Shoplifting. A 17-year-old juvenile was charged with shoplifting at Marshalls on July 16. Officer David Jelinski said store security saw the teen put one pink Ugg boot in her purse and leave the store without paying. Security said she returned for the second boot and was detained. The pair of boots was worth $99, said Jelinski.
Mark R. Jodha, 37, of West Windsor, was charged July 9 with shoplifting at Whole Foods. Officer Nicholas La Rocca said he saw Jodha take $15 worth of food from the hot food bar, place it in a container, and put it behind his back. He said he saw Jodha leave the store without paying, get into his car, and drive home. Because the manager was able to get Jodha’s license plate, police said they traced the car to his home and charged him with shoplifting.
Allison J. Temming, 24, of Columbus, was charged June 25 with shoplifting at Wegmans. Officer Michael Pitts said Temming concealed unknown quantities of candy and cosmetics and left the store without paying.
Criminal Mischief. Someone damaged the car of a West Windsor resident who was parked in Wegmans from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 23. Officer Nathan Cuomo said the suspect edged a long, thin scratch from the driver’s side door, around the vehicle, to the passenger side rear door.
Theft. A resident of Eastern Circle in West Windsor was the victim of theft between 8 p.m. on July 15 and 9 a.m. on July 16. Officer David Jelinski said all three of the victim’s cars, which were parked in his driveway, were entered overnight. In total, two GPS units and an iPod auxiliary car cord, worth a total $330, were stolen from the cars.
A resident of Building 12 on Winterberry Way was the victim of theft between July 12 and 13. Officer Ted Hojnacki said someone stole the victim’s son’s black Diamond Back “Outlook” bicycle, worth about $250, from the breezeway of the apartment building locked to the bike rack with a cable and combination lock.
A West Windsor resident was the victim of theft at the Princeton Junction train station on July 14 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Officer Frank Bal said someone stole the victim’s black and gold Schwinn mountain bike, which was locked on the Wallace Road bicycle rack at 7 a.m. When he returned, the $180 bike was gone.
Someone broke into the former Acme building on Princeton-Hightstown Road between June 22 and 23 and stole 24 linear feet of copper/aluminum pipe and a six-foot step ladder, said Officer Melissa Nagy. The building is currently being renovated.
Drug Arrests. Lucius D. Steagall, 21, and Demetrius Donovan Fung, 21, both of Philadelphia both face charges stemming from a July 16 traffic stop. Officer Christopher Van Ness said he stopped them for speeding on Quakerbridge Road and found that Steagall, the driver, and Fung, the front seat passenger, gave conflicting stories about where they were going. Van Ness said he searched the car and found Steagall in possession of marijuana. He said he also found a black stun gun in the car that was determined to belong to Fung. Steagall was charged with speeding and possession of marijuana. Fung was charged with possession of a stun gun.
DWI. David F. Owle, 31, of Hamilton, was charged July 17 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Frank Bal said he was called to a domestic violence incident when it was reported that a car had left the area and was traveling toward Windsor Road. Bal found the car, stopped Owle, and found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with reckless driving.
Joanne M. Adams, 41, of Woodbridge, was charged July 2 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Nathan Cuomo said he was called to Route 1 to investigate the report of a possible intoxicated driver in the area. He said he saw Adams straddling the lane markings, unable to stay in one lane. He said the car then stopped in the middle of the highway. After finally getting her to a safe area on the shoulder, he said he found Adams was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving and failing to maintain a lane.
Underage DWI. Melissa M. Johnston, 19, of West Windsor and Kayla C. Snyder, 19, of Plainsboro were charged with underage drinking. Officer Walter Silcox said he stopped them on Cranbury Road after seeing Johnston had an equipment violation. During the course of the investigation, Silcox said he found Johnston was driving while consuming alcohol while under the legal age. He said he also found that Snyder had been consuming alcohol under the legal age.
Johnston was charged with underage DWI. Silcox said he also found her to have marijuana hidden in her personal property, so she was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Synder was charged with underage drinking.