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Lambertville Police blotter: criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, herbal theft

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Case #14004106

On Sunday, July 18, 2014 SFC Michael O’Rourke responded to Deanna’s Restaurant for a criminal mischief complaint. Upon arrival,  SFC O’Rourke met with the complainant, Katharine L. Hanly, 32, of New Hope. Hanly stated she left her vehicle in Deanna’s Restaurant parking lot overnight and was driven home by a friend. During the night the vehicle was “keyed” along the hood and driver’s side door. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Case #14004201

On Thursday, July 17, 2014 Ptl. Bast responded to the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad for a report of theft. On an unknown date and time suspect and or suspects cut a combination lock to a door which secures the “cell tower.” Once inside, three copper bus boards were unbolted and removed. The bus boards act as a ground for the lightning rods to prevent damage during electrical storms. The base of the tower is accessible to multiple agencies, LNHRS, T-mobile, Sprint and Hunterdon County Communications. At this time there are no suspects or witnesses.

Case #14004227

On Friday, July 18, 2014 Ptl. Gramlich responded to the Lambertville Station Inn for a criminal mischief report. Upon arrival, Ptl. Gramlich spoke with business owner Dan Whitaker. Whitaker stated that during the night hours of Thursday, July 3, 2014 a staff member watching a security monitor observed an unknown person walking around the outside of the new banquet hall addition. The individual could be seen carrying a flashlight walking along the sidewalk where awnings are drawn along the parking lot and river side.

It was later discovered seven awnings had been sliced open or scratched with a sharp object.

Case #14004228

On Friday, July 18, 2014 Michele Schenk, 55, of Lambertville arrived at police headquarters to report the theft of a sage bush from her property which occurred on Thursday, July 10 2014. Schenk, who lives on the 100 block of North Union Street, indicated a three-foot, ten-year-old sage bush which was located in the rear of the residence in a herb garden was completely removed, bush and roots. Schenk stated she had read of a similar incident in the news and felt both incidents could be related. At this time there are no suspects or witnesses.

Case #14004230

On Friday, July 18, 2014 Christopher J. Cunnane, 48, of Lambertville arrived at police headquarters to turn himself in for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for his scheduled court date on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The original violation was for a seat belt summons. Cunnane posted the $81 bail and was released.

Case #14004239

On Saturday, July 19, 2014 John J. Timko, 52, of Flemington, NJ was arrested for disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order from police. At approximately 09:50 hours, Ptl. Bast responded to the Lambertville Hall Foundation for a report of an intoxicated male, Timko, causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, Ptl. Bast observed Timko lying across the steps of the foundation. A bottle of vodka was found near Timko. When Timko was asked to leave the property he refused.

Timko was taken into custody and processed for his arrest at police headquarters. Timko has a pending court date for the above complaints.


(Information in police reports 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.)

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