Blotter: Burglary, DWI and Drug Charges

The following incidents were reported by Princeton Police between Jan. 26 and Jan. 29


A 32-year-old man was arrested on Jan. 26 after police went to remove him from the a home on Chestnut Street and found him to have active warrants and be in possession of heroin. 

Roberto Maldonado, last address unknown, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, contempt of court and possession of a hypodermic needle. 

Police responded to the first block of Chestnut Street shortly after 7 p.m. following a report of an unwanted person in the residence.  Police discovered that Maldonado had an active warrant out of Cumberland County for failure to appear in court on criminal charges. 

After the arrest, police found Maldonado to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and multiple decks of heroin.

He was charged with multiple counts of narcotics possession with intent to distribute and held in the Mercer County Detention Center on $40,000/10% bail.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 28.


A 26-year-old man from New York was arrested shortly after midnight on Jan. 27 and charged with DWI. 

Police say an officer found a vehicle parked on the sidewalk of Washington Road and an investigation found the driver, Christopher Murcray of Norfolk, NY to be intoxicated. 

Murcray was arrested and then released. He is due in court on Feb. 4.


Two Princeton men were arrested on Jan. 29 after police say they broke into a home in the 400 block of Mount Lucas Road. 

Kenneth Nwachukwu, 18, of Juniper Row and a 17-year-old male were arrested were charged with burglary/theft.

The juvenile was released to a parent. Nwachukwu was remanded to the Mercer County Detention Center with $25,000 bail. 

On Jan. 20, police responded to a home in the 400 block of Mt. Lucas Road for a report of a $1,000 theft. 

An investigation revealed that one of the residents had a 17-year-old male stay over and the residents suspected him of the theft. 

A week later, residents of the same home reported that two males had entered the home through an open door and went to the second room. The males fled when the homeowner and her daughter confronted them. 

Police said the forensic evidence implicated the same 17-year-old male and Nwachukwu. Both are due in court on Feb. 4.

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