Police Blotter

Westfield Police Blotter: Damage to Elementary School & More


May 8, 2017 11:05 p.m.

A resident in the 100 block of Wyoming Street reports a jewelry theft from their residence on this day. They cannot recall when the last time they observed it in the residence was. The stolen items are described as two two-karat diamond rings valued at $25,000 each, two diamond-studded earrings valued at $2,000 each and two tennis bracelets (white gold with diamonds) valued at $2,500 each. The total amount of the theft is approximately $59,000.


May 9, 2017 9:42 p.m.

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Officers Forcenito and Martinez arrested Jacob Hernandez, age 18, of Elizabeth and a 16-year-old juvenile male of Elizabeth for possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of 600 West South Avenue. Subjects were transported and processed. Jacob was issued a summons and released pending a court date. The juvenile male was turned over to his mother pending a Union County Superior Court date.


May 10, 2017 7:18 p.m.

Officers Martinez and Forcenito arrested Stephanie Castro, age 32, of Newark, NJ, for an outstanding criminal warrant ($2,000) out of the Westfield Municipal Court pursuant to a prisoner pick up at Essex County Jail. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and placed in cell no. 1 in lieu of posted bail.


May 10, 2017 10:31 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Martinez arrested Jake Lusk, age 22, of Scotch Plains, NJ, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop at West South Avenue/Westfield Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released pending a court date.  


May 11, 2017 2:32 a.m.

Officer Natale of the Westfield Police Department reports criminal mischief to two (2) exterior doors to an elementary school located on the 900 block of Saint Marks Avenue pursuant to a school response check. The amount of damage caused is unknown at this time.


May 11, 2017 7 p.m.

Officers Natale and Forcenito arrested Quanitha Jackson, age 23, of Irvington, NJ, for possession of controlled dangerous substances (marijuana under 50 grams) during a Westfield Municipal Court proceeding. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released pending a court date. At headquarters it was revealed that the subject also had an outstanding traffic warrant ($1,000) out of Newark Municipal Court. Subject was released on her own recognizance pending a court date.


May 11, 2017 7:08 p.m.

Officer Forcenito arrested Ibrabeem Steen, age 25, of East Orange, NJ, for an outstanding criminal warrant ($365) out of Irvington Municipal Court pursuant to a response to a municipal court proceeding. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and transferred over to Irvington Police Department in lieu of posted bail.


May 13, 2017 1:41 p.m.

Officers Gill and Domanoski arrested James J. Williams, age 31, of Elizabeth, NJ, for an outstanding traffic warrant issued by the Harrison Municipal Court subsequent to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released after posting $250 bail.


May 15, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Officers Kenny and Gill arrested Latoya Kelly, age 30, of North Plainfield, NJ, for outstanding traffic warrants issued by Watchung Boro (bail $500) and Long Hill Township (bail $200) subsequent to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department, processed and released after posting the full bail.


May 16, 2017 8:14 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Santangelo arrested Cresencia Vera-Luna, age 36, of Plainfield, NJ, for three outstanding traffic warrants out of Cranford Municipal Court ($1,796), Scotch Plains Municipal Court ($700) and Fanwood Municipal Court ($269), totaling $2,765. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released after posting requisite bail on all three warrants.

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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