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Princeton Police Blotter: Home Burglary, Details on Saturday Car Accident on Route 27

At about 1:22 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, a home located on the 500
block of Princeton Kingston Road (Route 27) was burglarized. The suspect forced entry through a sliding glass door on the first level of the home, police said. The suspect stole electronic equipment valued at $5,700. The investigation was turned over to the Princeton Police Detective Bureau. Princeton Police Chief Nicholas Sutter said the burglary did not fit the pattern of other burglaries in recent months. In those burglaries, the thieves only entered homes when they were unoccupied, he said.

A New Brunswick man lost control of his vehicle on Princeton Kingston Road (Route 27) just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, flipped his car over, and struck a pole, bringing the pole and wire down. There were no injuries. Some area residents lost power for an hour, while others had no power longer. Route 27 was closed between Dodds Lane and River Road for about 12 hours while PSE&G made repairs. Joseph Karbowski, 27, was found to have operated his vehicle while intoxicated, police said. He was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI and transported to police headquarters. At headquarters Karbowski was processed and issued summonses for DWI, DWI in a school zone, reckless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license and failure to maintain a lane. Karbowski was later released with a pending court date.

Krauszer’s Food store, which is located at 830 State Road, was burglarized sometime between 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 5:50 a.m. on Jan. 20, police said. The suspect forced entry into the business through the rear door, police said. It was determined that cash and several cartons of cigarettes were stolen, police said. The investigation is active and ongoing. It has been turned over to the Princeton Detective Bureau for further investigation.

Subsequent to a suspicious vehicle investigation on Terhune Road just after 8 p.m. on Jan. 20, a 17-year-old male was taken into custody for possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a minor in possession of alcohol. He was transported to police headquarters and later released to a guardian.

A random license plate inquiry on Stockton Street in the early morning on Jan. 24 revealed that the owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license in addition to five active warrants for her arrest that had been issued by the Trenton Municipal Court in the amount of $618. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 29-year-old Trenton resident, was confirmed to be the registered owner of the vehicle. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where she was processed and released.

After a motor vehicle stop for speeding on Bayard Lane just after 7 a.m. on Jan. 24, a Trenton resident was found have an active warrant for his arrest that was issued by the Hamilton Township Municipal Court in the amount of $189. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he was processed
and released after posting bail.

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for a seatbelt violation on Jan. 24, a Philadelphia man was found to have an active warrant for his arrest that was issued by the Magnolia Municipal Court in the amount of $400. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and later released.

After to a motor vehicle stop for operating a vehicle with an expired
driver’s license, a 25-year-old Lawrenceville resident was found to have an active warrant for his arrest that was issued by the Piscataway Township Municipal Court in the amount of $150. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and later released after posting bail.

A West Windsor resident came to police headquarters on Jan. 21 to satisfy a warrant that had been issued for her by the Trenton Municipal Court in the amount of $100. She was placed under arrest, processed and released after posting bail.

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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