SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY
2017


DATE           DESCRIPTION


12/01   William Mckellar, age 52 from North Plainfield, NJ was arrested for D.W.I. Off. Everitt made a motor vehicle stop after observing several moving violations. During a brief interview, Off. Everitt determined that Mr. Williams was impaired.

12/02   At 2:26 a.m a woman reported being the victim of Inappropriate Touching. The victim stated while she was attending a formal party at a local restaurant in town someone came from behind while she was standing and inappropriately grabbed her. The incident is under investigation.

12/02   Janet Dillon reported William Hannam, age 27, missing. She states that the last time she spoke with Mr. Williams was on 12/1/2017. At this time, no foul play is suspected.

12/04   A resident on the three hundred block of Willow Ave. reported criminal mischief to their vehicle. The resident reported that someone placed screws in the two rear tires of their vehicle.

12/05   A resident in the 400 block of Stout Avenue reported an incident of Criminal Mischief. The victim stated someone throw eggs at his 2014 BMW sometime overnight causing damage to the paint. The incident is under investigation.

12/05   Michael Mandes, age 21 of South Plainfield, N.J. and Jamina Morris, age 20 of Edison, N.J., were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Luciano. Both occupants were transported to headquarters and processed.

12/07   A Scotch Plains resident reported the Theft of his wallet from a locker at the YMCA located at 1340 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The incident is currently under investigation.

12/08   Desiree C. Young, age 28 of Edison, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Scotch Plains, South Plainfield, Old Bridge, Newark, and Jersey City, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Von Langen. Young was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/10   Christopher T. Richards, age 23 of South Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Citarella. Richards was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/11   Babatunde A. Dahunsi, age 25 of Hillside, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains by Off. Von Langen. Dahunsi was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/11   Marcus A. Rivera, age 24 of Mountainside, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains N.J. by Off. D. Belford. Rivera was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/12
  Nicole N. Brown, age 26 of Union, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Sgt. Lavery. Brown was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/12
  A resident in the 2000 block of Wood Road reported a Burglary to their vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and had miscellaneous items taken from vehicle. The incident occurred during the overnight hours.

12/12
  Joseph Appezzato, age 51 of Scotch Plains, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Fanwood, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites. Appezzato was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/13
  A resident in the 1300 block of Martine Avenue reported a Fraud. Someone opened several credit cards in victim’s name.

12/14
  Carmen M. Lopez, age 45 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Scotch Plains by Off. Rites.

12/14
  Ibeth Mendoza-Vega, age 32 of Hawthorne, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Madison, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Serafin. Mendoza-Vega was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/14
  Tori Hocker, age 19 of Trenton, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Weapons Possession during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Luciano. Hocker was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/16
  A resident of the senior citizen housing located at 2002 Lake Avenue reported Criminal Mischief to her vehicle. The vehicle’s paint was scratched multiple times while parked in the lot.

12/16
  A representative from Coldwell Realtors reported Criminal Mischief to a sign located on a property they are selling in the 300 block of Cook Avenue.

12/17
  Velma B. Onyoni, age 26 of Rahway, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Woodbridge, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. D. Belford. Onyoni was then transported to headquarters and processed.

12/18   Darryl J. Miller, age 55 of Scotch Plains, N.J. was arrested and charged with Theft. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Portland Avenue on a report of the theft of several air conditioners. A witness was able to give a vehicle description and Off. VonLangen located the suspect on East Second Street. Miller was transported to headquarters and processed.

12/20   A resident on Swan Mill Lane reported the Theft of a bank card and a passport from her residence. The incident is currently under investigation.

12/22   The management at the Scotch Plains Exxon located at 1800 U.S. Highway Route 22 reported a Fraud. Someone attempted to cash a fraudulent business check. The incident is currently under investigation.

12/23   A resident of Fairway Court reported a Fraud. Someone opened a cell phone account in the victim’s name, and the incident is currently under investigation.

12/23   Wayne D. Adams, age 26 of Union, N.J. was arrested and charged with Defiant Trespass, Resisting Arrest and Aggravated Assault on Police. Also arrested was Whitney N. Adams, age 26 of Union, N.J. and charged with Defiant Trespass, Resisting Arrest and Aggravated Assault on Police. Officers Cheney, Sopko and Everitt were dispatched to the Scotch Plains Tavern located at 366 Park Avenue on a report of two disorderly people which resulted in the arrests.

12/26   Judith M. Fleming, age 42 of Howell, N.J. was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle accident investigation conducted by Off. Aversa. Fleming struck several parked cars in Plainfield, N.J. and No injuries reported.

12/28   Aleesha R. Edmonds, age 23 of Elizabeth, N.J. arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Elizabeth, N.J. during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Florio. Edmonds was transported to headquarters and processed.

12/29   A Scotch Plains resident reported a Criminal Mischief. The resident stated he parked his vehicle in the municipal lot near the library and someone caused damage to the passenger side door and broke his rear window. The incident is currently under investigation.

12/30   Kenneth J. Norton, age 23 of Scotch Plains was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Distribution of Marijuana within 500 feet of a public park. At approximately 1:30 pm members of the Scotch Plains Detective Bureau executed a search warrant at 417 Farley Avenue based on a month’s long drug investigation conducted by Det. B. Belford. Detectives seized various types of cannabis oil cartridges with a street value of over $6,000. K9 officer Aversa and his partner Cux assisted in the investigation.

12/30
  Amanda Pinho, age 20 of Westfield, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Luciano. Pinho was transported to headquarters and processed.

12/31
  Darryl R. Clinton, age 28 of Lawrenceville, GA was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites and Off. Tripet. Clinton also had an active warrant out of Newark, NJ. Clinton was transported to headquarters and processed.