Police Blotter

In Westfield, Several Thefts Reported from Unlocked Cars

June 16, 2016 10:53 a.m.

Officer Kenny arrested Marcella Orts at South Avenue and Drake during a motor vehicle stop on an active warrant out of Millburn, NJ. Orts posted $300 bail and was released.

June 16, 2016 11:31 a.m.

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Officer Merritt arrested Penny Mowzcan, age 44, of Metuchen, NJ, for uttering a forged instrument with regards to an incident in the 500 block of North Avenue East. Subject was given a court date of June 24, 2016, and released.

June 18, 2016 10:14 a.m.

Officers Penn and Gill arrested Christopher F. Dingwall, age 19, of Springfield, NJ, subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for possession of under 50 grams of suspected marijuana. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released with a mandatory Westfield Municipal Court Date.

June 20, 2016 12:32 a.m.

Officers Carrero and Shaughnessy arrested Luis A. Garcia Jr., age 18, of Newark, NJ, for hindering apprehension pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Avenue and Quimby Street. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters, where he was processed and released with a summons.

June 20, 2016 2:52 a.m.

Luis A. Garcia, age 37, of Newark, NJ, was arrested at Westfield Police Department headquarters on the strength of two outstanding warrants ($250) out of Newark Municipal Court. Subject was processed and released after posting full bail amount.

June 20, 2016 3:57 p.m.

Officers Jaramillo and Ferry arrested Eugene Enyaosa. age 32 of East Windsor, NJ, subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for an outstanding warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released after posting $89 bail.

June 20, 2016 4:53 p.m.

A resident of the 500 block of W. Broad Street reported being a victim of a burglary, theft and fraud. Victim states that his vehicle was entered and one TD Bank debit card and $60 in US currency was removed from his vehicle by actor without his authorization. As a result of the theft, unknown actor utilized the debit card on three separate occasions, a total of $89 in fraudulent transactions were made.

June 20, 2016 6:30 p.m.

A resident of Tamaques Way reports being the victim of a burglary to a motor vehicle and a theft. Victim states she parked her vehicle in the driveway to her residence at approximately 8 p.m. yesterday. Victim noted that around 7 a.m. on this date, she discovered her vehicle was entered by unknown actor(s) and approximately $5 in US currency was taken. Victim states the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

June 20, 2016 7:01 p.m.

A resident of Tamaques Way reports being the victim of a burglary to a motor vehicle and a theft. Victim states she parked her vehicle in the driveway, unlocked, from 6:30 p.m. on June 19, 2016 until 7:30 a.m. on June 20, 2016. Victim noted that around 7:30 a.m. on this date, her daughter discovered that her vehicle was entered by unknown actor(s) and approximately $10 in coins was taken.

June 20, 2016 1:00 p.m.

A contractor working in the 800 block of Bradford Avenue reported the theft of two aluminum ramps from the front yard of the residence they were working at on June 20, 2016, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The approximate value of the stolen ramps is $475.

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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