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Westfield Police Blotter: Christmas Displays Wrecked, Burglar Takes Jewelry & More

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December 6, 2016 1:21 p.m.

A resident from the 400 block of South Euclid reports being the victim of theft. Actor stole two packages from the resident’s porch area.

December 6, 2016 3:27 p.m.

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Elizabeth Geller, age 45, of Westfield, NJ, was arrested on the strength of two outstanding warrants for her arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $130. Subject was processed and released after posting bail.

December 7, 2016 12:34 p.m.

Officer Jackus arrested Amir Martin, age 32, of Plainfield, NJ, for contempt of court at South Avenue and Boulevard during a motor vehicle stop. Martin posted $1,000 bail on this Union Township warrant and was released.

December 7, 2016 7:30 p.m.

A resident of the 100 block of North Euclid reports being the victim of a theft. Victim states that he left his black and red Specialized cross training bicycle with red stripes and an “S” on it unsecured on his front porch. Value of bike is $769.

December 7, 2016 8:45 p.m.

A resident of the 100 block of E. Broad Street reports being the victim reports that unknown actor(s) stole his Schwinn cross hybrid bicycle, aquamarine in color, valued at $150.  The bicycle was left on the sidewalk unsecured.

December 9, 2016 9:28 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Bagan arrested Jennifer Colon, age 28, of Monroe Street for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Avenue and Lenox Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters where she was processed and released with a mandatory court date.

December 10, 2016 10:38 a.m.

Angela McNeill, age 54, of Plainfield, NJ, was arrested at Westfield Police Department HQ on the strength of an outstanding warrant out of South Plainfield Municipal Court ($758). She was processed and taken into custody by the South Plainfield Police Department.

December 10, 2016 2:06 p.m.

Joseph J. Tressit, age 28, of Westfield, NJ, responded to Westfield Police Department headquarters to satisfy two outstanding warrants out of Westfield Municipal Court ($89) and Weehawken Municipal Court ($145). Subject was processed and released after posting bail.

December 10, 2016 2:43 p.m.

Matthew J. Baldwin, age 29, of Chatham, NJ, responded to Westfield Police Department headquarters to satisfy three outstanding traffic warrants out of Westfield Municipal Court (total of $175). Subject was processed and released after posting full bail.

December 10, 2016 8:41 p.m.

Officers McCarthy and Forcenito arrested Charon Rountree, age 47, of South Avenue, Westfield for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a crash investigation in the area of 600 Central Avenue. Subject was transported to HQ where sh was processed and released to a sober adult.

December 11, 2016 4:07 a.m.

Officers Natale and Martinez arrested David J. Raczkowksi, age 27, of Brigantine, NJ, subsequent to a suspicious motor vehicle stop in the area of 200 Gallows Hill Rd. for driving while intoxicated. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released.

December 11, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Suzanne M. Rosa, age 31, of Elizabeth, NJ responded to Westfield Police Department to satisfy an active Westfield Municipal Court traffic warrant with bail set at $500. Subject was processed and released after posting the $500 bail.

December 11, 2016 3:37 p.m.

A resident of the 300 block of Canterbury Road reported being the victim of a theft. Victim states that two outside Christmas decorations valued at approximately $60 in total were taken from his front lawn. The two Christmas decorations were described as a Christmas polar bear and Christmas soldier. Items were last seen on Dec. 10, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

December 11, 2016 9:44 p.m.

Anthony Simmons, age 22, of Plainfield, NJ, was arrested at Plainfield Police Department headquarters on the strength of an outstanding ACS warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $1,083 (no 10 percent option). Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department HQ for processing. He was unable to post the full bail amount so he was placed in a cell awaiting transport to the county jail.

December 12, 2016 8:31 a.m.

Stephen Rizzo, age 36, of Westfield, NJ, responded to Westfield Police Department to satisfy an active Westfield traffic warrant with bail set at $81. Subject was processed and released after posting the full cash bail.

December 12, 2016 1:11 p.m.

Gerald E. Schuman, age 25, of Westfield, NJ, responded to Westfield Police Department to satisfy an outstanding warrant issued by Greenwich Township, Gloucester, NJ. Subject was processed and released after posting $160 bail.

December 13, 2016 2:35 a.m.

Mohammad N. Rahami, age 20, of Elizabeth, NJ, was arrested at Roselle Park Police Department on the strength of an outstanding warrant ($363) out of Westfield Municipal Court. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department HQ where he was processed and released after posting bail.

December 13, 2016 2:36 p.m.

Officers Jaramillo and Johnson arrested John J. Polo, age 47, of Cranford, NJ, in the 200 block of Gallows Hill Road on an outstanding traffic warrant issued by Union Township Municipal Court with bail set at $1,000. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released after posting the full cash bail.

December 13, 2016 2:33 p.m.

Devon L. Briggs, age 22, of Newark, NJ, was arrested at Bergen County Jail on the strength of an outstanding criminal warrant issued out of Westfield Municipal Court for forgery. Mr Briggs was also arrested for outstanding warrants out of Newark Municipal Court ($2,750) and East Orange Municipal Court ($250). Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters, processed and committed to the Union County Jail.

December 14, 2016 12:22 a.m.

Michelle D. Rosado, age 23, of Plainfield, NJ, was arrested at the Westfield Police Department on an outstanding warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court ($701). Subject was processed and placed in a holding cell due to default of bail.

December 13, 2016 10:40 p.m.

A resident of the 900 block of Dunham Avenue reported being a victim of criminal mischief. Victim stated that unknown suspect(s) caused damage to her Christmas lights by cutting wires on two light strands.

December 13, 2016 7:58 p.m.

A resident of 100 block of North Scotch Plains Avenue reported being a victim of burglary. Victim stated that on Dec. 13, 2016 between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) gained entry to her residence and stole approximately $600 worth of jewelry.

December 14, 2016 8:05 a.m.

Officer Jaramillo and Doherty arrested Tiffany A. Thompson, age 32, of Plainfield subsequent to a traffic stop in the area of E. South Avenue on an outstanding warrant issued by Plainfield Municipal Court with bail set at $347 and two warrants issued by South Plainfield Municipal Court with bail set at $435. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released after posting the full cash bail.

December 14, 2016 9:45 a.m.

A resident in the 500 block of Shackamaxon Drive reported an incident of criminal mischief to their sign hanging on their fence causing approximately $2,500 worth of damage between Dec. 12 and Dec. 13.

December 14, 2016 2:07 p.m.

A business owner in the 200 block of Lenox Avenue reported a theft of a wallet and $200 cash between 9:00 a.m. and 9:04 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2016.

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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