SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY


DATE           DESCRIPTION

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.

4/13   Maritza Ramos-Mercado, Age 38, of Prospect Ave. Plainfield, NJ was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Scotch Plains. Off. Rites conducted a motor vehicle stop and discovered Ramos-Mercado had an active warrant. Ramos-Mercado was transported to headquarters for processing and released after posting Bail.

4/16   Pietro Maioriello, age 18, of Scotch Plains was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Following a motor vehicle stop by Off. Pearson, Maioriello was found to be in possession of marijuana. Maioriello was transported to headquarters for processing and released on a summons.

4/17   A resident of William St. reported being a victim of attempted Fraud. The resident stateed they were contacted by someone claiming to be a PSE&G employee asking for money or their service would be shut off. The resident notified PSE&G confirming the call to be fraudulent.

4/18   Milton Moyolema-Landa, age 32, of 6th St. Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated Off. Alvarez -Diaz discovered Moyolema-Laln parked on the shoulder of Rt. 22 West. Moyolema-Landa also appeared to be asleep with the car still in drive. Following an investigation, Moyolema-Landa was arrested for DWI and transported to headquarters.

4/18   Luis Jara, age 27, of Lake St. Bloomfield, N.J. was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Off. Belford stopped Jara for a motor vehicle violation and discovered he had an outstanding warrant out of Fort Lee. After Jara was arrested, marijuana was discovered in his possession. Jara was transported to headquarters for processing and released after posting bail.

4/18   Melissa Hoffman, Age 23, of East 3rd St. Plainfield, N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of New Brunswick, NJ. Off. Budzinski stopped Hoffman for a motor vehicle violation and discovered several outstanding warrants. Hoffman was transported to headquarters for processing.

4/19   Brian Lowrey, Age 24, of Scotch Plains was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Lowrey was discovered urinating on the Valley National Bank building, located on Westfield Ave. Off. Belford found Lowrey intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. Lowrey was transported to headquarters for processing and released on a summons.

4/20   Jonathan Knechtel, age 24, of Scotch Plains was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Det. Pearson had stopped Knechtel for a motor vehicle violation and through an investigation found Knechtel to be in possession of marijuana. Knechtel was transported to headquarters for processing and released on a summons. Knechtel was also charged with being in possession of pepper spray.

4/21   A resident of Elizabeth Ave. Scotch Plains reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief. The resident states that on April 20th, between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, someone had broken the rear window to his vehicle that was parked on the street. It was not clear how the vehicles window was shattered.

4/23   A resident of Essex Rd. Scotch Plains reported being a victim of fraud. The resident stated that someone had frequently purchased airline tickets on his credit card. The resident discovered the fraudulent activity from reviewing his statement.

4/23   Hugo Mora-Escorcia, age 21, of Franklin Ave. Maplewood, N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Newark, NJ. Off. B. Belford had stopped Mora-Escorcia for a motor vehicle violation at which time he discovered Mora-Escorcia had a warrant. Mora-Escorcia was transported to headquarters where he posted bail and was released.

4/24   A resident of Valleyscent Ave. reported a theft from her apartment between April 17th and April 24th. The resident reported that there were no signs of forced entry to the apartment. The theft is under investigation.

4/25   Bermido Joseph, age 22, and Roldy Joseph, age 23, both of Dehart Pl. Elizabeth were arrested for outstanding warrants. Off. D. Belford stopped Joesph for a motor vehicle violation on Rt. 22 East and discovered both Bermido and Roldy had outstanding warrants. Both were transported to headquarters for processing.

4/26   Chistian Soria, age 20, of West Front St. Plainfield, N.J. was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Off. B. Belford stopped Soria for a motor vehicle violation. During the stop Off. Belford reported he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. Following an investigation, Soria was found to be in possession of marijuana. Soria was transported to headquarters and released on a summons.