Scotch Plains Pollice Blotter

11/5        Marvin Harris Age. 53 of Forest View Dr. Avenel N.J. was arrested for a $1,100 outstanding warrant issued by the Scotch Plains court.  Off. Silva stopped Harris for a motor vehicle violation on East Second St. and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.


11/5        A resident of Crestwood Rd. reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated he made a purchase over the internet when the unknown suspect cashed the payment and did not deliver the correct item that was to be sold. 

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11/8        A resident of Edgewood Terr. reported that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) removed his vehicle which was parked in the driveway.


11/9         A resident of Park Pl. reported being a victim of Fraud.  She stated that unknown suspect(s) removed several hundred dollars from her debit card without her authorization.  


11/9        Stephen Caprari Age. 29 of Valley Rd. Gilette N.J. was arrested for a $1,250 outstanding warrant issued by the Wall court.  Off. Lavery stopped Caprari for a motor vehicle violation on Front St. and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.


11/10      A resident of Watchung Ter. reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $900 in purchases on his credit card without his authorization.




















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