False Public Alarm. Plainsboro Police are investigating several 9-1-1 calls made to police stating that a man had guns on the campus of Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, on March 30. Officer Thomas Larity said the calls contained a recorded message stating that the victims were located at Mercy College. Upon obtaining a GPS location of the phone that called 9-1-1, the call was traced back to an address on Ravens Crest Drive in Plainsboro, Larity said. Larity said police responded to the address with negative results for any suspicious people or activity. Meanwhile, Dobbs Ferry Police were contacted in reference to these 9-1-1 calls and found them to be unfounded, Larity said.
Auto Theft. A resident of Pheasant Hollow Drive was the victim of auto theft between 4 p.m. on April 4 and 7:35 a.m. on April 5. Officer Thomas Larity said his Jeep was stolen from the parking lot of Building 17. The car was worth approximately $9,000.
Larceny. Someone stole 30 2-inch by 6-inch by 10-foot wood beams from the work site at Integrated Project Services on Morgan Lane between 2:30 p.m. on April 9 and 7 a.m. on April 11, said Sergeant Joseph Jankowski.
Theft. A Hunters Glen Drive resident was the victim of theft between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on April 11. Officer Bruce Stankiewicz said someone stole a battery grip and battery pack from outside the front door of the victim’s residence. He said the items were delivered by the United Postal Service.
A juvenile resident of West Windsor was the victim of theft on March 17 between 3 and 5:30 p.m. at High School North. Officer Thomas Larity said someone stole the victim’s black iPod and Samsung cell phone from an unlocked gym locker after a school function. The total value is estimated to be $400.
Credit Card Fraud. Dianesa Rodriguez, 23, of Bronx, NY, was charged January 11 with receiving stolen credit cards. Detective Joseph Breyta said a Jersey City resident reported to police on January 11 that someone made unauthorized purchases in excess of $5,000 on her two credit cards in Plainsboro and surrounding jurisdictions. The victim called police again on March 25 to tell police that the suspect arranged for additional credit cards to be delivered to a Ravens Crest address in Plainsboro. Plainsboro Police set up surveillance and watched Rodriguez pose as the victim and sign for the credit cards, Breyta said. Police subsequently arrested her in the building 1 breezeway of the Quail Ridge apartment complex and found her to be in possession of five fraudulently acquired credit cards from two different victims, he said.
Prior to being arrested, Rodriguez threw the credit cards off the top of the breezeway when officers approached her, said Breyta. She resisted arrest, but police were able to arrest her, he added. She was also charged with receiving stolen credit cards, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, obstruction, and defiant trespass and was sent to the Middlesex County jail, where she was held on $25,000 bail. A court ordered search warrant of her car found an abundance of personal information for several other victims in New Jersey and New York, Breyta said.
Identity Theft. A resident of Deer Creek Drive was the victim of identity theft sometime before April 4. Officer Kenneth Beatty said someone used the victim’s name and the last four digits of his social security number to change the primary account holder of the victim’s AT&T wireless phone account to the suspect. Then, the suspect renewed the phone contract for an additional two years and purchased a new Apple iPhone 4 at a reduced cost.
Attempted Theft. A resident of Hunters Glen Drive was the victim of attempted theft of a motor vehicle. Officer Timothy McMahon said that between March 20 and April 1, someone broke into the parked car in lot 22 of Hunters Glen Drive by prying open the passenger side window with a sharp tool. Once inside, the suspect pried open the ignition systems cover in an attempt to steal the vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.
Criminal Mischief. A resident of West Windsor was the victim of criminal mischief and attempted burglary between March 30 and April 2 while parked on Hunters Glen Drive. Officer Mathieu Baumann said he was called to Hunters Glen Drive in the area of building 23, where the victim told him someone damaged his car. Baumann said someone gained access to the car through the driver side window and then attempted to gain access to the ignition column. The extent of the damage is unknown at this time.
DWI Arrests. Francis P. Nolan, 53, of Ewing, was charged April 10 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Jason Mandato said he saw him driving in the left lane on Route 1 South, even though he was not in a position to pass anyone. He said he stopped him and found he was intoxicated.
Chad M. Daniels, 25, of Franklin Park, was charged April 10 with driving while intoxicated. Sergeant George Cier said he saw Daniels swerving in front of him on Route 1 North at College Road and stopped him on College Road. He said he found him to be intoxicated. He was also charged with failure to maintain a lane and reckless driving.
Heather L. Markel, 23, of Hamilton, was charged April 1 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Martin McElrath said he stopped her on Scotts Corner Road for making an improper turn and failing to maintain a lane and found her to be intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, improper turn, and failure to maintain a lane.
Sabrina L. McNulty, 20, of Hightstown, was charged April 1 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Thomas Larity said he stopped her on George Davison Road for an inoperable tail light and found McNulty to be intoxicated. She was also charged with underage driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, maintenance of lamps, and being an uninsured motorist.