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Princeton Police Blotter: Heroin, DWIs, Burglary

Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in the 200 block of William Livingston Court just after 7 a.m. June 9 and allegedly discovered that Princeton resident Ryan Alessandrini, 27, was in possession of heroin and marijuana. He was also allegedly found in possession of a hypodermic syringe. He was charged with possession of a controlled and dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, he was arrested and warrants for his arrest were discovered out of Princeton, Montgomery and Plainsboro. He was unable to post 10 percent of the $5,000 bail and was transported to the Mercer County Correction Center in Hopewell.

A Volvo traveling northbound on Alexander Street at about 5:40 p.m. on June 6 struck a Toyota near the intersection of Faculty Road, police said. As traffic started to move from a stop, the Volvo driven by Rupert Hawes, 49, of Princeton struck the Toyota driven by Catherine Pietropaolo, 48, of Princeton. Pietropaolo, was transported to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for treatment of head pain. Hawes was issued a summons for careless driving.

Police responded to a home in the 200 block of John Street on a report of a disturbance just after 9 a.m. on June 7. Officers determined that Roman Salmoran-Ramirez, 33, of Princeton had a dispute with one of the residents and forced his way into the home. He was charged with criminal trespass.

A lifeguard at the YMCA administered CPR to a swimmer who had a seizure near the pool just before 7:30 a.m. on June 7. Police and later the PRinceton First Aid and Rescu Squad took over life saving efforts. The victim was transported to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and was stabilized by hospital staff.

The manager of a store in the 100 block of Nassau Street reported that at about 4:25 p.m. on June 6th, a group five people removed approximately $12,000 worth of rings, cufflinks, bracelets and money clips from a display case. Details of the theft were caught on store video surveillance camera. The suspects are all described as white or Hispanic males, all in their mid 20s.

A resident of the 500 block of Riverside Drive reported to police that sometime overnight on the night of June 4, someone stole their unsecured bicycle from the side of their house.

During a motor vehicle stop just after 10 p.m. on June 5 police allegedly discovered that Erik Schoemaker, 62, of Princeton  had consumed alcoholic beverages prior to operating his vehicle. Schoemaker was charged with DWI in a school zone and failure to keep right. He was later released to a friend.

Patrols responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the parking lot of the Princeton Shopping Center at 5:41 p.m. on June 4. During the crash investigation police allegedly discovered that Monica Wolinski, 37, of Hillsborough, had consumed alcoholic beverages prior to operating her vehicle. Wolinksi was charged with DWI, refusal to submit breath samples, DWI in a school zone, and other motor vehicle charges.

The manager of Rite Aid at the Princeton Shopping Center called police at noon on June 3 to report the staff there had a shoplifter in custody. The 13-year-old had been caught by employees taking a Zippo lighter and lighter fuel valued at $25 from the store. The youth was taken into custody and later released to a parent.

A person called police on June 3 to report that sometime between June 1, 2012 and August 8, 2012, someone had taken a diamond ring from a relative’s home on Terhune Road. The theft was discovered during the settlement of the relative’s estate. The ring is valued at approximately $12,000.

A resident from the first block of Battle Road called police to report that some time between the morning of May 30 and the afternoon of June 3, someone entered their residence by breaking a window. Items missing from the home included jewelry and flatware.

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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