Nearly $25K in Property Stolen from Westfield Home

February 15, 2014 3:17 a.m.

Carlos Aldas-Acosta, 21, of Plainfield was arrested on the strength of Plainfield Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $750.00 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of W. South Avenue and W. Broad Street. Aldas-Acosta was transported to Westfield Police Department where he was processed and turned over to the Plainfield Police Department in lieu of bail.

February 16, 2014 9:06 p.m.

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Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lincoln Road for alarm activation at a residence. Upon their arrival they observed damage to the rear door of the residence. The door was slightly ajar. A check of the residence was negative for any suspect(s). The homeowner arrived on scene and confirmed that the damage was new. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the actor(s) did not gain entry into the home.

February 18, 2014 5:39 p.m.

A resident from the 800 block of Knollwood Terrace reports being the victim of a theft. Victim states that over a span of time actor(s) removed personal property valued at $24,795.00.

February 19, 2014 12:20 p.m.

Gary Saintilien, 18, of Elizabeth was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $178.00. Saintilien was picked up at Bridgewater Police Department and transported to Westfield Police Department. Saintilien was processed and posted 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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Newark Police Officer Indicted for Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting Outside Paddy’s Place

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Important Information from the Westfield Board of Health

December 7, 2016

To the Editor:

The Westfield Board of Health met on Dec. 5.

The seasonal influenza vaccination program is continuing. A pediatric flu clinic will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Municipal Building. All children who attend preschool must be vaccinated. A simple vaccination can prevent the flu and protect the children. It is best to ...

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