Shoplifting. Alexandra R. Trout, 18, of Freehold, was charged July 2 with shoplifting at McCaffrey’s Supermarket on Princeton-Hightstown Road. Officer Brian Mahon said the store management saw her conceal bottles of high-end shampoo in her pocketbook. She went to the register and paid for the other items before exiting the store with the stolen shampoo still in her pocketbook, they said.
Mahon said she was arrested in Princeton when she tried to return the stolen shampoo at the McCaffrey’s Princeton store. Upon further investigation, police found she used the same scam late last year, Mahon said.
Leslie A. Cole, 39, of North Brunswick, was charged July 3 with shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Officer Michael McMahon said store employees saw him removing DVDs from their packaging and concealing them in his pants pocket. He left the store without paying for them, McMahon said.
Theft. A resident of Winterberry Way was the victim of theft overnight between June 24 and 25. Officer Carey Zacheis said someone broke into the victim’s vehicle, which he may have left unlocked, and stole a blue and black Trek Channel bicycle, a bicycle helmet, bicycle shoes, and miscellaneous items. The stolen items were worth over $1,500.
A Ewing resident was the victim of theft on June 21 in the student library at Mercer County Community College. Officer Peter Hanna said the victim left a laptop computer unattended for short period of time, and when he returned to the table where he had placed the computer, he noticed it was missing. The suspect also took the carry case. The total value of the items was $1,434.
A resident of Heather Drive was the victim of theft on June 21. Officer Justin Insalaco said someone stole a bicycle from inside the causeway located next to building 20 in the Avalon Watch development. The bicycle was a 16-inch blue and gray Mongoose, worth approximately $100.
Drug Arrest. Christopher H. Olsen, 19, of North Brunswick was charged June 30 with possession of marijuana. Officer William Jones said he stopped a car, in which Olsen was a passenger, on Route 1 North at Meadow Road for an equipment violation and found evidence that marijuana was used inside the car. He said he searched the car and found marijuana under 50 grams where Olsen had been sitting, and Olsen admitted it was his.
DWI Arrests. Donald P. Stewart, 24, of Bridgewater was charged July 1 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Justin Insalaco said he saw him make an illegal turn through the highway divider on Route 1 South at Washington Road, stopped him, and found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with reckless driving, crossing a center divider, and driving the wrong way on a one way street.
Edgar E. Marroquin Pineda, 29, of Frederick, MD, was charged June 26 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Walter Silcox said he stopped him on Old Trenton Road near Mercer County Community College for going through the traffic light at the road’s intersection with Edinburg Road and found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with a red light violation and reckless driving.
Kelly E. Reilly, 23, of Mercerville, was charged June 23 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Walter Silcox said he stopped her on Old Trenton Road at Cubberly Road for failing to maintain a lane and found she was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain a lane.