KPD: It was his house, but the car he slept in was not

On August 15 at 08:07, a citizen called police reporting that a man got out of a car on Brighton Avenue that did not belong to him and then attempted to enter a house. The man left a pair of sneakers near the driveway of the house he attempted to enter.

Officers eventually located him, Ryan J. Mallon, 27, of Kearny, and learned that he was in fact living in the house he had attempted to enter. But they also found reason to believe he overheard winks in a neighbor’s car without permission.

Mallon was charged with burglary and later released with a subpoena.

August 15 at 5:05 p.m., Officers Luis Moran, Jason Rodrigues and Sgt. Phil Finch responded to a rear-end vehicle crash near the 850 Newark Turnpike. The driver, who had his hindquarters, was transported to St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, complaining of neck and back pain.

When officers interviewed George H. Kluwe, 48, of Toms River, the driver who allegedly committed the rear, they learned that Kluwe did not appear to understand what had happened or that he had been involved in a accident. This, in part, led to the administration of field sobriety tests, which Kluwe failed.

Officers arrested Kluwe, discovering during the chance search that he was in possession of 10 bags of heroin stamped “Black Ops”, two used bags of heroin and seven vials of cocaine. Kluwe was charged with assault by automobile, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Hazardous Substance (CDS), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DWI, Driving a Vehicle in Possession of CDS, Driving reckless and reckless driving.

(Editor’s note: And after all that), Kluwe was later released with warnings.

August 17 Det. Jonathan Dowie arrested Reinel Garaymora, 32, of Bergenfield, when he drove up to police headquarters. Garaymora had been charged with assault in a car, endangering others and reckless driving, related to a car accident on August 3 at 9:48 p.m. in which he was the driver.

Constable Derek Hemphill investigated the crash, which happened at the intersection of Truck Routes 1 and 9 and Hackensack Avenue. The investigation showed that Garaymora, who was driving a box truck, turned around at the intersection to avoid waiting for an elevated bridge. While performing the U-turn, Garaymora’s truck reportedly hit a motorcyclist who was also stopped in traffic on the bridge.

The motorcyclist, a 43-year-old man from Bayonne, was transported by SAMU to the CHU. He suffered serious injuries, including a fractured neck and eye socket, arm and artery injuries.

Garaymora was released with summonses after he was booked.

August 21 at 1:41 a.m., officers Jose Castillo and Thomas Collins were dispatched for a domestic dispute outside a private home. There they encountered a 34-year-old man from Kearny with a torn shirt who told officers he got into a run-in with his co-parent while dropping off their daughter.

The co-parent, a 33-year-old woman from Kearny, reportedly fell on the sidewalk and was dragged by the man. It would have left abrasions on the woman’s arm and abrasions on the girl’s face.

Officers arrested the man on a charge of common assault. He was later released with a summons. Officers also referred the matter to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanence for further investigation.

August 22 at 1 p.m., Constables Ryan Stickno and Mat Lopez attended Somerset County Jail in Somerville and arrested Summer A. Singleton, 26, of North Brunswick, for theft of chattels. The arrest stemmed from the theft of a Chevrolet Suburban on June 7.

A Cali Carting employee told officer Bryan San Martin that he reported to work around 3 a.m. on June 7. The employee allegedly left his Chevrolet Suburban running with the keys in it while he checked into the office. Back in the parking lot, the employee saw his Suburban drive away. The Suburban was found abandoned on Broadway in Newark on June 9.

Det. Frank West and Jordanson Jean investigated the theft. Det. West recovered latent fingerprints and documentary evidence from inside the Suburban, which was linked to Singleton. Det. Jean obtained CCTV footage of the suspect’s movements just before the robbery.

After Singleton was arrested and transferred to Kearny, she was housed in the Hudson County Jail.




Captain Timothy Wagner | Kearny Police Department




Capt. Timothy Wagner is the public information officer for the Kearny Police Department and the commander of the department’s Internal Affairs Unit. He contributes to the KPD Blotter weekly and writes it entirely.



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