SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY


DATE           DESCRIPTION

03/27   A resident on Robin Lane reported the Theft of their 2013 BMW 328 sometime overnight. The vehicle was recovered in Newark, N.J. the next day.

03/28   Aljahir Carson, age 21, of Irvington, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Plainfield, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Serafin. Carson was then transported to headquarters and processed.

03/28   Tynesha C. Brown, age 23, of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. VonLangen. Brown was then transported to headquarters and processed.

03/28   Luis M. Bezares, age 20, of Somerset, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Sgt. Pearson. Bezares was then transported to headquarters and processed.

03/31   At approximately 03:10 am Off. D. Belford observed a 2018 Chevy Traverse driving at a high rate of speed in the area of Hetfield Avenue. Off. D. Belford attempted to stop the vehicle which fled, and a motor vehicle pursuit was initiated. The pursuit was terminated on Route 22 East in Mountainside. The vehicle was registered to a resident on White Oak Road and was determined to have been stolen just prior to the pursuit. The vehicle was located in New York City a few hours later. During this investigation officers responded to a neighbor’s house on White Oak Road for a reported car burglary, and both incidents are under investigation.

04/01   Kameil Z. Brown, age 39, of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Plainfield, N.J. during an investigation at the Hillside Cemetery located on Woodland Avenue by Off. Hernandez. Brown was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/01   Renzo E. Zavala-Obeso, age 32 of Edison, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of South Plainfield during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Leyden. Zavala-Obeso was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/03   Keyenza Seawright, age 38, of New Brunswick, N.J. was arrested by Off. Florio on an outstanding warrant out of Scotch Plains.

04/04   A resident on Juniper Lane reported the Theft of his front license plate from his vehicle. The theft occurred sometime between April 1st and April 3rd.

04/05   A resident of Glenside Avenue reported a Fraud. Someone opened several credit cards in the victim’s name and the incident is under investigation.

04/06   Edward Collins, age 49 of East Orange, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Possession of Cocaine during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Sgt. Lavery. Collins was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/06   Michael C. Grammenos, age 28 of Mountainside, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. VonLangen. Grammenos was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/06   Vonzo A. Daniels, age 61 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested and charged with a Disorderly Person’s Offense. While on patrol, Off. VonLangen observed Daniels urinating on Park Avenue. Daniels was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/06   Shivell R. Brown, age 39 of Hillside, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of East Orange, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rivera. Brown was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/08   Hassan A. Laban, age 40 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Westfield, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Ostrowski. Laban was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/10   At approximately 11:00 am patrol units responded to a home in the 1900 Block of West Broad Street. The resident reported confronting a black male in her home that fled towards Christine Circle. Additional units responded including Scotch Plains K-9 and members of the detective bureau. The home was searched and made safe for the resident and at this time the suspect remains at large. The incident is currently under active investigation.

04/12   Unique E. Benjamin, age 22 of Newark, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites. Mr. Benjamin also had an active warrant out of Union Township. Benjamin was then transported to headquarters and processed.

04/12  Andrew J. Jaques, age 22 of Roselle, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Scotch Plains and Union, N.J. Jaques was processed and released by Off. Ostrowski.

04/13   The management at the U-Haul located at 2015 Route 22 reported the Theft of a trailer which was rented and never returned. The trailer which is valued at $10,000 has been entered stolen.

04/13   Melvin A. Hanciles, age 26 of Scotch Plains was arrested and charged with Lewdness stemming from an incident in Farley Park. Hanciles exposed himself in front of a juvenile female and family members contacted the police. Hanciles was located outside the park by Sgt. Lavery and Off. Ostrowski and during the course of their investigation positively identified Hanciles and placed him under arrest. Hanciles was processed and lodged in the Union County Jail.

04/15   A resident in the 2000 block of Algonquin Drive reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to the victim’s credit card information as well as their cell phone account. The incident is under investigation.