$1K in Dinnerware Stolen from Westfield Home

May 6, 2014 8:39 p.m.

Stephen Zambito, 44, of Westfield was arrested for possession of marijuana (under 50 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of the South Side Train Station. Zambito was transported to Headquarters where he was processed and released with a summons.

May 8, 2014 2:31 p.m.

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Jill A. Jackson, 41, of Westfield was arrested by a Westfield officer while investigating a report of a vehicle parked in a handicap parking spot improperly. While speaking with Ms. Jackson, a warrant for no insurance was found to be active out of Union township. Jackson was arrested and transported from the 300 block of Clark Street to Westfield Police Department Headquarters where she posted $250.00 bail and was released.

May 8, 2014 6:09 p.m.

Richard Fuentes, 31, of Edison was arrested on an active traffic warrant ($750.00) out of Westfield Municipal Court pursuant to responding to Headquarters. Fuentes was processed and released after posting full bail.

May 10, 2014 8:31 a.m.

Claudia Velez, 35, of Scotch Plains was arrested during a motor vehicle stop for fictitious plates in the 2500 block of Madison Avenue on the Scotch Plains/Westfield border on a warrant out of this jurisdiction in the amount of $500.00. Velez posted bail and was released.

May 11, 2014 2:17 a.m.

Kaitlin Schnabel, 23, of Bound Brook was arrested for DWI following a motor vehicle stop at W. Broad Street and Rahway Avenue. Schnabel was turned over to the care of Trinitas Hospital pending toxicology results.

May 11, 2014 1:28 p.m.

Report of the theft of $390.00 from a victim’s wallet, which was unattended at the time in the 600 block of North Avenue West. Suspect(s) unknown allegedly picked up the wallet and took the cash and then left it at the scene.

May 12, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Victim reported that while parked overnight in the 1000 block of Central Avenue, unknown actor(s) entered his 2011 black Mazda and removed items totaling $85.00. There are no suspect(s) at this time.

May 12, 2014 12:00 p.m.

A resident in the 500 block of Trinity Place reported a theft of $1,000.00 in Lenox dinnerware sets. Victim believes the suspect(s) gained entrance to the home’s basement, which was left open due to some recent flooding.

May 12, 2014 5:11 p.m.

A resident of the 500 block of W. Broad Street reports being the victim of a burglary. Reported stolen was an X-Box valued at $500.00 and $20.00 cash. Timeframe for the burglary was between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

May 12, 2014 11:23 p.m.

Jacqueline Loughran, 60, of Westfield was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the area of Summit Avenue and South Avenue. Loughran was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where she was processed and released to a sober adult.

May 13, 2014

Gregory Thompson, 43, of Roselle was arrested on the strength of Westfield Municipal Court warrant #E13 13921 in the amount of $139.00 and Roselle Municipal Court warrant # 111965 in the amount of $89.00 pursuant to a prisoner pick up at Middlesex County Department of Adult Corrections. Thompson was transported to Headquarters where he was processed and placed into cell #1 default of bail.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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Dear Editor,

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