Area May 6, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 11 Mahwah Police Department Report On April 16, a 45-year-old Mahwah man was arrested on Franklin Turnpike for shoplifting after the business owner called to report the man walking out of the store with merchandise for which he had not paid. The officer reviewed the surveillance video and identified the suspect. He was brought to police headquarters and charged. The man will have to appear in court at a later date. The same day, a 21-year-old Mahwah man was arrested on Mahwah Road for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were called to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving the man and another driver. The officers located the drugs and paraphernalia while investigating the accident and arrested the man. He was charged and released with a pending court appearance required in Mahwah Municipal Court. A 22-year-old Maywood man was arrested April 17 on Route 17 North for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after the officer stopped the man for not wearing his seatbelt. The officer observed prescription medications in the vehicle and conducted a search that resulted in the other drugs and paraphernalia. The man was charged and transported to the hospital for observation. He will appear in court at a later date. On April 18, a Mahwah man, 23, was arrested on Ramapo Brae Lane for assault by auto and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in injury. The investigating officers spoke to the pedestrian victim and located the driver and vehicle involved. The driver admitted to arguing with the man and later hitting him with his car. The driver was charged and later released with a pending court appearance. Also on April 18, a 19-year-old Brick man and an 18year-old Brick man were arrested at Ramapo College for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were called by College Security. The officers were informed that the drugs were located during investigation of a noise complaint by the security officers. The two men were charged and released with court appear- Heads of the class ances required in the future. The same day, a 33-year-old Mahwah man was arrested on Pulis Avenue for disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon after officers were called to investigate a neighbor dispute. The officer interviewed the caller and later the suspect and determined that the man brandished a knife during the dispute. He was charged and released on his own recognizance with a court appearance required. A 26-year-old East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania man was arrested on Polo Lane April 19 for possession of marijuana after officers were called to investigate a suspicious incident. The officers arrived at the scene and the man pulled up in his vehicle. The officers smelled burned marijuana inside the car and interviewed the man. The marijuana was located a short time later and the man was arrested. He was subsequently released with a court appearance required. Also on April 19, a 37-year-old Haledon man was arrested on Route 17 North for driving while intoxicated and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance after officers were called to investigate a motor vehicle accident. The man had rear-ended another vehicle and admitted to consuming alcohol. He was field tested and arrested for DWI. The man was released to his father with a future court appearance date. On April 20, a 38-year-old Suffern, New York woman was arrested on Ramapo Valley Road for driving while intoxicated after the officer stopped her for swerving. The officer conducted field tests and later arrested the woman for DWI. She was released to a friend. A court appearance is required. On April 21, a 32-year-old Mahwah man was arrested on Route 287 South for hindering his own apprehension by giving false information to the police. The man was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped for inoperable tail lights. The officer interviewed the man and after checking the name he gave, determined that the man had supplied false information. He was charged and transported to the Bergen County Jail on a separate outstanding warrant. Caitlin Smith and Boyeon Choi Boyeon Choi and Caitlin Smith have been named Ramsey High School’s Class of 2009 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Both are Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars, President’s Education Award recipients, three time recipients of the Scholastic “R” Award, National Honor Society members, and World Language Honor Society members. Choi has involved herself fully during her four years at Ramsey High through participation in Chemistry League, French Club, Interact, Math League, Physics League, Big Blue Marching Band, and Concert Band. She was also named a National Merit Commended Scholar. Choi, a resident of Upper Saddle River, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Yoon Choi. Smith was named a National Merit Scholar Finalist, has participated in Biology League, Chemistry League, Color Guard/Winter Guard, and Concert Choir. 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