Boonton Police Department

Police Blotter 4-26-2013

Police Blotter 4-26-2013
On April 8, Boonton Police Processed David N. Mower, age 27 of Dover on outstanding warrants stemming from incidents that occurred on March 20, 2013. Mr. Mower was charged by Boonton Police with Three counts each of Burglary and theft and one count of conspiracy to commit burglary and theft. Mower was also charged with three counts of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. On March 20 Police responded to a Boonton Ave address on a call of someone breaking into a motor vehicle. The caller observed the suspect flee into an apartment and notified police upon their arrival. Police located a female Identified as Theresa M Mower age 26 of Dover who had an outstanding warrant. They also located a male identified as Lester M Joy age 32 of Boonton who also had outstanding warrants both were placed under arrest. Mr. Mower was questioned and released from the scene at the time. A second suspect was located hiding in the area and he was identified as Timothy S Nauta Jr. Age 22 of Mount Arlington. Both Nauta and Mower were charged with three counts of Burglary to a motor vehicle a Crime of the third degree, three counts of theft from a motor vehicle, a crime of the third degree and conspiracy to commit burglary and theft. They were also charged with three counts of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, a disorderly person’s offense. Bail was set at $75,000 by Judge Wubbenhorst for both Mr. Nauta and Mr. Mower

On April 22, at 10:49 PM Boonton Police responded to 411 West Main St, the Shell Gas station on a reported silent alarm. On police arrival Patrolman Michael Gulla spoke with the gas attendant who stated that he was just robbed by a white male dressed in all black who brandished a large knife and demanded he turn over the money. The attendant handed over the money and the suspect fled on foot. Additional Officers were called to canvass the area to attempt to locate the suspect. Patrolman Daniel Mondino was checking the area of Grove St and West Main St and he located a vehicle with a male driver and a male passenger in the back seat behind the driver. He observed that the passenger appeared to be out of breath and sweating. He questioned the occupants and the passenger stated that he was at a friend’s house located in the area. The passenger was detained. Ptl Mondino then checked the friend’s house which was empty, a check of the yard revealed a bag with dark colored clothing and a knife. The suspect was searched and located on his person was a wad of cash. The suspect identified as Joseph Vasilopoulos age 27 of Boonton was charged with Robbery a crime of the first degree, Possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. Bail was set by Judge Wubbenhorst at $150,000 with no 10% option. He was processed and transported to the Morris County jail.

On April 23, at 4:30 Am Patrolman Daniel Mondino observed a vehicle parked on Washington St in an erratic manner with the vehicle running and the lights on. The driver was observed to be asleep behind the wheel. The driver identified as Michael Mudrak age 43 of Carteret was awaken and questioned and the Officer detected odor of alcoholic beverage. The driver stated that he was at a friends in Paterson and was trying to get home to Carteret. After investigation he was arrested and charged with Driving while intoxicated, Careless driving and improper parking. He was processed and released pending a court date.

On April 24 at 12:39 Am Patrolman Daniel Mondino observed a vehicle fail to stop at the intersection of Kenmore Rd and Lathrop Ave. He followed the vehicle and observed the vehicle to drive up on the curb after turning onto Vreeland Ave. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Michael A Monzo age 23 of Fairfield. In speaking with the driver the Officer detected an odor of alcoholic beverage. After investigation he was arrested and charged with Failure to stop or yield, careless driving, and driving while intoxicated. He was processed and released pending a court date.


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