SCOTCH PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE ACTIVITY
2018


DATE           DESCRIPTION

08/01   Dejah M. Davenport-Neal, age 20 of Jersey City, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Carteret and Jersey City, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. VonLangen. Davenport-Neal was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/01
  A resident on Hamlette Place reported the Theft of their front license plate and E-ZPass from their vehicle. The license plate has been entered stolen.

08/01
  A resident on Hill Top Road reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to their credit card information and made unauthorized on-line purchases. The incident is under investigation.

08/02
  Markel S. Johnson, age 20 of East Orange, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Kenilworth and Union, NJ by Off. Baltazar. Johnson was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/02
  Devon L. Tordilio, age 31 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites and Off. Baltazar. Tordilio was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/03
  Michael R. Holder, age 41 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of the Joint Court of the Delaware Valley during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Rites and Off. Baltazar. Holder was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/03
  Robert C. Moskal, age 31 of Scotch Plains was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Parsippany Troy Hills NJ by Off. Sopko. Moskal was processed and posted bail.

08/03
  Kyra A. Price, age 19 of Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains NJ by Off. Frew. Price was processed and

08/04
  Lamont Cruse, age 18 of Scotch Plains, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains by Off. VonLangen. Cruse was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/04
  A Scotch Plains resident reported a Burglary to her vehicle at the YMCA located at 1340 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The victim exited the facility and found her window broken and her purse stolen. The incident is under investigation.

08/05
  Officers responded to a home on Duncan Drive on a report of a Fire. A lawnmower caught fire inside a shed and The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded and brought the situation under control, with no injuries reported.

08/05
  Nicholas E. Sarro, age 36 of Clark, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Livingston, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Leyden. Sarro was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/08   A resident in the 1500 block of Rahway Road reported that their mailbox was damaged sometime during the day.

08/10   A resident in the 2000 block of Raritan Road reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to the victim’s bank information and cashed a check for several thousand dollars. The incident is under investigation.

08/10   Melvin A. Hanciles, age 27 of Farley Avenue Scotch Plains was arrested and charged with Defiant Trespassing during an investigation at the Quick Chek located on Westfield Avenue. Hanciles was arrested by Off. Rivera, who then transported Hanciles to headquarters and processed.

08/10   Michael E. Jordan, age 29 of East Front Street Plainfield, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Plainfield, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. DiLollo. Jordan was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/11   Officers responded to the home in the 200 block of Byrd Avenue on a report of an Oven Fire. The officers were able to extinguish the fire, and The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded to the scene ensuring the home was safe.

08/11   Officers responded to the 1600 block of Rahway Road on a report of a Structure Fire. Upon arrival, they found the home engulfed in flames. The officers closed the surrounding roads to traffic and The Scotch Plains Fire Department as well as the Fanwood, Westfield and other mutual aid fire departments responded. The fire departments brought the fire under control, but the home suffered severe structural damage and was deemed uninhabitable. The resident suffered minor smoke inhalation and checked by the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad. The Red Cross was contacted and responded to assist the homeowner. PSEG and Elizabethtown Gas also responded to shot off the utilities to the home.

08/12   Ahmid D. Landrun, age 26 of Hillside, N.J. was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Baltazar and Off. Rites. Landrun was transported to headquarters and processed.

08/14   Caroline Neno, age 24 of Elizabeth, N.J. was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence during a suspicious vehicle investigation conducted by Off. D. Belford. Neno was then transported to headquarters and processed.

08/15
  A resident in the 300 block of Sycamore Avenue reported a Car Burglary. Someone entered the victim’s vehicle overnight and removed cash, the incident is under investigation.

08/16
  A resident on Raritan Road reported a Fraud. Someone gained access to the victim’s bank information and made several unauthorized transactions, and the incident is under investigation.

08/16
  Renzo Zavala-Obeso, age 32 of Edison, N.J. was arrested on Outstanding Warrants out of Scotch Plains, South Plainfield and Green Brook, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Mirabile and Kostecki. Zavala-Obeso was then transported to headquarters and processed.

08/18
  Dante R. Purdue, age 26 of Scotch Plains was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department during a disturbance call at his residence by Off. Frew. Purdue was then transported to headquarters and processed.

08/19
  Carlos M. Fernandez-Fernandez, age 53 of Newark, N.J. was arrested on an Outstanding Warrant out of Newark, NJ during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. Ostrowski. Fernandez-Fernandez was then transported to headquarters and processed.

08/27
  Roberto Carlos Toncel-Ospino, age 37 of North Plainfield, NJ was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Off. DiLollo. Toncel-Ospino was then transported to headquarters and processed.

08/28
  Patrol units responded to a business on Jerusalem Road on a report of a machine sparking and on fire. The Scotch Plains Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The Westfield, Fanwood and Rahway Fire Departments also responded as a precaution.

08/28
  Davonne R. Martin, age 19 of Newark, NJ was arrested by Off. Ostrowski on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains. Martin was then processed and transported to Union County Jail.

08/29
  A vehicle Burglary was reported in the 1200 block of Sleepy Hollow Lane. The driver side window was broken with several items removed from vehicle. The incident occurred during overnight hours.

08/29
  A vehicle Burglary was reported in the 900 block of Raritan Road. The vehicle was left unlocked and was gone through during the overnight hours.

08/29
  The management at the U-Haul located at 2015 Route 22 West reported the Theft of a 2018 GMC Sierra. The vehicle had been rented and was never returned, and the vehicle listed as stolen.

08/29
  Corey Robinson, age 28 of Newark, NJ was arrested by Off. Baltazar on an Outstanding Warrant out of Scotch Plains.

08/30
  Matthew L. Williams, age 27 of Plainfield, NJ was arrested by Sgt. Hayeck on Outstanding Warrants out of Piscataway and Plainfield, NJ during a suspicious person investigation at the Quick Chek located at 1928 Westfield Ave. Williams was then transported to headquarters and processed.