Police Blotter

Westfield Resident Reports Phone Tax Fraud, Address Sign Stolen & More

April 10, 2016 8:30 a.m.

A resident in the 500 block of Prospect Street reported a burglary to their unlocked motor vehicle while it was parked in their driveway between 8:30 p.m. on April 9 and 8:30 a.m. on April 10. The suspect(s) emptied the vehicle’s glovebox. At the time of the report, northing was reported stolen.

April 12, 2016 4:45 p.m.

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A business in the 600 block of North Avenue West reported that two actors attempted to take merchandise and return it for a cash refund. After being found out they fled the scene.

April 13, 2016 10:40 a.m.

A resident in the 500 block of Summit Avenue reported being a victim of fraud. The victim reported actor(s) unknown called demanding cash to pay off a tax bill. The value of the theft from the fraud is $5,700.

April 15, 2016 11:49 a.m.

Mr. Eric S. Goldman, age 22, of Summit, NJ, was arrested for possession of suspected CDS/THC oil and possession of CDS paraphernalia pursuant to an investigation of an unregister motor vehicle. Mr. Goldman was also arrested on the strength of four outstanding warrants, two issued by the Westfield Municipal Court ($124 bail), one issued by the South Amboy Municipal Court ($89 bail) and one issued by the Woodbridge Municipal Court ($120 bail). Mr. Goldman was transported to Westfield Police headquarters for arrest processing. He was released with a summons to appear before the Westfield Municipal Court for the CDS charges after posting the requisite bail for the outstanding warrants.

April 16, 2016 2:02 p.m.

Ms. Veronica Pena, age 37, of Scotch Plains, NJ responded to the Westfield Police headquarters to satisfy two outstanding warrants issued by the Westfield Municipal Court. Ms. Pena was arrested on the strength of the outstanding warrants. She was processed and released after posting the requisite bail.

April 17, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Jerald Wiles, age 24, of Elizabeth, NJ, was arrested at the Essex County Jail on an outstanding Westfield warrant. Subject was unable to post bail and committed to the Union County Jail pending a Westfield Municipal Court appearance.

April 17, 2016 10:16 a.m.

A resident in the 200 block of Hyslip Avenue reported theft of their wooden house address marker valued at $420. The theft occurred between April 10 and April 17.

April 18, 2016 12:46 p.m.

Eric Mickens, Jr., age 41, of Orange, NJ was arrested at Linden Police Department on an outstanding Westfield warrant. Subject was unable to post bail and committed to the Union County Jail pending a court appearance at Westfield Municipal Court.

April 18, 2016 5:21 p.m.

A resident from Scotch Plains reports being the victim of theft while at a business located at the 200 block of Elm Street. The victim states that unknown actor(s) stole the victim’s purse and its contents valued at $1,630.

April 18, 2016 7:11 p.m.

A resident from the 800 block of Knollwood Terrace reports being the victim of a theft. Unknown actor(s) stole the victim’s bicycle which was located at the Southside Train Station. Value of the bicycle is $429.

April 20, 2016 10:20 a.m.

Daron Simms, age 46, was arrested at the Essex County Jail on a $1,000 warrant out of Westfield. Simms was held for court appearance.

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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