Princeton Police Blotter: Stolen artwork, high-speed chase, park vandalism, and more

The manager of a business on Nassau Street reported the afternoon of April 4 that someone stole the New York Times delivery from the front of the store on three separate occasions. The detective bureau is investigating the newspaper thefts.

On the evening of April 2, a woman reported that someone stole her wallet from her purse while it was left unattended inside a business on North Harrison Street. The victim said $260 was stolen.

A resident of Hamilton Avenue contacted the police on the afternoon of April 1 to report that someone had entered her unoccupied home and left footprints through the house. The woman said nothing was stolen from the home. The detective bureau is investigating the incident.

Just after 7 p.m. on March 30, police responded to a call about disorderly conduct on Witherspoon Street. Police arrived and observed a man acting erratically and drinking an open container of alcohol on public property. The man, a 41-year-old Princeton resident, was charged with disorderly conduct and was issued a complaint for the open container of alcohol.

On March 28, it was discovered that someone shattered the glass of the door to the snack stand at Grover Park.

A 23-year-old Trenton resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she crashed on Riverside Drive just after 1 a.m. on March 27. She was processed and released to a sober adult.

Just after 11:30 p.m. on March 26, the driver of a white SUV eluded police. The driver failed to stop for a police officer after the officer observed the driver operating the SUV in a reckless manner. The driver continued to travel at a high speed after the officer activated the patrol vehicle siren and flashed emergency lights. The officer gave up chasing the SUV due to how fast the vehicle was moving.

On March 20, a man was struck in the head with a glass bottle on Witherspoon Street and was kicked in the face by two men. Several witnesses saw the men flee the area. The victim of the attack was transported to the hospital for treatment.

A person living at the Residences at Palmer Square reported to police on March 20 that someone stole a painting valued at $14,000 during the move from the Princeton home to a new home in San Diego.

Just after noon on March 17, a store manager on Nassau Street reported that a male suspect
shoplifted $3,630 worth of clothing from the store.

Editor’s note: Police no longer providing information in the blotter releases with the block number for incidents. The police department has also encrypted all police transmissions, making it impossible for citizens to get local Princeton incident information on police scanners, including dispatch information.