Police Blotter

Westfield Police Blotter: Check and Credit Card Fraud, Shoplifting Reported & More


July 12, 2017 12 p.m.

Police officer O’Holla filed a report regarding a theft in the 700 block of Carlton Road. The victim reported that suspect(s) unknown altered a stolen check from her checkbook and had it cashed in the amount of $18,000.


July 12, 2017 12:26 p.m.

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Police Officer Jackus filed a report regarding a shoplifting to a business in the 200 block of East Broad Street. Manager reported an unknown actor took merchandise valued at $350 without offering payment.


July 12, 2017 2:25 p.m.

Detective Bound and Officer Carrero arrested Jordan Estrella, age 19, of Cranford, NJ, for burglary and theft pursuant to an investigation in Cranford Township. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on a summons pending a Union County Superior Court date.


July 13, 2017 12:09 a.m.

Officers Santangelo and Bagan arrested Michael P. Purkot, age 19, of Clark, NJ for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop on Terminal Avenue in Clark. Subject was processed and released with a complaint summons.


July 13, 2017 9 p.m.

Officer Natale arrested Ryan P. Donnelly, age 30, of Scotch Plains, NJ, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to turn over controlled dangerous substances to law enforcement, pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of North Avenue by Central Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released with a complaint summons.


July 13, 2017 10:38 a.m.

Detectives Bruno and Merritt arrested Jevaughn Travers, age 20, of Plainfield, for fraudulent use of a credit card pursuant to a detective bureau investigation. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released with a complaint summons.


July 14, 2017 12:46 p.m.

Officers Jackus and O’Holla arrested Robert Domingo, age 38, of Edison, NJ, for two outstanding warrants (traffic $500, criminal $1,000) out of Galloway Municipal Court and for possession of controlled dangerous substances/marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a criminal investigation in the 900 block of Summit Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on his own recognizance pending municipal court hearings.


July 14, 2017 7:52 p.m.

Officers Santangelo and Bagan arrested Thomas Marken, age 23, of Westfield, NJ, on the strength of an active Scotch Plains warrant and an active Hillside Municipal Court warrant to the amount of bail, $1,062. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on recognizance.


July 15, 2017 1:05 p.m.

An officer responded to the North side train station elevator on the report of an unattended black backpack. The officer recovered a “Tamrac” backpack containing photography equipment. Attempts made to locate owner information were unsuccessful. The backpack and its contents were secured at Westfield Police Department for safekeeping.


July 17, 2017 7:36 p.m.

Peter Newall, age 46, of Westfield was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest for parking violations in the amount of $114. Subject was processed and posted bail.


July 18, 2017 7:11 a.m.

A resident of the 100 block of Pearl Street reported a burglary and theft from their motor vehicle while it was parked in their driveway unlocked between 7 p.m. on July 17 and 7 a.m. on July 18.


July 18, 2017 9:39 a.m.

Officers Domanoski and Kenny arrested Rodney E. Rodriguez, age 19, of Linden High School subsequent to a motor vehicle for possession of less than 50 grams of suspected marijuana and failing to make proper disposition of controlled dangerous substances. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released on a summons.

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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