Police Blotter

Bike Stolen from Westfield Driveway, Thefts from Cars Continue

July 27, 2016 7:00 p.m.

James Fisher, age 37, of Tussel Lane, Scotch Plains, responded to Westfield Police Department headquarters to satisfy three outstanding warrants from Westfield Municipal Court totaling $227. Bail was posted.

July 28, 2016 12:33 a.m.

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Officer Freeman responded to Essex County Jail for a prisoner pickup. Upon arrival, Mohammad Atiq, age 24, of Healy Place, Carteret, NJ, was placed under arrest on the strength of Westfield Municipal Court Warrant in the amount of $215. He was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released after posting full bail.

July 28, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Officer Desiato arrested Aja Bundy, age 29, of Farley Avenue, Fanwood, NJ, on outstanding warrants ($81, $89) issued by the Westfield Municipal Court. Subject was processed and released after posting full bail.

July 28, 2016 8:34 p.m.

Officers Loffredo and Natale arrested Yvonne Schaible, age 46, of Westfield, NJ, on the strength of two outstanding traffic warrants out of the Westfield Municipal Court totaling $114 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Elmer Street near E. North Avenue. Subject was transported to Westfield Police headquarters where she was processed and released after posting bail.

July 29, 2016 12:53 p.m.

Aniyah C. Barr-Hall, age 21, of Linden, NJ, responded to Westfield Police Department to satisfy an active Westfield Municipal Court traffic warrant. Subject was processed and released after posting $89 bail.

July 29, 2016 4:45 p.m.

A resident in the 800 block of Wallberge Avenue reported theft and burglary to their motor vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the driveway on July 25, 2016 between the hours of 2:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. The approximate value of stolen items is $10.

July 29, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Officers Weiss and Penn arrested Scott Pajewski, age 28, of Toms River, NJ, on the strength of two outstanding warrants out of Fanwood Municipal Court ($500) and Metuchen Municipal Court ($500) pursuant to a traffic stop in the area of Terminal Avenue in Clark, NJ. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters where he was processed and released on his own recognizance as per Fanwood Police and Metuchen Police.

July 29, 2016 10:05 p.m.

Officers Neri and Shaughnessy arrested Oscar Rodriguez-Flores, age 41, of Elizabeth, NJ, on active warrants out of Westfield Municipal Court and South Plainfield Municipal Court totaling $2,139 pursuant to a prisoner pick up at the Newark Police Department. Subject was transported to Westfield Police headquarters where he was processed and held in lieu of bail.

July 29, 2016 11:36 p.m.

Officers Loffredo and Natale arrested Tyrone Felton, age 27, of Trenton, NJ, on outstanding warrants out of Westfield Municipal Court ($500) and Bloomfield Township Municipa Court ($250) pursuant to a prisoner pick up at Trenton Police Department. Subject was transported to Westfield Police headquarters, processed and held due to default of bail.

July 31, 2016 12:59 a.m.

Officers Weiss and Shaughnessy arrested Jamal Mahmud, age 30, of Edison, NJ, on the strength of outstanding traffic warrants out of East Brunswick Municipal Court ($576) and Edison Municipal Court ($500) pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Dakota Street and Central Avenue. Mr. Mahmud was transported to Westfield Police headquarters where he was processed and released on his own recognizance.

July 31, 2016 3:10 p.m.

A resident from the 200 block of Tuttle Parkway reported theft of a 21-inch blue-and-white Trek mountain bike from their driveway between noon on July 24, 2016 and 5:30 p.m. on July 31, 2016. The approximate value of the stolen bicycle is $379.

July 31, 2016 10:53 p.m.

Officers Weiss and Swiderski arrested Nicholas D. Koch, Jr., age 33, of Fanwood, NJ, for driving while intoxicated and for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance pursuant to a traffic stop in the area of W. South Avenue near Hort Street. Subject was transported to Westfield Police headquarters where he was processed and held in a cell until he sobered up. Subject was also issued summonses pending appearance at the Westfield Municipal Court.

August 2, 2016 11:22 p.m.

Officers McCarthy and Forcenito responded to Aberdeen Police Department to place Joel Hope, age 34, of Keyport, NJ, under arrest on the strength of Westfield Municipal Court ($3,500) and several other municipalities. Total amount of bail is $11,234. Subject was processed and placed into a cell in lieu of bail.

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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