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SP Police Investigates Fraud, Theft, Harassment

Thousands of dollars in jewelry are stolen from an SP residence, a disgruntled boyfriend plagues another, are among the crimes investigated by the SPPD this past week.

Fraud

On June 4, A Clydesdale Road resident reported being a victim of fraud. The victim stated that she received a call from a loan company stating an unknown suspect(s) tried to obtain a loan using her information.

On June 4, a South Avenue resident reported being a victim of fraud. The victim stated that unknown suspect(s) tried to wire several thousand dollars from his bank account to an unknown account.

Theft

On June 6, a theft occurred outside a Rahway Road residence. The victim stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway.  Once inside the suspect(s) removed several pieces of electronic equipment worth approximately $500. Entrance was gained through an unlocked door.

On June 9, a theft occurred at a Watchung Terrace residence. The victim stated that she has been trying to sell her home. Recently she noticed that several items of jewelry are missing. The jewelry was valued at approximately 2,500.

On June 10, a theft occurred outside a Concord Road residence. The victim stated that he had parked a hand truck at the end of his driveway.  On June 10, he went outside and the hand truck was missing. The hand truck was valued at approximately $60.  

Harassment

On June 7, a Lake Park Terrace resident reported being a victim of harassment.  The victim stated that a friend asked her on a date and when she said no, he proceeded to call her repeatedly and continues to drive by her house.

Arrests

Marcus Crawford, 24, of Scotch Plains, was arrested on June 8, for a $500 outstanding warrant issued by the Scotch Plains court. Officer Citarella stopped Crawford for a motor vehicle violation on Terrill Road and discovered the warrant. Crawford was transported to police headquarters, processed and released.

Frederick Bryant, 56, of Plainfield, was arrested on June 10, for a $3,269 outstanding warrant issued by the Scotch Plains court. Officer Belford stopped Bryant for a motor vehicle violation on Park Avenue and discovered the warrant. Bryant was transported to police headquarters, processed and released.

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