SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY


DATE           DESCRIPTION

09/03   Lynn M. Merrill, age 69 of Rahway, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of South Bound Brook, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. VonLangen. Merrill was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/04
  Elie F. Paul, age 19 of South Plainfield, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of North Plainfield, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Florio. Paul was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/10
  A resident in the 2100 block of Jersey Avenue reported a Vehicle Burglary. The incident occurred during overnight hours.

09/11
  A resident on Concord Road reported a Fraud, after the victim noticed suspicious activity on a credit card account.

09/11
  A resident on Grant Avenue reported a Fraud, after the victim noticed unauthorized transactions on their credit card account.

09/11
  Officers responded to a house on Stout Avenue on a report of a Structure Fire. Upon arrival they met the residents in the drive way and encountered a heavy smoke condition. The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded and brought a fire in the basement under control. A 51 year old resident was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation and burns to his arms and face.

09/12
  Nicholas M. Grace, age 23, of Scotch Plains, NJ was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Linden, NJ by Off. Ostrowski.

09/14
  Two residents on Edgewood Terrace reported Vehicle Burglaries that occurred during overnight hours.

09/14
  Two residents on Seneca Road reported Vehicle Burglaries that occurred during overnight hours. The incidents are under active investigation.

09/17
  A resident on Willow Avenue reported a Fraud when someone opened credit cards in victim’s name.

09/21
  Cesar A. Cartagena-Grisales, age 35, of North Plainfield, NJ was arrested by Off. Rites on Outstanding Warrants out of Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and Cranford, NJ.

09/24
  A resident of Evelyn Street reported a Theft. The victim’s purse was stolen from her vehicle and her credit cards were used to make unauthorized transactions. The incident is under investigation.

09/26
  Maudsley M. Charles, age 31 of Irvington, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Irvington, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites. Charles was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/27
  A resident on Rambling Drive reported a Fraud. Someone opened a Verizon account in the victim’s name.

09/27
  Matthew J. Rozmerski, age 22 of North Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Ostrowski. Rozmerski was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/28
  A resident on Lenape Way reported a car Burglary. The resident came outside at approximately 6:15am and saw an unknown male inside his wife’s vehicle. The suspect fled the area and responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. The incident is under investigation.

09/28
  Daniel P. Viola, age 18 of Green Brook, NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana. Also arrested was Genesis M. Rodriguez, age 20 of Dunellen, NJ also charged with Possession of Marijuana. The arrests were the result of a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites. Several juveniles were also in the vehicle and were taken into protective custody and turned over to their parents.

09/29
  George L. Mahr, age 52 of Madison, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a welfare check at the south side soccer fields located at 1910 Raritan Road. Off. Florio and Off. Rivera located Mr. Mahr in the parking lot with several flat tires. Mahr was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/29
  Jannicia D. Bullock, age 42 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a single motor vehicle accident investigation conducted by Off. Frew. No injuries were reported and Bullock was then transported to headquarters and processed.

09/30
  Brian C. Quezada, age 29 of Piscataway, NJ was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Newark and Bound Brook, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Everitt. Quezada was then transported to headquarters and processed.

10/16   Raymond E. White, age 41 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Providing False Information to a law enforcement officer during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Gitto. Mr. White also had an active warrant out of the Union County Sheriff’s Department, and then transported to headquarters and processed.

10/16   A resident on Brandywine Court reported the Theft of his handicap placard from his unlocked vehicle. The victim believes the theft occurred sometime on 15 October 2018.

10/17   A resident on Shackamaxon Drive reported a Fraud. The victim’s account information was used to make an unauthorized transaction at a bank in Jersey City, NJ, and the incident is under investigation.

10/20   Katherine Nemeth age 24 of Cranford, NJ was arrested during a Suspicious Person investigation conducted by Off. Everitt. Ms. Nemeth was charged with disorderly conduct.

10/21   A Warren resident reported their vehicle was damaged while parked in the 1500 block of East Second Street sometime overnight.

10/21   A resident on Black Birch Road reported a Criminal Mischief. The exterior of the home was spray painted, and it is not known when the incident occurred.

10/21   Phillip A. Fusco age 36 of Scotch Plains, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Union, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites. Fuso was then transported to headquarters and processed.

10/21   Alex L. Moreno age 22 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of North Plainfield, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Frew. Moreno was then transported to headquarters and processed.

10/21   A resident on Elm Court reported a Fraud. Someone purchased a cell phone and opened several accounts in victim’s name, and the incident is under investigation.