Aggravated Assault. Shareef T. Whitaker, 22, of Hunters Glen Drive, was charged January 30 with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and simple assault and harassment. Officer Thomas Larity said he was called to Hunters Glen Drive for a disturbance and found that Whitaker and an unnamed victim had a verbal dispute. During the dispute, Whitaker hit the victim on the side of the head with a wooden chair and scratched the back of the victim’s head with his nails, said Larity. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention.
Virgil J. Suydam, 20, of Robbinsville, was charged January 19 with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Officer Thomas Larity said he responded to a construction site at Van Doren Street for a report of an assault. He said he found that Suydam was involved in a verbal dispute with an unnamed victim while the two were working together at the construction site. During the dispute, Suydam hit the victim’s right forearm with a metal bar, breaking his forearm, said Larity.
Defiant Trespassing. Daniel C. Hyden, 31, of Trenton, was charged January 29 with defiant trespassing at the Amtrak train tracks in Plainsboro. Officer Joseph DiGeronimo said he was called to the scene, behind Krebs Road, for a report of a suspicious person walking on the train tracks. Police called Amtrak to put a hold on all train traffic until they could find the trespasser, who they identified as Daniel C. Hyden, DiGeronimo said.
Credit Card Fraud. A resident of Hampshire Drive was the victim of credit card fraud between June 2 and October 19, the victim reported to police last month. Officer Joseph DiGeronimo said someone made 43 fraudulent transactions, worth a total $2,445.88, on his credit card account between that period.
Theft. A juvenile student at Millstone River Elementary was the victim of theft between 7:45 and 9 p.m. on January 25. Officer Thomas Larity said someone stole the victim’s iPod from his jacket, which he left in the school’s gym during a recreational basketball event. The iPod was estimated to be worth approximately $320.
Criminal Mischief. Someone used black and red spray paint to graffiti windows, stop signs, utility boxes, and walls at the Steak and Hoagie on Plainsboro Road and property belonging to Sharbell Development Corp. on Schalks Crossing Road overnight between January 21 and January 22. Officers Richard Wolak and Arthur Gant, who investigated, said the graffiti included a face and the initials, “je” and “vp.” there was no cost estimate for the damage.
Identity Theft. A resident of Titus Lane was the victim of identity theft on June 2, the resident reported to police on January 21. Sergeant George Cier said that someone used the victim’s identity to open a phone account with Verizon in Jacksonville, Fla. The victim was notified by Diversified Consultants, a collection agency, on January 21. Verizon hired Diversified Consultants to retrieve the unpaid balance of $2,515.10.
Drug Arrests. Jonathan D. Kiplinger, 51, of Tamarron Drive, was charged January 30 with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Jason Mandato said they were called to a disturbance on Tamarron Drive and found Kiplinger to be in possession of suspected marijuana and a marijuana pipe.
DWI Arrests. Victor A. Collado, 29, of New Brunswick, was charged January 31 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Martin McElrath said he stopped him on Route 1 North for having an inoperable headlight and found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with reckless driving and maintenance of lamps. He was also charged with a criminal complaint for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol while having his two minor children — ages 12 and 1 — as passengers.
Jarrett A. Johnson, 18, of Hunters Glen Drive, was charged January 29 with underage driving while intoxicated and underage possession of alcohol. Officer Martin McElrath said he stopped him on Plainsboro Road for making an unsafe lane change and found he was driving under the influence. He also said Johnson was in possession of a 1.75 liter bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. He was also charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, unsafe lane change, and possession of an open bottle of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Michele A. Lopez, 47, of Hunters Glen Drive, was charged January 21 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Timothy McMahon said he stopped her for failing to stop at a red light at Scudders Mill Road and College Road East and found her to be intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to stop at a traffic signal.