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Summit Crime Report: DWIs, Drug Bust, Thefts, Criminal Mischief

This information was supplied by the Summit Police Department.

Summit Police handled a number of thefts, reports of mischief, and arrests for possession of marijuana and Driving While Intoxicated between Dec. 6 and Dec. 19.

DWI

On Dec. 13, 56-year-old Union resident Paul C. Scheighardt was arrested on Morris Avenue for Careless Driving and Drive While Intoxicated.

The following day, Kirsten E. Crawford, a 24-year-old Summit resident, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended at Walnut Street and Sylvan Road.

Drug Bust

On Dec. 17, Brooklyn residents Thomas Juliet, 59, and Ornafrio Genovese, 53, were arrested at Union Place for "Manufacturing, Distributing, Dispensing of CDS 1st Degree, CDS Distribution Near School Property, CDS Distribution Near Public Place 2nd Degree and Possession of CDS. About 30 pounds of marijuana were recovered." Click here to read more.

Criminal Mischief

On Dec. 16, a Passaic Avenue resident reported criminal/malicious mischief after finding a swastika drawn on the back wall of his detached garage. Click here to read more about this story.

On Dec. 15, police handled a report of malicious mischief at a Morris Avenue residence. The resident found a rock was thrown through the front window of her apartment when she returned home and there were no signs of attempted entry into the apartment.

Thefts

On Dec. 13, a resident reported that a copper grounding bar was taken from a property on Glenside Avenue where a Verizon Wireless cell tower stands. It is valued at $1,000.

Two days later, police handled a theft of one or possible two catalytic coverters from U-Haul trucks, which were parked at a gas station on Morris Essex Turnpike. This occurred between 9 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 7.

The next day, Dec. 16, police handled a report that a wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Walnut Street that contained credit cards, an ID and about $160. In addition, a make-up kit with an estimated value between $350 and $400 was also taken from the vehicle. This occurred sometime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Dec. 15.

On Dec. 6, police arrested Kenra D. Richardson, a 28-year-old Irvington resident, for 4 counts of Forgery 3rd Degree, Theft By Deception 3rd Degree and Theft By Deception 4th Degree.

Yesterday, police handled a report of a grey/silver hybrid bicycle, which occurred between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. The bike was parked on a tree just outside 482 Springfield Ave.

Editor's note: This information was submitted to Summit Patch by the Summit Police Department. Any arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

Allen Robinson December 22, 2012 at 02:07 PM
30 pounds of marijuana isn’t even reportable to the El Paso Information Center (EPIC). Anything below 90 pounds of cannabis is considered inconsequential to real law enforcement agencies. The Summit Police Department used the “big case drug bust” to take attention away from the real problem in this country; the security of schools. We all need to make sure police officers are paying attention to security in town instead of wasting time and assets on making a spectacle of a victimless crime. Now that there are two suspects in custody massive amounts of money will be spent to house, prosecute, and incarcerate these two men. In my professional opinion this is money wasted that could be better spent. Local police departments have the competency and assets to give traffic tickets and stand watch at the school. All of this active shooter effort and tactical training is pointless for town police. Every citizen should walk up to every police officer they see and ask him how many rounds he shot this week. The answer will probably be a big fat NONE. The reason is, and I have asked a Summit police officer this question, there is almost no budget for training and practice ammunition. Your “highly trained officers” only shoot on the few qualification days they have per year. Ask a police officer how much of his personal income he spent on ammunition and training.
Allen Robinson December 22, 2012 at 02:09 PM
When I was a law enforcement officer I practiced almost every day. I had a range in my home, I loaded my own ammunition, I attended; usually at my own expense numerous tactical training and shooting academies. I completed the U.S Army Infantry Officers’ Course at Fort Benning and numerous other military officers’ courses to ensure I was as proficient as I could be. The fact is most town police officers are only effective against an unarmed suspect. Now that I am retired I am still more proficient and better prepared for a “tactical” situation than any police officer I know. If you end up with a real problem leave the cops in the doughnut shop and call me. I’ll come help you.
Allen Robinson December 22, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Last word from a pro. It takes more than a high-and-tight haircut and a pair of 511 pants to be proficient in taking the life of the bad guy. Professional appearance and demeanor never killed a bad guy and walking down the hall of the school in a little team with unloaded rifles isn’t tactical training. Tell the chief to stop wasting money on victimless crimes and spend some money on real security. Put the cops at the door of the school. This will do much more to protect sacred Summit.
Allen Robinson December 22, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Good work guys on the DWIs. Maybe the detectives should get on the road and do so much good. DWI arrest protect motorcyclist.

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