On 8/17/16 at 6:30 a.m., Port Authority Police at the Goethals Bridge toll plaza in Staten Island saw the suspect #1 later identified as Mr. John Branagan driving a 2007 Nissan Versa. The suspect drove through the toll plaza, through the EZPass lane without making payment. He was pulled over by PA Police and verified to be a toll violator  Records indicate the he owed $17,317 in unpaid tolls and fees. He was placed under arrest and his vehicle was vouchered.

On 8/18/16 at about 7:45 a.m., suspect #2 driving a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe with a NJ license plate, drove through the EZPass lane at the Goethals Bridge without making payment.  She was pulled over by PA police. A computer check verified her as a toll evader, owing $9,500 in unpaid tolls and fees. The suspect’s driver’s license was suspended due to being uninsured and she was placed under arrest. Her vehicle was impounded.


Suspect #1:  Mr. John E. Branagan, 46, Belton Street, Stanhope NJ

Charges:  Obstructing Govt. Administration (OGA), Larceny

Suspect #2:  Ms. Zenadia Soto, 43, Irving Street, Newark NJ

Charges:  OGA, Larceny, Unlicensed Operator, Uninsured Operator