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Police Advisory: Lock Cars/Remove Valuables

Safety Tips for Vehicles and Homes
With the advent of summer, the Montgomery Township Police

Department would like to take the time to remind the community to secure their vehicles and remove their personal belongings from plain view when leaving their vehicles unattended at home or when out around town.

Recently, there have been several reports of items being taken from unlocked vehicles as well as vehicles which were forcibly entered by smashing a window to steal property from the vehicle. Any suspicious circumstances should be immediately reported to the Montgomery Twp. Police at 908-359-8211.


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.

Police Blotter - March - April – May 2017

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz: A report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a Belle Mead business on March 15 brought MTPD Officers Ryan Gray and Eric Hannold, who found a 27-year-old Dayton man and a Belle Mead resident leaving the vehicle and attempting to walk away. The officers found pot in the car, for which the Dayton man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

And again, on April 4, Officer Gray stopped a car driven by a 23-year-old Hamilton man who was found to have a controlled dangerous substance. The driver was charged with possession of CDS, possession of Paraphernalia, driving with expired registration, unclear license plates, and having a CDS in a motor vehicle.

On April 11 a 24-year-old Belle Mead man was stopped by Officer Colucci, and he too, was found to be holding a CDS. So, he was charged with possession of CDS, using a handheld device while driving, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.

Officer Ryan Gray stopped a car driven by a 42-year-old Bound Brook man on April 24, for an expired inspection sticker, and he also had CDS, for which he was arrested and charged with possession of CDS, drug paraphernalia, failure to inspect a vehicle, and dpossession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
April 25, Officer John Colucci stopped a 24-year-old Bridgewater man for speeding. You guessed it, he was charged with possession of CDS, paraphernalia, speeding, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
An April 25 traffic stop at 9:54 pm for an dead headlight on Rt. 206 resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old Coatesville, PA man, who was driving a car with license plates stolen from Bellmawr, NJ. He was arrested and charged for receiving stolen property, and ticketed for driving without insurance and failing to maintain his lamps.

On a roll, Officers Ryan Gray and Troy Sudek stopped a car driven by a 20-year-old Passaic man for an unclear license plate on April 29. The driver and the passenger, a 30-year-old Bloomfield man, were also holding CDS. The driver was charged with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernali, improper display of a license plate, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. The passenger was charged with possession of CDS.

A 58-year-old Belle Mead man was arrested on May 2 after he drove to MTPD HQ at 7:39 pm and asked for help in locating his vehicle, which had been towed. Because he appeared to have been drinking, he was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was arrested for DWI, failure to install an interlock device, failure to comply with license restrictions, and failure to show his driver's license. He was released to a friend.

On May 2 at 4:08 pm, a 35-year-old Washington Crossing, PA woman was stopped for speeding on Cherry valley Rd. She had an active $233 warrant from Wall Township, for which she was arrested , then released after posting bail, with a speeding ticket.

Someone keyed a car parked in the lot at UMS on Burnt Hill Road, which the owner reported happened sometime between 7 and 8:45 pm on May 5.

A 44-year-old Skillman woman was arrested on May 6 at 5:23 on Delmarvia Dr. at Pike Run Rd. She had been called in by someone who reported her for reckless driving on Rt. 206. She failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DWI and for driving without insurance. Her car was towed.