Police Blotter

Westfield Police Blotter: More Than $2K Worth of Items Reported Stolen from Business, & More


March 11, 2018 6:42 p.m.

Marion Bethea, age 56, of Roselle, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Columbia Municipal Court in the amount of $500 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was processed and released on recognizance.


March 16, 2018 11:16 a.m.

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Blas Barquin, age 34, of Cranford, NJ, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant from Westfield Municipal Court as well as Cranford Municipal Court. Blas Barquin was arrested pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department where he was processed. Barquin was released after posting $500 on the Westfield Municipal Court. Barquin was released on recognizance on the Cranford Municipal Court warrant,


March 17, 2018 12:04 p.m.

Bryal Williams, 21, of South Orange, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant from Irvington Municipal Court. Williams was arrested pursuant to a motor vehicle stop and transported to Westfield Police headquarters and processed. He was released after posting bail in full ($150).


March 17, 2018 12:04 p.m.

Kwadwo Frimpong, 22, of Maplewood, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant from Bloomfield Municipal Court. Frimpong was arrested pursuant to a motor vehicle stop and transported to Westfield Police headquarters and processed. He was released after posting bail in full ($358).


March 17, 2018 9 a.m.

A resident of Landsdowne Avenue reports being the victim of burglary to a motor vehicle and a theft. Victim reports that between the hours of 4:30 p.m. on March 16, 2018 and 9 a.m. on March 17, 2018. Unknown actor(s) entered her vehicle and removed $260 worth of items from the vehicle. Victim was unsure if the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the burglary.


March 18, 2018 10:40 p.m.

Officers Bagan and Gill arrested Marino Garcia, age 25, of Lyndhurst, NJ, for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia pursuant to an investigation in the area of Everetts Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons.


March 18, 2018 5:52 a.m.

Officer Forcenito arrested Jeffrey Pate, age 31, of Westfield, NJ, for driving while intoxicated subsequent to a investigation [of a] motor vehicle crash on Rahway Avenue. Pate was transported to Westfield Police Department and processed. Pate was released to a responsible adult after being issued motor vehicle summonses.


March 18, 2018 12:51 p.m.

Management of a business on the 200 block of E. Broad Street reported a shoplifting. They stated that unknown actor(s) stole 46 items from the business. The total amount reported stolen was $2,003.70.


March 19, 2018 10:47 p.m.

Officers Forcenito and Gill arrested Kevin Johnson, age 46, of Springfield, NJ, on the strength of an outstanding Union Township Municipal Court warrant ($250) pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released on recognizance.

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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