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Scotch Plains Police Blotter: Burglary Reported on Essex Rd.


4/8 -- A resident of Mountain Ave. reported being a victim of Harassment.  She stated that she has been having an ongoing dispute with her ex-friend and the ex-friend keeps calling her numerous times during the day.     

4/8 -- A resident of Country Club reported being a victim of a Theft.  He stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) removed the spare tire from the back of his vehicle was parked in the street.  The tire was valued at approximately $150.

4/8 -- A resident of Dogwood Dr. reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $500 in purchases on his credit card without his authorization.

4/8 -- A resident of Essex Rd. being a victim of a Burglary.  He stated sometime during the day unknown suspect(s) entered his residence.  Once inside the suspect(s) removed an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry.  Entrance was gained by forcing open the garage door.

4/10 -- A resident of Jersey Ave. Ave. reported being a victim of a Theft. She stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered her yard and removed two plants. The plants were valued at approximately $40.

4/10 -- A resident of Hunter Ave. reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated that unknown suspect(s) withdrew approximately $500 from his savings account without his authorization.

4/11 -- A resident of Seneca Rd.  reported being a victim of Harassment.  He stated that the neighbor stares and points at her every time his wife walks the dog.  

4/11 -- Natale Mazzaferro Age. 30 of Ottawa Trail Branchburg N.J. was arrested for Trespassing.  The police received a call from a neighbor who stated that an individual was sitting in his neighbors’ back yard.  When Off. Ostrowski arrived he observed Mazzaferro sitting there with a plastic container.  He stated he was just messing around.  Off. Ostrowski placed him  under arrest.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released after posting bail.

4/12 -- Erika Lytell Age. 31 of South End Pkwy Plainfield N.J. was arrested for a $500 outstanding warrant issued by the Scotch Plains court.  Off. B. Belford stopped Lytell for a motor vehicle violation on Route 22 and discovered the warrant. She was transported to H.Q. where she was processed and released.

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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