Parsippany officers were called to a parking lot on a report of an altercation but instead of a fight, found a man with a warrant for arrest on weapons charges.
Officers Paul Levi, Officer David Cavaliere and Sgt. Bernard Hattersley were called to the parking lot of the Ramada Inn on Route 46 at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.
“When they arrived, they spoke to a woman who stated that she was having vehicle problems and the man standing next to the vehicle was a friend of hers that was assisting her with it,” said Parsippany Community Relations Officer Earl Kinsey. “She also stated that they were not arguing.”
When officers asked the man his name he identified himself as someone the officers knew. The woman gave a different name for the man, police said.
The man was later determined to be Steven Heller, 47, of Landing.
Heller was placed under arrest after police found he had a warrant for his arrest from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office for charges involving possession of weapons, said Kinsey.
“He also had two traffic warrants issued for his arrest by the Municipal Court of Oceanport and another issued by Parsippany totaling $2,000,” he said.
He was processed at Parsippany Police Headquarters before he was turned over to officers from the Morris County Jail. He was also charged with hindering apprehension for allegedly giving the officers a name that was not his.