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Sunday June 25, 2017


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MTPD Help Wanted

POLICE RECORDS CLERK – Montgomery Township. Daily responsibilities include recording criminal/non-criminal reports, legal discovery, maintenance of central record system and maintenance of crime statistics in accordance with FBI Uniform Crime Recording Procedures. Strong, effective communication, organization and efficiency skills a must. Strong computer skills also a must. Complete background investigation required. High school diploma or equivalent thereof also required. Competitive benefits package offered. Please send resume to Tamarah Novak, Personnel Coordinator at tnovak@twp.montgomery.nj.us or mail to Township Administration Office at 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. EOE. 

Police Blotter - March-April 2017

Officer Jason Larsen stopped a 32-year-old Belle Mead man on March 27 at 11:15 am for a motor vehicle violation and found that the driver had an outstanding $750 warrant from Hillsborough, and that his license had been suspended. He was arrested and turned over to Hillsborough PD with tickets for unclear license plates and driving while suspended.

On March 31, Officer Larsen stopped a 22-year-old North Brunswick man on Autumn Lane at 8:30 am, for an inoperable brake light. He too had an active $1,000 warrant, from the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office. He was arrested and sent to Middlesex County Jail with tickets for failing to maintain his lamps and failure to exhibit a driver's license.

On April 1 at 3:45 pm, Officer John Colucci stopped a car on Rt. 601 for a broken windshield and found that the passenger, a 60-year-old Somerville man, had a warrant from Somerset County for failure to pay child support. The passenger was taken to County lockup and the driver was warned to have the windshield repaired.

Officer Colucci stopped another car on April 2 at 11:20 am for a non-functional tail light, driven by a 20-year-old Willingboro man with an outstanding $750 warrant from Delran Municipal Court and a $250 warrant from Bordentown Municipal Court. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and failure to maintain lamps.

A 42-year-old Lawrenceville man, northbound on Rt. 601 at 2:32 pm on April 8, attempted to cross over the south-bound lane into a driveway and managed to strike a southbound car, driven by an 85-year-old Martinsville man, which rolled over before coming to a rest on the iron railing of the Blawenburg Cemetery. The first driver scarpered, but not far before he was found by MTPD, who returned him to the scene. Both cars had to be towed. Both drivers and a passenger in the rolled car were taken to UMCP for treatment of their injuries. The first driver had been drinking, so he was charged with DWI, driving while on the suspended list, driving without a license, failure to maintain a lane, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Rt. 601 had to be closed for an hour.

On April 12 at 3:25 pm, MTPD stopped a 39-year-old man who managed to live in both Skillman and NYC, for using his cell phone while driving on Rt. 518. He had an active $500 warrant from Plainsboro Municipal Court, and his New Jersey license had been suspended, so he was arrested and released after posting bail, and given tickets for using a cell phone while driving and driving while suspended.

MTPD stopped a 50-year-old Hamilton man on April 13 at 10:45 am when they saw his car didn't have a NJ inspection sticker. They smelled the odor of pot coming from his car after it was stopped. A search turned up a bag of it, for which the driver was arrested and charged with possession of under 50 grams, failure to inspect his car, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and driving while suspended.