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Princeton Police Blotter: Princeton Resident Arrested for Randall Road Burglary

Police received a call on April 16 from a resident of Randall Road reporting a suspicious person at their neighbor’s home. The caller reported that the person was attempting to open doors and windows of the home located on the first block of Randall Road. Police arrived and found Princeton resident Kenneth Nwachukwu on the property. Nwachukwu, 19, had attempted to enter the home. He was placed under arrest at the scene and charged with burglary and criminal trespass. He was charged with a second count of criminal trespass for another burglary of a home located on the 200 block of Stuart Road. Nwachukwu was transported to the Mercer County Corrections Center in Hopewell when he could not post $25,000 bail.

On April 20, a resident of Valley Road called police to report that some time between April 17 and April 19, someone entered her room in a shared home and removed $4,800 cash from a strong box. There was no forced entry to the room, and the incident remains under investigation, police said.

A resident who lives on the 300 block of Christopher Drive called the police on April 19 to report that while he was doing yard work, he discovered that a window leading to his basement had been broken and the screen had been removed. Police determined that no entry had been gained to the house. Nothing was reported missing by the homeowner.

An employee at  Jordan’s Stationery at the Princeton Shopping Center on Harrison Street called police on April 17  to report that sometime during business hours an April 16, an unknown person stole 15 Yankee Candles from a display in the store. The amount of the theft was just over $400.

A bike was stolen from near the Princeton Public Library on April 17. Surveillance footage from the Hinds Plaza area area showed two suspects removing the bicycle from a bike rack. The Giant 10-speed that was stolen is valued at approximately $350, police said.

An employee at Zoë on Hulfish Street called police on the afternoon of April 16 to report that three women had just shoplifted from a nearby store and were leaving the area. A description of the suspects and their vehicle was given and a police officer located the group a short distance from the store. The group was in possession of the items that were taken from Rouge on Hinds Plaza. Gelisa Smith, 24, Patricia Smith, 24, Patricia Lucas, 39, and Latricia Revell, 39, all from Brooklyn, New York, were arrested and charged with shoplifting.

A resident from the 500 block of State Road called police on April 15 to report that she was the victim of a fraud that occurred through Craigslist. The victim said she transferred money to another person to purchase a piano, and later discovered that the seller had falsified the ad for the piano. The total amount of the loss was $2,700.

Pedro Lopez, 21, of Somerset was arrested just after 7 p.m. on April 12  on the 200 block of Nassau Street and charged with providing alcohol to a minor. He was observed buying alcoholic beverages and giving them to an underage person. The 17-year-old Trenton female he gave the alcohol to was taken into custody, charged with underage possession of alcohol and later released to an adult.

A student at Westminster Choir College called police on April 9 to report that some time between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 8, an unknown person had taken his cell phone and wallet while they were left unattended in the school dining hall. The total amount of the theft is estimated at just over $400, police said.

On April 8, a boarding student at The Hun School reported that on March 31,  someone had entered his unlocked dorm room and removed his iPhone and Tag Heuer watch. The combined total of the items was estimated at $2,700.

The caretaker of a house located on the 100 block on Hun Road called police on April 8 to report that the house appeared to have been burglarized. An investigation revealed that a burglar had forced his way into the home, gaining access at the rear of the house.At the time of the report to police it was unknown what had been stolen.

On April 8, a resident of the 500 block of Ewing Street called police to report that some time overnight on April 6, someone had taken his Ford F150 Pickup, valued at approximately $7,000, from his driveway.

 

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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