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Westfield Police Blotter: Girl Assaulted, Uber Driver Says Irate Customer Damaged Car & More

October 5, 2016

Officers Bagan and Freeman arrested Wayne Barthel, age 60, of South Plainfield, NJ, pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Embree Crescent and Seneca Place for driving while intoxicated. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released to a sober adult.

October 5, 2016

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Jihad Bonds of Piscataway, NJ, was arrested for possession of marijuana subsequent to a motor vehicle stop. Bonds also had the following ATS warrants: New Brunswick ($1,000). Bonds committed to default of bail. The passenger, Jabari Jeter, of Plainfield, NJ, was also arrested on the following outstanding warrants: Plainfield ($1,000), Plainfield ($233), Newark ($100) and South Plainfield ($1,000). Jeter was committed in lieu of bail.

October 5, 2016 8:52 p.m.

Officers McCarthy and Forcenito arrested Justin Kelly, age 21, of Newark, NJ, pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of South Avenue by Boulevard for possession of marijuana over 50 grams, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and 500 feet of a park and possession of drug paraphernalia. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and later transported to Union County Jail.

October 6, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Report of an assault in the 500 block of Fairmount Avenue. Suspect alleged to have assaulted a contractor during a verbal dispute.

October 7, 2016 10:27 a.m.

Atiya Gordon, age 27, of Jersey City, NJ, arrested for contempt of court out of Westfield for $500.

October 7, 2016 3:18 p.m.

A juvenile female from Westfield was assaulted in the area of Stoneleigh Park by an unknown female actor. The juvenile was punched in the forehead with a closed fist, causing redness to the area. The actor then fled the scene.

October 7, 2016 7:29 p.m.

Officers Carrero and Desiato arrested three juvenile males from Westfield for possession of marijuana under 50 grams in the 1100 block of Prospect Street. Subjects were transported to headquarters, processed and turned over to their respective parents.

October 7, 2016 8:22 p.m.

A resident of the 100 block of Midvale Terrace reports a fraudulent use of their credit card between Sept. 3, 2016 and Sept. 4, 2016. The multiple charges made to their account totaled $17,520.51.

October 7, 2016 9:08 p.m.

Officers Carrero and Desiato arrested Salahuddin Malik, age 20, of Avenel, NJ, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on a summons.

October 8, 2016 1:12 a.m.

Officer Martinez and Officer Forcenito placed Allison Gebler, age 30, of Garwood, NJ, under arrest for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of West South Avenue and Summit Avenue. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters where she was processed and later released to a responsible adult.

October 9, 2016 12:57 a.m.

Officers Loffredo and Gill arrested Trenton Boyer, Jr., age 26, of Roselle, NJ, for an outstanding traffic warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court ($344) pursuant to a prisoner pickup at Cranford Police Department. Subject was transported to Westfield headquarters where he was processed and committed default of bail.

October 8, 2016 2:19 a.m.

A resident of Bronx, NY, reports an act of criminal mischief to their vehicle while it was stopped in the 800 block of Franklin Avenue. The victim, an Uber driver, further reports an irate customer kicked their rear passenger door after they were dropped off, causing an unknown amount of damage.

October 9, 2016 9:13 a.m.

A resident of the 600 block of Ripley Place reports a theft of their (52) Xanax prescription pills and a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime mobile phone from their residence sometime between October 6, 2013 and October 9, 2016. The total value of the Xanax pills is approximately $1,976 and for the mobile phone is approximately $168. Therefore, the total value of the theft is approximately $2,144.

October 10, 2016 1:25 p.m.

Shekia D. Myers, age 38, of Plainfield, NJ, responded to Westfield Police Department to satisfy an active Westfield traffic warrant. Subject was processed and released after posting $500 cash bail.

October 10, 2016 12:34 p.m.

A resident from the 800 block of Forest Avenue reported unknown persons slashed four tires on their vehicle and broke the front antenna causing approximately $600 in damage. The incident occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 8.

October 10, 2016 4:30 p.m.

A resident from the 600 block of Hort Street reports being the victim of a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole the victim’s bicycle from the residence backyard.

October 11, 2016 10:00 a.m.

A business in the 300 block of W. South Avenue reported the theft of approximately $65 cash between Oct. 8 and Oct. 11.

October 11, 2016 10:05 a.m.

Officers Ferry and Natale arrested Erika Martinez, age 36, of Plainfield, NJ, subsequent to a traffic stop in the 600 block of W. South Avenue on an outstanding Plainfield traffic warrant. Subject was unable to post the $388 bail and was turned over to Plainfield Police Department.

October 11, 2016 12:26 p.m.

Officer Doherty and Officer Jaramillo responded to Haddon Heights Police Department in order to take custody of Kaitlyn Schnabel, age 25, of Bridgewater, NJ. Ms. Schnabel was placed under arrest on the strength of an outstanding Westfield Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $2,500. Ms. Schnabel was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters where she was processed and released with having posted the full bail amount. Ms. Schnable also had one outstanding warrant out of Edison Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500 which she posted the full bail amount and one outstanding warrant out of Bound Brook Municipal Court in the amount of $250 in which she was released on recognizance.

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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