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Police Blotter - June- August 2017

Someone broke into a York Drive residence sometime between June 15 and June 27 while the resident was away. It was reported on June 27. Whoever broke in got in through an upstairs window. If anyone has any information, please call the MTPD at 908-359-3222.


Montgomery Township responded to a June 15 car accident at 5:38 pm on Pike Run Rd. They found the driver, a 20-year-old Belle Mead man, had been drinking. His car was impounded and he was arrested for DWI.


Another 20-year-old, from Brooklyn this time, was arrested on June 25, after the driver blew through a red light on Rt. 206 at 11:15 pm. The arresting officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car and found that the passenger had marijuana and drug paraphernalia, for which he was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. No word on what the driver was ticketed for.


On June 30 at 3:38 pm, sharp-eyed Township police stopped a car on Harlingen Rd. driven by a 28-year-old Irvington man when they saw that the passenger, a 29-year-old Elizabeth man, was not wearing his seat belt. The passenger was found to have an active warrant for $416 from Roselle PD. He was unable to post bond, but happily for him, Roselle released him for a future court date. He was ticketed for failure to wear a seat belt, and the driver was ticketed for failure to produce an insurance card.


A Lawrenceville woman was arrested on July 18 at 10:51 pm when her car was stopped for a motor violation and she was found to have a suspended license and three active warrants. She was released on her own recognizance on the warrants, pending a date in Montgomery Municipal Court.


No injuries were reported at a July 25 car accident at 1:59 pm at the intersection of River Rd. and the Griggstown Causeway, when a 19-year-old South Plainfield woman rear-ended a car driven by a 52-year-old Philadelphia man, who had been stopped in traffic. The first driver was ticketed for careless driving.
There's no law against being stupid in a public place: but on July 28 at 6:33 pm, MTPD were called to the parking lot of a local watering hole after a report of intoxicated patrons. They found a married pair of 55-year-old Belle Mead residents, one of whom had an active warrant for his arrest from Montgomery for $1,464. He was arrested and, unable to post bail, locked up in the County jail. His wife was taken home.
A 41-year-old Belle Mead man was arrested on Aug. 1 by MTPD Officers Chris Parlow and Ryan Gray after they found the man near his home and determined that there was an active warrant from Middlesex County Court for failure to pay child support, as well as active warrants from Montgomery and North Brunswick Municipal Courts. He was locked up in default of bail.


A 21-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana after MTPD stopped his car for speeding on Aug. 2 at 11:12 am and the arresting officer detected the odor of marijuana. The driver admitted he had a small amount in his wallet, which was recovered by the arresting officer. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.


Officer Gray stopped a car on Rt. 601 near Dutchtown-Harlingen Rd. on Aug. 4 at 8:19 pm, driven by a 58-year-old Rockaway woman for a motor vehicle violation. The driver was found to have drugs in her car, for which she was arrested and charged with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, improper display of a license plate, and unapproved equipment.


Failure to maintain lamps resulted in a traffic stop for a 22-year-old Trenton man on Aug. 4 at 10:04 pm. He also had an active warrant from Princeton Municipal Court for $186, for which he was arrested, and released after posting bond, with a ticket for the dead lights.


Officers Chris Parlow and John Colucci stopped a car driven by a 34-year-old Skillman man on Rt. 206 on Aug. 6 at 1:27 am. The driver had been drinking, and after failing the field sobriety test, was arrested. They also found drugs in the car, so he went home with tickets for possession of CDS, driving while intoxicated, speeding, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.


It wasn't Mrs. O'Leary's cow, but the results could have been the same: MTPD, Montgomery Fire Companies 1 and 2, and MEMS were called out to an Autumn Lane home on August 6 at 7:03 pm when a frying pan with oil caught fire. The fire, though small, activated the sprinkler system in the apartment. The residents were able to leave the building without incident, but several apartments suffered water damage. As a result all of the residents had to leave the building, to be sheltered by the Montgomery Township Office of Emergency Management until the sprinkler system could be restored.


Township Police stopped a car on Aug. 9 at 12:15 am driven by a 20-year-old Manville woman after she was seen making an illegal turn from Rt. 206 onto Orchard Rd. The passenger, 21-year-old Bound Brook man, admitted he had been smoking marijuana, and a search of the car turned it up He was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams. The driver was ticketed for running a red light and driving while on the suspended list.


A 24-year-old Hillsborough man was arrested by MTPD Officers Chris Parlow and John Colucci on Aug. 9 at 10:51 pm after a random plate check showed that the registration was suspended and that there was a warrant out for the owner. The driver/owner was arrest and released after posting bail.


Officers Parlow and Colucci stopped a car on Aug. 10 at 2:19 am driven by a 34-year-old Hillsborough woman on Rt. 206 near Orchard Rd. The driver was found to have been drinking and failed a field sobriety test. She was charged with DWI and failure to maintain a lane.


On Aug. 11 at 12:49 am, both officers stopped a car driven by an 18-year-old Belle Mead man for a vehicle violation. The driver was found to have marijuana on him, and his passenger, an 18-year-old King of Prussia, PA man, had drug paraphernalia. The driver was charged with possession of CDS, possession of VCDS in a motor vehicle, running a stop sign, and failure to maintain lamps. The passenger was charged wirth possession of drug paraphernalia.


MTPD officers stopped a 25-year-old New Brunswick man was stopped on Aug. 13 at 3:27 pm when he drove through a parking lot rather than wait for a light to change. He was found to have an active $295 warrant from Neptune City. He was released after posting bail with a ticket for "circumventing a traffic control device."
 

