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SP Police Investigate Gas Station Burglary, Fraud, Criminal Mischief

Burglary, drug arrests, and credit card fraud top the list of recent crimes in Scotch Plains.

 

Burglary

On February 26, a Route 22 gas station was burglarized. The manager of the gas station stated that some time overnight unknown suspect(s) entered the store by smashing the front door, and removed several hundred dollars in cigarettes.  

Criminal Mischief

On February 20, an act of criminal mischief on Jerusalem Road was reported. The business owner stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) spray painted the wall behind his business.

Theft

On February 23, a Dogwood Drive resident reported a theft. The stated that sometime during the day unknown suspect(s) removed his iPod from inside his backpack.

Fraud

On February 23, a Newark Avenue resident reported an act of fraud. The victim stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $200 in purchases without his authorization.

On February 24, a Donamy Glen resident reported an act of fraud.  The victim stated unknown suspect(s) withdrew approximately $500 in cash from his bank account.  

Arrests

Tristen Byrd, 24, of Allentown, PA was arrested on February 20, for possession of marijuana. Officer Von Langen stopped Byrd for a motor vehicle violation on Front Street and observed the marijuana inside the vehicle. Byrd was placed under arrest, transported to Police Headquarters, where processed and released.

Derek Grier, 21, of Plainfield, was arrested on February 21 for possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Pearson stopped Grier for a motor vehicle violation on Laurie Court and observed the paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Grier was placed under arrest, transported to Police Headquarters, processed and released.

James Heeney, 32, of Elizabeth, was arrested on February 22, for fraudulent use of a credit card. Detective Lynch was conducting an investigation regarding an individual making purchases without the owner’s authorization. After obtaining additional evidence, Heeney was placed under arrest.  Heeney was transported to Police Headquarters, where he was processed and released after posting bail.

Daniel Dillard, 58, of Newark, was arrested on February 22, for a No Bail warrant issued by the Newark court. Officer Combs stopped Dillard for a motor vehicle violation on Sky Top Drive and discovered the warrant. Dillard was transported to Police Headquarters where he was processed and released to the custody of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.

Shaquanna Dicks, 25, of Irvington, was arrested on February 24, for a $400 outstanding warrant issued by the Woodbury Heights court. Officer Denman stopped Dicks for motor vehicle violation on Route 22 and discovered the warrant.  Dicks was transported to Police Headquarters, processed and released.

Kamall Moore, 19, of Plainfield, was arrested on February 24, for a $200 outstanding warrant issued by the South Plainfield court. Officer Budzinski stopped Moore for a motor vehicle violation on East Second Street and discovered the warrant.  Moore was transported to Police Headquarters, processed and released.

Liz Strong February 28, 2012 at 01:02 PM
At what location was the backpack when the ipod went missing?

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