Police Blotter: Teen Arrested For Drugs, Disorderly Conduct

The following information was obtained from the Cranford Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

March 22

  • At 3:45 p.m., arrested a Linden man on drug charges. According to reports, Officer Steven D’Ambola stopped a suspicious male walking in the area of Raritan Road and Centennial Avenue. After a brief on-scene investigation, Officer D’Ambola arrested and charged Enrique N. Nugent, 27, of Linden, for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substannce paraphernalia. It was also determined that Nugent had an outstanding warrant in the amount of $200 from Roselle Park. Nugent was released after posting bail with a Cranford Municipal Court date pending.
  • At 6:53 p.m., Cranford Police arrested a Linden man for contempt of court. According to police reports, Officer Robert Jordan stopped a 1999 Ford Van on Hayes Street for a motor vehicle violation. After a brief on-scene investigation it was determined that the driver, Alphonse H. Avallone, 52, of Linden, had outstanding warrants out of Elizabeth and Newark totaling $1,510. Avallone was turned over to Elizabeth Police Department with pending court proceedings.

March 23

  • At 1:43 a.m., Cranford Police arrested a Somerset resident for drug charges, contempt of court and disorderly conduct. Officers Kelly Rieder and Robert Jordan were dispatched to the area of Severin Court and Lincoln Avenue for a loud individual in the street. Upon arrival, the officers located Nygera M. Arrington, 18, of Somerset, crying and yelling while talking on her cell phone. After several attempts to get Arrington to calm down, she allegedly continued to be disorderly at which time she was placed under arrest. Further investigation produced one small zip lock bag of suspected marijuana. Arrington was also found to be a wanted person out of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office. Arrington was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. Arrington was turned over to the Middlesex County Sheriff with court dates pending.


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