News Release – August 10, 2022

News Release – August 10, 2022

July 25, 2022 @ 10:24 A.M. – A resident of Shepherd Avenue reported the theft of a package from his driveway. The reported value was $79.99. Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated.

July 27, 2022 @ 3:04 P.M. – Alexander P. Alleyne, 24, of Plainfield was charged with Shoplifting. Through his investigation, Officer Scott Mulford determined that on July 5, 2022, Mr. Alleyne shoplifted a bottle of Remy Martin Cognac, valued at $61.25, from Middlesex Liquors, 1323 Bound Brook Road.

July 28, 2022 @ 6:20 A.M., 7:52 A.M., 7:43 P.M. – Two residents of Lincoln Boulevard and one resident of Harris Avenue reported motor vehicle burglaries that occurred the previous evening. All three vehicles were left unlocked and unattended at the time the incidents occurred. Items that were reported stolen included wallets and loose change. Officer Richard Szymczak, Officer Scott Mulford and Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

July 28, 2022 @ 11:10 A.M. – A resident of Union Avenue reported that he was deceived into purchasing a stolen Honda CRV. Officer Scott Mulford investigated.

July 29, 2022 @ 10:33 A.M. – A resident of Pond Avenue reported internet fraud. The resident stated that she began communicating with an individual who claimed to be a member of the United States Army. She added that eventually he requested money from her so that he could “return home.” The resident then wired him $12,150.00, under the guise that he would eventually pay her back. The resident realized afterward that she had been scammed. Officer George Pilesky investigated.

August 1, 2022 @ 8:17 P.M. – Two juveniles reported that their bicycles were stolen while left unsecured and unattended on South Avenue. The reported values of the bicycles were $650.00 and $600.00, respectively. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

August 4, 2022 @ 9:28 P.M. – A resident of Grandview Street reported that he received threatening text messages from an unknown individual. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

August 5, 2022 @ 9:36 A.M. – A resident of Washington Avenue reported that an unknown male used his lost credit card to make fraudulent purchases at several local businesses. Officer Scott Christofides and Officer Christopher Colon investigated.

As is the case with all defendants, charges are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact A/Sergeant Sean Flanagan at (732) 356-1900 extension 313 or at