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SP Police Investigate DWI, Burglary, Store Thefts

Two are robbed at local stores, a Mountain Avenue home burglarized.

Burglary

On May 9, a Mountain Avenue residence was burglarized. The victim stated that sometime during the day unknown suspect(s) entered her home and removed several hundred dollars in jewelry. Police have yet to determine how the suspect entered the home.

Theft

On May 7, a theft occurred at . A student stated that unknown suspect(s) removed his iPod, valued at $200, from his gym bag which was left in an unlocked locker. 

On May 8, a theft occurred outside an Orchard Drive residence. The resident stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) went onto his property and removed a row boat, valued at $200 from the side of his property.

On May 10, a theft occurred at an East Second Street business. The patron stated that while she was in the store, she left her pocketbook unattended and an unknown suspect(s) removed her wallet and took approximately $100 in cash.

On May 11, a theft occurred at a Westfield Avenue business. The store manager stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) removed a sign, valued at $300 from the front of the store.

Harassment

On May 8, a Lyde Place resident reported being a victim of harassment. The victim stated that unknown suspect(s) calls him several times a day and hangs up.

On May 11, a Henry Street resident reported being a victim of harassment. The victim stated that he received several phone calls from an ex co-worker threatening to damage his property.

Fraud

On May 8, a Front Street resident reported an act of fraud. The victim stated that unknown suspect(s) opened up a credit card without his authorization and made approximately $3,000 in unauthorized charges.

On May 9, a Lamberts Mill Road resident reported an act of fraud. The victim stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $500 in purchases on his credit card without his authorization.

On May 11, a Lamberts Mill Road resident reported an act of fraud. The victim stated that he received a call from the IRS stating that an unknown suspect(s) already filed his tax return and received his tax refund check.

Arrests

Jael Douglas, 35, of Rahway, was arrested on May 13, for driving while intoxicated. Officer Richie stopped Douglas for a motor vehicle violation on Cushing Road. While speaking with Douglas, Officer Richie smelled a strong odor of alcohol. After failing several field sobriety tests, Douglas was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters where he was processed and released after posting bail.    

Kimberly Klutkowski, 27, of Linden, was arrested on May 8, for a $650 outstanding warrant issued by the Newark court. Officer Franco stopped Klutkowski for a motor vehicle violation on Westfield Avenue and discovered the warrant.  Klutkowski was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released.

Rohani Zhalah, 42, of Scotch Plains, was arrested on May 11, for a $225 outstanding warrant issued by the Linden court. Officer Pearson stopped Zhalah for a motor vehicle violation on Park Avenue and discovered the warrant. Zhalah was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released.

Ryan Jones, 35, of Plainfield, was arrested on May 11, for a No Bail outstanding warrant issued by the Camden County court. Officer Pearson stopped Jones for a motor vehicle violation on Terrill Road and discovered the warrant. Jones was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released to Camden County court.

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