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New Hope and Lambertville police blotter: failing to shovel snow, sitting in car intoxicated, making terroristic threats

DSCN3461(Information in police blotters is provided by law enforcement officials, and is assumed accurate. All suspects and arrested persons are presumed not guilty unless proven guilty in a Court of Law or until such rights are waived by the accused.)

New Hope Police Department

Thus far this winter, New Hope Police have issued 22 citations to individuals who have failed to clear their sidewalk of snow. Property owners and business owners are reminded that they are responsible for clearing their sidewalk of snow within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall.

January 19, 2014 –  At 4:30 p.m. a Solebury Township man reported to police that at sometime during the prior three days someone had smashed the passenger side windows in his vehicle while the vehicle had been parked in a West Bridge Street parking lot.

January 22, 2014 –  At 12:15 p.m. the owner of a South Main Street business reported to police that at some time during the overnight hours someone had forced their way into the store through the front door, and had removed items from within.

February 4, 2014 –  A North Main Street resident reported to police that over the prior three months someone had used her credit card to pay cell phone bills. Police have a suspect, and are continuing their investigation.

February 13, 2014 –  At 1:03 a.m. Police arrested Michael Linzey, 44, of Flemington, New Jersey for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after he was found sitting in his running vehicle in a West Bridge Street driveway.

February 27, 2014 –  At 10:50 a.m. a contractor reported to police that at some time during the prior ten day, three windows valued at $1,500 had been broken at a home at which he is working on South Sugan Road.

March 9, 2014 –  At 1:56 a.m. Police cited Stephen Hunter, 27, of Augusta, New Jersey, for Public Drunkenness, after a North Main Street homeowner found him wandering in the backyard of his residence.

March 17, 2014 –  At 12:24 p.m. the owner of a West Bridge Street establishment reported to police that several bottles of alcohol had been removed from within the building.  Police have a suspect, and are continuing their investigation.

March 18, 2014 –  At 12:32 a.m. Police arrested Rachel Carroll, 37, of New Hope for Terroristic Threats following a domestic disturbance at her residence. Carroll was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Charles Baum, and was sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail.

March 18, 2014 –  Representatives from AT&T and Verizon reported to police that, at some time over the prior four months, copper buss bars and wiring, with a value in excess of $10,000, had been removed from a facility on North Stockton Avenue.

City of Lambertville Police Department

CASE #14001365 – On Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. Ptl Sharon Polyak was detailed to County Route 518 for a motor vehicle crash. One of the drivers, Brian P. Bonner, age 51, of West Amwell Township was found to have an active motor vehicle warrant out of Princetown Township for $144. Bonner posted bail and was released.

CASE #14001434 – On Friday, March 14, 2014 at 1:15 a.m. SPO Matthew Bast arrested Kenneth Muzychko, age 32, of Lambertville on Lincoln Avenue. Muzychko had an active warrant out of Hillside Municipal Court for $750. Muzychko was released by Hillside authority’s ror.


[Ed. PA § 2706: “A person commits the crime of terroristic threats if the person communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to: (1) commit any crime of violence with intent to terrorize another; (2) cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation; or (3) otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.”]

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