SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY


DATE           DESCRIPTION

09/01   A resident of Laurie Court reported unauthorized charges on her credit card. The Incident is under investigation.

09/01   Fen Zhu Yao, age 40 of Scotch Plains, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault during a disturbance at Osaka restaurant located at 427 Park Avenue.  Yao was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/01   A vehicle fire was reported on Lake Avenue. Off. Lewis responded and upon his arrival found a 2000 Toyota Camry fully engulfed in flames. The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded to the car fire, and no injuries were reported.

09/01   A resident in the 500 block of William Street reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to victim’s bank accounts and took multiple cash advances totaling several thousand dollars. The incident is under investigation.  

09/01   Krystalda Andrews, age 32 of Plainfield, N.J., was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of South Plainfield, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Serafin. Andrews was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/02   Dewayne P. Jones, age 36 of Newark, N.J., was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of East Orange, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. DiLollo. Jones was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/04   Alex P. Almodovar, age 24 of North Plainfield, N.J., was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Ostrowski. Almodovar was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/05   Jeremy I. Antoine, age 27 of Scotch Plains, was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Ostrowski. Antoine was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/05   Ammed L. Saleh, age 20 of Parlin, N.J., was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Freehold Boro, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Aversa. Saleh was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/05   The Swisse Pastry Shop located on East Second Street reported illegal dumping.

09/05   A resident in the 300 block of William Street reported an identity Theft. The victim stated someone opened a Target account in their name. The incident is currently under investigation.

09/06   A resident in the 2600 block of Deer Path reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to their credit card information and charged several hundred dollars. The incident is currently under investigation.

09/07   A resident of Country Club Lane reported a Fraud. The victim met an individual on-line and began sending wire transfers regarding a business transaction which turned out to be a scam. The victim loss in excess of $40,000 and the incident is currently under investigation.

09/07   Kimberly A. Gutierrez age 22 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of South Plainfield, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites. Gutierrez was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/09   Jermain L. Henderson, age 42 of Roselle, N.J., was arrested on several Outstanding Warrants out of Prospect Park and Clifton, N.J. during a field investigation conducted by Off. Rites. Henderson was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/10   Malik A. Canty, age 19 of Scotch Plains, was arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice and Assault on a Police Officer. Patrol responded to a report of a male attempting to break into a vehicle on Weaver Street. Off. DiLollo located Canty on a bicycle in the area, and when approached by Off. DiLollo he refused to comply with her commands. Canty was uncooperative with officers on scene and was placed under arrest. During booking procedures, Canty spit on an Officer. Canty was later transported to the Union County Jail.  

09/11   A resident in the 1100 block of Washington Avenue reported the Theft of a black and green Mongoose BMX bicycle valued at $250.00. The theft occurred on 1 September 2017 from the victim’s backyard.

09/11   A resident reported Graffiti in Farley Park. Responding officers found the main building had been spray painted.

09/14   Erik A. Salinas, age 21 of Rahway, N.J., was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Rahway, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Leyden. Salinas was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/15   A Burglary was reported in the area of 300 Country Club Lane.  The burglary occurred between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The incident is currently under investigation.

09/15   Idenisse Mendez, age 33 of Plainfield, N.J., was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an active Warrant out of Middlesex County, N.J. Mendez was arrested By Off. Serafin and Off. Luciano during an investigation at the Quick Chek located at 1928 Westfield Avenue. Mendez was then transported to headquarters for processing and later turned over to Middlesex County.

09/16   Jennifer L. DeFeo, age 37 of Watchung, N.J., was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin, and Drug Paraphernalia as well as had an active Warrant out of the Union County Sheriff’s Department. Defeo was arrested during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Luciano. DeFeo was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/16   A vehicle Burglary was reported at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The vehicle’s side window was broken, and a purse was reported stolen.

09/17   Devon Tordilio, age 30 of Plainfield, N.J., was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Watchung, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Mirabile. Tordilio was then transported to headquarters and processed.