Victor Brito-Arias, 28, was arrested 4 times and released 4 times – all in 30 hours under NJ Bail Reform.
“If this happened before the state’s bail reform, the department would’ve held [Brito-Arias] and not put him out on summonses.” – NorthJersey.com City Hall Source
- ZERO Accountability
- ZERO Supervision
- ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
(Reported by NorthJersey.com – Mar 21, 2017)
A Passaic man was arrested four times on separate drug-related offenses during a 30-hour period this week, said police.
Victor Brito-Arias, 28, was first arrested on March 19 at 5:30 p.m. after patrol officers observed evidence of drug use as he sat in a vehicle parked on Madison Avenue. According to police reports, patrol officers Timothy Taffin and Garrell Middleton noticed Brito-Arias asleep behind the wheel of the vehicle. Brito-Arias and an occupant of the car were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a summons, said police spokesman Detective Lt. Robert Bracken.
The same night, at 10:30 p.m., officers Taffin and Middleton observed the same vehicle parked in the same Madison Avenue lot and again discovered Brito-Arias asleep in the driver’s seat, Bracken said.
The officers had to “wake up” Brito-Arias to elicit a response to their commands, Bracken said. Following a short investigation the officers arrested and charged him with possession of synthetic marijuana. Brito-Arias was again released on a summons, Bracken said.
The following night, on March 20, at about 9 p.m., officers Taffin and Zakaria Bernado observed Brito-Arias asleep inside the same vehicle parked near the intersection of E. Madison and Central avenues, Bracken said.