Monday, April 29, 2013
Surveillance shows pair allegedly stole $300 of formula from Cedar Grove Super Foodtown.
Two North Arlington residents were arrested Monday, April 22, following an investigation into an alleged shoplifting incident earlier this month. Nicole Schilare-Aristiza, 31, and Nicholas Demaria, 25, were arrested after police reviewed surveillance tape of an April 15 incident at Super Foodtown, located at 597 Pompton Ave. in Cedar Grove After reviewing the video, police determined the pair allegedly took $334.38 worth of baby formula from the store. Schilare-Aristiza was processed on her charge at police headquarters and released pending a Superior Court arraignment Thursday in Newark. Demaria was charged while at the Bergen County Jail where he is being held on unrelated charges, officials said.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Police arrest 49-year old Rutherford man, fire department extinguishes gas main fire during Thanksgiving weekend.
Cedar Grove’s police and fire departments were busy during the holiday weekend with a shoplifting arrest early Monday, Nov. 26 and a transformer fire Friday, Nov. 23, officials said. Police arrested a 49-year-old Rutherford man after he fled from the CVS Pharmacy located at 387 Pompton Ave. in Cedar Grove after he allegedly ran out of the store with $166.85 worth of cigarettes and candy without paying for it. Jonathan W. Mann was arrested a short time later on shoplifting, possession of a controlled-dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, police said. When Mann’s car was stopped by police on Pompton Avenue, police said they also found cocaine and two glass pipes in the car. He was taken to police headquarters and …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A Little Falls man was arrested after he was found asleep in his car at an intersection while a Cedar Grove man was arrested after flipping his car on a utility pole.
Police found 22-year old Craig Anderson of Little Falls asleep behind the wheel of his car on the morning of Thursday, September 20. Following a 9-1-1 call, police found the car in gear, idling at the corners of East Lindsley Road and Stevens Avenue in Cedar Grove at 3:10 in the morning. Anderson was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a field sobriety test. He was taken to police headquarters and released pending a municipal court appearance. A Cedar Grove man was arrested, Sunday, when his car veered off the road and crashed into a utility pole before rolling over, police said. Police arrested 25 year-old Michael D. Ciccarelli, of Cedar Grove for driving while intoxicated. Police said the 2012 Jeep Cherokee was traveling …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Police: Home health aid and her friend stole more than $2,000 between them.
Two women were arrested last week and charged with thefts from the homes homes of two elderly Cedar Grove residents, police said Monday. On Friday, Feb. 10, police arrested Theresa M. Castillo, 31, a home health aid worker, and her accomplice and friend, 40-year-old Martha B. Vazquez, both of Newark, in connection with the theft of money from two elderly residents, for whom one of the defendants had been working as a home health aide. The arrests followed a detective bureau investigation into reports that the initial victim, an 86 year-old resident, had $1,235 in cash stolen from her home over a two month period, reportedly during hours when Castillo and her associate, Vazquez, were in the home. On the date of the arrests, detectives …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Indictment says resident, along with insider, defrauded Pepsi out of $2.9 million over 10 years.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Chris Nesi
Thursday, February 2, 2012
A Cedar Grove man who serves as chief financial officer of a vending machine company was arrested this morning by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service on charges he defrauded Pepsi Bottling Group of nearly $3 million in a decade-long scheme, The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a press release. Joseph Belasco, 62, of Cedar Grove, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, five counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering for his role in an alleged scam that included cooperation from a Pepsi employee and his wife, according to the indictment unsealed today. Belasco works for Culinary Ventures Vending, a Union Township-based company that places …