Police Blotter

January 2, 2019

Dec. 26 at 5:03 p.m. Laretha M. Gregory, 43, of Plainfield, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $1,500 pursuant to a prisoner pickup at the Middlesex County Jail, police said. Officers transported her to the Westfield Police Department ...

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Dec. 20 at 8:49 p.m. Officers arrested Elijah Arroya, 18, of Cranford, for possession of fewer than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, following a motor vehicle stop in the 300 block of Connecticut Street, police said. He was processed at police headquarters and released ...

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Dec. 14 at 7:24 a.m. A resident of Azalea Trail reported a motor vehicle burglary, police said. The person told officers his vehicle was parked and unlocked in the driveway of his residence and a person stole an unspecified amount of coins, police said. Dec. 14 at 08:03 a.m. A resident in ...

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Dec. 5 at 8:21 a.m. A resident of the 500 block of Highland Reported being the victim of a motor vehicle burglary, police said. The person told police their motor vehicles were both parked in their driveway and unlocked. The person said that about $3 was stolen from one of the vehicles, ...

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Dec. 1 at 10:52 p.m. Officers arrested Hasitha Kakileti, 21, of Westfield, for drunken driving, police said. The person was processed and released to a responsible party, police said. Dec. 1 at 12:19 a.m. Luis Caguana Loja, 30, of Newark, was arrested for drunken driving, police said. He ...

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Nov. 17 at 10:59 p.m. Officers arrested Jonathan Wrighten, 20, of Plainfield, on an outstanding warrant out of the South Plainfield Municipal Court in the amount of $408, police said. He was released pending a court appearance, police said. Nov. 19 at 5:34 p.m. Officers arrested Carlos ...

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Nov. 11 at 09:43 a.m. Officers arrested Andre Thomas, 22, of Plainfield, in connection with a shoplifting reported at an undisclosed business in the 200 block of West South Avenue, police said. Westfield officers turned Thomas over to the South Plainfield police department on an outstanding ...

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Nov. 6 at 1:38 a.m. Westfield officers arrested Kaja Blown, 23, of South Plainfield at South Plainfield police department on an outstanding warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court, police said. The warrant was for $851, according to police. She was taken to Westfield Police headquarters, where ...

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Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. Officers arrested Jeremy Siegel, 23, of Scotch Plains, on an active warrant following a motor vehicle stop, police said. Siegel was transported to police headquarters, where officers processed and released him after he posted bail, police said. Oct. 21 at 10:15 ...

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Oct. 7, 2018 A BMW X5 went missing from a driveway in the 200 block of Sylvania Place on Oct. 7, police said. The car thief allegedly crept into the house and took the vehicle’s key and some of the residents' cash, according to police. Oct. 10, 2018 Three residents of Columbus Avenue told ...

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Officers arrested Anthony Copella, 20, of Perth Amboy, for possession of a controlled dangerous substance subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Sept. 29, police said. He was processed and released on a summons, police said. Kevin Lancaster Jr., 32, of Newark, was arrested on an outstanding ...

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A resident of Kirkstone Circle told officers an unknown person entered the home’s garage and stole a 2016 white Audi Q5 valued at $30,000 at 7:04 a.m. on Sept. 19, police said. The resident told officers the key was inside the car, and the garage did not appear to have been forced open. Drug ...

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August 5, 2018 6:55 p.m. A resident from the 900 block of Columbus Avenue reports being the victim of a theft. The victim states that unknown actor(s) gained entry into their unlocked motor vehicle and stole $10.00 from the motor vehicle. August 5, 2018 4:58 p.m. Beverly Davis, age 63, of ...

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August 29, 2018 4:18 p.m. Luis Sevilla, age 28, of Plainfield, NJ was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant from Union Municipal Court in the amount of $1,000.00 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to WPD HQ, processed and unable to post bail. Subject ...

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August 24, 2018 10:14 p.m. Officer’s Forcenito and Weiss arrested Vanessa F. Matos, age 28, of Roselle, NJ for an outstanding traffic warrant issued by Roselle Municipal Court with bail set at $521.00 subsequent to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to WPD HQ, processed and R.O.R.’d ...

