In Westfield, Burglars Grab Nearly $20K in Jewelry and Electronics

May 14, 2014 11:19 a.m.

A resident in the 500 block of Clifton Street reported being the victim of identity theft. The actor(s) opened a bank credit card in the victim’s name without authorization. No known charges have accrued.

May 14, 2014 11:36 a.m.

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Ellen Soma, 40, was placed under arrest at police Headquarters for an outstanding $114.00 Westfield Municipal Court warrant. Soma was able to post bail and a new court date was assigned.

May 14, 2014

An owner of a business located in the 100 block of Quimby Street reported the theft of a skateboard valued at $49.95. Subject(s) were described as male and female juveniles who entered the establishment, covered the skateboard with a clothing item before fleeing with it.

May 14, 2014 8:52 p.m.

Ernest Armitage IV, 18, of the Rutherford was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in Brightwood Park. Armitage was transported to Headquarters where he was processed and released with a mandatory court date.

May 15, 2014 9:05 a.m.

A resident in the 800 block of Ramapo Way reported an incident of identity theft where the actor(s) transferred and removed $200,000.00 from bank accounts. The victim received a phone call from bank representatives reporting suspicious activity to accounts when the theft was discovered. Victim stated that no such authorization was given for any transfer of funds.

May 15, 2014 10:47 a.m.

A resident in the 1000 block of Minisink Way reported that unknown actor(s) damaged his outdoor landscaping lighting fixtures. Two of the fixtures were pulled from the ground and off a strung set of lights which tore the wiring apart.

May 15, 2014 10:12 a.m.

A resident in the 1000 block of Wyandotte Trail reported that unknown actor(s) entered her motor vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, and rummaged through the compartments. The vehicle was left unlocked at the time of the incident and (3) $1.00 bills are missing along with spare change.

May 15, 2014 9:21 p.m.

Officers responded to Perth Amboy Police Department to pick up prisoner Jose L. Roman Jr., 43, of Rahway. Officers then placed Roman Jr. under arrest on Westfield Municipal Court warrant #SCC 2007 001505 in the amount of $462.00. Roman Jr. was transported to Headquarters where he was processed and transported to Union County Jail in lieu of bail.

May 15, 2014 4:14 p.m.

A business owner in the 600 block of Central Avenue reports being of a check fraud. Victim sates that a company business check was written without his knowledge and deposited into another account.

May 15, 2014 6:50 p.m.

A resident of the 200 block of Lamberts Mill Road reports being the victim of fraud. Victim states that an unknown actor(s) used an airline voucher in her name without her knowledge.

May 16, 2014 10:25 p.m.

A resident in the 300 block of Roanoke Road reports a burglary to their residence on May 16, 2014 between 9:00 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. During the course of the burglary, unknown actor(s) made entry into their residence by forcing entry through a rear exterior window. Once inside, actor(s) removed a MacBook laptop computer, an iPad computer/case, a diamond bracelet and numerous diamond earrings, pearl earrings and necklaces, and a pearl ring, all with an approximate total of $19,450.00.

May 19, 2014 9:30 a.m.

A resident of the 300 block of Woods End Road reports being the victim of a theft. Unknown actors stole items from the victim’s motor vehicle worth a net value of $20.00.

May 19, 2014 2:16 p.m.

A resident of the 800 block of Steven Avenue reports being the victim of an identity theft. Unknown actors attempted to open an account in the victim’s name. At this time, no monetary value was lost.

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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