Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Among the stolen items was the victim's credit card information, which was used to buy $3,000 worth of unauthorized goods.
New residents on Riverside Drive received an unpleasant surprise at their new home, where several items were discovered missing while unpacking, according to Princeton Police. The theft was reported on Saturday, May 18 shortly before 11 a.m. in the 400 block of Riverside Drive. Among the missing items was an iPad valued at $680, along with the victim's credit card information. The credit card information was later used to illegally purchase $3,000 worth of merchandise. An investigation continues.
The incident was reported early Friday morning.
Someone broke a window at Smith's ACE Hardware in the Princeton Shopping Center and stole $150 cash from inside, Princeton Police reported. The incident was reported by an employee of a neighboring business shortly after 7 a.m. on Friday, May 17. An investigation continues.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The agreement, signed May 14, outlines operating procedures between the two departments.
Princeton Police Department and Princeton University Department of Public Safety have signed an agreement that outlines how the two departments will communicate and operate with each other. The three-page document was signed, and became effective on, Tuesday, May 14. It will be reviewed annually, Princeton Police Capt. Nick Sutter said. This agreement is the culmination of many months of work. "I believe that this model may serve as an example to other communities around the nation dealing with 'town and gown' policing,” Sutter said. “Members of our community should be confident in the fact that both departments are dedicated to the service of our communities.” “We will share resources, expertise, equipment and whatever else is needed …
Princeton Police reported the following incidents between May 13-15.
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Monday, May 20
On May 13 at 5:56 p.m., a Toyota driven by Christian Giles, 17, of Princeton and a Toyota driven by Elizabeth Socolow, 72, of Lawrenceville were both traveling west on Hamilton Avenue near the intersection of Walnut Lane when the Giles hit the back of Socolow's vehicle. Socolow was taken to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for treatment of neck pain. Giles was issued a summons for careless driving. On May 13 at 4:41 p.m., a caller in the first block of Hillsdale Road reported that sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., someone forced open the home's rear door. It was not immediately known if anything had been stolen from inside. On May 14 at 11:30 p.m. During a motor vehicle stop on South Harrison Street near …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Jorge A. Roman, 48, has been terminated as a coach with Princeton Soccer Association.
A Princeton youth soccer coach was arrested on Thursday after law enforcement officers search his home and allegedly found compromising, sexual movies of minor boys, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. Jorge A. Roman, 48, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possessing images of child pornography. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert in Trenton federal court on Thursday and was held pending bail. According to the criminal complaint, "During a period lasting approximately five years, Roman ordered – on more than 40 occasions – films exploiting nude, minor boys that were marketed as 'naturist films from around the world.' The orders included DVDs, photo CDs and downloadable links." Roman is charged with…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The blaze broke out shortly after 8 p.m.
Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that broke out in the second floor living room of a unit at Griggs Farm on Thursday night shortly after 8 p.m. No one was injured. The fire was contained to the living room of 208 William Livingston Court, although Princeton Fire Department called a first alarm because the row of town houses are made of wood frames, Fire Chief Dan Tomalin said. The blaze was under control within 20 minutes of the first unit arriving on the scene, Tomalin said. In addition to Princeton Fire Department, Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad also responded. Mutual aid was provided by Montgomery, Rocky Hill and Lawrence Road. Princeton fire inspectors and police detectives were conducting an on-scene investigation on…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
If you want to avoid a ticket, wear your seatbelt.
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Thursday, May 16
Princeton Police will cracking down on drivers and passengers who don't wear their seat belts during the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign May 20- June 2. “Using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his or her passengers to protect themselves when traveling,” said Gary Poedubicky, acting director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "In 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.” Last year, front seat belt use New Jersey declined for the first time in 15 years, to 88.29%. Poedubicky said the goal for this year’s campaign is increase the usage rate above 90%, as well as encouraging rear seat passengers to also buckle up. Despite laws requiring adult back seat passengers to …
The following incidents were reported by Princeton Police for the period of May 9-12.
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Thursday, May 16
On May 9 at 10:47 p.m., Following a pedestrian stop, police arrested Hannah Vazquez, 22, of Brewster, N.Y. and charged her with serving alcohol to a minor. Also arrested was Lyra Olson, 20, of Middlebury, Conn., who was charged with being underage in possession of alcohol. Both were issued summonses and released on their own recognizance. On May 9 at 7:07 p.m., police observed two men carrying alcohol on Nassau Street near Witherspoon Street. An investigation revealed that both men were underage. James Fehrnstrom, 19, of Orinda, Calif. was charged with underage possession of alcohol and tampering with public records for having a fake Louisiana driver’s license. Michael Eggleton, 20, of Opotiki, New Zealand was charged with underage …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Ritz family personally thanked the police officers and rescue squad members who saved Barbara Ritz's life last month.
It was Friday night shortly before 7. Mediterra Restaurant and Taverna on Hullfish Street in Princeton was packed with diners. Ptl. Steve Lattin was on Witherspoon Street when the call came in. A woman at the restaurant was unresponsive. As Lattin drove just a few blocks, the dispatcher continued to send updates. The woman began seizing. A couple of seconds later, she was unconscious. Lattin and Ptl. Michael Schubert arrived at the restaurant moments later. Immediately inside the restaurant’s doors, at the first table to the right, Barbara Ritz, 67, of Trenton was lying on her left side, her family and friends nearby. “I turned her over and noticed she was very blue in the face and not breathing,” Lattin said. “I immediately started …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
By Monday morning the car, equipped with a police radio and lights, was sitting in the front parking lot of the Princeton Police Department on Valley Road.
The 2008 Dodge Charger used by Police Chief David Dudeck before he agreed to retire from the department was returned to Princeton over the weekend. By Monday morning the car, equipped with a police radio and lights, was sitting in the front parking lot of the Princeton Police Department on Valley Road. Police officials confirmed it was Dudeck's work vehicle, but did not know how or when it was returned. The vehicle's return comes three days after Patch published an article inventorying the items Dudeck still had in his possession, despite having no input on the day-to-day operations of the Police Department and agreeing to step down no later than Oct. 1 in the wake of multiple allegations of misconduct filed against him. Princeton …