Police Blotter: Signs Defaced, Thefts, Accidents

The following incidents were reported by Princeton Township Police between Nov. 26- Dec. 4.


On Nov. 26 at 3:06 p.m. a caller reported that sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 22, an unknown person or persons defaced two signs in the 1000 block of Herrontown Road with black spray paint. The estimated value to repair/replace the signs is $325.

On Nov. 27 at 6:48 a.m., police were notified that a piece of construction equipment was stolen from a site on Bunn Drive sometime since 6 p.m. the night before. There was no sign of forced entry and the value of the equipment could not be determined at the time of the report.

On Nov. 27 during the snowstorm, police responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents and 24 vehicles that slid off the traveled roadway with no damage. All of the incidents were storm related. None resulted in injuries that required medical attention.  

On Nov. 27 at 10:32 a.m., a caller reported that a blackberry was stolen from an unsecured office in the 100 block of Poor Farm Road sometime since Nov. 26 at 5:10 p.m. and the time of the call. The value of the Blackberry is estimated at $500.

On Nov. 28 at 6:42 p.m., police investigated an accident on Herrontown Road near the intersection of Herrontown Lane. Michelle Klausner, 28, of Hoboken, reported to police that she was driving west on Herrontown Road when she became distracted, drove off the road and hit a tree next to the road. No one was injured, but the vehicle had to be towed away. Klausner was issued a summons for careless driving.

On Dec. 1 at 12:25 p.m. an investigation revealed that a two-car crash happened when a Ford driven by Gao Hong, 37, of Belle Mead filed to stop at a stop sign on Ewing Street at the intersection with Terhune Road and hit a vehicle driven by William Belfi, 23, of North Brunswick. Belfi complained of knee pain, but refused treatment at the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Hong was issued a summons for failure to stop or yield.

On Dec. 4 at 2:52 p.m., a resident in the first block of Leigh Avenue reported the theft of several items from his home. An investigation revealed two antique heaters and a chandelier with a total value of $350 had been taken from the home's basement. It is not known when the items were stolen, but theft may have been related to work done in the home in October.  

On Dec. 4, a resident in the 300 block of Redding Circle reported that sometime during the day, someone entered the home by an unknown method. There appeared to be nothing missing from the home. An investigation continues.  

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