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North Plainfield Police Blotter - March 27, 2014

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Below is an edited version of the North Plainfield Police Report issued on March 27, 2014.  It is our policy at The Alternative Press of North Plainfield and Green Brook to redact names and addresses of people who have been arrested but not convicted.  While we see value in releasing information regarding safety and police activity in our communities, we do not want to report names and addresses until a conviction is obtained. 

Some additional editing for clarity is done, but for the most part these are as written by the responding officer.

WHEN: Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:58 p.m.
WHERE: Costco, 1290 Route 22 East, North Plainfield NJ
CHARGE: Shoplifting
DETAILS: On the above date and time a shoplifting at Costco was reported.  [Named] was arrested for shoplifting saffron valued at $13.59. [Named] was transported to HQ where he was processed and released with a summons for shoplifting N.J.S. 2C:20-1B(1).
ARRESTING OFFICER: P.O. James Garafalo Badge # 0154

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WHEN: Wednesday March 26, 2014 4 p.m.
WHERE: 131 Netherwood Avenue
ARRESTEE’S HOMETOWN: No arrests made
CHARGE: Burglary
DETAILS: A neighbor on Mali Drive saw three Hispanic males attempting to break into the rear of 131 Netherwood Avenue. When the neighbor yelled at the suspect, all three fled the area running south towards Plainfield.  During a search of the area none of the suspects were located.  The residence at 131 Netherwood Ave. appeared to be secure during a premises check.
ARRESTING OFFICER: P.O. Daniel Conceicao Badge #5305

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25 2014 2:48 p.m.
WHERE: Villa Maria, 641 Somerset Street
CHARGE: Burglary
DETAILS: On Tuesday March 25, 2014 at approximately 1447 the groundskeeper, Sissoko Lassan, of Villa Maria found one of the buildings broken into.  Mr. Lassan, who lives on the property, stated that the priests house, which is the building he lives in, was broken into and vandalized while he was out running errands.  At this time Mr. Lassan does not know if anything was taken.
ARRESTING OFFICER: P.O. Daniel Conceicao Badge #5305

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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