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Scotch Plains Police Blotter

SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT - POLICE ACTIVITY

3/31 - A resident of Valleyscent Ave.  reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  She stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) scratched the side of her vehicle.

3/31 - The manager of a Route 22 gas station reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated that an unknown suspect purchased gas and paid with a counterfeit $100 bill.

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3/31 - A resident of Donsen Lane reported being victim of Fraud.  He stated that unknown suspect(s) opened up a credit card in his name without his authorization.  No purchases were made.

3/31 - A resident of Terrill Rd. reported being a victim of a Theft.  He stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) removed his IPhone from a bench when he left it for a few minutes.  The IPhone was valued at approximately $600.

4/2 - Ibm Lockery Age. 23 of Country Club Lane Scotch Plains N.J. was arrested for a $500 outstanding warrant issued by the Milburn court.  Off. Fiore stopped Lockery for a motor vehicle violation on Route 22 and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.

4/3 - Rodrigo Desousa Age. 34 of Green Brook Rd. Green Brook N.J. was arrested for a $165 outstanding warrant issued by the East Newark court.  Off. Rites stopped Desousa for a motor vehicle violation on Route 22 East Second St. and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.

4/5 - Joseph Jaenchen Age. 27 of Wall St. Metuchen N.J. was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Off. VonLangen stopped Jaenchen for a motor vehicle violation on Route 22 and while speaking with him he smelled a strong odor of Alcohol.  After failing several field sobriety tests, Monteaperto was placed under arrest. He was arrested and transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.

4/6 - A resident of Rahway Rd. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  He stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) scratched the side of his vehicle.

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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