Burglary/Theft. A resident of East Windsor was the victim of theft on November 25 between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Officer Christopher Van Ness said someone removed the victim’s wallet from her purse while she was dining at Panera Bread and used her credit cards in a nearby store.
An East Windsor resident was the victim of theft on November 23 between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Station Drive permit lot of the Princeton Junction train station. Officer Lee Brodowski said someone stole the victim’s car from the lot.
A Rushton Court resident was the victim of burglary and theft between November 17 and 21. Officer Christopher Van Ness said someone stole a briefcase and a check from the victim’s car. The estimated value of the items is $700. The victim told police the door was left unlocked.
A Sparrow Drive resident was the victim of theft some time between November 17 and 18. Officer Christopher Van Ness said someone entered the victim’s unlocked car, which was parked in the driveway, and stole some of the victim’s personal items.
A resident of Millbrook Drive was the victim of theft between November 17 and 18. Officer Brian Mahon said someone stole money from the victim’s car while it was parked in front of his house.
An employee of Sam’s Club was the victim of theft on November 13. Officer Douglas Montgomery said someone stole the victim’s wallet from inside the employee office and cashed a check found inside the wallet.
A Robbinsville resident was the victim of theft and credit card fraud on November 18. Officer Justin Insalaco said the victim momentarily left her purse unattended while shopping at Marshall’s. A short time later, she realized her wallet was missing and was told that her credit cards were used at the ShopRite in Lawrenceville.
A resident of Jewel Road was the victim of theft between November 17 and 18. Officer Kyle Brown said someone stole a GPS unit, sunglasses, and CDs from the victim’s unlocked car, parked in his driveway.
Shoplifting. Brodous Joseph Peterkin, 48, of Trenton was charged November 16 with shoplifting at Borders Books and Music. Officers Doug Montgomery and Kevin Loretucci said someone alerted the store employees that Peterkin had stuffed numerous books from the African American literature section into a backpack and left the store without paying. While responding to the scene, Loretucci said he saw a car leaving the parking lot in an aggressive manner and stopped the car, finding the alleged shoplifter in the passenger seat. The stolen books were later recovered from inside the vehicle, police said.
Brielle C. Higgins, 18, of Pheasant Hollow Drive in Plainsboro, along with two 17-year-old female juveniles, were charged November 17 with shoplifting at Kohl’s. Officer Kevin Loretucci said they concealed $128 worth of necklaces and fragrances and tried to leave without paying.
Drug Arrests. Gregory C. Stokes Jr., 19, of Robbinsville, was charged November 25 with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Officer Christopher Van Ness said he was investigating a motor vehicle accident on Clarksville and Penn Lyle roads and found Stokes to be in possession.
Mark E. Wasco Jr., 18, of Princeton was charged November 21 with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Officer Brian Geraghty said he stopped him on Route 1 North at Washington Road for a motor vehicle violation and found the marijuana.
Enzo D. Vacca, 21, of Princeton was charged November 21 with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Officer Michael Pitts said he stopped him on Route 1 at Alexander Road for failing to maintain a lane and found the marijuana under the front passenger seat of the car. He was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and failing to maintain a lane.
Criminal Mischief. A Spruce Street resident was the victim of criminal mischief sometime between November 17 and 21. Officer Kyle Brown said someone broke the side front window to the victim’s home. The value of the damage was not determined.
DWI. Jillian H. Frascella, 28, of Langhorne, PA, was charged November 25 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Justin Insalaco said he stopped her on Route 1 South at Quakerbridge Road for speeding. She was also charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, and speeding.
Luis X. Santillan, 32, of Princeton was charged November 20 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Michael Pitts said while investigating an accident on Route 1 North and Harrison Street, he found Santillan to be intoxicated. Once he was transported back to police headquarters, he was also charged with reckless driving, driving with an expired license, failure to exhibit a license, and refusal to submit to a breath test.