Police Blotter: Crash on Great Road Sends One to Hospital, Assault on S. Harrison

Crash on the Great Road

On Sept. 12 at about 1:05 p.m., a 2010 Volvo S40 operated by Kevin Kerrod of Belle Mead was traveling north on the Great Road and crossed over the center line, striking a 1999 Honda CRV operated by Princeton resident James Kilgore, who was traveling south on the Great Road when his vehicle was hit. The Volvo continued north and then struck another car head on, a 2013 Nissan Frontier. The Nissan was being driven by Richard Lawton of Yardley, Pa., who was also traveling south on Great Road at the time of the incident.

Kerrod complained of abdomen pain and refused medical treatment. Lawton sustained an injury to his lower leg and chest and was transported to Capital Health Regional Hospital in Trenton by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad. Kilgore did not report any injuries.

The Volvo S40 and the Nissan Frontier sustained extensive front-end damage and the airbags were deployed. Both vehicles were towed from the roadway by Stewart’s Towing. The Honda CRV sustained driver’s side damage and was able to be driven from the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

Assault on South Harrison Street

A man reported that on Sept. 8 at about 9:05 p.m., he was assaulted with a weapon on South Harrison Street by an unknown male. The victim sustained a wound to his abdomen and refused medical attention. The victim described the weapon as a flat, thin piece of metal with two finger holes similar to a pair of scissors. The suspect in the case is described as 5’10” tall, 150 to 180 pounds, with a lean body build. The victim said he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with no identifying insignia, and dark blue jeans. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Items stolen from vehicle

On Sept. 7 or 8 overnight, someone entered an unlocked vehicle on the first block of Fisher Avenue and took several items from the vehicle. The investigation was turned over the Princeton Police Detective Bureau for further investigation

Man arrested while posting bail for a friend

A 32-year-old Princeton resident who came to police headquarters to post bail for a friend who was arrested for an outstanding warrant was also arrested at police headquarters. When the man went to post bail, police discovered he had an outstanding warrant from the Highland Park Municipal Court. He was arrested and bail was set at $89. He was processed and released with a pending court date.

DWI on Stockton Street

A New Brunswick resident was driving along Stockton Street at about 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 when he struck a utility pole. Police determined that the man was drinking while under the influence of alcohol. Eliseo Cruz, 26,suffered an injury to his lower leg and was transported to Capital Health Center-Hopewell for treatment. He was issued summonses and released with a pending court date.

Two outstanding warrants

A Lumberton man was arrested just before 11 p.m. on Sept. 11 on Alexander Street for two outstanding warrants issued by the Bordentown Township Municipal Court. Phillip Miller, 42, was transported to Princeton Police Headquarters ,where he was processed and released after posting bail.

Check Fraud

A Leigh Avenue resident reported to police on Sept. 12 that someone wrote two fraudulent checks in her name using her checking account. The investigation was turned over the Princeton Detective Bureau for further investigation.

License plate theft

A resident reported that some time between Sept. 1 and Sept. 10, someone stole the victim’s front license plate while it was parked on the 300 block of North Harrison Street.

“Vote for Bernie” signs stolen

Sometime between 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, someone damaged two vinyl Bernie Sanders campaign signs that were on the property of a residence on the first block of Hawthorne Avenue.