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Hillside, NJ Police Department
Monday March 15th, 2010 :: 04:13 p.m. EDT

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Drug Arrest and Stolen Vehicle Arrest

March 12, 2010

Shawn M. Mayerik, 33, of Springfield was arrested for possession of drugs on 3/12 at 11:25 PM.

While monitoring traffic Officer Matthew Casterline observed Mayerik a disregard a stop sign at Hilldale Place and Route 22 West in a brown 1989 Chevy S10 wagon.

Casterline conducted a motor vehicle stop and a brief investigation which led to the seizure of a small amount of suspected cocaine.

Mayerik was then arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine) and received numerous motor vehicle summonses. Mayerik was later released on his own recognizance.

March 15, 2010

Alkeam D. Jones, 31, of Hillside was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle early this morning at 12:17 AM.

Officers Bryan Arrington and William Blakey observed a white 1992 Honda Accord stopped in the BP Gas Station at 600 Route 22 East. Mayerik got out of the vehicle and appeared to be doing business with the gas station attendant.

The officers ran a computer check of the vehicle which alerted them that the vehicle had been stolen out of the City of Newark on March 2. Jones then noticed the officers and quickly re-entered the vehicle, but was apprehended before he was able to drive away. Jones was then transported to police headquarters and the vehicle towed for eventual return to its owner.

Jones was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and turned over to Newark Police for an outstanding warrant.

Det. Lieutenant Vincent Ricciardi

Address/Location
Hillside, NJ Police Department
1409 Liberty Ave
Hillside, NJ 07205

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Non-emergencies: 973-926-5800

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