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In Downtown Westfield, Pickpocket Reportedly Stole Debit Card and Started Spending

November 20, 2013 3:58 p.m.

Linda Welham, 55, of Westfield was arrested for shoplifting in the 600 block of North Avenue. Total amount of merchandise stolen is $269.48. Welham was transported to Westfield Police Department Headquarters where she was processed and released pending an investigation.

November 22, 2013 2:35 p.m.

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Ms. Maria E. Duran, 51, of Elizabeth was arrested on the strength of one outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court (Warrant #E13-23772, $114.00 bail). Ms. Duran responded to Westfield Police Headquarters on her own volition to satisfy the above listed warrant. Ms. Duran was processed and released after posting the requisite bail.

November 23, 2013 3:22 p.m.

Willie Evans, 24, of Plainfield was arrested on one outstanding criminal warrant and five outstanding traffic warrants. The criminal warrant ($1,000.00) was out of South Plainfield Municipal Court. The traffic warrants were out of South Plainfield Municipal Court ($1,000.00, $164.00, and $164.00), Lindenwold Municipal Court ($400.00) and Bound Brook Municipal Court ($350.00). Total amount of bail is $3,078.00. Evans was transported to Headquarters, processed and transferred over to South Plainfield Police Department in lieu of bail.

November 25, 2013 1:24 p.m.

A victim reported that, while inside a local establishment within the 100 block of E. Broad Street, unknown actor(s) removed her debit card from her purse and attempted four separate transactions at local businesses. She suffered a loss of $121.07.

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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