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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Prescription Medication Drop Box Coming Soon

The Riverside Police Department has just received a medication drop off box which will be installed in front of the police station in the near future.  The drop box, which resembles a mailbox, was provided through a program funded by CVS Pharmacy.  The drop box is a environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted or unused medications and will be available to the public 24/7.

Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse is an escalating problem that often evolves into opiate abuse.  The theft of prescription medication is also a growing trend.  Jewelry boxes and medicine cabinets are often the first places a burglar checks when the break into a home.   Proper and timely disposal of medications prevents it from falling into the wrong hands.

The Riverside Police Department would like to thank CVS Pharmacy for providing us with another tool to prevent prescription drug theft and abuse.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Open Container of Alcohol Leads to Distribution of Narcotics Arrests


Nickolaos Thanasias of Beverly, NJ
Keith S. Sadler, 3rd of Edgewater Park, NJ






On March 16, 2015 at approximately 10:27pm, the Riverside Police observed two adult males consuming alcoholic beverages in public at the bus stop along N. Pavilion Avenue.  The officer investigated and identified the subjects as Keith S. Sadler, 3rd (27yrs) of Edgewater Park, NJ and Nickolaos Thanasias (23yrs), of Beverly, NJ.  The officer discovered that both subjects were in possession of numerous open containers of alcoholic beverages and had been smoking marijuana.  As a result of the investigation, both subjects were placed under arrest.  Sadler was found to have in his possession a distribution quantity of cocaine, marijuana, a digital scale and currency.  

Thanasias was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Using or Being Under the Influence of CDS, Possessing an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage in Public.  He was released on his own recognizance.    

Sadler was charged with Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Marijuana 50g or Less, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Using or Being Under the Influence of CDS, Possessing an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage in Public.  He was lodged at the Burlington County Correctional Facility in default of $20,000 full bail. 

DWI Patrols Added for St. Patrick's Day



 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, St. Patrick’s Day has ended in tragedy due to drunk drivers for 276 people from 2009 to 2013. We are running DWI patrols tonight for your safety. Please celebrate responsibly!
                                                             Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Additional Charges Filed Against Suspect in Officer Dragging Incident

Additional charges have been filed against Brandon Belton, 23 of Willinboro, the suspect charged in the February 28th incident in which a Riverside Police Officer was dragged by his vehicle.   After searching Mr. Belton's impounded vehicle, he was charged with the following additional offenses:
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana Over One Ounce
  • Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance on School Property
  • Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Within 500 Feet of a Public Park
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