After conducting a series of roving patrols between Saturday and Monday, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office arrested four for driving while intoxicated, stealing a car and being in possession of heroin, Sheriff Frank Schillari said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“My officers and I are committed to serve and protect the residents of Hudson County,” Schillari said in a statement.
“These roving patrols are beneficial to maintain our communities safe and to show those individuals that break the law that they will be caught and brought to justice.”
Raul Monroy, of Union City, was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving and driving with an expire license on Sunday after he was pulled over for speeding in the area of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 74th Street in North Bergen, officials said.
Sheriff’s officers administered a field sobriety test and it was later determined that the driver had a blood alcohol content of .18, over twice the legal limit, authorities said.
Additionally, Isaac Martillo, of Jersey City, was charged with receiving stolen property, while the passenger in vehicle was transported to the Essex County jail due to an active criminal warrant on Saturday, officials said.
After receiving a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) alert for a stolen vehicle, sheriff’s officers pulled over a vehicle that matched the alert description in the area of Culver Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, according to Schillari.
Furthermore, Gaston Gonzalez, of Jersey City, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with an expired license, driving with an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle and careless driving on Sunday, officials said.
In this incident, sheriff’s officers stopped a vehicle driving carelessly in the area of Bleeker Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.
As a result, the driver was stopped and administered a field sobriety test. After failing the test, a breathalyzer revealed that Gonzalez had a .18 blood alcohol content, authorities said.
Vincent Salerno, of Jersey City, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of heroin with intent to distribute, Schillari stated.
A sheriff’s officer approached an individual acting in a suspicious manner in front of the Central Avenue entrance to the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City.
When the Sheriff’s Officer asked Salerno for identification, he opened up his bag and the officer observed what he determined to be two bundles of suspected heroin, later confirming the two bundles contained 15 bags of heroin, officials said.