Fireworks Possession. Ahkeim A. Brown, 25, of Allentown, PA was charged June 22 with possession of fireworks. Officer Richard S. Wolak said he stopped him for delaying traffic on Route 1 South — traveling 30 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone — and found the fireworks.
Simple Assault. A juvenile resident of Aspen Drive was the victim of simple assault on June 15. Officer Mathieu Baumann said the guardian of the victim reported that the victim was involved in a physical altercation at Morris Davison Park on June 15 between 8 and 9 p.m. The guardian said the fight involved several other female juveniles. The victim suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention. Police are investigating.
Car Accident. A driver accidentally accelerated over the concrete barrier and curb and crashed into the brick wall of the CVS on Schalks Crossing Road around 3:18 p.m. on June 12. Officer Martin McElrath said the driver was trying to park her car in front of the building when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake. No one was injured, and the building inspector determined that the damage to the building was not hazardous to customers or anyone passing by. The driver was issued a summons for careless driving.
Shoplifting. John C. Burl, 30, and Lillian A. Balaam, 45, both of Somerset, were charged June 17 with shoplifting at Superfresh. Officers Joseph Breyta and Jason Mandato said that store personnel called them after they saw on the store surveillance video that the pair were concealing numerous items. When the officers arrived, they said they found Burl had concealed 18 items, worth a total $372.67 inside his pant legs and pockets and that Balaam had sixteen items, worth a total $296.16 inside her handbag. The entire $668.83 worth of stolen goods was recovered and returned to the store. Burl was also charged with conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Balaam was also charged with conspiracy and hindering apprehension.
Fraud. A resident of Fox Run Drive was the victim of identity theft between the month of May and June 19. Officer Kenneth Beatty said someone used the victim’s identity to open various credit cards and used fraudulent checks to purchase items.
A resident of Red Oak Drive was the victim of fraud and credit card theft between June 6 and 7. Officer Tim McMahon said someone made 12 fraudulent purchases over the Internet using the victim’s Discover credit card. The sum of the total purchases is unknown at this time.
Hindering Apprehension. Mario Garcia, 29, of Princeton was charged with hindering apprehension on June 14. Officer Joseph Breyta said he stopped him on Scotts Corner Road for having a brake light out. He said Garcia gave him a false name during the stop. He was also charged with being an unlicensed driver, driving while suspended, careless driving, and maintenance of lamps.
Attempted Burglary. Charles Sloan El Lancaster, 20, and Ahmed Abdelbaky, 19, both of Quail Ridge Drive, were charged with criminal attempt and defiant trespass in connection with an attempted burglary that occurred on Hampshire Drive in May. Detective Russell Finkelstein said South Brunswick police called Plainsboro to report that Lancaster was in possession of a stolen credit card and tried to make purchases with it earlier in the evening. Police spotted Lancaster driving in Plainsboro and stopped him and found both Lancaster and Abdelbaky, who were suspects in the May burglary. They were sent to the Middlesex County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Burglary/Theft. A High School North student was the victim of theft on June 21 around 1:45 p.m. Officer Jason Mandato said someone stole the victim’s red, gold, and white Nishiki Pueblo mountain bike, worth $213.98, from the bike rack at the front entrance of the school.
A resident of Pheasant Hollow Road was the victim of theft between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 16. Officer Joseph Diggs said her son’s bicycle was stolen from the breeze-way adjacent to her residence. The bicycle was blue and worth $50.
A resident of Spencerport, NY was the victim of theft at the Courtyard Marriott overnight between June 11 and 12. Officer Joseph Diggs said someone pried the key lock on his parked car overnight and stole the dealer stereo from the center dashboard. The stereo is estimated to be worth $2,000.
A resident of Hamburg, NY was the victim of theft in the parking lot of Courtyard Marriott between June 11 and 12. Officer Martin McElrath said someone stole a Dell laptop, book bag, seventh grade school books, and a calculator from the victim’s truck. The victim told police he was unsure if he locked the truck before he left it overnight in the parking lot.
A resident of Deer Creek Drive was the victim of burglary and theft between June 11 and 13. Officer Kenneth Beatty said someone entered the residence through an unlocked bedroom window and stole a 32 gigabyte Apple iPad worth $640.93.
Criminal Mischief. Someone shattered the exterior glass of a sliding glass door of an apartment in Quail Ridge overnight between June 12 and 13. Officer Martin McElrath said the damage was approximately $160.
Someone tipped over a portable toilet in the Market Street parking lot between June 12 and 14. Officer Kenneth Beatty said the incident caused about $500 in damage to the portable toilet, which belonged to the Sharbell Development Corporation. An investigation into the matter, as well as similar incidents is ongoing.
Someone tipped over a portable toilet in the parking lot behind 5 Schalks Crossing Road between June 8 and 9. The cost to have it turned upright and cleaned out is about $50, said Officer Joseph Breyta.The portable toilet belongs to Sharbell Building Corporation.
Drug Arrests. James B. Nickson Jr., 25, of Pheasant Hollow Drive, was charged June 9 with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Officer Kenneth Beatty said he stopped him on Dey Road at Pheasant Hollow Drive for having a license plate light out and found a burnt marijuana cigarette. He was also charged with maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.
Daniel G. Ellenberg, 19, of Windridge Court in West Windsor was charged June 10 with possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Joseph Jankowski said he stopped him on Plainsboro Road at George Davison Road for failing to dim his high beams and making an improper turn. He said he found rolling papers in the car. He was also charged with improper use of multi-beam headlights, improper turn, unclear plates, maintenance of lamps, forward view obstruction, and a probationary driver violation.
DWI Arrests. Iesha Smith, 28, of Hunters Glen Drive was charged June 19 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Joseph Bolognese said he stopped her on Scudders Mill Road after she nearly collided head-on with his patrol car. He said he found she was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, careless driving, and refusal to submit to a breath test.
Meghna Balmuri, 28, of Fox Run Drive, was charged June 12 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Mathieu Baumann said he stopped her on Scudders Mill Road for running a light at the intersection with Schalks Crossing Road and found she was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, failure to observe a signal, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.
Ravi Ramaswamy, 53, of Pheasant Hollow Drive, was charged June 12 with driving while intoxicated. Sergeant Scott Seitz said he stopped him on Dey Road for failing to dim his headlights and found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with reckless driving and failure to dim headlights.
Anne C. Meyer, 30, of Walker Gordon Drive was charged May 23 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Tim McMahon said he stopped her after he saw her fail to stop at the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Walker Gordon Drive. He said he found she was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to stop.