Princeton Police Blotter: Woman Uses Stolen Credit Card to Buy Jewelry

A Trenton woman was charged with theft by deception for allegedly using a stolen credit card on March 26 to buy $1,412 worth of jewelry from Forest Jewelers on Nassau Street. Princeton Borough detectives went to Trenton and took Juanita King, 24, in to custody with the help of the Trenton Police Department, police said.

A Verizon employee contacted the Princeton Township Police on March 22 and reported locating a suspicious bag near Verizon equipment in a wooded area off of Herrontown Road. The owner of the bag was located after a brief search. Further investigation revealed that active warrants for the owner, Kelly Evans, 27, of Shamong, existed out of Camden City Municipal Court and Evesham Township Municipal Court totalling $1,050. She was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and later released.

A Township officer stopped a vehicle on Snowden Lane at Maybury Hill on March 22 after observing several motor vehicle violations. During the course of the stop, it was discovered that one of the occupants of the vehicle, Gerri Phillips of Trenton, had two active warrants for her arrest totaling $5,171 from Trenton Municipal Court. Phillips was taken into custody, processed and later released.

A Township Police officer stopped a red Ford van on Mt. Lucas Road in the area of the Redding Circle on March 22 after the driver was observed using his cell phone while driving. During the stop it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Wayne Holliman of New Brunswick, had three active warrants for his arrest totaling over $6,300. Holliman was charged with warrant arrest, being an unlicensed driver, being a suspended driver, and for cell phone use. He was turned over to New Brunswick Police in lieu of bail.