On March 17 at 11:21 a.m., Officer Ryan Brady and several back-up officers responded to a business on John Hay Avenue on a report of a hammer-assault-in-progress. Officers were told that a dispute ensued when a truck driver asked a colleague to move his parked truck so the first trucker could back into a space.
When the parked trucker, Gennadii Meschcheriakov, 53, of Brooklyn, allegedly refused to move, the first trucker alerted his supervisor and another colleague who attempted to make some headway with the parked trucker. Meschcheriakov allegedly responded by swinging a rubber mallet at the three men.
In the kerfuffle, the first trucker, a 22-year-old West Milford man, was hit in the forearm by the mallet and Meschcheriakov was allegedly punched.
Officers arrested Meschcheriakov on charges of aggravated assault and weapon possession.
He was later released with a summons.
On March 17 at 11:51 a.m., Officer Kevin Carvalho was dispatched to Seabra’s Supermarket on a report of a shoplifting. A store associate accused Vinicius Alarcon, 37, of Newark, of placing $70.74 of groceries and household products into shopping bags and trying to carry them out of the store without paying.
Alarcon was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons.
On March 20 at 9:08 a.m., Officers Andre Fernandes, Pedro Pina and Sgt. Phil Finch were dispatched to a private home for a domestic violence incident. The officers learned there had been a family argument in which a 33-year-old man allegedly threw a glass at his mother’s ankle creating a small laceration. When the victim’s 9-year-old son tried to intervene, the assailant allegedly punched the boy in the arm, leaving a red mark.
The assailant was arrested on charges of assault and for being a fugitive from justice. The man was also wanted on a no-bail warrant from Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, for a probation violation from a prior assault charge. He was also wanted on a $250 warrant issued by the Bloomfield Municipal Court for a traffic charge.
The defendant was remanded to the Hudson County Jail, South Kearny.
On March 18 at 11:03 p.m., Officers Danny Maganinho and Anthony Oliveira were dispatched to a private home on a report of a domestic dispute. There, officers met a 33-year-old woman who reported she had just been out to dinner in another town with her husband when the two had an argument.
The woman then left her husband and got a ride back to her Kearny home from a relative, but was concerned because she left some personal belongings in the other car. The husband was now at work and unable to return the items.
The next day, the wife appeared at police headquarters and reported her husband still refused to return her property. She now reported two or three days earlier, she’d spoken with a friend in front of her husband about breaking up with him.
This allegedly angered the man, who reportedly choked his wife and took her mobile phone for the night. A warrant issued charging the husband with aggravated assault and robbery.
On March 20, the husband turned himself in at police headquarters. He was arrested and lodged in the county jail.
On March 21, a 19-year-old woman reported to Officer Ellesse Ogando and Det. Jordenson Jean that she had been the victim of several sex crimes when she was a minor. The investigation revealed allegations that a relative, a man, who stood in a position of authority over the victim, inappropriately touched her intimate body parts in one incident when she was 15 and in two incidents when she was 17.
The defendant, who is now 39, was arrested at police headquarters after appearing for an interview. He was charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact (two counts) and endangering the welfare of a child.
The defendant was held on a warrant at the county jail.
On March 23 at 1:51 p.m., Officer Esteban Gonzalez and Sgt. Finch were dispatched to a private apartment for a domestic violence incident called in by a third party. A 30-year-old woman reported she had an argument with her husband after confronting him about suspicion of infidelity.
The wife reportedly packed the husband’s clothes and told him to leave. In response, the husband allegedly choked, her leaving a red mark on her neck, threw her to the floor and smashed her cellular phone on the floor damaging it.
Officers arrested the husband.
At the police station, the wife refused to cooperate with the investigation, wanted her husband released, and now claimed the mark on her neck was self-inflicted and she had misspoken earlier in describing the choking (but not the push to the floor or the cellular phone damage).
Notwithstanding, the husband was charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and simple assault and detained in the county jail.
On March 23 at 1:54 a.m., Officers Ruben Rivera and Angel Martinez, and several back-up officers were dispatched to a private apartment for a dispute. They walked into the apartment finding that the place reeked of rubbing alcohol. Officers learned a woman was asleep on a mattress in the living room and allegedly awoke to find her estranged husband, who sleeps in another room, holding an alcohol-soaked rag over her face and making a comment about “having her.”
The woman stopped him, but police were reportedly not called until the husband placed the cloth over her face a second time, forcing the wife to kick and scream for help. Officers later seized the alcohol-soaked cloth which had reportedly been next to a used pre-filled syringe containing Caverject Impulse, an injectable erectile dysfunction medication.
Officers arrested the husband on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, criminal restraint, weapon possession and endangering another person.
He was brought to Jersey City Medical Center for a psychiatric screening.
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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.