On the Evening of March 10, three teens were allegedly in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol at an event at John Witherspoon Middle School. Police responded to the school after receiving a report about a juvenile who was believed to be in possession of marijuana. Upon arrival, police said they discovered that three 15 year olds were in possession of marijuana and alcohol. They were taken into protective custody and subsequently released to their parents.
A Princeton University student was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly threw a Pepsi can at a police car on March 11. A police officer observed a semi-full Pepsi can strike the right fender of a patrol car. After turning around to find out who had thrown the can, several bystanders directed the officer to a male walking east on Prospect Avenue, and said they saw him throw the can. The person who was identified as Josh Billington, 20. Billington told police he meant to “whiff” the can into the street and accidentally struck the police car due to bad aim. An inspection of the vehicle revealed no observable damage. Billington was issued a summons and released at the scene.
Police conducted a pedestrian stop on Quarry Street just after 1 p.m. on March 15 and arrested a 55-year-old Trenton man because he had a outstanding warrant for $200 from the Trenton Municipal Court. The man was transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and released after bail was posted.
Police were called to McCaffrey’s food market to investigate a shoplifting incident on the morning of March 15. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Clarence Walker, 61, of Trenton for shoplifting groceries valued at about $100. Walker was transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and found to have two active warrants for his arrest totaling $1, 158. He was turned over to another police department.
A random license plate check on a vehicle traveling on Mercer Street on the afternoon of March 16 revealed that the registered owner of the car, Carlos Cruz, 30, had warrants issued for his arrest by courts in Pennsauken and Camden. Cruz, a Camden resident, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and released.
After a motor vehicle stop for failing to observe a traffic signal on the morning of March 16, a passenger in the vehicle, Justin Phillips, 22 of Berlin, was found to have active warrants for his arrest from courts in Wildwood City and Clementon totaling $1,750. Phillips was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and later released.
On March 10 just after 10 p.m., a random license plate inquiry on Boudinot Street revealed that the registered owner of a vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. A subsequent warrant check also revealed an active warrant out of the the Plainsboro Municipal Court in the amount of $500. The driver, a Bloomfield resident, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and released after posting bail.
Just before 4 p.m. on March 11, a 31-yer-old male from Somerset arrived at police headquarters to report that he had an active warrant. The active warrant was confirmed by the Princeton Municipal Court in the amount of $114. The man was placed under arrest, processed, and released after posting bail.
After a motor vehicle stop on John street on the afternoon of March 11, a 27-year-old Princeton resident was arrested for having an outstanding warrant issued by the Trenton Municipal Court in the amount of $100. She was taken to police headquarters, where she was processed and released after posting bail.