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Westfield Police Blotter: Assault Reported, Shoplifting Suspect Arrested & More

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April 5, 2017 9: 02 a.m.

Officers Ferry and Kenny responded to Bayside State Prison to pick up Bernard L. Jennings, Jr. age 60 of Plainfield, NJ, who was wanted on a criminal warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court, with bail set at $2,500. Mr. Jennings was also wanted on detainers from South Plainfield ($1,500 bail), Plainfield ($525 bail), and Scotch Plains ($250 bail). Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed, and held pending a court appearance on April 6, 2017 at Westfield Municipal Court.

April 4, 2017 6:36 p.m.

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Nikolaus Yearwood, age 20, of Roselle, NJ, was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substances and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was processed and released on summonses.

April 5, 2017 11:06 p.m.

Anthony Ciuba, age 53, of Cranford, NJ, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Elizabeth Municipal Court in the amount of $500, pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.

April 8, 2017 1:01 a.m.

Officers Johnson and Forcenito arrested Deshaun Robinson, age 33, of Elizabeth, NJ, on the strength of Rahway Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $150 and Roselle Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $101 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in area of South Avenue/Windsor Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters and processed. Subject was released on recognizance on both warrants.

April 7, 2017 at 11:48 p.m.

Officers Carrero and Desiato arrested Robert Murphy, age 65, of Mountainside, NJ, for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Woodland Avenue and East Broad Street. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released after being picked up by a sober adult.

April 8, 2017 at 2:31 a.m.

Officers Bagan and Santangelo arrested Selina M. Rodriguez, age 22, of South Plainfield, NJ, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of West Broad Street and Palsted Ave. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released with a complaint summons.

April 7, 2017 3: 57 p.m.

Officers Perkin and O’Holla arrested Joann Wibber, of Bridgewater, NJ, for possession of controlled dangerous substances and possession of controlled dangerous substances paraphernalia at North of Crossway. Ms. Wibber, age 55, was released on a summons with a court date of April 25, 2017.

April 8, 2017 8:38 a.m.

Report of an assault in the 400 block of West South Ave. The complainant reported an assault by a party known to him. No complaints at this time.

April 8, 2017 10:11 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Santangelo arrested Tyajiah Gratz, age 20, of Edison on a criminal warrant ($100) out of Plainfield Municipal Court pursuant to a motor vehicle stop at East South Avenue/Livingston Street. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and turned over to Plainfield Police Department in lieu of posted bail.

April 8, 2017 10:11 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Santangelo arrested Danielle Gainer, age 23, of Edison, NJ. for two outstanding criminal warrants out of Carteret Municipal Court ($1,000) and Plainfield Municipal Court ($500) pursuant to a motor vehicle stop at East South Avenue/ Livingston Street. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and turned over to Plainfield Police Department in lieu of posted bail. She was released on her own recognizance with a court date for the Carteret Municipal Court warrant.

April 9, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Santangelo arrested Anthony Russo, age 26, of Edison, NJ. for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a motor vehicle stop at East Broad Street/ Elm Street. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released to a sober adult pending a court date.

April 9, 2017 5:07 p.m.

Officers Penn and O’Holla arrested Courtney Sharp, of Elizabeth, NJ, for shoplifting pursuant to an investigation in the 600 block of West North Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters and processed. At headquarters, it became known that she had an outstanding traffic warrant out of Newark Municipal Court ($350). She was released on her own recognizance for the warrant. As for the shoplifting, she was released on summons with a pending Westfield Municipal Court date.

April 9, 2017 7:30 p.m.

A resident of the 200 block of North Euclid Avenue reports a burglary/theft to her motor vehicle. Between 6 p.m. on April 8 and 10 a.m. of April 9, unknown actor(s) entered the victim’s vehicle and removed one pair of brown/purple “Dolce and Gabbana” prescription sunglasses, one pair of black/white-colored “Sears” prescription eye glasses, one purple-colored soft leather eye glass case, one dark red-colored soft leather eye glass case, and two dollars in loose quarters. The total amount of theft is approximately $802. The vehicle was parked, unlocked, in the driveway of the residence.

April 9, 2017 8:00 p.m.

Officers Natale and Forcenito arrested Jonathan Simmons, age 20, of Bath, PA, for an outstanding criminal warrant ($1,700) out of Denville Municipal Court, pursuant to a motor vehicle stop on Central Avenue, near West South Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and turned over to Denville Police Department in lieu of posted bail.

April 10, 2017 4:58 p.m.

Ms. Joie Tortorello, age 26, of Garwood, NJ, was arrested at Kenilworth Police Headquarters on the strength of one outstanding Automated Traffic System warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court. She was transported to Westfield Police headquarters for arrest processing and held in lieu of posting the requisite $2,500 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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