2/22/2021 at 6:06 p.m. — Identity Theft
A resident of the 700 block of Prospect Street reported being the victim of Identity Theft. The victim said that unknown person(s) attempted to apply for unemployment benefits using his information. He added that an attempt to open a new bank account was also done in his name as well. The victim stated that he did not sustain any monetary loss at this time.
2/23/2021 at 12:41 p.m. — Fraud
A resident of the 1500 block of Rahway Avenue reported they were the victim of a fraud. The victim stated that they provided their bank account information to a person who deceived them. Shortly after the information was provided, multiple unauthorized withdrawals from their banking institution took place. The total of these fraudulent transactions was $4,995.
2/23/2021 at 8:30 p.m. — Theft of Services
A business owner located on Elm Street reported an incident of theft of services at her establishment. The suspects entered the establishment, received $67.07 worth of food and left the establishment without paying.
2/24/2021 at 3:30 a.m. — Attempted Vehicle Burglary
A resident of 700 block of Lenape Trail reported an attempted burglary to his motor vehicle. On Feb. 24, 2021, at approximately 3:30 a.m. an unknown person walked up to victim's vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, and attempted to gain entry by pulling on the driver side door handle. Due to the vehicle being locked, the person’s attempt to commit an act of motor vehicle burglary was unsuccessful.
2/24/2021 at 3:36 a.m. — Vehicle Burglary
A resident in the 700 block of Lenape Trail reported being a victim of a motor vehicle burglary. Unknown person entered resident’s unlocked vehicle and ransacked the interior passenger compartment. The woman checked the contents of her vehicle and determined that nothing was missing. Her vehicle was not damaged as a result of this incident.
2/24/2021 at 3:56 a.m. —Vehicle Burglary
A resident of 300 block of Hillside Avenue reported a burglary to his motor vehicle. Victim stated that upon review of his video surveillance, he observed two unknown persons pulling on the door handles of his two vehicles parked in the driveway. One of the suspects gained entry to one of the vehicles, which was left unlocked. After conducting inventory of his vehicle, victim determined that nothing was taken.
2/24/2021 at 8:49 a.m. — Vehicle Burglary
A resident of 200 block of Watchung Fork reported that his vehicle was burglarized overnight. The victim stated that unknown person(s) entered his unlocked vehicle without his permission and ransacked the interior. Nothing appeared to be missing, and the vehicle was not damaged.
2/24/2021 at 1:32 p.m. — Identity Theft
A resident of 400 block of Kimball Avenue reports that his personal and business information was used by unknown suspect(s) who claimed to be employed by the Board of Dentistry. Suspect contacted the victim via telephone and advised him that his dentist license was suspended and requested the victim to wire $38,100 in order to restore his license. The resident stated that he did not send any money, but did provide additional personal and business information to the suspect. The victim suffered no monetary loss at this time.
2/24/2021 at 3:15 p.m. — Fraud
A resident of the 600 block of Lawrence Avenue reported being a victim of a fraud. The fraud occurred when an unknown actor claimed to be an employee of a utility company. The actor stated the victim was past due and required funds to prevent an interruption of service. Victim then sent two $455.23 Venmo transfers to a phone number provided by the actor, before realizing that it was a scam. Total loss to the victim as a result of this fraud was $910.53.
2/24/2021 at 3:37 p.m. — Found Property
A resident reported that she found a custom designed ring while walking on the sidewalk located in the 700 block of Kimball Avenue. She surrendered the found ring to the Westfield Police Department and it was secured for safekeeping. The Westfield Police Department is attempting to locate the owner of this found property.
2/24/2021 at 4:57 p.m. — Shoplifting
The manager of an establishment located in the 100 block of Elm Street reports an older woman wearing black and gold headscarf, a brown sweatshirt and grey and black sweatpants stole about $490 worth of merchandise from the store.
2/24/2021 at 5:30 p.m. — Vehicle Burglary
Victim states that unknown actor(s) gained entry to their unlocked vehicle and removed numerous items. Victim states that their vehicle was left unsecured for approximately 12 hours. Victim further states that items that were initially taken were later recovered but other items were still missing.
2/25/2021 at 6:39 a.m. — Motor Vehicle Theft
A resident of the 100 block of Ludlow Place reported that his 2019 Jeep Compass was stolen from his driveway. The theft occurred overnight between 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 6 a.m. on Feb. 25. The victim estimated that an approximate value of the vehicle is $34,000. He also believed the vehicle was unlocked and the keys might have been left inside the vehicle at the time of the theft. The victim did not report that anything of value was left inside the vehicle at the time of the theft. During the course of this investigation, the stolen vehicle was recovered in Newark, NJ.
2/25/2021 at 11 a.m. — Motor Vehicle Burglary
A resident of 900 block of Minisink Way reported a burglary to his vehicle. The victim stated his vehicle was parked unlocked in his driveway between 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, and 11 a.m. on Feb. 25, when unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle without his permission. The interior passenger compartment appeared to be ransacked but nothing of value was taken by the suspects. No vehicle damage was caused as result of this incident.
2/25/2021 at 4:44 p.m. — Shoplifting
An unidentified man walked into a business located on the 100 block of Central Avenue. Once inside, he shoplifted approximately $3,000 worth of retail merchandise. The man fled and the incident is being investigated.
2/26/2021 at 1:52 a.m. — Motor Vehicle Burglary, Theft
During the early morning hours of Feb. 26, a van belonging to a business located on the 400 block of East North Ave was burglarized. Once the van was entered, its interior compartment was ransacked and tools owned by the business were taken. The total theft amount is approximately $30,000.
2/26/2021 at noon — Identity Theft
A resident of the 0-100 block of Westbrook Road, reported being the victim of an identity theft on occurred on Feb. 26. The unknown persons(s) filed for an employment claim in the victim's name.