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Cops: Man Gives Fake Name to Avoid Arrest

The following arrest information was supplied by the Hopatcong police department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Stanhope man gave a Hopatcong police officer a fake name because he thought he was wanted by Essex County authorities, police said.

An officer pulled over Aaron Zablow for speeding around 5 p.m. Jan. 4 at the intersection of Flora and Durban avenues, police said.

Zablow gave the officer the vehicle's registration and insurance information, but said he didn't have his drivers license, police said. Then Zablow told the officer a fake name and provided two birth dates, police said. Zablow also said he suffered from severe dyslexia and recently had his identity stolen, police said.

The officer then followed Zablow to his home so he could retrieve his drivers license, police said. When Zablow emerged from his house several minutes later, he admitted to giving police the wrong name and it was actually his cousin's, police said. Zablow told the officer he lied because he thought he was wanted on a warrant out of Essex County after posting bail on a drug charge, police said.

Zablow was charged with hindering apprehension, speeding and failure to exhibit documents. He was processed and released, police said.

For questions on this report, email brendan@patch.com.

Glad_i_got_out January 10, 2012 at 04:52 PM
ummm what are the odds that this guy put his drugs in the house while he was "looking" for his ID?
Rich Smith January 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Hay Glad, you make a good point. This guy is a looser and now that the police have engaged him once, I hope they keep an eye on him because he is trouble down the road for sure.
jazzman January 11, 2012 at 01:11 AM
wow thats not to good of a procedure by law inforcement,following someone to his house and waiting outside? i cant even get out my vehicle on a traffic stop,..and ive been living here,went to school here,paying taxes here for 1/2 a century
Bill January 14, 2012 at 04:51 PM
you know..... somedays you read this kind of stuff and you just have to shake your head....

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