $2,500 Kearny warrant for possession of marijuana. The three were taken into custody and, in a search incident to arrest, Baez was also allegedly found to be in possession of pot and drug paraphernalia and was charged accordingly.

March 26

At 8:40 p.m., Officers Darwin Paulino and Tim Castle responded to Kearny and Linden Aves. where a possibly intoxicated individual had been seen getting into a black Lincoln. Paulino then spotted the car heading west — and reportedly weaving — on Bennett Ave. and stopped it at Bennett and Jefferson Ave., where he found it to be operated by Drew Jeziorski, 63, of Kearny. Police said the driver was “almost unable to stand,” which precluded field sobriety tests. He was booked at HQ on charges of DWI and refusing to take an Alcotest.

March 27

Officer Richard Poplaski responded to an 8 a.m. call that a 2015 Ford had just been stolen from the 800 block of Kearny Ave. and, while en route  to the scene, saw the vehicle travelling south on Schuyler Ave. He followed and stopped it on E. Midland Ave. and arrested the operator, David Koscuik, 49, of Kearny, on a charge of theft of movable property.

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Shortly after 11 p.m., Officer Michael Alvarez stopped a 2003 Mini Cooper at Passaic Ave. and Stevenson Place for a lighting violation, detected the odor of marijuana and observed in the vehicle a pipe and containers that appeared to hold the drug, police said.  Both the driver, Jiggy Woo, 30, of Clifton,  and his passenger, Gloria Santiago, 25, of Kearny, were charged with possession of pot and paraphernalia. In addition, Woo got summonses for the lighting violation and possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle.

March 28

At 2 a.m., Alvarez was dispatched to Belgrove Drive and Rose St. on a report that a silver Honda had hit a parked vehicle and left the scene. Canvassing the area, the officer located the Honda and found it operated by Thomas Saavedra-Delgado, 22, of Roselle. In plain view in the passenger area, police said, was a glass pipe found to contain marijuana residue. Saavedra-Delgado was charged with possession of pot and paraphernalia, possession of a CDS in a MV, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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