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Westfield Police Blotter: Car Stolen from Street Corner & More

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November 15, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Marcus Rowles, age 49, of Newark, NJ, was arrested on the strength of outstanding warrants out of Newark Municipal Court ($250), Bloomfield Municipal Court ($250) and Union Township Municipal Court ($155) pursuant to a motor vehicle investigation in the area of 421 Central Avenue. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department where he was processed and released on his own recognizance by all jurisdictions.

 

November 16, 2017 3:07 p.m.

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Christopher Jordan, age 46, of Mountainside, NJ, was arrested on Elm Street by East Broad Street for disorderly persons, pursuant to an investigation by officers on scene. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released with a complaint summons.

 

November 16, 2017 11:03 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Santangelo arrested Nassir T. Mann, age 21, of Plainfield, NJ, on the strength of an outstanding Plainfield Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Avenue and South Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released after posting full bail.

 

November 17, 2017 2:38 p.m.

Victim reports that his 1999 Honda Civic, white in color, was stolen from the corner of 4 Hiawatha Drive. Victim observed a black male, early 20s, wearing all black, enter his vehicle and take off at a high rate of speed towards Lawrence Avenue. Keys were left inside the vehicle.

 

November 18, 2017 1:53 a.m.

Officers Santangelo and Forcenito arrested Eric Vasquez, age 24, of Elizabeth, NJ, on the strength of an outstanding Bloomfield Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 and Newark Municipal Court in the amount of $100 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of 600 South Avenue West. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released after posting full bail.

 

November 18, 2017 1:53 a.m.

Officers Santangelo and Pollock arrested Blandon Gelez, 21, of Perth Amboy, NJ, for possession of controlled dangerous substances under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Gelez was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons.

 

November 18, 2017 6:48 p.m.

A Westfield resident reported the theft of their Tokyo Citizen Bicycle, blue in color, from the North Side Train Station between 6 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2017 and 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2017. The bike was secured with a lock and was found cut and left at the scene. The approximate value of the stolen bicycle was $200.

 

November 20, 2017 9:31 a.m.

Lt. McErlean and Officer Jaramillo responded to Southern State Correctional Facility to take custody of Gregory Brown. Mr. Brown was wanted on an outstanding Westfield Municipal Court warrant with bail set at $429. Subject was transported to WPD, processed and held pending an attendance at Westfield Municipal Court on Nov. 21.

 

November 20, 2017 3:12 p.m.

Officers McCarthy and Moya arrested Allen Jones, age 26, of Piscataway, NJ, subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and paraphernalia. Mr. Jones was transported to WPD, processed for an additional warrant out of Woodbridge and released after posting bail and receiving a 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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