Police Blotter: Two DWIs and a Drug Arrest Made
The following information was obtained from the Westfield and Scotch Plains Police Departments. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Feb. 12: Joshua Newberg of Tuxford Road was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Scotch Plains Police Officer D. Belford stopped Newberg for a motor vehicle violation on East Second St. in Scotch Plains and while speaking with him smelled a strong odor of alcohol. After Newberg failed several field sobriety tests he was placed under arrest. He was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released.
Feb. 15: Olga Leon-Soto, 31, of Clark was arrested for DWI following an accident investigation in the 900 block of W. South Avenue. Leon-Soto was released to a sober adult.
Feb. 18: Residents of the 800 block of Forest Avenue reported a suspicious vehicle and possible narcotics activity in the area. Upon their arrival, officers located the suspect's motor vehicle leaving the scene and observed the driver commit a motor vehicle violation. They conducted a traffic stop in the area of Forest Ave and Seneca Place. A further investigation resulted in the arrest of Aswad Turner, 19, of Plainfield and two juveniles from Westfield and Plainfield for possession of suspected marijuana (under 50 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were transported to the Westfield Police Department and processed. The two juveniles were released to their parents and Turner was issued a summons and released.