SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY
2018


DATE           DESCRIPTION

05/07   Several car burglaries were reported in the 500 block of Beverly Avenue. The vehicles were entered during the overnight hours.

05/07   A resident in the 300 block of Willow Avenue reported a Fraud. The victim’s credit card was used on-line to make fraudulent purchases.

05/07   Oris Williams, age 72 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested a charged with Driving Under the Influence during an accident investigation conducted by Off. Gitto. Williams was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/08
  Melvin A. Hanciles, age 26 of Farley Avenue was arrested by Off. Everitt and charged with Criminal Trespassing stemming from an incident reported at the Quick Chek located at 1928 Westfield Avenue.

05/08
  An attempted Burglary was reported on Christine Circle. Several window screens were cut and removed, but no entry was gained to residence. The incident is under investigation.

05/08
  Daquan J. McCallum, age of Elizabeth, N.J. was arrested on several Outstanding Warrants out of Elizabeth, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Serafin. McCallum was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/09
  An attempted Burglary was reported in the 2500 block of Mountain Avenue. Someone attempted to force open the front door of the home between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. The incident is under investigation.

05/13
  Yoses M. Steinmetz, age 28 of Brooklyn, N.Y. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Newark, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Gitto. Steinmetz was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/14
  Latoya L. Bradley, Age 34 of Phillipsburg, N.J. was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence during a suspicious vehicle investigation conducted by Off. DiLollo. Bradley was transported to headquarters for processing and was also found to have an active warrant out of Phillipsburg, NJ.

05/14   Khaleef R. Chiles, age 36 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Plainfield during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Tripet. Chiles was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/14
  Kyra A. Price, age 19 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Plainfield during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Sopko. Price was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/14
  A resident in the 1500 block of East Second Street reported a car Burglary. The vehicle was entered during the overnight hours.

05/15
  Corey Robinson, age 27 of Newark, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Newark, NJ. Also arrested was Rajorl Waters, age 26 of East Orange, on outstanding Warrants out of Livingston, NJ. The arrests were a result of a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Serafin.

05/18
  At approximately 01:24 am Off. Rites and Budzinski were dispatched to 427 Park Avenue on a reported structure fire. They located a heavy smoke condition coming from the roof, and the apartments in the area were evacuated and the Scotch Plains Fire Department responded. The businesses affected were the Winterhill Antiques and the Osaka and Main Star restaurants. The fire department deemed the incident accidental and no injuries were reported.

05/18
  A resident in the 2400 block of Allwood Road reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to their credit card information and made fraudulent purchases, the incident is under investigation.

05/19
  Isiah B. Cruz, age 27 of Rahway, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Linden, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Turner. Cruz was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/20
  Jeremy Dowell, age 50 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested and charged with Lewdness. Off. Luciano responded to the municipal parking lot on Bartle Avenue on a report of a man sleeping in his vehicle without clothes on. Dowell was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/21   A resident of Maddaket Court reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to the victim’s credit card information and made a fraudulent on-line purchase.

05/23
  A resident in the 2300 block of Redwood Road reported a Fraud. The victim stated that several checks were cashed against his bank account without his knowledge, the incident is under investigation.

05/23
  Cristobal Avila, age 27 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested and charged with Providing False Information to Police during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Ostrowski. Avila also had an active warrant out of South Plainfield, Avila was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/23
  Jonathan J. Lemaine, age 32 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Plainsboro and Sayreville, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Gitto. Lemaine was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/24
  Victor E. Peralta, age 28 of Perth Amboy, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains. by Off. Serafin.

05/24
  Alison N. Serpico, age 20 of Westfield, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle accident investigation conducted by Off. Everitt. Serpico was transported to headquarters and processed, and there were no injuries reported in the single car accident.

05/25
  Andres F. Quijana, age 25 of Scotch Plains, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Gitto. Quijana was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/25
  A resident in the 1700 block of Mountain Avenue reported the Theft of their 2004 Black Honda Civic. The theft occurred during the overnight hours and the vehicle has been entered stolen.

05/25
  Melvin A. Hanciles, age 26 of Scotch Plains was arrested for Defiant trespassing at the Quick Check located at 1928 Westfield Avenue. Hanciles was arrested by Off. D. Belford and transported to headquarters for processing.

05/26
  Ryan Zinkowicz, age 33 of Union, N.J. was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle accident investigation conducted by Off. Pereira, no injuries were reported.

05/27
  Sean M. McCarthy, age 48 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested for Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle investigation conducted by Off. Turner. Transported to headquarters and processed.

05/28   Patrick Ellman, age 19 of Scotch Plains was arrested and charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol and Providing Fraudulent Identification to Off. Luciano during a motor vehicle stop. Ellman was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/28   Vancy T. Lopez, age 20 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Plainfield, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Smolinski. Lopez was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/28   Kevin Dassy, age 20 of Irvington, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. D. Belford. Dassy was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/29
  A resident in the 1200 block of White Oak Road reported a Fraud. The victim stated someone gained access to her debit card information and made unauthorized transactions against her account. The incident is under investigation.

05/29
  Eric D. Mathis, age 56 of Elizabeth, N.J. was arrested on several Outstanding Warrants out of Elizabeth, NJ by Off. Rivera. Mathis was transported to headquarters and processed, but due to his level of intoxication Mathis was released on his own recognizance by Elizabeth Police and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

05/29
  Ashley L. Diaz, age 24 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Also arrested was Nataly Corrales, age 20 of Rahway, N.J. and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were transported to headquarters and processed and the arrests were the result of a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rivera.

05/30
  Tishawn R. Milligan, age 37 of Newark, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites and Off. Florio. Milligan was transported to headquarters and processed.

05/30
  Sean J. Paulevra, age 25 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested by Off. Florio on Outstanding Warrants out of Scotch Plains and North Plainfield, NJ.

05/30
  A resident on Seneca Road reported an Attempted Burglary. Patrol units responded to the home on an activated alarm and located a screen in the rear of the house that had been damaged. The incident is under investigation.