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Westfield Police Blotter: Businesses Report Thefts & More


October 11, 2017 3:55 p.m.

A resident of Kent Place reported being the victim of a fraud. Victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) made a purchase of approximately $1,927.68 worth of merchandise and charged it to her credit card. Victim stated she was notified via email.


October 12, 2017 2:43 p.m.

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Timothy J. Kane, age 34, of Middleton, NJ, responded to WPD to satisfy two Westfield traffic warrants with bail set at $134. Subject was processed and released after posting the full bail.


October 10, 2017 5:21 p.m.

A resident from the 500 block of Carleton Road reported being the victim of identity theft. The suspect(s) attempted to purchased 12 iPhones using the victim’s personal information.


October 12, 2017 10:39 a.m.

Officers Jaramillo and Johnson arrested Ashley N. Valles, age 23, of Elizabeth, NJ, for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to WPD, processed and released on a summons.


October 13, 2017 2:19 p.m.

A business owner from the 400 block of East South Avenue reported being the victim of an ongoing theft totaling approximately $3,872. The matter is under investigation at the Westfield Detective Bureau.


October 14, 2017 1:08 p.m.

A business in the 100 block of W. North Avenue reported the theft of approximately $5,600 worth of merchandise. The incident occurred on Oct. 13, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m. as the subject(s) entered the business and stole the merchandise from the sales floor.


October 15, 2017 11:43 p.m.

Three juvenile males and two juvenile females, all from Newark, NJ, were arrested for receiving stolen property pursuant to an investigation on Prospect Street by Trails End Court after officers observed them operating a stolen motor vehicle and then fleeing from the vehicle. All subjects were transported to headquarters where they were processed and released to a responsible adult.


October 16, 2017 6:54 p.m.

Officers Martinez and R. Johnson arrested Duquan Randolph, age 32, of Plainfield, NJ, at Garwood Municipal Court on the strength of the following warrants: Westfield Municipal Court ($1,500), Plainfield Municipal Court ($1,000), Philipsburg Municipal Court ($1,000), Union Municipal Court ($500) and Bridgewater Municipal Court ($189). Total amount of bail is $4,189. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and committed to the Union County Jail.


October 17, 2017 5:12 p.m.

Officers Santangelo and Jackus arrested Joshua Edwards, age 22, of Roselle Park, NJ for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of South Avenue and Windsor Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released with a complaint summons.


October 17, 2017 6 p.m.

Detective Lieberman and Detective Bruno arrested Anthony Andrade, age 25, of Bronx, NY, at a business in the 100 block of W. North Avenue pursuant to an investigation. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with a complaint summons for the following charges: Identity theft (3rd degree), fraudulent document (3rd degree), criminal attempt (3rd degree) and obstructing the administration of justice.


October 17, 2017 8:12 p.m.

Officers Martinez and Natale arrested Damian Champagne, age 27, of Westfield, NJ, on the strength of several outstanding Westfield Municipal Court warrants totaling $264. Subject was processed at headquarters and released after posting full bail.


October 17, 2017 11:35 p.m.

Officers Natale and Martinez arrested Jonathan Cabrera-Ortiz of Kenilworth, NJ, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of North Avenue W. by Edgewood Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with a complaint summons.

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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