Shoplifting. Tracy Ali, 43, of New Brunswick was charged with shoplifting from Super Fresh in the Plainsboro Plaza shopping center on April 4. According to police, Ali attempted to steal baby formula valued at $800.
Tampered Locks. Four businesses in the Plainsboro Plaza shopping center were the victims of criminal mischief between March 25 and March 28. According to police, the businesses’ rear doors were damaged in an apparent attempt to gain entry. The door locks were all filled with glue to prevent usage of the keys to open the doors.
Burglary & Theft. Plainsboro Wine & Liquor on Schalks Crossing Road was the victim of a break-in at about 1:30 a.m. on April 8. Someone shattered the window on the front door to gain access to the store and then stole four 750 ml bottles Grey Goose Le Citron valued at $124.
Auto Theft. A Ravens Crest Drive resident’s car was stolen between 5:30 p.m. March 28 and 6:30 a.m. March 29. Stolen was a beige 2009 Toyota Camry valued at $15,000. Inside the car were a $300 GPS unit and a $50 child restraint seat.
Phone Stolen. A student at high school north was the victim of a theft from the boys’ locker room on April 4. Someone stole the victim’s iPhone 4s valued at $600, a wrist watch valued at $200, and $10 cash.
Vandalism. A resident of Norwood was the victim of vandalism at Deer Creek Drive between 10 p.m. April 3 and 8 a.m. April 6. Someone damaged the victim’s 2008 Toyota Yaris with a three-foot-long scratch and a one-foot-long scratch. Damage is estimated at $500.
Drug Arrest. Larry M. Ford was charged on April 7 with drug possession and child endangerment charges. Officer Daniel Kanaley said he stopped Ford on Route 1 at College Road for improper display of a license plate. A search during the stop revealed that a 15-year-old male passenger was in possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.
Officer Kanaley said that investigation revealed that Ford had given the marijuana to the teen in order to hide it. Both Ford and the juvenile were charged with marijuana possession charged.
Ford was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, employing a juvenile to commit a crime, unclear license plates, possession of a controlled substance in a motor vehicle, uninsured vehicle, failure to exhibit insurance documents, failure to exhibit a driver’s license, and tinted windows.
The juvenile was released into the custody of a guardian. Ford was sent to the Middlesex County Jail in default of $2,500 bail.
DWI Arrests. Paul H. Egan, 48, of Lawrenceville was charged with drunk driving on March 30. Police said Egan was stopped on Scudders Mill Road for failure to maintain a lane and he was found to be intoxicated.
Jonathan J. Sanpedro, 19, of Monmouth Junction was charged with drunk driving on April 1. Officer Mathieu Baumann said he found Sanpedro in his 2009 Nissan Altima disabled on Schalks Crossing Road and found him to be intoxicated.
Laura Bunting, 56, of East Brunswick was charged with drunk driving on April 7. Police said Bunting was stopped on Dey Road for speeding and was found to be intoxicated.
Car Crash. Three people were injured and rush-hour traffic was snarled as a result of a chain-reaction auto accident at the intersection of Princeton-Highstown and South Mill roads.
Susan Abbey, 58, of West Windsor was driving east on Princeton-Hightstown Road, approaching the intersection, when she was rear-ended by an SUV driven by 77-year-old Monroe resident Joel Somer police said. The accident occurred at about 3 p.m.
Abbey’s car was pushed into South Mill Road, where the collision impacted two vehicles stopped at the red light. Abbey struck a car driven by Allentown resident Carolyn Terry, 82, whose car was then pushed into the car behind it, driven by 18-year-old West Windsor resident Payal Marathe, said police.
Abbey was sent to Princeton Medical Center, where she was treated and released, police said. Somer and Terry were taken to Capital Health Medical Center in Trenton with unknown injuries. Police said both were conscious following the crash, but were sent to the hospital due to their ages.
Police closed one lane of Route 571 and all of South Mill Road near the intersection until about 5:30 p.m.
Shoplifting Arrests. Krystal C. Polite, 26, of Trenton was charged April 5 with shoplifting from Kohl’s in the Nassau Park shopping center.
Police said she loaded $622 worth of merchandise into a luggage bag and baby stroller and left the store without paying. Polite was apprehended but had an accomplice that fled the scene before police arrived.
Nicole K. Schifano, 24, of Hamilton was charged with shoplifting from WalMart on April 5. According to police, a loss prevention officer stopped Schifano as she attempted to leave the store with 15 DVDs valued at $286.
Employee Theft. Edward Rodriguez, 20, of Trenton was charged with theft from Best Buy, where he was an employee, on April 4. According to Officer Michael Bollentin, Rodriguez created 87 false return transactions and credited the money to gift cards for himself. The total value of the transactions totaled $1,190, said police.
Vandalism. Someone threw a rock through the front bay window of an Old Trenton Road resident’s home on March 23. Damage was estimated at $500.
Cardboard Crime. Luis A. Flores, 36, and Marlon Cabrera, 31, both of Union City were charged with theft from Target in the Nassau Park shopping center on March 29.
Lieutenant William Bastedo said officers Justin Insalaco, Theodore Hojnacki, and Frank Sabatino were dispatched to the rear loading area of Target at 1:28 a.m. to investigate a report of two men stealing cardboard bundles and loading them onto a box truck.
The officers arrived to find only the box truck at the scene but not the alleged thieves. A search by the officers revealed Flores to be hiding in the rear of the truck, and Cabrera in a nearby patch of woods, said police.
The two men were taken to police headquarters and processed. The men are believed to be responsible for a similar theft in January, said Lieutenant Bastedo.
Auto Burglary Charged. Brandon A. Ingram, 30, of Trenton was charged with auto burglary on March 30. Police said Ingram was arrested at the Princeton Junction train station after someone called in a report of someone breaking into a car by smashing the window.
Ingram was also found to be in possession of property stolen from another town, a hypodermic needle, and drug paraphernalia. In addition to burglary, Ingram was charged with criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and contempt of court.
It was also discovered that he was wanted on warrants out of two other municipalities. Ingram was sent to the Mercer County jail in default of bail.
Drug Arrests. Toby J. Markes, 20, of West Windsor was charged with drug and paraphernalia possession on April 5. Officer Chris VanNess said he was dispatched to Worchester Lane to investigate a report of a suspicious person loitering in the area.
Officer VanNess said he arrived at the scene to find Markes. The officer said that while questioning Markes, he detected the odor of burnt marijuana. A search revealed Markes to be in possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and rolling papers.
Dyan L. Wolensky, 24, of Hamilton was charged with possession of heroin on April 4. Officer Christopher VanNess said he was dispatched to Old Trenton Road near Newport Drive to investigate a report of a disabled vehicle.
The officer arrived to find Wolensky at the scene, and searched her vehicle after he became suspicious of her behavior. The search revealed a bag of heroin, said Officer Wolensky.
DWI Arrests. Ravinder Singh, 21, of Lawrenceville was charged with drunk driving on March 28. Officer Lee Brodowski said he stopped Singh on Marion Drive after he became suspicious when he noticed the man was driving his black Infiniti throughout different neighborhoods in the township. During the stop, the officer noted the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and Singh was found to be intoxicated, police said.
Suzanne Iselin, 62, of West Windsor was charged with drunk driving on April 1. Police said Iselin was stopped on Route 571 at Wallace Road for erratic driving at 1:52 a.m. and was found to be intoxicated.
Ranjit Mathew, 34, of Franklin Park was charged with drunk driving on March 12. Police said Mathew was stopped on Route 1 near Meadow Road for speeding and was found to be intoxicated.