SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY


DATE           DESCRIPTION

02/26   A resident on Plainfield Avenue reported a Fraud. Someone opened a cellular account in the victim’s name.

02/26   Steven G. Jones, age 40 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of South Plainfield, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites. Jones was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/26   Denzel N. Crawford, age 23 of Irvington, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Everitt. Crawford was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/26   Officers responded to a home in the 1800 block of Raritan Road on a report of an Oven Fire. The resident was able to put the fire out prior to the dispatched offices arrival, but they encountered a heavy smoke condition. The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded and ventilated the home and no injuries reported.

02/26   Tamika S. Myrick age 32 of Elizabeth, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Fricks. Myrick was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/27   Walik A. Hemingway age 28 of Newark, NJ was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Newark, NJ by Off. Tricia Dilollo. Walik was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/28   Martin C. Moodie age 27 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Fricks. Moodie was transported to headquarters and processed.

03/01   Gary M. Parks age 46 of Middlesex, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of the Union County Sheriff’s Department during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Von Langen. Parks was transported to headquarters and processed.

03/01   A resident on Rambling Drive filed a Fraud report. The victim was contacted by an unknown individual who stated he could help the victim get caught up on mortgage payments if he were to receive several thousand dollars in American Express gift cards. The victim provided the cards, and the victim has not heard from the individual again.

03/03   A resident on West Broad Street reported a Fraud. Someone opened a credit card in the victim’s name, and the incident is currently under investigation.

03/04   A resident on Lyde Place reported a Fraud when they discovered someone opened a credit card account in the victim’s name. The incident is currently under investigation.

03/07   Shanisse T. Smith, age 33 of Inwood, NY was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Parsippany, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Serafin. Smith was transported to headquarters and processed.

03/07   Omari M. Moody, age 24 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Jersey City, NJ by Off. Serafin. Moody was transported to headquarters and processed.

03/07   A North Plainfield resident reported their vehicle was damaged while parked in the Valleyscent Apartments on Front Street. The incident is currently under investigation.

03/08   Justin M. Scoon, age 28 of Union, NJ was arrested for Providing False Information to Off. Pereira while conducting a motor vehicle accident investigation. Scoon additionally had an active warrant out of the Elizabeth, NJ and later transported to headquarters for processing.

03/08   A resident on Jefferson Avenue reported receiving a Fraudulent Check during an online transaction. The incident is currently under investigation.

03/10   Franck Nguetsop-Tiokeng, age 21 of Piscataway, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Baltazar. Nguetsop-Tiokeng was transported to headquarters and processed.

03/10   A resident on Spruce Mill Lane reported their vehicle was scratched during the overnight hours.

03/11   Joshua R. Acosta, age 23 of Scotch Plains, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Sgt. B. Belford. Acosta was transported to headquarters and processed.

03/11   A business in the 400 block of Park Avenue reported an Attempted Burglary. The owner found damage to a rear door while opening for the day. The scene was processed by the detective bureau and is under investigation.

03/19   Christian D. Mason, age 28 of Somerset, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of New Brunswick, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Turner. Mason was then transported to headquarters and processed.

03/20   A resident on Treeview Circle reported the Theft of a package which was delivered to his home. The incident is under investigation.

03/21   Kemar R. Purcell, age 39 of Clark, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains by Off. Sanchez. Purcell was then transported to headquarters and processed.

03/22   A resident on Allenby Lane reported a Fraud. Someone opened several cellular accounts in the victim’s name. The incident is under investigation.

03/22   A resident on Sims Avenue reported a Fraud. The victims noticed several unauthorized transactions on his bank account. The incident is under investigation.

03/22   A resident reported damage to the door lock of a work truck which was parked on East 2nd Street overnight. The incident is under investigation.

03/23   A resident on Highlander Drive reported both of his vehicles were entered overnight. Various items were taken, and the incident is under investigation.

03/23   A resident on Heather Lane reported his vehicle entered during the overnight hours. Various items were taken, and the incident is under investigation.

03/23   A resident on Clarks Lane reported the vehicle entered during the overnight hours, and the incident is under investigation.

03/24   At 08:15 am officers responded to a home on Sleepy Hollow Lane on a report of an attempted burglary. Upon their arrival, the suspect had fled the area, but officers on the scene were able to broadcast a suspect description. Off. Gitto located the suspect on Rahway Road fleeing the area on a bicycle. The suspect refused to stop and arrested after a foot pursuit. The suspect, William B. Green age 56, of 516 West 4th Street Plainfield, NJ was transported to headquarters for processing. Officers discovered the bicycle the suspect was riding at the time of his arrest matches the same one reported stolen from a different home on Sleepy Hollow Lane. The detective bureau responded and processed several different crime scenes. Members of the Plainfield Police Division responded to assist this agency during the incident.

03/25   A resident on Clarks Lane reported a Burglary. The resident’s house alarm sounded at 4:00 am and the resident found the rear door ajar. The resident thought the wind blew the door open and secured it, but later in the morning they noticed a purse missing from the kitchen and contacted the police department. The incident is under investigation.