Weapons Possession. Two teens from Ravens Crest Drive were charged May 17 with unlawful possession of a weapon and theft after they allegedly killed a squirrel.
Officer Tim McMahon said police were called to 33 Ravens Crest Drive on a report that two teenagers were shooting a squirrel with a BB gun. When he and Sergeant Jason Hanley arrived, they found the two juveniles — ages 14 and 15 — with a loaded black BB handgun and a silver folding knife. McMahon said the two teens climbed onto the roof of building 33 and removed a humane animal trap containing a live squirrel. They brought the trap and squirrel to a wooded area, where they proceeded to shoot, skin, and decapitate the squirrel, McMahon said.
The 14-year-old was charged with theft and released to his parents. The 15-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and theft and sent to juvenile detention.
Criminal Trespass. Three men were skateboarding on a private property on Research Way, a business owner reported to police on May 14. Officer Mathieu Baumann said no property damage was observed, and the three men left the property without incident. No charges were filed.
Harassment. Someone has been calling Romeo’s Restaurant over a three-week period from May 1 through May 18 between 3 and 4 p.m. and placing a fictitious order over the phone, then making vulgar comments to the staff, said Corporal Robert Fleming. There are currently no suspects.
Criminal Mischief. Someone spray-painted the letters “Y.B.” on a sign containing park rules and regulations at Morris Davison park. The estimated cost of repairs to the damaged sign is $45.
Fraud. Stacy M. Murphy, 24, of Toms River, was charged with obtaining prescription drugs by fraud in connection with an incident that happened on March 17. Officer Timothy McMahon said Superfresh Pharmacy reported that on March 17, an unknown person submitted and purchased a fraudulent prescription for narcotics. An investigation revealed that Murphy unlawfully obtained, submitted, and purchased a prescription for Vicodin, McMahon said. Murphy was also charged with obtaining prescription drugs by deception. She was released on $1,500 bail.
Attempted Burglary. A resident of Quail Ridge Drive was the victim of attempted burglary on May 24. Officer Mathieu Baumann said three unknown suspects entered the victim’s parked car, but were startled by a resident of the complex and subsequently fled on foot. The suspects entered the car through an unlocked driver side door. No damage was observed, and nothing was reported stolen.
Burglary/Theft. A resident of Fox Run Drive was the victim of theft between May 19 and 20. Officer Martin McElrath said someone stole his red 21-speed Mongoose mountain bike. The victim said when he left his home in the morning, he noticed it was gone. The bike was worth an estimated $150.
A resident of Hampshire Drive was the victim of burglary and theft between May 10 and 18. Officer Timothy McMahon said someone stole a digital camera and several pieces of jewelry from inside the victim’s home. The value of the camera was estimated at $150, and the total value of the jewelry is estimated to be approximately $7,350.
A resident of Manalapan was the victim of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief on May 11 at Lot 100 College Road East. Officer Timothy Larity said someone shattered the victim’s driver side window of the victim’s car with an unknown object and took a GPS unite that was mounted on the dashboard. The estimated value of the GPS is $120. The estimated damage to the window is $250.
A resident of Hunters Glen was the victim of burglary and theft between May 5 and 9. Officer Martin McElrath said someone stole $25,000 worth of assorted gold jewelry from the master bedroom of the victim’s apartment. He said he last saw the jewelry on May 5 and did not notice it was missing until May 9.
A resident of Dayton was the victim of burglary and theft at Can-Do Koi Spa Gym and Fitness Center on May 14. Officer Timothy Larity said someone went into the victim’s locked gym locker and took his white iPhone 3GS cell phone. The estimated total cost of the cell phone is $299.
Theft By Deception. A resident of Ravens Crest Drive was the victim of theft by deception between January 8 and May 19. Officer Thomas Larity said someone placed a false advertisement on the Internet. The victim sent the suspect an electronic check through PayPal for a lithium ion electric battery worth $5,220. The suspect withdrew the money from the victim’s personal bank account, but the victim never received the item.
Hindering Apprehension. Kenneth L. Strickland, 43, and Hafeezah L. Fuqua, 26, both of New Brunswick, were charged May 15 with hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice. Sergeant Scott Seitz said he stopped them on Route 1 South for having an inoperable brake light and no front license plate. He said a computer searched revealed that the driver, Strickland, had $727 in traffic warrants from two jurisdictions. He also found that Strickland tried to give a false identity by using a relative’s name because he had a suspended driver’s license along with the traffic warrants. He was sent to the Middlesex County jail in default of $2,500 bail on Plainsboro charges and a $1,050 detainer traffic warrant issued by New Brunswick Municipal Court.
Fuqua was charged with hindering apprehension of another by falsely identifying Strickland during the stop. She was also issued a motor vehicle summons for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive her car.
DWI Arrests. Plainsboro Police stopped 42 cars for violations, resulting in 22 summonses and three arrests during their DWI checkpoint on May 22 from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. at Route 1 South at College Road.
Lucious O. Kirkley, 28, of Lawrenceville; Francis M. Mcalorum, 23, of Philadelphia; and Colleen M. Devine, 25, of Randolph Court, were the three arrests.
According to police, Kirkley was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and being a fugitive from justice. Police said Kirkley was wanted out of Dover, DE, for embezzlement.
Police said they stopped Mcalorum for not wearing his seat belt and found marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt, and obstructed view.
Devine was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to exhibit documents, and having an uninsured vehicle.
All three were taken to police headquarters. Kirkley was later transported to Middlesex County jail while waiting for extradition to Delaware.
Bruce Herrick, 43, of Morrisville, PA, was charged May 20 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Joseph Breyta said he responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident on Route 1 South near College Road West. He said he found that Herrick lost control of his car, striking the center divider then veering off the roadway before hitting a road sign, where his vehicle came to a rest. Herrick was not injured in the crash. He was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain a lane.
Sally Burtnick, 18, of North Brunswick was charged May 16 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Joseph Breyta said he stopped her for having a non-working license plate light and found she was intoxicated. She was charged with underage driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, reckless driving, failure to inspect, having a license plate light out, and having two brake lights out.