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Princeton Township Police Blotter: Three Homes Burglarized

A burglar broke in to at least three homes on Bullock Drive on Saturday, stealing jewelry and electronic equipment from at least one home. On Nov. 12, police responded to a report of a theft just after 8:30 p.m. and found a screen was missing from the caller’s home. The thief entered the home through a window and ransacked the house, stealing various pieces of jewelry, as well as electronic equipment. Patrols canvassed the area and found that two nearby homes showed evidence of entry in the form of pry marks, missing screens or open doors. Both of the homes were checked by patrols and appeared to have been burglarized as well. Anyone with information about the thefts, or anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity, is encouraged to contact the Princeton Township Police Department’s confidential tip line at (609) 688-2049.

A driver collided with the car in front of him while traveling south on State Road just after 1 p.m. Nov. 11. Bahman Ziaei-Nezhad, 45, of Princeton was charged with careless driving after he failed to notice that the 2009 Nissan Murano in front of him was stopped in traffic. Ziaei-Nezhad applied his brakes but was not able to stop in time and struck the rear of the Murano. The driver of the Murano complained of back pain and was treated by Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad at the scene, but refused to be taken to the hospital.

On Nov. 7, Police Department, The Princeton Fire Department, the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Princeton Plasma Physics Emergency Services and PSE&G were dispatched to a wooded area on Washington Road approximately 400 feet north of Faculty Road because of a gas leak at a construction site. A contractor was operating a backhoe and struck a gas main line, causing the gas leak. A PSE&G worker was present at the time of the incident. PSE&G was able to cap the gas line, preventing any further leak. Several Princeton University buildings were partially affected by the gas leak, including the Jadwin Caldwell Field House, the new chemistry and science building, Jadwin Gym and the School of Architecture lab.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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