SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY
2019


DATE           DESCRIPTION


02/01   Officers recovered a stolen 2007 silver Ford E-350 which was reported stolen out of Plainfield, NJ. The vehicle was recovered behind the Valleyscent Apartments on Front Street.

02/01   A resident in the 200 block of Union Avenue reported a Burglary. The victim parked his work van in front of his house and noticed damage to the rear door lock the next morning. Several tools were reportedly stolen from the vehicle.

02/01   Officer responded to the 2400 block of Plainfield Avenue on a report of Fluid Leaking from a shipping container. The Scotch Plains Fire Department arrived on the scene, and the Union County Haz-Mat team responded to assess the scene. The Union County Haz-Mat will be conducting a follow-up investigation.

02/03   A resident in the 2000 block of Lyde Place reported someone opened several pieces of mail which were delivered to his house.

02/03   A resident on Winchester Drive reported a Fraud. Someone opened a cell phone account in the victim’s name, and the incident is under investigation.

02/05   Zaniyah A. Ford, age 20 of Hillside, NJ was arrested for possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Gitto. Ford was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/05   A resident on Lake Park Terrace reported a Burglary. The victim’s vehicle was entered at approximately 01:30 am. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.

02/06   Marcus J. Green, age 28 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and on Active Warrants out of Elizabeth and Roselle, NJ during a suspicious person investigation conducted by Off. Baltazar. Green was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/06   A business on Jerusalem Road reported a Fraud. A check was fraudulently written and deposited in an account without authorization. The incident is currently under investigation.

02/06   Akeem K. Williams, age 23 of Newark, NJ was arrested on an Active Warrant out of Scotch Plains by Off. Mirabile. Williams was transported to headquarters, processed and transported to Union County Jail.

02/07   Joel Hope, age 36 of Paterson, NJ was arrested on an Active Warrant out of Scotch Plains by Off. Mirabile. Hope was transported to headquarters for processing and transported to the Union County Jail.

02/07   A resident on Lake Avenue reported a Fraud. Someone attempted to open a credit card in the victim’s name. The incident is currently under investigation.

02/07   A resident on Spruce Mill Lane reported a Criminal Mischief. Someone damaged the lock on the front door to his home.

02/09   A resident on Country Club Lane reported a Criminal Mischief. The victim stated someone smashed the windshield of his vehicle. The incident is currently under investigation.

02/09   Shawn G. Stuckey, age 23 of Hillside, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Baltazar. Stuckey was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/09   Tyler R. McNeil, age 30 of Hillside, NJ was arrested on an Active Warrant out of Linden, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Serafin. McNeil was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/09   A resident on Muir Terrace reported a Fraud. The victim stated several of their credit cards were used without permission. The incident is currently under investigation.

02/09   Nahji K. Talley, age 26 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Everitt. Talley was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/20   A resident on Mountain Avenue reported a Fraud. The victim stated someone accessed their cell phone account and made unauthorized transactions.

02/20   Officers responded to a home on Pine Terrace on a report of a Vehicle Fire. The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

02/10   Dyshon M. Gibson, age 23 of Scotch Plains was arrested on an Active Warrant out of Montgomery County Criminal Division of Pennsylvania by Off. Fricks. Gibson was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/11   A resident reported several of his work vehicles were Burglarized while parked in a lot in the 1900 block of Route 22. The incident is currently under investigation.

02/12   A resident on Flanders Avenue reported their vehicle Burglarized overnight. The resident observed a tall black male enter the vehicle and then flee the area. Officers were unable to locate the suspect, and the incident is currently under investigation.

02/13   A resident on Mountain Avenue reported a Fraud. Someone opened a cellular account in the victim’s name, and the incident is currently under investigation.

02/13   A resident on Martine Avenue reported a Criminal Mischief to their vehicle during the overnight hours.

02/15   Dallas K. Stokes, age 20 of Scotch Plains was arrested for Theft following an investigation conducted by Det. D. Belford and Inv. M. Rivera. Stokes was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/16   A resident on Inverness Drive reported a Criminal Mischief. The home had been hit with numerous eggs the night prior which caused damage to the siding. The incident is currently under investigation.

02/16   Andre L. Davis, age 32 of Elizabeth, NJ was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Terroristic Threats during a disturbance at home on Richmond Street by Off. Kostecki. Davis was transported to headquarters for processing and then transported to Union County Jail.

02/17   Miguel A. Perez-Monterrosa, age 30 of Dunellen, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Baltazar. Perez-Monterrosa was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/17   David T. Drake, age 26 of Newark, NJ was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites and Off. Sanchez. Drake was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/20   A resident on Tillinghast Turn reported a Theft of a package delivered to his house. The incident is currently under investigation.

02/21   The management at the Sunoco gas station located at 1746 Route 22 reported a Theft. A customer left the location without paying for gas, and the incident is currently under investigation.

02/23   Sekdu T. Harris, age 24 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Sgt. B. Belford. Harris was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/24   Althea S. Riley, age 38 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Baltazar. Riley was transported to headquarters and processed.

02/24   Melvin C. Overbey, age 42 of Linden, NJ was arrested on an Active Warrant out of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Kostecki. Additional warrants out of Orange, Paramus Boro, East Orange, Paterson and Linden, NJ were also located. Off. Kostecki transported Overbey to headquarters for processing.

02/24   James McCoy, age 58 of Scotch Plains, NJ was arrested on an Active Warrant out of Burlington City, NJ during a field investigation conducted by Off. Smolinski. McCoy was transported to headquarters and processed.

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.