Police Blotter

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August 10, 2016 7:25 p.m.

Officers Bagan and Forcenito arrested Kiiana Durrette, age 38, of Plainfield, NJ, for two outstanding warrants out of the Westfield Municipal Court – one criminal warrant in the amount of $1,500 and the other a traffic warrant in the amount of $500. The total amount of bail is $2,000. Subject was arrested pursuant to a prisoner pick up at Greenbrook Police Department. She was then transported to headquarters, processed and placed in cell #1 in lieu of bail.

August 10, 2016 9:33 p.m.

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Officers Habeiche and Forcenito arrested Brian Murphy, age 34, of Branchburg, NJ, for obstructing the administration of law pursuant to an investigation in the area of Elm Street and E. Broad Street. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with a mandatory court date.

August 10, 2016

Officers Martinez and Savnik arrested Sean M. McFadden, age 32, of Hoboken, NJ, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to an investigation in the two hundred block of Prospect Street. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, where he was processed and released with a mandatory court date.

August 10, 2016 6:54 p.m.

A resident of the 500 block of Saint Marks Avenue reports a theft of their bicycle and wire lock while secured to a bicycle rack at the Northside Train Station. The resident secured the bicycle to the rack on August 9, 2016 at approximately 5:30 a.m. and when they returned back to retrieve it on August 10, 2016 at approximately 6 p.m., it was not there. The bicycle is described as a light blue colored Nishiki Sport 20-speed valued at approximately $1,000. The one-piece wire lock is valued at approximately $30. The total amount of the theft is approximately $1,030. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

August 11, 2016 11:15 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Martinez arrested Rick Townsend, age 28, of Newark, NJ, for unlawful possession of a weapon, specifically an airsoft pistol pursuant to an investigation in the 400 block of West North Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on a summons pending a Union County Superior Court date.

August 12, 2016 11:31 p.m.

Officers Bagan and McCarthy arrested Justin Tran, age 19, of South Plainfield, NJ, on the strength of Westfield Municipal Court warrant ($200) pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in area of Central Avenue by Lenox Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released after posting bail.

August 13, 2016

Officers Savnik and McCarthy arrested Aleixa Diaz, age 22, of Summit, NJ, for possession of controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of E. Broad Street and Davis Court. Subject was transported to headquarters where she was processed and released with a mandatory court appearance.

August 13, 2016 10:19 a.m.

Ms. Shakia D. Myers, age 38, of West 5th Street, Plainfield, NJ, was arrested on the strength of the outstanding warrants issued by the Plainfield and Dunellen Municipal Courts. Ms. Myers was transported to Westfield Police headquarters for arrest processing and released after posting the requisite $500 total bail.

August 13, 2016 6:05 p.m.

Officers Loffredo and Natale arrested John Paterno, age 63, of Verona, NJ, on an active warrant out of Glen Ridge Municipal Court in the amount of $215 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop on W. South Avenue and Hort Street. Subject was transported to Westfield Police headquarters where he was processed and released after posting full bail amount.

August 14, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Officers Ferry and Gill arrested Ms. Latoyah T. Carr, age 29, of Columbia Avenue, Newark, NJ, on the strength of one outstanding ATS warrant issued by the Union Township Municipal Court pursuant to a traffic stop on E. South Avenue near Sussex Street. The subject was transported to Westfield Police headquarters for arrest processing where she was released on her own recognizance.

August 13, 2016 4:30 p.m.

A resident from the 200 block of Clark Street reports being the victim of a fraud. Victim states that unknown actor(s) gained access to the victim’s information and opened numerous bank accounts.

August 15, 2016 5:29 p.m.

A resident of the 600 block of Stirling Place reported being a victim of assault. The victim stated that her landlord entered her apartment unannounced on August 13, 2016. While the victim confronted the landlord, he/she pulled the garage door down on the victim, causing pain the right side of the victim’s head.

August 16, 2016 1:40 a.m.

Alyssa M. Vita, age 22, of Cranford, NJ, was arrested at Cranford Police Station on the strength of the following warrants: Westfield Municipal Court warrants ($2,500), Springfield Municipal Court warrant ($1,000), Union Municipal Court warrant ($500) and Metuchen Municipal Court warrant ($500). Subject was transported to Westfield Police headquarters where she was processed and held in lieu of bail.

August 16, 2016 1:30 p.m.

A resident of Belleville, NJ reported being a victim of theft. Victim stated that while making a purchase at a business located in the 100 block of Quimby Street,  he/she left a bank envelope containing $610 in cash on the counter. Shortly after, an unidentified black male stole the envelope from the counter and left the store.

August 16, 2016 5:52 p.m.

A resident of the 700 block of Belvidere Avenue reported being a victim of burglary and theft. Victim stated that between August 15, 2016 at 6:10 a.m. and August 16, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., his vehicle was parked at the Southside Train Station parking lot. While in the parking lot, his vehicle was burglarized by unknown suspect(s) who stole a parking pass sticker which is worth approximately $420.

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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