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August 15, 2018 8:25 p.m. Fedelman Acosta, age 23, of Westfield, NJ was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Plainfield Municipal Court in the amount of $250.00 pursuant to a police investigation. Subject was processed and released after posting $250.00 cash ...

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August 9, 2018 8:54 p.m. Officers Forcenito and O’Holla arrested Jossie Lopez, age 32, of New York for an outstanding traffic warrant out of Secaucus Municipal Court ($500.00) pursuant to a motor vehicle stop on Central Avenue, near Sussex Street. Subject was transported to WPD HQ, processed and ...

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August 1, 2018 3:39 p.m. A resident of Carol Road reported being the victim of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Unknown actor(s) entered his unsecured motor vehicle which was parked in his driveway of his residence and removed a wallet and its contents from the vehicle without his authorization.

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July 28, 2018 8:47 p.m. Anthony T. Miller, age 51, of Elizabeth, NJ was arrested on the strength of Westfield Municipal Court warrant ($2,000.00) and Cranford Municipal Court warrant ($500.00) pursuant to a prisoner pickup of the Elizabeth Police Department. He was transported to Westfield ...

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July 18, 2018 7:00 p.m. A resident from Ayliffe Avenue reports being the victim of a fraud. Victim states that unknown actor(s) obtained the victims info and charged $5,000 to the victim. July 19, 2018 10:10 p.m. Polly Powasnik, age 27, of Cranford, NJ was arrested on the strength of an ...

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July 11,2018 3:50 p.m. A business located on the 100 block of Central Avenue reports being the victim of a theft. Unknown actor came into the business and removed $2,200.00 worth of property. July 12, 2018 2:40 a.m. Danny Burke, age 32, of Edison, NJ was arrested for driving while ...

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July 2, 2018 11:37 p.m. Chad Doriral, age 32, of Brooklyn, NY was arrested for possession of CDS pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was processed and released on summons. July 3, 2018 11:08 p.m. Divine Kennedy, age 19, of Newark, NJ was arrested on the strength of an outstanding ...

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June 27, 2:03 p.m. A resident of the 800 block of Forest Avenue reported that their vehicle was scratched while parked between 6/26 and 6/27 causing an unknown amount of damage to the vehicle.   June 27, 2:38 p.m. A resident of the 800 block of Forest Avenue reported that their ...

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June 19, 2018 8:011 p.m. Joseph Stephens, age 39, of Elizabeth, NJ, was arrested for the outstanding warrant for his arrest from Newark Municipal Court in the amount of $750.00. Subject was processed and R.O.R'd.  June 22, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. An employee of a gas station on South Avenue ...

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June 6, 2018 3:05 p.m. A resident of the 200 block of sunset avenue reports being the victim of a fraud. Unknown actor(s) utilized victims credit card to purchase an appliance valued at $1,000.00. Victim did not sustain any monetary loss during this incident.  June 6, 2018 6:50 a.m. A ...

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May 30, 2018 9:09 p.m. Officers Bagan and Riga responded to a business in the 600 block of East North Avenue on a report of a shoplifter in custody. With their arrival on scene, Anna Villenna, age 45, of Elizabeth, NJ was placed under arrest. During processing, subject was found to be in ...

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May 26, 2018 1:44 p.m. James M. Cypher, age 63, of Oakland, NJ was arrested for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a motor vehicle investigation in the area of East Broad Street. Subject was escorted to Westfield Police Headquarters where he was processed and held until sober.   May 26, ...

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May 15, 2018 11:40 a.m. A resident of Vernon Terrace reported the theft of a package from their front porch on May 12, 2018 between 11:40 a.m. and 5 p.m.   May 19, 2018 1:16 p.m. Rhonda Boston, age 32, of Newark, NJ was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for her arrest ...

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May 8, 2018 2:23 p.m. A business in the 200 block of East Broad Street reported receiving payment for services with a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect made a small purchase with the counterfeit bill and received change, depriving the business of $94.24 change and $5.26 purchase. Suspect ...

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May 4, 2018 9:50 a.m. Michael DeFazio, 33, of Westfield, NJ was arrested for shoplifting at a business on the 600 block of W. North Avenue. DeFazio was arrested subsequent to an investigation conducted by Westfield Police Officers on scene. DeFazio was transported to WPD headquarters without ...

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