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Police Blotter: Multiple Home Burglaries Reported

The following information was obtained from the Westfield Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Jan. 10: Jose Nolasco was arrested at police headquarters on an outstanding warrant. He was processed and released after posting bail.

Jan. 11, Nikiya Walker, 28, of Newark was arrested during a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Avenue and Sussex Street on an outstanding Westfield warrant. Walker was transported to police headquarters, processed and released after posting $100 bail.

Stephen Ojomo of Elizabeth was arrested on an outstanding Westfield motor vehicle warrant. Ojomo was processed and released after posting bail.

Travis Dulk of Roselle Park was arrested on an outstanding Scotch Plains warrant. He was processed and released after posting $178 bail.

Jan. 13: Brandon Crouch, 19, was arrested and charged with being in possession of less than 50 grams of suspected marijuana after being stopped for motor vehicle violations. Crouch was processed and released.

Jan. 14: A 2011 Nissan Altima valued at $25,000 was reported stolen on the 500 block of East North Avenue.

Cory Johnson, 22, of Plainfield was arrested on the 600 block of South Avenue and charged with hindering apprehension. Authorities discovered an outstanding warrant from Plainfield for Johnson. He was released after posting $250 bail. 

A resident of the 100 block of Windsor Avenue reported the theft of a watch valued at approximately $1,000.

Jan. 15: Justin Bellotti, 29, of Westfield was arrested on an outstanding $1,000 warrant out of Paterson. Following an investigation on Windsor Avenue, Bellotti was released per the Paterson Police Department with a court date to be set.

A resident of the 600 block of Embree Crescent reported an attempted burglary at their residence between 10 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Suspect(s) attempted to gain entry by prying a crank-style casement window open in the kitchen and removing a screw. However, there was no evidence of physical entry at this time with no items removed or missing.

A resident of the 100 block of Englecroft Road reports a burglary to their residence. Suspect(s) entered through a kitchen window which appeared undamaged but open. Once inside suspect(s) removed approximately $20,600 worth of jewelry (two bracelets) from the master bedroom.

Jan. 16: Brittany G. Deocampo, 19, of Linden was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Roselle following a motor vehicle stop at North Avenue and Plaza. Deocampo posted $200 bail and was released. 

A resident of the 600 block of W. Broad Street reported a burglary to their residence between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:22 p.m. by forcibly entering through the front door. Once inside, supsect(s) removed an Apple iPad valued at $400 and fled the scene.

Jan. 17: Blaine Comeoine, 22, of Westfield, was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) following a motor vehicle stop at Sycamore Street and Irving Avenue. Comeoine was released to a sober adult.

Justin Martinez of Elizabeth was arrested on two outstanding warrants out of Westfield and Roselle (both in the amount $500) at Westfield Police Headquarters after having been turned over to the agency by the Hoboken Police Department. Martinez posted bail and was released. 

c January 18, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Now everyone knows when those residents are not at home.
S K January 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Casing a house is pretty easy, it does not take a lot. I work from home quite a bit and see people often walking along ringing doorbells, selling this or that, they have a good idea who is home and not.
c January 20, 2013 at 08:47 PM
I guess more people are taking up this profession (burglary) in the our "new normal" economy,
S_O_G February 15, 2013 at 01:30 PM
wow, now everyone knows that at least one person on that entire block is not home. Would love to know a street in Westfield where that is not true

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