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Princeton Police Blotter: Thefts Reported at Princeton High and Bertrand Drive, Multiple Arrests Involving Alcohol

Princeton Police arrested resident Ernst Delma just after 10 a.m. Saturday for allegedly drinking alcohol near the corner of Nassau Street and Tulane Street. Delma, 29, allegedly fled on foot and was later stopped by police and placed under arrest. He was issued a summons for consumption of alcohol in a public place and a second summons for criminal interference.

A Lawrence woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a routine motor vehicle stop just before 1 a.m. Friday. Nancy Brosha, 50, was stopped by police at the intersection of Hale Drive and Worths Mill Lane. A police investigation revealed that she was operating her car after consuming alcohol. Brosha was charged, taken to the police station, and later released to a relative.

A Robbinsville woman was stopped by police for a traffic violation just before 1 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Washington Road and William Street and police said an investigation determined she had been drinking. Cristy Wham, 21, was charged with driving while intoxicated. She was also issued a summons for failure to keep right and another summons for failure to maintain a single lane.

Princeton Police received a report of a person possibly in need of medical assistance just after 6 p.m. on March 12 on the first block of Benjamin Rush Lane.  Police determined that Princeton resident Laraine Lesnik, 57, had been operating her car after consuming alcohol, and has been involved in a minor accident. Lesnik was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court date.

A Princeton High School student reported to police on March 9 that some time during the day on Feb. 26, a laptop was removed from the student’s backpack. The computer was valued at $2,200.

A resident from the 100 block of Bertrand Drive called police March 9 to report that some time between January 17 and January 27, someone entered the resident’s home and stole jewelry valued at about $700. There was no forced entry into the home, police said, and detectives are still investigating the incident.

On March 2, a resident on the 100 block of Bertrand Drive called police to report that some time between Feb. 22 and March 1, someone entered the shed on the resident’s property and stole two Trek bicycles with a combined value of more than $1,600. Police have not responded to a press inquiry yet as to whether the incident is related to the other Bertrand Drive incident or involves the same residence.

A Princeton teen and a Cranbury teen were charged with shoplifting on March 3 after a Nassau Street business owner reported that the pair has stolen merchandise from the shop on the 100 block of Nassau Street. An investigation revealed that the pair had taken items from several stores. The two were arrested and later released to their parents. Their names are begin withheld because they are minors.

A 21-year-old was caught allegedly buying alcohol for a 19-year-old at a liquor store on Nassau Street on March 2. A police officer reported that he observed Eric Lee=Schalow of Prospect Avenue purchased alcohol and then turn it over to William Karney of Prospect Avenue.  Lee-Schlaow was issued a summons for providing alcohol to an underage person, and Karney was also issued a summons for underage possession of alcohol, police said.

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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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