SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
6/1   A Sunnyfield Ln. resident reported a theft from his vehicle. The resident stated between May 31st and June 1st, someone entered his unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole a personnel set of keys. The theft occurred between 8:30 pm and 8:30 am.
6/2   A Carri Farm Ct. resident reported being a victim of fraud. The resident stated that someone had opened an account from Sprint. The individual that opened the account had shown identification and also had attempted to open several other credit cards under the resident’s name.
6/7   A Watchung Terr. resident reported an attempted Burglary to their residence. The resident stated that someone had cut the screens to a couple of windows to their home. The resident was not sure on when this occurred because he was away for a couple of weeks.
6/8   An O’Donnell Ave. resident reported having a bicycle stolen from Park Middle School. The resident stated that their son had left the bike unlocked at school during school hours and found the bike was missing after school.
6/8   North Plainfield Police reported to Scotch Plains Police that they received a phone call at 9:00pm from a computerized voice stating that there was a Bomb at Coles School and was set to detonate at 11:00 am. Scotch plains Police along with the State Police K-9, conducted a complete search of Coles School and the exterior surrounding of the school. The search of the school and the surrounding area resulted in NO Bomb or suspicious items. The call to North Plainfield is not traceable and remains under investigation.
6/10   Stephen Carson, age 44, of Piscataway N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of New Providence. Off. Budzinski had stopped Carson for a motor vehicle violation and discovered Carson had an outstanding warrant. Carson was transported to headquarters for processing.
6/10   The owner of FS landscaping reported that while working on Cooper Rd., someone had stolen a leaf blower from the front yard while they were cutting the lawn. The theft occurred on June 10th around 9:30 am.
6/10   Phillip Burns, age 37, of Newark N.J. was arrested for theft. Det. Brian Hayeck arrested Burns after a three week investigation into the theft of $200.00 of merchandise including lottery tickets from the Exxon station located at 1800 Rt. 22 Scotch Plains. Det. Hayeck arrested Burns on June 10th and released him on a summons.
6/14   Beth Link-Richardson, age 47, of Fanwood was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Off Cheney was dispatched to the CVS parking lot on a report of a verbal dispute. Upon Off. Cheney arrival, he observed Beth Link-Richardson arguing with someone while inside of her vehicle which was in the parking lot of CVS. Ms. Link-Richardson was having a verbal argument with her daughter which led to the police being called. During Off. Cheney’s investigation into the dispute he found Link-Richardson to be intoxicated. After failing several sobriety tests, Off. Cheney arrested Link-Richardson and transported her to headquarters for processing.
6/16   Michael Sbarro, age 47, of Clark, N.J. was arrested for D.U.I. Off. Mirabile had stopped Sbarro for a motor vehicle violation and while speaking with Sbarro, Off. Mirabile could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on Sbarro’s breath. Sbarro was given a number of field sobriety tests, which he could not complete successfully. Sbarro was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.
6/16   Kimberly Mcclean, age 23, of Rahway, N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Clark N.J. Off. Lavery had stopped Mcclean for a motor vehicle violation and discovered she had an active warrant. Mcclean was transported to headquarters for processing.
6/17   Omar Chandler, age 23, of Linden, N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Roselle Park. Off. Lavery had stopped Chandler for a motor vehicle violation and discovered Chandler had an active warrant. Chandler was transported to headquarters for processing.
6/18   Yvon Jusma, age 40, of Piscataway, N.J. was arrested for an outstanding warrant out Piscataway. Off. Redling had stopped Jusma for a motor violation and discovered he had an active warrant. Jusma was transported to headquarters, processed and released after posting bail.
6/19   Daniel Babis, Ryan Schetelich, and Alec Zarzor, all age 18, of Scotch Plains, Dustin Demarsico, age 18, of Fanwood and Matthew Perper, age 18, of Bridgewater, N.J., were all arrested for Criminal Mischief. The Scotch Plains Police were dispatched to the area of Rahway Rd. on a report of mailboxes being smashed by individuals. The officers that arrived at the scene located these individuals along with a juvenile male. Through the officers investigation a total of 13 mailboxes where smashed by these individuals and they were arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.
6/19   A Hunter Ave. resident reports the theft of items from their vehicle. The resident states that sometime between 5:30 pm on June 19th and 9:00am June 20th someone had entered their unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole a number of items.
6/20   Sylvester Burch, age 24, of Somerset,N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Roselle Park. Off.Redling had stopped Burch for a motor vehicle violation and discovered Burch had an active warrant. Burch was transported to headquarters for processing.
6/22   A Prospect Ave. resident reported a Theft of a bicycle. The resident stated that someone had entered their garage that was unlocked sometime between June 21st and June 22nd and stole a 10 speed bike valued at $260.00.
6/22   Cesar Abreu, age 23, of Scotch Plains was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of North Plainfield. Off. Rites had arrested Abreu near his residence and transported him to headquarters for processing. Abreu was released after posting bail.
6/23   Javon Alleyne, age 20, of Westfield, N.J. was arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs and Possession of Marijuana. Off. Rites had stopped Alleyne for a motor vehicle violation and observed a small bag of marijuana in plain view. Off. Rites investigation revealed Alleyne was in possession of illegal prescription drugs. Alleyne was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons.
6/24   The owner of property located on Portland Ave. reported the Theft of an air conditioning condenser. The owner stated that someone had cut the wires and removed the unit from the side of the house. It is unknown exactly when the theft occurred.
6/24   There were six reported burglaries to vehicles on Tussel Ln. and one on Cellar Ave. between 8:00 pm on June 23rd and 7:30 am on June 24th. Someone had entered the unlocked vehicles and stole items in the vehicles. Clark Township also had vehicles entered in the area of Tussell Ln. These incidents are believed to be all related and are currently being investigated.
6/24   A Tussell Ln. resident reported the theft of their vehicle. During the overnight hours of June 23rd someone had stolen their vehicle that was parked unlocked in front of their apartment. This incident is believed to be related to break-ins of vehicles that occurred the same night.
6/27   An Autumn Dr. resident reported criminal mischief to their fence. The resident stated that someone had damaged the fence by prying it away from the house. There was no other damage reported to the house or property.