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Westfield Police Blotter: Home Burglary Reported & More


September 14, 2017 8:50 a.m.

A resident of the 1000 block of Harding Street reports a theft to their motor vehicles while parked in the driveway of their residence. The vehicles were left unsecured during these incidents. Unknown actor(s) entered the one vehicle, a silver-colored Nissan Pathfinder, and removed approximately $5 in US coin currency. Actor(s) also entered a Nissan Maxima and removed their wallet, which contained approximately $500 in US currency, one debit card, five credit cards and a New Jersey driver’s license. $20 from the center console were also removed. The theft occurred between 10 p.m. on September 13, 2017 and 7:30 a.m. on September 14, 2017.


September 14, 2017 2:16 p.m.

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Officers Saunders and Pollock arrested Wilber Abebgo, age 35, of South Bound Brook, NJ, on an outstanding traffic warrant ($750) out of the Westfield Municipal Court. He also had an outstanding traffic warrant ($89) out of the Woodbridge Municipal Court. The arrest occurred pursuant to a prisoner pickup at the Somerset County Jail. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and placed in the jail cell awaiting a court appearance.


September 14, 2017 5:45 p.m.

Officer Johnson and Sergeant O’Keefe arrested Sundre Strowbridge, age 50, of Cranford, NJ, on an outstanding East Brunswick Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $1,000 and an Asbury Park Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $250 pursuant to an investigation in the area of 200 Central Ave. Subject was transported to headquarters where she was processed and turned over to East Brunswick Police Department.


September 16, 2017 1:42 a.m.

A resident of the 900 block of Prospect Street reported being the victim of a burglary to their residence. Entry was gained by force through the front door. Stolen from the residence was jewelry, cash and prescription medication. Time frame for burglary is between 6 p.m. on September 15, 2017 until 2 a.m. on September 16, 2017. No suspect information at this time.


September 16, 2017 2:42 a.m.

Officers Bagan and Forcenito arrested Anthony Gaddy, age 23, of North Plainfield on the strength of a Westfield Municipal Court warrant and two Plainfield Municipal Court warrants in the amount of $500 and $250. Total amount of bail is $1,503. Subject was picked up at Green Brook Police Department and transported to WPD here he was processed and placed into a cell in lieu of bail.


September 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.

A resident of Dartmoor reports being the victim of a bicycle theft. Victim states that his juvenile son secured his Trek Hybrid mountain bike to the bike rack at the South Side Train Station on September 16, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. Victim then returned on same date at 1:45 p.m. and discovered his bicycle and lock were missing. Value of bike is $450.


September 17, 2017 12:41 a.m.

Officers Forcenito and Natale arrested Nana Kwadade, age 30, of Newark, NJ, on the strength of an outstanding Newark Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Avenue and Greene Place. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on recognizance.


September 18, 2017 3:30 a.m.

Marvin Shepard Jr., from Citronelle, Alabama, age 38, was arrested on the strength of a warrant for his arrest from Point Pleasant Boro in the amount of $250. Subject was processed and released on recognizance.


September 18, 2017 8:07 p.m.

Danielle Ruffin, age 27, of Elizabeth, NJ, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $1,000. Subject was picked up from Essex County Hail and transported to Westfield Police Department. Subject was processed and placed in cell no. 1 awaiting court.

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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