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Princeton Borough Police Blotter: Princeton University Student Charged with Simple Assault

A Princeton University student was charged with simple assault and criminal restraint after she allegedly physically assaulted a fellow student in the early morning hours of Jan. 22 at a Princeton University eating club, police said. Carolyn Vasko, 20, allegedly struck the victim in the face and then locked him in a room at the Tower Club on Prospect Avenue to prevent him from leaving, police said. The incident was reported just before 2 a.m. that morning. The victim’s name is being withheld by police. Vasko was arrested, processed and released. Her court date is set for Jan. 30.

A 19-year-old was arrested in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 after she showed identification to the bouncer at the Ivy Tavern that was not hers, police said. Kelsey Reed of Titusville allegedly called  9-1-1 from her cell phone at the Ivy Inn to report that a bouncer at the bar would not return the New Jersey Drivers License she gave him for age verification. An investigation at the scene revealed that the identification she had presented was not hers and that she was only 19.  She was charged with hindering apprehension and tampering with public records.

A graduate student at Princeton University was charged with driving while intoxicated after police pulled him over on Jan. 14 because a headlight was not working, police said. Patrick Deifik was driving along William Street just before 1 a.m. when police noticed the headlight was out and determined that he was allegedly driving while intoxicated.

On Jan. 13, a Princeton resident was pulled over by police after allegedly failing to observe a traffic signal. Mimit Bansal, 41, of Sturgess Way was pulled over on Nassau Street at 1:45 a.m. and was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Jose Whalung, 39, of John Street was stopped on Greenview Avenue after he was observed operating his bicycle in a hazardous manner in the lane for motor vehicle traffic on Wiggins Street in the early hours of Jan. 13, police said.  He allegedly was found to be in possession of marijuana and was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams.

Ryan Tanghe, 24, of Columbia, South Carolina, allegedly drove the wrong way down Spring Street, which is a one-way street, on Jan. 13 just before 1 a.m.. Police pulled him over and he was charged with driving while intoxicated.

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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