Police Blotter

In Westfield, Assault Reported, Burglarlies Continue, Car Egged & More

March 1, 2016 11:13 a.m.

A resident in the 500 block of Cumberland Street reported a burglary and theft from their shed that occurred between September of 2015 and March 8, 2016. The victim reported approximately $3,850 worth of yard equipment stolen.

March 16, 2016 5:32 p.m.

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A resident in the 100 block of Lincoln Road reported a burglary and theft from their residence that occurred between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 16, 2016. At the time of the report approximately $20,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen.

March 17, 2016 11:43 p.m.

Gagandeep Sohal, age 21, of Carteret, NJ was arrested for driving while under the influence and possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams. Subject was processed and returned on recognizance on summonses.

March 17, 2016 11:43 p.m.

Karanjit Singh, age 23, of Carteret, NJ was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams. Further investigation revealed subject had two warrants for his arraest from the following courts: Carteret $750, Westfield $500. Subject processed and held.

March 17, 2016 11:55 p.m.

Jonathon Bravo, age 22, of Union, NJ was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was arrested, processed, and released on recognizance on summonses.

March 18, 2016 7:41 p.m.

Officers Martinez and Freeman arrested Oscar Gerena, age 62, of North Plainfield, NJ for possession of a controlled dangerous substance/marijuana over 50 grams, possession of a controlled dangerous substance/cocaine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance/marijuana with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park, possession of a controlled dangerous substance/marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of E. Broad Street/Elmer Street. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and committed to Union County Jail in lieu of posted bail.

March 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Officers Bagan and O’Holla arrested Franklin Decker, age 84, of Scotch Plains, for driving while intoxicated while conducting a crash investigation in the 100 block of Madison Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and turned over to a sober adult party.

March 19, 2016 5:39 p.m.

A resident of the Avenel section of Woodbridge Township reports being assaulted by a resident of the 900 block of Willow Grove Road during the course of an argument over an unpaid bill. The victim was punched in the left cheek with a closed fist and was eventually able to escape to a safe location, where they dialed 911. The victim was explained the court procedure in regards to signing a complaint. They refused any type of medical attention.

March 20, 2016 9:47 p.m.

Officers Savnik and Freeman arrested Minervo Taveras, age 27, of Highland Park, NJ on an active traffic warrant ($233) out of Bedminster Municipal Court pursuant to a traffic stop at West South Avenue/Cumberland Street. Subject was transported to HQ, processed and released after posting full bail.

March 22, 2016 9:17 p.m.

A Westfield resident reports criminal mischief to his vehicle while parked on the 500 block of Fairmont Avenue. An unknown actor(s) threw eggs at the vehicle and caused a crack on one of the windows.

March 22, 2016 10:37 p.m.

Mr. Robert E. Naborney, age 64, of Pleasant Valley, NY was arrested on the strength of two outstanding warrants issued by the Fanwood Municipal Court pursuant to an investigation at the North Side Train Station. Mr. Naborney was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters for arrest processing and subsequently released on his own recognizance.

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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