A series of residential burglaries and burglary attempts have taken place in the eastern section of Princeton Borough over the last several days, police said. The majority have occurred during the evening and night hours. Five residential burglaries have been attempted, and in two instances entry was made into the homes and jewelry was taken. In most instances, entry or attempted entry was made by breaking a first floor or basement window. In one case, entry was made through an unlocked door. Police are asking residents to keep all home windows and doors locked and to report any suspicious people or activity to the police department immediately via 9-1-1 or the main Borough police non-emergency number, (609) 924-4141.
Patrols were dispatched to the CVS pharmacy on Nassau Street on March 25 after receiving reports that a woman was attempting to fill a fraudulent prescription for oxycodone. The pharmacist told police that the prescription was fraudulent and that the names on it had been forged to represent those of a doctor and fictitious patient. Brenda Smith, 29, of Mt. Laurel, was charged with forgery, obtaining a controlled and dangerous substance by fraud, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $10,000. During the investigation an accomplice, Meagan Brinkley, 26, of Willingboro was located on Nassau Street. Police determined that Brinkley had allegedly tampered with the prescription and assisted Smith in presenting it at the pharmacy. Smith was also found to be wanted by Philadelphia, Doylestown, Pa. and Burlington City police departments on warrants for various charges, including theft. Police said she was also found in possession of straws used to inhale a controlled and dangerous substance.
Two juveniles were observed smoking marijuana in the Spring Street garage just after 4 p.m on March 23. Patrols responded and found them in possession of marijuana, police said. They were charged with juvenile delinquency, taken to police headquarters and released to their parents.Their names are being withheld because they are minors.