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Shoplifter in Westfield Caught with Nearly $1,300 in Merchandise

The Alternative Press Staff

Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 8:11pm

November 14, 2013 10:16 a.m.

Mark Venson, 53, of Plainfield was arrested at the Somerset County Jail on a Westfield warrant for $143.00. Mr. Venson went before Judge Cuba and was released on his own recognizance.

November 14, 2013 4:29 p.m.

Kelley Lancaster, 54, of Greensboro, NC was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant ($500.00) out of Westfield Municipal Court pursuant to responding to Headquarters. Lancaster was processed and released on posted bail.

November 15, 2013 6:51 p.m.

Adalberto Velez Jr., 31, of Perth Amboy responded to Westfield Police Headquarters to satisfy an outstanding Westfield ATS Warrant (bail $500.00). Velez Jr. posted bail and was released.

November 15, 2013 11:56 p.m.

Sharon Washington-Bhamre, 48, of Roselle Park was arrested for shoplifting at an establishment in the 600 block of W. North Avenue. Washington-Bhamre attempted to remove $1,271.98 worth of merchandise without paying. Washington-Bhamre was additionally charged with possession of burglary tools after removing the security tags from the items. She was released on her own recognizance on summonses pending a Superior Court date of 11/22/13.

November 16, 2013 8:24 p.m.

Joseph Bork, 22, of Cranford was arrested for possession of CDS/marijuana (under 50 grams) following a motor vehicle stop at Sycamore Street and Columbus Avenue. Bork was released on his own recognizance with a summons pending a court date of 11/26/13.

November 17, 2013

Maxwell Thomas, 26, of Westfield surrendered himself at Police Headquarters for four outstanding warrants for his arrest. Madison, Garwood, and Cranford Municipal Courts had a combined total of $2,000.00. Bail no 10%. Cash bail was posted and court dates are to be announced.

November 17, 2013 1:26 p.m.

Michael Mattina, 48, of Perth Amboy was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle stop for possession of CDS/marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mattina was released with summons and a court date of 11/26/13 at 9:00 a.m.

November 18, 2013 4:57 p.m.

Tina Brett, 39, of Kenilworth was arrested at Westfield Police Headquarters on the strength of Westfield Municipal Court warrant # E13-23148 in the amount of $114.00. Brett was processed and released after posting full bail.

November 19, 2013 1:17 p.m.

Samuel Crawford, 24, of Westfield was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $190.00. Crawford was able to post bail after being processed.

November 19, 2013 2:04 p.m.

Priscilla Teixeira, 30, of Clark was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $500.00. Teixeira was processed and posted bail.

November 19, 2013 3:53 p.m.

Andrew Bowden, 24, of Staten Island, NY, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $201.00. Bowden was processed and posted bail.

November 19, 2013 9:31 a.m.

A property owner in the 100 block of Central Avenue reported unknown actor(s) removed a metal gate that was utilized to control access onto the property. There are no suspect(s) at this time. The gate was valued at approximately $500.00.

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 20, 2013 5:52 p.m.

Ethan Hendrix, 22, of Edison was arrested at Westfield Police Headquarters on the strength of Westfield Municipal Court warrant #E13-11103 in the amount of $1,000.00. Hendrix was processed and placed into cell #2 default of bail.

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