Princeton Police Blotter: Man Assaults Cleaning Woman, Garage Theft, Identity Theft


After receiving a call about an assault at the Princeton Review at 194 Nassau Street just before 6 a.m. on March 23, police arrested Burgess Dillard for robbery after a cleaning woman allegedly observed him inside the men’s bathroom with computer equipment totaling more than $200. When confronted by the cleaning woman, Burgess allegedly punched and elbowed her, then fled on foot on Nassau Street. Police located and arrested Dillard inside Starbuck’s Coffee at 100 Nassau Street. Dillard was processed at police headquarters and charged with one count of first degree robbery and one count of second degree burglary. His bail was set at $35,000 full cash. Dillard was sent to the Mercer County Correction Center in Hopewell after being unable to post bail. The cleaning woman sustained minor facial injuries and refused medical treatment.

A Kingston resident was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing the administration of law just before 9:30 p.m. on March 25. After a motor vehicle stop on Princeton Kingston Road, Adam Booker, 18, allegedly was discovered to have marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his possession.  He was processed at police headquarters and released with summonses. A 16-year-old female passenger was also taken into custody and released to her mother.

A  resident on the 300 block of Jefferson Road reported that just before noon on March 23 that sometime overnight, an unknown actor left black scuff marks on his garage door, dented the door, and broke off a water spout drain pipe near the door. The cost of the damage was unknown.

A William Livingston Court resident reported that sometime during the past two weeks, someone entered her garage and stole four boxes of statues and a cement statute from the front yard totaling $1,000 in value.

A resident from the 200 block of Library Place reported that sometime between March 19 and March 23, someone forcibly entered the residence through a first floor window and rummaged through several rooms. It’s unknown what was stolen.

A resident of Winant Road reported on March 26 that someone fraudulently filed a federal income tax return using his personal information.

A Pine Street resident reported  on March 23 that someone stole her identity and debit card information and purchased $172 worth of merchandise from a DSW store in Long Island, NY.