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, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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