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In Downtown Westfield, Pickpocket Reportedly Stole Debit Card and Started Spending

The Alternative Press Staff

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • 9:51am

November 20, 2013 3:58 p.m.

Linda Welham, 55, of Westfield was arrested for shoplifting in the 600 block of North Avenue. Total amount of merchandise stolen is $269.48. Welham was transported to Westfield Police Department Headquarters where she was processed and released pending an investigation.

November 22, 2013 2:35 p.m.

Ms. Maria E. Duran, 51, of Elizabeth was arrested on the strength of one outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court (Warrant #E13-23772, $114.00 bail). Ms. Duran responded to Westfield Police Headquarters on her own volition to satisfy the above listed warrant. Ms. Duran was processed and released after posting the requisite bail.

November 23, 2013 3:22 p.m.

Willie Evans, 24, of Plainfield was arrested on one outstanding criminal warrant and five outstanding traffic warrants. The criminal warrant ($1,000.00) was out of South Plainfield Municipal Court. The traffic warrants were out of South Plainfield Municipal Court ($1,000.00, $164.00, and $164.00), Lindenwold Municipal Court ($400.00) and Bound Brook Municipal Court ($350.00). Total amount of bail is $3,078.00. Evans was transported to Headquarters, processed and transferred over to South Plainfield Police Department in lieu of bail.

November 25, 2013 1:24 p.m.

A victim reported that, while inside a local establishment within the 100 block of E. Broad Street, unknown actor(s) removed her debit card from her purse and attempted four separate transactions at local businesses. She suffered a loss of $121.07.

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