On Nov. 4 at 9:40 a.m., Officers Ellesse Ogando, Esteban Gonzalez, Det. Mike Andrews and Sgt. Phil Finch responded to a report of a domestic dispute between a husband and wife at a private home. They spoke to a 47-year-old woman who reported she was nude in her locked bathroom getting ready for work when her 45-year-old husband began trying to unlock the bathroom door from the outside. The husband eventually unlocked the door leading to a verbal argument.
The argument escalated when the husband allegedly held the wife down on their bed and urinated on her.
After this, he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Officers arrested the husband, charging him with sexual assault, criminal restraint and simple assault.
The husband was also later charged with refusal to allow a biological sample for a DNA database when he refused to submit to a cheek swab at police headquarters.
The husband was remanded to the county jail, South Kearny.
On Nov. 4 at 10:04 a.m., a concerned citizen called police describing a man whom they saw holding a silver handgun while driving a blue, two-door Infiniti near Belleville Turnpike and Schuyler Avenue. The caller recorded half the license plate characters and gave them to a dispatcher.
Det. Andrews found the suspect and the Infiniti in the 7-11 parking lot at the described street corner.
Driver Wallard O. Green, 47, of Kearny, denied having a handgun or owning the Infiniti. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission disagreed with Green with respect to ownership of the Infiniti. Seeing a suspicious bulge in his pants, Det. Andrews frisked Green for weapons and found 18 bottles of crack cocaine and a bag of marijuana in his pocket. However, he did not find a gun.
Det. Andrews arrested Green on charges of possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Green was remanded to the Hudson County jail. His car was impounded at the police garage.
The next day, Judge John Young approved a warrant to search the Infiniti.
Dets. Andrews, Dave Bush, Tim Castle and Sgt. Neil Nelson searched the Infiniti and located inside of it 216 heroin folds stamped “Shop Rite,” 116 heroin folds stamped “Milk & Honey,” 21 heroin folds stamped “Gorilla Pimp,” two wax folds stamped “House Wins,” two heroin folds stamped “White Castle,” a heroin fold stamped “Live High,” 10 bags of cocaine, a plastic container of crack cocaine and three hypodermic needles. Following the search, Green’s charges were amended to include possession of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin and intent to distribute cocaine and heroin.
On Nov. 4 at 9:21 p.m., Officers Bryan San Martin, Pedro Pina and Ryan Wilson were dispatched to the Walgreens at 465 Kearny Ave., where a 15-year-old town boy reported his bicycle had been stolen while he was inside the store at about 1 p.m. that day. The bicycle was a blue Trek mountain bike worth approximately $300. The enterprising youth reviewed store surveillance footage and identified the alleged bike thief as a high school classmate.
Shortly thereafter, Officer San Martin found the classmate allegedly depicted in the video, Anton A. Walker, 18, of Kearny. Officers arrested him near Town Hall and their follow-up investigation led to the location of the stolen Trek bicycle. They charged Walker on a summons with theft. He was later released.
On Nov. 7 at 11:58 a.m., Officer Anthony Nunez investigated a call of a suspicious person behind a parked car near the old Boonton Line train tracks off of Passaic Avenue. There, Officer Nunez found Keli R. Gorski, 33, of Kearny and McCarter Highway, allegedly crouched behind a parked vehicle with a syringe in her hand.
Several discarded wax folds of heroin were on the ground.
Officer Nunez arrested Gorski and then found incident to arrest that she possessed two heroin folds stamped “John Wick,” six Clonazepam tablets, several used syringes, several empty wax folds stamped “John Wick,” several empty crack vials, cut straws, a razor blade, and a large rubber band. He charged Gorski with unlawful possession of heroin, a prescription legend drug, drug paraphernalia and hypodermic syringes. Gorski was released with a summons.
Last week, we reported about a 15-year-old boy who was recently arrested several times for burglary and theft offenses. In the last incident, he was confronted by a Forest Street resident on Oct. 29 who saw the boy allegedly peering into his parked car. That resident’s house had been burglarized on Oct. 27 and the keys to that car had been stolen. Officers found those keys in the boy’s pocket on October 29.
Det. Michael Farinola investigated the circumstances of the original Oct. 27 Forest Street home burglary. On Nov. 9 he developed cause to arrest and formally charge the 15-year-old for that incident. The boy’s mother brought him to police headquarters where he was charged under juvenile delinquency with burglary and theft. The boy was already under home detention with a GPS monitor and a court intake officer ordered that he remain under those conditions.
On Nov. 10 at 6:57 p.m., Officer Ruben Rivera and several backup officers responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress on Ivy Street off of Bergen Avenue. An identified caller reported to police he was contacted by a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, reporting a man was burglarizing the house.
Officers found Michael Jatczyszyn, 47, of Rutherford, who matched the description of the alleged burglar, in front of the home. Officers observed the door of the house allegedly burglarized was open and no one was home.
Officers tried to briefly detain Jatczyszyn to conduct an at-scene investigation, but Jatczyszyn allegedly refused to stay and tried to walk away several times. Officer Rivera then arrested Jatczyszyn for obstructing the administration of law. Officers later learned Jatczyszyn was purportedly in the area to pick up someone.
The fire department was able to secure the open front door of the unoccupied home. Having no witness who would participate further in the investigation, and no homeowner to speak to about the previously unsecured house, officers charged Jatczyszyn on a summons with obstructing and later released him.
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Capt. Timothy Wagner | Kearny Police Department
Capt. Timothy Wagner is the Kearny Police Department's public-information officer and the commander of the department's Internal Affairs Unit. He contributes the KPD Blotter weekly and writes it completely.