SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
7/1   Denise Estrada, age 19, of Elizabeth N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the Union Municipal Court. Off. M. Mahoney had stopped Estrada for a motor vehicle violation and discovered she had an active warrant. Estrada was transported to headquarters for processing.
7/2   A Fanwood resident reported the theft of his iPhone from the McDonalds on Rt. 22 in Scotch Plains. The iPhone was left inside the restaurant for a couple of minutes and when the owner returned it was gone.
7/6   A resident of Myrtle Ave. reported being a victim of Burglary. The resident stated that sometime during the night on Sunday July 5th, someone had enter their vehicle which was unlocked and parked in the driveway. Several items were taken and the incident is currently being investigated.
7/6   A resident of Mountain Ave. reported being a victim of Burglary. The resident stated that sometime during the night hours on July 5th, someone entered his unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway. Several items were stolen including a wallet which was later recovered in a storm drain.
7/8   Shamar Coleman, age 30, of Plainfield N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Off. Budzinski was dispatched to check on a suspicious vehicle that was parked in a resident’s driveway. A check of Coleman who was driving the car, showed he had an active warrant out of the Plainfield Municipal Court. Coleman was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.
7/10   A Heritage Ln. home was Burglarized during the day on July 10th. Scotch Plains Police Department responded to an activated burglar alarm and discovered the home was entered. The Scotch Plains Patrol Division was able to locate a possible suspect shortly after the incident. The incident is currently under investigation.
7/10   Andrew Miller, age 20, of Scotch Plains was arrested for possession of Marijuana. Off. Rites had stopped Miller for a motor vehicle violation which led to an investigation. The result of Off. Rites investigation revealed Miller was in possession of Marijuana. Miller was transported to headquarters for processing and released on a summons.
7/11   A Bordentown N.J. resident had their motorcycle Stolen from the Country Club Blvd. parking lot. The motorcycle was stolen sometime between Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th. The motorcycle was equipped with Lo Jack and was shown to be in the city of Newark.
7/12   Jake Rabadeau, age 21, of Fanwood N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Scotch Plains patrol officers were dispatched to Park Ave. on a report of a man lying down on the sidewalk. The man identified as Jake Rabadeau was found to have an active warrant out of the Cranford Municipal Court. Rabadeau was transported to headquarters for processing.
7/14   Seth Sevin, age 57, of Scotch Plains was arrested for Driving While Under The Influence. Sevin was arrested after a motorist observed him driving in an erratic manner. Sevin was given several sobriety tests which he could not successfully complete. Sevin was taken into custody for processing and then transported to Overlook Hospital for medical reasons.
7/15   Pernell Murray, age 22, of Plainfield N.J. was arrest for Theft. Murray was identified as the person who had stolen a bicycle that was locked in front of a business on East Second St. Murray had returned to the police department with the bike after learning the police know his identity. Murray was processed and released.
7/16   A Tussel Ln. resident reported someone had tried to break into their apartment. The resident stated that sometime during the night on July 17 th, someone had damaged the dead bolt at the rear door of the apartment. The resident was home during the incident.
7/17   Richard Nix, age 26, of Scotch Plains was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Off. Gonzales arrested Nix on a $17,330.00 child support warrant along with warrants from the Plainfield and Fanwood Municipalities. Nix was transport to headquarters for processing and turned over to the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
7/17   Cheyenne Pittman, age 28, of Hillside was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Possession of Marijuana. Officers Rites and Gonzales had stopped Pittman for a motor vehicle violation and had detected an odor of marijuana coming for within the vehicle. A further investigation led to the officers finding a loaded 9mm Luger handgun and a bag of marijuana. In the vehicle was Pittman’s 8 year old daughter. Pittman was transported to headquarters for processing and given a bail of $325,500.00.
7/18   Joseph Salerno 3rd, age 30, of Scotch Plains was arrested for Driving While Under The Influence. It was reported that Salerno left the scene of an accident he was involved in at the intersection of Lamberts Mill Rd. and West Broad St. Off. Richie had located Salerno at his residence on Jerusalem Rd. at which time he detected an odor of alcohol beverage on his breath. Salerno was given a number of sobriety tests in which he could not complete. Salerno was transported to headquarters for processing and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
7/19   Samuel Roman, age 60, of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested for Possession of Heroin and Possession of Stolen Property. Off. Rites conducted an investigation with Roman who was operating a bicycle. During Rites investigation he discovered Roman was in possession of heroin and the bike he was riding was stolen out of Westfield. Roman was transported to headquarters for processing. Roman also had several outstanding warrants out of Newark and Middlesex County.
7/20   The owner of a Parkwood Dr. residence reported a Burglary. The owner stated that the home on Parkwood Dr. is under construction and that someone had forced in the back door, but nothing was taken.
7/20   Korin Smith, age 31 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Off. B. Belford had stopped Smith for a motor vehicle violation and discovered she had an active warrant out of the Piscataway Municipal Court. Smith was transported to headquarters for processing.
7/20   Four residents of the Rivervale Ct. apartment complex reported Thefts from their motor vehicles. Sometime between Monday 10:00pm and Tuesday 9:00am, someone had entered the resident’s unlocked vehicles and stoles items.
7/21   Antonio Cruz, age 20 of Lawrence, MA. was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Off. B. Belford stopped Cruz for a motor vehicle violation on Terrill Rd. and discovered Cruz had an active warrant out of the Clifton Municipal Court. Cruz was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was found to be in possession of marijuana.
7/23   A Little Falls Way resident reported her bicycle was stolen from the YMCA on Martine Ave .The bike is valued at $300.00 and was taken from the bike rack sometime between 4:45pm and 6:20pm on July 23rd.
7/23   Shanese Henson, age 21 of Fanwood was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Off. D. Belford had conducted an investigation on a vehicle Henson was operating on Hoe Ave. During Off. Belford’s investigation, he found Henson to be in possession of marijuana. Henson was arrested and transported to headquarters where she was given a summons and released.