Police Blotter

November 14, 2018

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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April 25, 2018 5:45 p.m. Officers Jackus and Natale arrested Tyler Rocha, age 20, of Westfield, NJ, on the strength of an outstanding Sussex County Sheriff’s Office no bail warrant pursuant to an investigation at South Avenue West. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and turned ...

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April 19, 2018 9:36 a.m. Officer McCarthy arrested Paul S. Lee, age 36, of Ridgewood, NJ, at Westfield Police Department headquarters on the strength of an outstanding Westfield warrant in the amount of $89. Subject was processed and released after posting bail.   April 19, 2018 12:01 ...

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April 11, 2018 10:23 a.m. Raymond Rodgers, 56, of Westfield, NJ was arrested in the area of E. Broad Street. Rodgers was arrested pursuant to an unrelated traffic investigation. Rogers was transported to Westfield Police HQ without incident. At WPD HQ, Rodgers was processed and released after ...

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April 4, 2018 1 p.m. Rainiel Pena Pimentel of Hempstead, NY, aged 26, was arrested on the strength of two outstanding traffic warrants. Pimentel was transported to Westfield Police HQ, where he was processed. At Westfield Police HQ, Piamentel was released after posting the full bail ($273) in ...

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March 28 2018 4:32 p.m. A resident of Saint George Place reported a burglary and theft from their motor vehicle while it was parked and unlocked in their driveway between 6 p.m. on March 26 and 6 a.m. on March 27. The suspect(s) stole a car cell phone charger valued at $10.   March 30, ...

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March 23, 2018 5:55 a.m. A resident of Sunset Avenue reported the theft of a 2017 BMW from their driveway between 9:30 p.m. on March 22 and 5:55 a.m. on March 23. The vehicle was parked and unlocked with the key inside at the time of the theft. The vehicle was recovered in Newark approximately ...

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