Princeton police blotter: Robber demands mailbag from mailman, bike and packages stolen

A mail carrier in Princeton was robbed on Spruce Street on the afternoon of Dec. 2, police said. The robber demanded the keys to the mailman’s mail truck, his cell phone, and his mailbag. The thief, described as a Black male, was dressed in all black and wore a hooded sweatshirt with red lettering on the front. He fled on foot and entered a silver sedan driven by someone else. The sedan was last seen heading east on Spruce Street. Police said the investigation was turned over to the United States Postal Investigation Service.

A resident of Brickhouse Road reported that someone stole her bicycle between Nov. 22 and Dec. 1. The bike had been locked to a bike rack in the vestibule of her building. The detective bureau is investigating the case.

A 76-year-old Trenton man was arrested on Nov. 28 after he tried to leave a retail store on Nassau Street without paying for merchandise. The man was arrested after he was located by police officers on Alexander Street. Police also determined that he had two outstanding warrants out of Princeton Municipal Court
totaling $2,500. He was taken to police headquarters, where he was processed and then transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility.

A 33-year-old Franklin Park woman was arrested on Nov. 29 after police stopped her on South Harrison Street for driving a vehicle with an expired registration. The woman was arrested for having two outstanding warrants totaling $1,500. She was transported to police headquarters, where she was processed and turned
over to the South Brunswick Police Department.

A resident of Witherspoon Street reported that on Nov. 26, someone stole several Amazon packages from the front of her apartment. The total value of the items was $191.

A resident of Albert Way reported that on Nov. 22, someone stole a package containing a Mackage Nina winter hat valued at $240. The hat had been delivered to her apartment building at Avalon Bay. The complex has a package room for deliveries to residents.

A resident of North Harrison Street reported that between 8 a.m. and midnight on Nov. 23, someone entered his home through an unlocked window and ransacked several rooms.

Police pulled over a 35-year-old Perth Amboy man on Paul Robeson Place on Nov. 26 and then discovered he had an active warrant out of Woodbridge Township. He was arrested, taken to police headquarters, and released after he posted $1,000 bail.

A resident of Haslet Avenue reported that her silver 2020 Range Rover Velar valued at $55,000 was stolen from her driveway sometime between 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 21. The vehicle was later recovered in Allentown, Pa., police said.

On Nov. 19, a business owner on Bayard Lane reported that someone pried open an exterior door in an attempt to enter his business without permission.

A 53-year-old resident of Yardley, Pa. was pulled over on Lawrenceville Road just after 11 p.m. on Nov. 14 for failing to keep right. Police determined that she was intoxicated. She was taken to police headquarters, processed, and released to a sober adult.

A woman parked her car at Marquand Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 and later discovered that someone had stolen items from her vehicle. She had left the parked car unlocked. Her purse, which contained credit cards, was stolen. Charges totaling $1,009 were made by the thief.

On Nov. 12, a 25-year-old Princeton resident was pulled over on Nassau Street for driving a vehicle without her headlights on. The woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated and was taken to police headquarters, where she was processed and released to a sober adult.