Bike Thefts Continue in Westfield

August 21, 2014 5:22 p.m.

Edward Carter, 60, of Westfield was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Union County Superior Court in the amount of $600.00. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Carter had another warrant for his arrest from Newark Municipal Court in the amount of $200.00. Carter was processed and was unable to post bail. He was transferred over to the Union County Sherriff.

August 22, 2014 8:00 a.m.

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A resident from Stanley Oval reports being the victim of a theft. Victim states that actor(s) stole approximately $21,300.00 worth of jewelry from a residence.

August 22, 2014 10:30 a.m.

A resident from Nomahegan Drive reports being the victim of an act of criminal mischief. Victim states that unknown actor(s) damaged the driver side mirror of his car.

August 22, 2014 3:03 p.m.

Richard Adase, 38, of Elizabeth was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Springfield Municipal Court pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Adase was arrested, processed and posted bail of $120.00.

August 22, 2014 3:03 p.m.

Frank Costanza, 38, of Edison was arrested on the strength of outstanding warrants for his arrest pursuant to a motor vehicle stop from the following jurisdictions: Cranford $1,852.00, Winfield $910.00, Linden $750.00, Old Bridge $628.00, Roselle Park $250.00, and Linden $200.00. Costanza was processed and transferred over to Cranford Police Department.

August 22, 2014 4:49 p.m.

A Westfield resident reports the theft of a bicycle from the Northside Train Station. The bicycle is described as a Hardrock Sport Disk 29” Specialized. The bicycle lock was also cut and removed. Approximate value of the bicycle plus accessories is $730.00. This occurred between 6:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

August 22, 2014 6:11 p.m.

A resident of the 680 block of Norman Place reports the theft of a Blinker Light Assembly from their 2014 Mercedes GL vehicle. This vehicle was parked in the driveway during the time of the theft. No suspect(s) at this time.

August 22, 2014 8:35 p.m.

John Gluck, 69, of Union for D.W.I. following a motor vehicle stop in the 900 block of Mountain Avenue in Mountainside. Donovan was held at Westfield Police Headquarters pending his sober release.

August 23, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Nicholas Barba, 25, of Westfield was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Clark Municipal Court in the amount of $120.00. Barba was processed and posted bail.

August 24, 2014 2:35 p.m.

William Irwin, 21, of Cranford was arrested as the result of a motor vehicle stop. Irwin refused to provide officers his identity therefore obstructing their efforts to issue a motor vehicle summons. Bail was set at $2,500.00, no 10%, and a court date was scheduled.

August 24, 2014 4:23 p.m.

Nydia McMullen, 27, of Jersey City was arrested at Westfield Police Headquarters after custody was transferred by the Watchung Police Department on the strength of one outstanding ACS warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court. Ms. McMullen was transported to the Union County Jail in lieu of posting the requisite $1,000.00 bail.

August 24, 2014 5:57 p.m.

A resident of Clark Street in Westfield reported the theft of a bicycle from the North Side Train Station. The theft occurred between 6:15 a.m. on August 22, 2014 and 2:00 p.m. on August 24, 2014. The total cost to replace the bicycle and the lock is $527.00 (bicycle: $500.00/lock: $27.00).

August 25, 2014 10:44 a.m.

A resident in the 400 block of St. Marks Avenue reported that unknown actor(s) damaged her Japanese Maple tree by cutting off bark and limbs. The value of the three was approximately $100.00 and there are no suspect(s).

August 26, 2014 12:12 p.m.

An employee of the Westfield Board of Education reported a theft of computer equipment in the 500 block of Dorian Road. The computer hard drive and memory cards were removed and valued at $500.00.

August 26, 2014 9:30 p.m.

Mr. John L. Phillips, 51, of Westfield was arrested pursuant to an investigation of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. Mr. Phillips was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters for arrest processing and was subsequently released after being issued a summons.

August 27, 2014 10:03 a.m.

A resident of the 1300 block of Central Avenue reports being the victim of an attempted burglary to her residence. Victim observed damage to the front door frame of the residence. No entry to the residence was gained.

August 27, 2014 2:23 p.m.

A silver-colored bracelet with Hebrew writing on the charm was located on the ground entrance of the Police Department and turned over to Westfield Police anonymously.

August 27, 2014 7:23 p.m.

Mr. Thomas E. Machen, 20, of Newark was arrested at Hillside Police Headquarters on the strength of one outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court. Mr. Machen was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where he was processed and placed into cell #3 in lieu of posting the requisite $2,000.00 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, will update this report.

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