Washington Crossing Audubon Public Events For October 2017

Washington Crossing Audubon Public Events For October


Field Trips

October 7, 2017. Free, public birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon at Mercer County Park Central
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 7 for a free, public birding trip led by Brad Merritt at Mercer County Park Central. Mercer County Park Central is a 2500 acre park with fields, forests, and a 300 acre freshwater lake. We will walk for 2-3 hours along Lake Mercer. Bring binoculars and a field guide, and dress for the weather.
Directions: Enter the park from Hughes Dr. or Old Trenton Rd. (Rte. 535). Meet at the parking lot for the boathouse. For more information or in case of inclement weather contact Brad Merritt up to 10 PM the night prior at (609) 921-8964.

October 14, 2017. Free, public birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon at Fiddler's Creek Preserve on Baldpate Mountain
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 14 for a free, public birding trip led by Sharyn Magee and Tyler Christensen at Fiddler's Creek Preserve on Baldpate Mountain. Fiddler's Creek Preserve is the old Hollystone Farm across Fiddler's Creek Road from Baldpate. The main field and hedge rows support numerous species of sparrows during fall migration, making the reserve a hot spot.

Directions: From Pennington, go west on Pennington Titusville Rd and turn right on Bear Tavern Road (Route 579.) Take the first left onto Church Road; then turn right onto Fiddler's Creek Road. Continue 1.3 miles to the main Baldpate Mountain Preserve parking lot on your right. We will meet here and walk across the road to the Fiddler's Creek Preserve. For more information or in case of inclement weather contact Brad Merritt up to 10 PM the night prior at (609) 921-8964.

? October 21, 2017. Free, public birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon at Cold Brook Reserve
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 21 for a free, public birding trip led by Brad Merritt at the Cold Brook Reserve in Hunterdon County, NJ. This 180-acre Reserve is a great place to observe fall migrants, especially sparrows and other grassland birds.

Directions: Take Interstate 78 East to exit 24 (Oldwick/Whitehouse). Proceed North on Rte. 523 towards Oldwick. Continue straight on Rte. 517 when Rte. 523 turns to the right. Beyond the center of Oldwick, the park entrance will be on the left. A gravel parking lot is located on the right side of the driveway. For more information or in case of inclement weather contact Brad Merritt up to 10 PM the night prior at (609) 921-8964.

? October 28, 2017. Free, public birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon at Mount Rose Preserve
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 28 for a free, public birding trip led by Juanita Hummel and Sharyn Magee at the Mount Rose Preserve. The Preserve consists of 387 acres of meadows, shrub land and forest. We will be looking for late fall migrants amongst this diversity of habitat.

Directions: From Rosedale Road,turn right on Carter Road and continue approximately 3/4 mile to the entrance on the left. Continue to the parking lot. For more information or in case of inclement weather contact Brad Merritt up to 10 PM the night prior at (609) 921-8964.

Monthly Program

October 16, 2017 (8 PM). Washington Crossing Audubon Society Presents "The Grace and Beauty of Native Plants, a talk by James C. Amon"

Jim Amon will show photographs and discuss the native plants of New Jersey, with a concentration on the spring ephemerals. By presenting plants in both their natural communities and in the context of "formal" photos, he will show the unusual grace and beauty of our native woodland plants.

This program will be held in Stainton Hall on the campus of the Pennington School, 112 W. Delaware Ave., Pennington, NJ. Refreshments are served at 7:30 PM and the program will begin at 8 PM. Additional information at: www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org.


GENERAL INFORMATION ON WASHINGTON CROSSING AUDUBON SOCIETY
Washington Crossing Audubon Society has approximately 1600 members, mostly from the five counties of central New Jersey. Its monthly lectures and frequent field trips are free and open to the public. More information about WCAS can be found at the Society's web site: www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org.

 

Mary Jacobs Library 12th Annual Fundraiser Nov 4

Food & Wine of Australia & New Zealand
Supports the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation

The Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation's 12th annual food and wine fundraising event will take place at the library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, on Saturday, November 4, from 7 pm to 10 pm.
This year, the evening will feature a tasting menu highlighting the wine and cuisine of Australia and New Zealand. Entertainment and activities will include: acoustic guitar music by Matt Robinson of Belle Mead; a Silent Auction; and a Wine Pull. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and include two tickets to the event. Please visit www.maryjacobs.og for more information.


Foundation Trustee Cary Dawson of Rocky Hill and Grant Moser of Belle Mead are organizing the popular event, which is the Foundation's premier fundraising event. This will be Mrs. Dawson's third year as an event chair, and Mr. Moser's first.


"This event is a fun way to support our community library," Mrs. Dawson says. "Contributions are tax-deductible and all proceeds go to keeping the building up-to-date in our increasingly technical world. As always, we are very grateful to our donors, sponsors, and volunteers who support us each year and make this event possible."


"We haven't even mailed the invitations yet and we have already sold tickets," Mrs. Dawson adds. "This event sells out each year, so better get your tickets early."


Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased now online: http://maryjacobs.org.


The Friends are volunteers who actively promote Mary Jacobs Library, sponsor special library events and programs, and help the Foundation with fundraising. If you would like to get involved with the Friends please sign up at the library or email President Crissy Blanos at friends@maryjacobslibrary.org.
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation mission is to provide a library building for the community, in partnership with the Somerset County Library System. The Foundation aims to maintain an innovative, safe, and welcoming environment that inspires learning, advances technology, and promotes cultural engagement in the community. For more information about the Foundation, or to donate, visit www.maryjacobslibraryfoundation.org. Or, telephone/email Foundation President Brenda Fallon at 609-924-7073 ext 107; or foundation@maryjacobslibrary.org.