SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
4/1   A resident of Victor St. was the victim of a Burglary to their home, which occurred on April 1, sometime during the afternoon. After the suspect(s) had gained access through the rear of the residence, they had removed several items from the home. A complete canvass was conducted of the neighborhood and the incident is under investigation.
4/2   Christian Germano, Age 18, and Carl Acito, Age 18, both from Scotch Plains N.J. were arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Off. Von Langen had conducted an investigation into a motor vehicle parked in the parking lot of McGinn School. As a result of Off. Von Langen’s investigation, both occupants were arrested for Possession of Marijuana and transported to headquarters where they were processed and released on a summons.
4/4   Travis Wills, Age 38, of Florence Ave. South Plainfield N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Off. Lavery had conducted a motor vehicle stop and discovered wills had a criminal warrant out of West Orange. Mr. Wills was transported to headquarters and processed, then turned over to West Orange Police.
4/5   Takiudeen Abdul-Raheem, Age 24, of Netherwood Ave. Piscataway, N.J. was arrested for Eluding police with a motor vehicle. Abdul-Raheem failed to stop for Off. Mirabile during a motor vehicle stop and continued to increase his speed in attempt to elude Off. Mirabile. Abdul-Raheem crashed his vehicle on Lake Ave. in Rahway and fled on foot. Abdul-Raheem was apprehended a short time later and transported to headquarters for processing. Mr. Abdul-Raheem’s bail was set at $50,000.00.
4/6   Akbar Muhammad, Age 34, of Hillside, N.J. was arrested for Hindering Apprehension. Sgt. Sellinger had conducted a motor vehicle stop in which Muhammad was a passenger. Muhammad, who wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, provided false information to Sgt. Sellinger to avoid arrest for an outstanding warrant out of Irvington, N.J.
4/7   Sabrina Jimson, Age 19, of Bloomfield, N.J. and Christopher Perez, Age 22, of Newark, N.J. were both arrested following a motor vehicle stop. Off. Belford had stopped Jimson for a motor vehicle violation on Route 22. Following an investigation, Jimson was arrested for possession of marijuana and Perez was arrested for possession of “Crack” cocaine. Both Jimson and Perez were transported to headquarters for processing.
4/9   William Acevedo, Age 40, of W. Front St. Plainfield, N.J. was arrested for the Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin). As a result of a month long investigation by Det. Pearson, Acevedo was arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Weaver St. in Scotch Plains. Acevedo was transported to headquarters for processing and given a bail of $100,000. Acevado also had numerous outstanding warrants from other towns and was committed into the Union County Jail.
4/9   An employee of Home First Inc. of Plainfield N.J. reported the theft of a generator that was stored in a garage located at residence on Mountain Ave. The garage was unlocked at the time of the Burglary.
4/11   A Travelers Way resident reported being a victim of Fraud. The resident states that someone had filed tax returns under his wife’s and his social security numbers. The resident was notified by the I.R.S. and they are investigating the incident.
4/12   Olivia Flynn, Age 20, of Old Bridge was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Off. Luciano had conducted a motor vehicle stop and discovered Flynn had an outstanding warrant out of the Borough of Fanwood. Flynn was transport to headquarters processed and released after posting bail.