SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY


DATE           DESCRIPTION

3/2  Travis Cassett, Age 24, of Everts Ave. Westfield N.J. was arrested for Burglary of the Rise and Shine Diner located at 375 Terrill Rd. Scotch Plains N.J. Det. Pearson had conducted a yearlong investigation into the burglary, which occurred on March 12, 2014. Cassatt’s DNA was matched through blood evidence that was left at the time of the burglary. Cassett gained access to the diner by smashing a glass door. Cassett was arrested and released on $55,000 bail.

3/2   Leon Golding of Scotch Plains N.J. was arrested on outstanding warrants out of the Borough of Fanwood. Off. Citarella arrested Golding while driving on patrol on Plainfield Ave. Golding was transported to headquarters where he was processed and turned over to the Fanwood Police Department.

3/4   A Forest Rd. resident reported being a victim of Credit Card Fraud. He stated that an unknown suspect(s) made charges on his MasterCard.

3/4   Lorraine Bachi of Scotch Plains was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Bachi was arrested by Off. Rites in the Burger King parking lot located at US Route 22 East. Off. Rites was conducting an investigation into an erratic driver from several neighboring towns. Brachi was given a number of field sobriety tests at the scene and after failing them, she was placed under arrest. Bachi was then transported to headquarters where she was processed and released.

3/6   A Prospect Ave. resident reported being a victim of a Theft. The resident states that merchandise was taken by someone who was authorized to be in the home.

3/11   Quashon Brooks, Age 27, of Treacy Ave. Newark N.J. and Doretta Tinsley, Age 23, of Harrison Ave. North Plainfield were both arrested on outstanding warrants out of Scotch Plains and South Plainfield. Both arrests occurred during a motor vehicle Stop by Off. Pereira.

3/11   Johnny Ivery, Age 45, of E. 6th St. Plainfield was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Plainfield and Atlantic City. Ivery was arrested in the parking lot of Park Middle School by Off. Pereira. Pereira stopped Ivery on a suspicious person investigation.

3/12   Perry Shelly, Age 47, of Scotch Plains N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Scotch Plains and North Plainfield N.J. Off. Rites stopped Shelly for a motor vehicle violation and discovered the warrants.

3/12   Leon Golding, Age 47, of Scotch Plains N.J. was arrested for Theft of cash from Suds and Service which occurred on January 28th 2015. Det. Pearson through his investigation was able to charge Golding with the theft. Golding was processed at headquarters and transferred to Union County Jail.

3/13   Nicola Baruch, Age 18, of Scotch plains N.J. was arrested by Off. Rites for Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. Off. Rites had conducted a motor vehicle stop in which Baruch was driving. During the stop, Off Rite’s had discovered Baruch was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Baruch was transported to headquarters, processed and released on a summons.

3/14   Thomas Pearson 3rd, Age 39, of Springfield Ave. Summit N.J. was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (D.W.I.). Off. Richie conducted a motor vehicle stop on Front St. Off. Richie smelled a strong order of alcohol beverage on Pearson’s breath and then conducted several sobriety tests. At the conclusion of Off. Richie’s tests, Pearson was arrested for D.W.I. Pearson was also charged with possession of Marijuana and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

3/16   A Rivervale Ct. resident reported she was a victim of Fraud. The resident reported she had entered a Star ledger “WIN FREE RENT FOR A YEAR” sweepstakes. The resident became suspicious when she was contacted claiming she had won but needed to send money thru Western Union first.

3/17   A Forest Rd. resident reported that while shopping at CVS on Park Ave. someone had entered her unlocked vehicle parked in the parking lot and stole her cell phone.

3/18   Lynn Merrill, Age 66, Stone St. Rahway N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Fanwood Borough. Off. Ostrowski had stopped Merrill for a motor vehicle violation and had discovered Merrill had an outstanding warrant. Merrill was transported to headquarters and was released after posting bail.

3/18   Steven Flagg, Age 27, of Chestnut St. Roselle N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant out Westfield Township. Off. Cheney stopped Flagg for a motor vehicle violation and discovered Flagg had a warrant. Flagg was transported to headquarters, processed and released after posting bail.

3/19   An Aberdeen Rd. resident reported being a victim of checking account Fraud. The resident had found someone put her checking account number on fraudulent checks. The name on the checks was to a company from North Carolina.

3/19   Tiffany Taylor, Age 32, of Garden Dr. Roselle was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Lacey Township and City of Newark. Off. Lewis had responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Raritan Rd. Taylor, the driver of the vehicle, was found to have several outstanding warrants. Taylor was turned over to Lacey Township.

3/19   Daniel Zawodniak, Age 54, of Fanwood N.J. was arrest for Driving While Intoxicated (D.W.I.). Off. Cheney was dispatched to Bartle Ave. on a report of a motor vehicle accident. When Off. Cheney arrived he had found Zawodniak had struck a parked vehicle and appeared to be intoxicated. After Zawodniak failed to complete a series of field sobriety tests, he was then arrested for D.W.I.

3/19   A Linden resident who was visiting a friend on Forest Rd. reported that someone had entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a laptop computer. This occurred between 7:30pm and 11:30pm.

3/20   Christian Cruz, Age 38, of Scotch Plains was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Raritan Township. Off. Rites had stopped Cruz for a motor vehicle violation and discovered the warrant. Cruz was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released.

3/21   Pavlina Perry, Age 38, of Fanwood N.J. was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (D.W.I.). Off. Richie had stop Perry on Park Ave. for a motor vehicle violation. Perry, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was given several field sobriety tests. Following Perry’s failed attempts at the tests, she was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters.

3/21   Wins Ohamadike, Age 28, of Troy Ct. Maplewood N.J. was arrested for outstanding warrants out of Union Township and Maplewood Township. Off. Rites stopped Ohamadike for a motor vehicle violation and discovered Ohamadike had multiple warrants.