Fanwood Police Blotter

On 12/19/2012 @ 12:41 PM Officer made a M.V. stop in the 300 block of Terrill Rd. for a M.V. violation. A check of the driver shows an active warrant out of South Plainfield. The driver was arrested, processed and turned over to South Plainfield P.D. Defendant is a Lakia Bryant 27 year old female from Piscataway.

 
On 12/20/2012 @ 8:17 AM Officer made a M.V. stop @ Sheelens Crossing & South Ave. for a M.V. violation. A check of the driver shows an active warrant out of Jersey City. The driver was arrested, processed, posted bail and released. Defendant is a Marquis Givens 25 year old male from Newark.
 
 
On 12/22/2012 @ 1:25 AM Officer made a M.V. stop @ Terrill Rd. & Mary Lane for a M.V. violation. While the Officer was speaking with the driver he could detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the inside of the vehicle. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests which he was unable to complete. The driver was arrested, processed, charged with D.W.I. and released to a responsible person. Defendant is a Jonathan Ritchie 28 year old male from Berkeley Heights.
 
On 12/23/2012 @ 2:10 PM the victim reported she was parked in the 250 block of South Ave. when an unknown person removed her purse from the open window of her vehicle. The purse contained numerous credit cards and personal information.

 
On 12/28/2012 @ 11:57 AM Officer made a M.V. stop in the 300 block of South Ave. for a M.V. violation. A check of the driver shows an active warrant out of Newark. The driver was arrested, processed and released by Newark Municipal Court. Defendant is a Ashley Davis 21 year old female from Elizabeth.
 
On 12/28/2012 between 4:30 PM & 7:00 PM a unlocked vehicle parked in the 170 block of Farley Ave. was entered by an unknown person who removed money and a GPS unit. Total value taken is $100.00.
 
On 12/28/2012 between 6:40 PM & 8:15 PM an unknown person entered an open garage in the 10 block of Cottage Way and removed a 26" black men's mountain bike and also entered the parked vehicle in the garage and removed $20.00 in cash. Total value taken is $120.00
 
Between 12/28/2012 @ 4:30 PM & 12/29/2012 @ 5:15 AM a unlocked vehicle parked in the 30 block of Paterson Rd. was entered by an unknown person who removed compact discs and prescription glasses. Total value taken is $200.00.
 
Between 12/28/2012 @ 7:00 PM & 12/29/2012 @ 8:00 AM an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of North Martine Ave. was entered by an unknown person who removed compact discs, hat and prescription sun glasses. Total value taken is $430.00.
 
Between 12/28/2012 @ 7:00 PM & 12/29/2012 @ 8:00 AM an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of North Martine Ave. was entered by an unknown person who removed sun glasses and Christmas gifts. Total value taken is $110.00.
 
Between 12/29/2012 @ 9:30 PM & 12/30/2012 @ 1:20 AM the victim reported his vehicle was stolen from the 190 block of South Ave. The stolen vehicle is described as a 1991 Honda Accord, black, 4 door valued at $ 6,000.00.
 
On 12/29/2012 @ 8:34 AM Officer made a M.V. stop @ Terrill Rd. & Cottage was for a M.V. violation. A check of the driver shows an active warrant out of Roselle. The driver was arrested, processed and turned over to Roselle P.D. Defendant is a Laverne Fassett 47 year old male from Elizabeth.
 
12/30/2012 @ 12:37 AM Officer made a M.V. stop @ Terrill Rd. & East 7th Street for a M.V. violation. A check of the driver shows an active warrant out of West Orange. The driver was arrested, processed, posted bail and released. Defendant is a Majda Alphonso 31 year old female from East Orange.
 
On 12/31/2012 @ 1:41 AM Officers arrested a Richard Polhamus 19 year old male from Scotch Plains for criminal mischief to a vehicle that was parked in the 160 block of Pleasant Ave. Polhamus was charged with criminal mischief, processed and released pending his court appearance.
 
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