Parsippany Police Blotter

Parsippany Resident Arrested for Warrants; Suspended Driver’s License

While on patrol on Route 53 at 12:19 a.m. on Friday, February 15, Officer Michael Kimble conducted a random registration check on a passing vehicle and discovered that the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and Gregg S. Pekmezian, 46, Parsippany, was discovered to also have active warrants for his arrest. Pekmezian was arrested on a New York City warrant for Possession of Stolen Property and an additional warrant from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to headquarters for processing and turned over to the custody of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.

Possession of Marijuana on Three Parsippany Juveniles

While on patrol at 7:19 p.m. on February 16, Officer Matthew LaManna observed an occupied vehicle with no lights on parked in a secluded area of the Skyview Manor Pool and Clubhouse on Meadowbluff Road near Old Dover Road. As the officer drove toward the vehicle, it attempted to leave the parking lot. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the odor of burnt marijuana was noted from the vehicle’s interior. The vehicle occupants were three juvenile females, age 15, 16 and 17. A small bag of suspect marijuana was turned over to Officer LaManna. The juveniles were taken into custody and transported to headquarters, and a parent of two of the females took custody of all three girls. The matter will be further investigated by the Parsippany Investigative Division Youth Services Section.

Residential Burglary at Sweetwood Court home

Parsippany Officer Ross Cooper and others along with officers from Montville responded to a Sweetwood Court home at 7:12 p.m. on Friday, February 1 on report of a burglary in progress. On arrival, a male resident reported that he returned home, and finding the front door locked, went to the back door where he reported hearing footsteps and voices. Upon spotting the resident, two male suspects wearing gray hooded sweatshirts left the scene on foot, one fleeing south behind the home and the other running north toward Vail Road. A second resident was inside the home with her boyfriend during the incident and heard her brother outside yelling to “call the police”. Officer Marcin Czajka located one suspect on Vail Road at Stafford Road, and the victim was able to identify him as one of the actors spotted outside his home. An investigation revealed that the victim’s boyfriend, Raymond Jaquez, 18, Paterson, had knowledge that his two friends were going to commit a burglary at the home of his girlfriend and attempted to distract her while the crime occurred when the second resident arrived home and interrupted the crime in progress. The 17 year old male juvenile suspect was authorized to be housed at the Morris County Youth Detention Center and was charged on Juvenile Delinquency Complaints with Burglary, Theft of Moveable Property and Conspiracy. The second suspect left the scene in an unknown vehicle and charges are pending. Raymond Jaquez was charged with Burglary, Theft of Moveable Property and Conspiracy and was committed to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of the $10,000 bail (no 10%) set by Judge Frese. Items reported stolen from the residence included a flat screen television, a laptop and a Mac Book Pro. An investigator from the Morris County Criminal Investigative Section also responded to process the crime scene.


Burglary at Wireless Depot; Several Cell Phones Stolen

Officers responded at 4:04 a.m. on Thursday, January 31 to the Wireless Depot located at 850 Route 46 on report of an activated burglar alarm and discovered the front glass door shattered. Numerous cell phones were taken from cabinets that had also been forced open. Parsippany detectives and an investigator from the Morris County Criminal Investigative Section responded and processed the crime scene, and Parsippany Rescue & Recovery secured the front door. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Parsippany Police Department at (973) 263-4300.

Former Sheriff Officer Arrest and Charged with Receiving Stolen Property

Officer Paul Levi was on patrol at 9:17 a.m. on Thursday, January 31 conducting random license plate checks when he discovered a gray Lexus RX350 that was reported stolen from Rochelle Park on January 13. The vehicle was parked in the lot of the Ramada Inn located at 949 Route 46. Entry was gained whereupon identifying information for a Mr. Richard Coviello, 37, Wayne, was discovered inside the vehicle. Coviello was located in his room at the motel. A former employee of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Coviello had in his possession OC (pepper) spray, a billy club and an expandable police baton, along with two law enforcement badges from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office. Coviello was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Prohibited Weapon and Possession of OC Spray. He was released on his own recognizance.

CDS Arrest at Gas Station on Knoll Road

While on patrol at 7:12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, Officer Ross Cooper observed a running black 2009 Jeep with its lights off parked between two pumps at the closed Phil’s Automotive located at 1157 Knoll Road. Mrs. Mirta Caudill, 47, Boonton had in her possession a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana, and a small plastic bag containing suspect marijuana. Caudill was arrested and transported to headquarters where she was charged with Possession of 50 Grams or Less Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances in a Motor Vehicle. She was released on her own recognizance pending a court date.

Residental Burglary on Linda Street

Officers responded to a Linda Street home at 5:56 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 on report of a home burglary. The victim reported that she was checking the home for family who were away on vacation, and the home was fine two days prior. Forced entry appeared to have been gained via the front door and the upstairs bedrooms were ransacked. Parsippany detectives responded along with an investigator from the Morris County Criminal Investigative Section also responded to process the crime scene. Parsippany Rescue & Recovery secured the home’s front door. Parsippany residents are encouraged to use the free “House Watch” program if you are going to be away. For more information on this program and other crime prevention tips, Please visit the Parsippany Police Department website at www.parpolice.com and click on the “Safety and Prevention” tab.

Parsippany Resident Trying To Enter Vehicle at Paul Miller Arrested
Officer Michelle Kardos responded to the Paul Miller Audi dealership at 2:27 a.m. on Friday, January 19 located at 179 Route 46 on report of a male attempting to enter a vehicle. On arrival Officer Kardos encountered Airick J. Grable, 46, Parsippany, who appeared intoxicated and was standing beside an Audi Q5 and attempting to enter the vehicle. It was discovered that Grable had an active warrant issued by the Lakewood Police Department in the amount of $750.00 for a motor vehicle violation. Grable was arrested on the warrant and transported to headquarters for processing. He was released on the authority of Lakewood Police Department pending a court date.

Newark Resident Charged with Driving with Suspended License
While on patrol on Route 46 in the area of Arlington Plaza, at 12:13 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 Officer Anthony Morelli conducted a random license plate inquiry and discovered that a red Nissan had a suspended registration and the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and driver David Bailey, 35, Boonton, also had an active warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia issued by the Newark Police Department in the amount of $250.00. Bailey was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was issued summonses for Unregistered Vehicle, Uninsured Vehicle and Driving While Suspended. He was released on his own recognizance on the authority of Newark Police Department. Editors Note: A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Narcotics Arrest at Hotel Parking Lot
Officers Ronald Carrozzino, Alfred Keiser and Michael Sprung responded at 10:55 p.m. on Saturday, January 12 to the parking lot of the Ramada Inn located at 949 Route 46 on report of a suspicious vehicle with possible drug activity occurring. On arrival smoke was observed emanating from the interior of the 2001 Mercedes Benz. The three occupants of the vehicle, Jason S. Robinson, 25, Mastic Beach, New York, Jason D. Smart, 25, Amityville, New York and Darren L. McKenzie, Jr., 25, Charlotte, North Carolina, were subsequently arrested and each charged with Possession of Marijuana, 50 Grams or Less. They were transported to headquarters for processing and released on their own recognizance.

Editors Note: A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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