Princeton police blotter: Mail, bike and car theft reports continue

More mailbox thefts reported to police

A Vandeventer Avenue resident reported on Sept. 17 that someone altered, forged, and cashed a business check she had mailed via a U.S. Postal Service mailbox. The altered check was cashed for $10,000.

On Sept. 13, a Moran Avenue resident reported that someone altered, forged and cashed two checks she had mailed via a U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Two altered checks were cashed for a total of $7,500.

A woman reported on Sept. 7 that someone had altered, forged, and cashed a check she had mailed via a U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Nassau Street. The forged check for $7,950 was cashed.

Fradulent bank account withdrawls, scam, identity theft

Someone obtained a checkbook associated with an Allison Road resident’s bank account and then forged a check for $57,000 that was then cashed. The resident reported the issue to the police on Sept. 17.

A Woodlawn Drive resident reported on Sept. 18 that her identity was used at a PNC Bank to withdraw a total of $2,000 from a joint PNC checking account that she shares with her

On Sept. 13, a Snowdon Lane resident reported that someone contacted her via email pretending to be an employee of a local elementary school. The person asked her to buy $1,500 worth of gift cards and provide her with the gift card codes. The victim complied and later learned the request was a bogus.

A resident of Birch Avenue reported on Sept. 13 that someone scammed him out of $4,500 by posing as an investor and providing him with $7,500 worth of checks that the victim later deposited into his personal banking account. He withdrew the money and it was later learned the checks were fraudulent.

On Sept. 11, an Armour Road resident reported that someone used her personal information and
opened a Home Depot credit card account.

A Stanworth Lane resident reported Sept. 10 that someone used her personal information and
applied for unemployment benefits.

More break-ins, another vehicle stolen from a driveway

Another vehicle was stolen from a driveway in Princeton on Sept. 18. A Leavitt Lane resident reported that someone entered her husband’s unlocked vehicle and stole her purse and its contents. The keys to her 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, were inside the purse. The Subaru was stolen from the driveway.

Between 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 6 a.m. on Sept. 10, someone entered a Jefferson Road resident’s unlocked vehicle and stole his wallet and its contents out of the center console. Several fraudulent transactions were then made using the victim’s personal credit and debit cards. The transactions occurred between Sept. 10 and Sept. 18.

A Dorann Avenue resident reported that someone used a rock to break the driver-side front window of her red 2017 Toyota Corolla and then stole her purse. The purse, which contained her wallet, was on the passenger-side floor. The incident took place between 11 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 10:23 a.m. Sept 19.

Lock your bikes

A resident of Wiggins Street reported on Sept. 17 that someone stole her bike from her porch. The bike was valued at $400.

An Evelyn Place resident reported Sept. 11 that someone entered her unsecure garage and stole
her bicycle valued at $150.

A man reported that his bike was stolen from Witherspoon Street sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Two people were observed on Sept. 9 in theNorth Stanworth Avenue area stealing bicycles in the area. Patrols responded and were able to recover two bicycles that were stolen from a porch. The suspects had since left the area. The bicycles were returned to the owner.

A 40-year-old Princeton man was part of a motor vehicle investigation involving more than one vehicle. During the investigation, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The incident took place on the Princeton Kingston Road at about 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. The driver was taken to police headquarters, processed, and released to a sober adult.