SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
02/02   A resident of Montague Ave. reported a Phone Scam. The victim received a phone call claiming a relative had been arrested and required a payment to be released. The victim provided the caller with the codes to two gift cards that were purchased to get the relative out of jail. After this had been completed, it was determined relative had not been arrested.
02/02   Samuel V. Hanciles, age 27 of Scotch Plains N.J. was arrested for an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains. The arrest made by Off. VonLangen, who then transported Hanciles to headquarters for processing.
02/02   Derek L. Granger, age 22 of Newark N.J. was arrested for an Outstanding Warrant out of Madison N.J. Arrested during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Pereira, Granger was then transported to headquarters for processing.
02/04   A residence in the 2100 block of West Broad St. was Burglarized between the hours of 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm. The victim reported jewelry and electronics were stolen.
02/06   A resident of the 1500 block of East Second Street reported seeing someone attempt to gain entry in his parked vehicle. The suspect fled on foot prior to police arriving. The vehicle was locked and no entry was gained.
02/07   Lee Sam-Colaj, age 21, of Plainfield, NJ was arrested and charged with DWI. Police responded to the scene where the suspect hit several parked cars. Field sobriety tests were administered and during the investigation it was determined he was under the influence. Sam-Colaj was taken to headquarters and processed.
02/07   A resident of the 400 block of Farley Ave. reported that his snowblower was Stolen off his front porch.
02/07   Demetria Vanderveer, age 23, of Scotch Plains was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. The marijuana was discovered after a motor vehicle stop and Vanderveer was taken to headquarters for processing.
02/10   Michael Tarsia, age 30, of Scotch Plains was arrested for was arrested for an Outstanding Traffic Warrant. Tarsia was then transported to headquarters and processed.
02/10   A Country Club Lane resident reported having a package from UPS delivered and then Taken from their front porch.
02/11   Jwan M. Miller, age 22, of Plainfield, N.J., Jaquan K. Johnson, age 22, of Bayonne, N.J., and Nicole Daley, age 23, of Orange N.J. were arrested as a result of a motor vehicle stop. Miller was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Ms. Daley and Mr. Johnson both had Outstanding Traffic Warrants and were then turned over to other agencies.
02/12   Louis Holder, age 48, of Easton PA. was arrested and charged with DWI. The arrest was the result of the officer’s police investigation. Holder was taken to headquarters and processed.