Scotch Plains Police Blotter

12/2                      A resident of Raritan rd. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  She stated that sometime during the day an unknown suspect(s) removed a lug nut from one of the tires on her vehicle.

12/5                      The Scotch Plains Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on East second St and upon arrival it was determined to be a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was reported stolen out of Plainfield last week.   

 12/5                     The manager of a Route 22 gas station reported being a victim of Theft.  He stated that unknown suspect purchased $42 in gas and left without paying.

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12/6                      A resident of Duncan Lane reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated that unknown suspect(s) cashed a fraudulent check from his account in the amount of approximately $14,000.

12/6                      Marcellous Osborne Age. 21 of Lincoln St. Linden N.J. was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.  Off. Luciano stopped Osborne for a motor vehicle violation on Raritan Rd. and while speaking with him he observed the Marijuana.  Osborne was arrested and transported to H.Q where he was processed and released.

12/6                      Pranavkum Patel Age. 45 of Kaczamer St. Edison N.J. was arrested for a $150 outstanding warrant issued by the Scotch Plains court.  Off. Mahoney stopped Patel for a motor vehicle violation on Terrill Rd and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.

12/7                      Anthony Gilliam Age. 47 of Prospect Ave. Scotch Plains N.J. was arrested for an $863 outstanding warrant issued by the Elizabeth court.  Off. Richie stopped Gilliam for a motor vehicle violation on Front St. and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.

12/8                      A resident of Victor St. reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $300 in purchases on his credit card without his authorization. 

This column will carry the information provided by each town's police department regarding activity carried out by the police during the previous week.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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