Scotch Plains Police Blotter


12/11                    A resident of Cook Ave. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  She stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) damaged the side of her house by painting words on it.

12/11                    The manager of Country Club Village reported that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) illegally dumped construction material on their property.

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12/11                    Tyshawn Hamilton Age. 26 of East Front St. Plainfield N.J. was arrested for a $1,275 outstanding warrant issued by the Scotch Plains court.  Off. Mahoney stopped Hamilton for a motor vehicle violation on East Front St. and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.                     

12/12                    Denise Schmidt Age. 58 of West Hill Rd. Colonia N.J. was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Off. Pearson stopped Schmidt for a motor vehicle violation on Park Ave. and while speaking with her he smelled a strong odor of alcohol.  After Schmidt failed several field sobriety tests she was placed under arrest. She was arrested and transported to H.Q. where she was processed and released.

12/14                    A resident of Terrill Rd. reported being a victim of Fraud.  He stated that unknown suspect(s) wrote his business several fraudulent checks.  The checks totaled approximately $1,700.

12/14                    A resident of Martine Ave. reported being a victim of Fraud.  She stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $3,000 in purchases on her credit card without her authorization.  

12/14                    A resident of Grand St. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  He stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) scratched the side of his vehicle which was parked in the driveway.

12/15                   A resident of Country Club Blvd. reported being a victim of Theft.  He stated that he had two packages delivered and an unknown suspect(s) removed them from the front porch.

12/16                   A resident of Forest Rd. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  She stated sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) damaged a metal Christmas tree that was on her front lawn. 

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, will update this report.

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