Stolen Car. A Hampshire Drive resident was the victim of auto theft between 5 and 11 p.m. on May 31. Sergeant Joseph E. Jankowski said someone stole the victim’s 2006 Honda Civic SI, worth an estimated $17,300. Police are investigating.
Shoplifting. Kenny R. O’Connell, 45, of Mackenzie Lane was charged May 29 with shoplifting at Superfresh. Corporal Brett Olma said O’Connell stole $247.76 worth of merchandise, fled the scene in his rental car, and went home. Olma said a majority of the items were recovered from his residence.
Fraud. A resident of Fox Run apartments was the victim of credit card fraud on May 18. Officer Arthur Gant said someone used the victim’s credit card to book a trip through a travel website. The estimated value of the trip was $1,518.75.
Attempted Burglary. Matthew J. Dellobuono, 25, of Quail Ridge Drive, was charged May 24 with criminal attempt (burglary), hindering, and obstruction. Officer Martin McElrath said police were called to the area of Building 10 on Quail Ridge Drive on a report that a suspicious person was peering into vehicle windows. McElrath said he found Dellobuono, who matched the description, attempting to hide from police by walking behind buildings and hiding behind trees.
McElrath said that during the investigation, Dellobuono admitted to looking into car windows for valuables and then hiding from police. He also gave a false address in an attempt to justify being in the area of the crime scene, McElrath said. He was sent to the Middlesex County jail on $5,000 bail.
Burglary/Theft. A resident of Marion Drive was the victim of burglary and theft sometime between 3:30 p.m. on June 5 and 9:27 a.m. on June 7. Officer Thomas Larity said someone stole two laptops, worth a total $3,000, from inside the home. The rear door was damaged.
A High School North student was the victim of theft on June 3 between 12:20 and 12:40 p.m. Officer Richard Colucci said someone stole his laptop, power cord, and computer bag from the dining hall while he ate lunch. He told police he placed his possession on the floor, next to where he was seated in the lower dining hall. He told police he was talking with friends, looked down, and saw that the bag was missing. The stolen items included an Asus laptop, Core I3 Processor 4GB, with a power cord, and a Targus black nylon laptop bag. The total value of the stolen items is $654.99.
A resident of Fox Run was the victim of theft between 3:30 p.m. on May 29 and 5 p.m. on May 30. Officer Adam Wurpel said someone stole the victim’s black, unisex, Cannondale bicycle from the bicycle rack in the parking lot of building 5. The bike is worth $800.
A resident of Marion Drive was the victim of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on June 5. Officer Kenneth Beatty said someone broke into the victim’s home, damaging the property, and stealing approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry and gold.
A resident of Quail Ridge Drive was the victim of theft between 8 p.m. on May 21 and 9:30 a.m. on May 24. Officer Martin McElrath said someone stole a VRCD-220F CD and mp3 player and $10 in cash from the victim’s car while it was parked in a Quail Ridge Drive parking lot. McElrath said the victim reported possibly leaving the car unlocked over the weekend. The CD and mp3 player was estimated to be worth $80.
A High School North student was the victim of theft on May 27 between 3 and 4:20 p.m. Sergeant Jason Hanley said someone stole the victim’s cell phone — an HTC Hero, worth $520 — and $20 in cash from a locked locker in the boy’s locker room.
A Hampshire Drive resident was the victim of theft between 9 a.m on May 25 and 12:31 a.m. on May 26. Officer Thomas Larity said someone stole several items from the victim’s home. The items includes a silver Mac Notebook computer, a Western digital 640 gigabyte hard drive, and an Olympus Stylus 9000 camera. The total cost of the stolen items is approximately $1,815.
Criminal Mischief. Someone spray-painted several cars with white paint in Parking Lot 45 on Quail Ridge Drive between 6 p.m. on June 6 and 7:07 a.m. on June 7. Two of the vehicles were golf carts owned by Quail Ridge maintenance, and another was a 2004 Toyota Rav 4. The estimated cost of damage was $700.
Someone broke beer bottles in the pool and pool area of the Gentry residential development sometime between 8 p.m. on June 2 and 10:40 a.m. on June 3, said Officer Jason Mandato. The cost to clean up the broken glass in the pool is estimated to be $300.
Someone vanadalized the Schalks Meadow Park baseball field on Parker Road by breaking two foul poles and breaking off a handle to a storage shed on the park property sometime between 11 a.m. on May 28 and 11 a.m. on June 2, said Officer Joseph Breyta. The damage was estimated to be $120.
Drug Arrests. Ralph Ralley, 20, and Aziz S. Stroman, 20, both of Trenton, were charged June 5 with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Officer Arthur Gant said he stopped Talley, the driver, on Route 1 North for several motor vehicle violations and found Talley did not have a driver’s license. In addition, Gant said Talley gave him a fake name because he believed he had a warrant for his arrest. Stroman also gave a false name to prevent his arrest on several warrants, Gant said.
During the investigation, Gant said he also found a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car. Talley was also charged with hindering, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol while underage, speeding, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, driving while suspended, careless driving, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, failure to signal, and failure to observe a marked turning course.
Stroman was also charged with hindering, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol while underage.
DWI Arrests. James J. Carr, 26, of Quail Ridge Drive, was charged June 6 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Arthur Gant said he stopped him on Scudders Mill Road after he watched him drive straight through a marked turning course at the intersection of Scudders Mill and Dey roads, swerving from driving straight over the center median. He said he found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with reckless driving, speeding, failure to maintain a lane, failure to observe a marked turning course, obstructed view, and non-resident driving and registration privilege violations.
Thomas Kowalczyk, 58, of Quail Ridge Drive, was charged June 2 with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Officer Martin McElrath said he stopped him on Quail Ridge Drive for failing to maintain a lane and for making an improper turn and found him to be intoxicated. McElrath said he also found marijuana. Kowalczyk was also charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, improper turn, and operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Louis A. Devlugt, 29, of Langhorne, PA was charged May 30 with driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child. Officer Joseph Diggs said he stopped him on Route 1 South for driving 110 miles per hour and found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with driving while suspended and a contempt of court warrant from Trenton.
Diggs said Devlugt had been traveling with his wife, Shawntae L. Devlugt, 25, and four-year-old son in the car. His wife was arrested on three outstanding warrants from contempt of court in excess of $3,000 out of Trenton. Louis Devlugt was sent to the Middlesex County jail in default of $2,500 while his wife was sent to Trenton Police.
Jose C. Membreno, 33, of Easton, PA, was charged May 30 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Thomas Larity said he stopped him on Schalks Crossing Road for failing to maintain a lane and found he was intoxicated. He said police also found he was hiding his true identity and was subsequently charged with hindering his own apprehension and obstructing a police investigation. Membreno also had two outstanding warrants from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was also charged with reckless driving, driving while suspended, failure to maintain a lane, careless driving, failure to wear a seatbelt, and obstruction of view. He was sent to the Middlesex County jail in default of $1,500 bail.