SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
1/1   A resident of Donato Circle reported that their vehicle was entered sometime overnight.
1/2   Kenneth Blanks, age 25, of Harrison St. Rahway, N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
1/2   A resident of Hetfield Ave. reported a car burglary overnight. Resident stated their vehicle was unlocked.
1/2   Lawrence Kaplan, age 62, of Red Bridge Rd. Kitnersville, PA. was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
1/3   A resident of Spruce Mill La. reported being a victim of check fraud and identity theft.
1/4   Taylor Johnson, age 23, of Mountain Ave. Scotch Plains, was arrested by Ptl. VonLangen for an outstanding warrant after a motor vehicle stop.
1/5   Frank Russo, age 22, of Washington Valley Rd. Warren N.J. was arrested by Det. Pearson for the possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance during a vehicle stop.
1/5   A resident of Clydesdale Rd. reported being a victim of identity fraud.
1/7   The Exxon on Rt. 22 East reported a theft when a customer left without paying for gas.
1/8   A resident of Valleyscent Ave. reported a burglary to their home between 4 pm and 8 pm. Several electronics and some personal papers were reported stolen.
1/8   A resident from Garwood, N.J. reported that several jewelry items including a watch and bracelets were stolen from the Performing arts building on 1776 Raritan Rd.
1/9   A resident of Front St. reported a burglary to their home which occurred between 6:30 am and 10 pm. A laptop computer and a passport were stolen.
1/11   Brandon Holden, age 22, of Willowwood La. Staten Island N.Y. was arrested for an outstanding warrant after a motor vehicle stop was performed by Ptl. B.Belford.
1/13   A resident of Rivervale Ct. reported being a victim of identity theft.
1/14   A resident of Valley Ave. reported that a package was stolen from their porch between 9 am and 5 pm.
1/17   Josephine El Raheb, age 27, of Goodmans Crossing Clark, N.J. was arrested by Ptl. Richie for Driving While Intoxicated after a motor vehicle stop.
1/17   A resident of Mountain Ave. reported his GPS was stolen from his unlocked vehicle sometime overnight.
1/22  A teacher at Park Middle School reported the theft of her cell phone. The theft occurred sometime during the school day.
1/22   A resident of Country Club La. reported that someone opened packages left for him and removed the contents.
1/23   A resident on Plainfield Ave. reported being a victim of fraud. The victim was informed by her bank that two checks were written in the amount of $16,000.00 and deposited into another account.
1/23   Between the hours of 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, two different victims reported their vehicles were broken into while at the RWJ fitness center on Lamberts Mill Rd. One victim reported nothing was missing, while the other victim stated a Michael Kors purse, wallet and cash were taken.