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Lambertville Police blotter: DUIs, open alcohol containers, dog poop dispute

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Case # 14004449

On Sunday, July 27, Claud C. Yardborough, 71, of Cranbury, NJ, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

Ptl. Michael Gramlich stopped Yardborough on State Highway 29 at 1:19 a.m. after Ptl. Gramlich allegedly observed Yardborough’s vehicle swerve onto the shoulder of the roadway, then accelerate to a high rate of speed. Yardborough was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested. Yardborough was charged with DUI, Speeding, Failure to Keep Right, Reckless Driving and Failure to maintain his lane. Yardborough was released with a pending court date.

Case# 14004450

On Sunday, July 27, Lt. Brown and Det. Miloszar responded to Lambert Lane for a dispute. Patrols met with the Complainant, Richard Green. Green alleged he has had an ongoing dispute with his neighbor, James Odell — Odell continually walks his dog on Green’s property. Green stated that when he told Odell to stop walking his dog on Green’s lawn, Odell threatened Green. Green completed an affidavit for Terroristic Threats and Harassment, which was forwarded to the court for review.

Case# 14004467

On Sunday, July 27, John Timko, 52, currently homeless, was issued a Special Complaint for possessing an open container of alcohol in a public place.

Lt. Brown responded to the area of North Union Street for a report of an intoxicated male panhandling. Lt. Brown indicated several businesses in the area reported Timko was harassing patrons by asking for money. Timko was advised not to harass individuals for money. Lt. Brown issued Timko the Special Complaint with a pending court date.

Case# 14004570

On Friday, August 1, Martin Rodriguez, 44, of Bernardsville, NJ was issued a Special Complaint by Ptl. Bast for possession of an open alcohol container in public.

At 12:56 a.m., Ptl. Bast was conducting a property check of the Lambertville Sewerage Authority, and observed a Ford Explorer Sport-Trac parked in the lot at the towpath. Ptl. Bast then observed flashlights in the distance on the riverbank. Subsequent to investigation, Ptl. Bast observed several crushed beer cans near Rodriguez. Rodriguez then showed Ptl. Bast his cooler with a 12 pack of beer inside. Rodriguez was issued the Special Complaint Summon with a pending court date.

Case# 14004616

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, Theresa A. Loddo-Vaccaro, 26, of Lambertville was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

At 11:24 p.m., Ptl. Gramlich allegedly observed Loddo-Vaccaro’s vehicle traveling north on State Highway 29 with its high beams on. Ptl. Gramlich followed the vehicle and observed the vehicle swerve several times. Subsequent to investigation, Loddo-Vaccaro was placed under arrest and charged with DUI, Refusal to submit to breath testing, Failure to dim headlights, Failure to keep right, and Reckless Driving. Loddo-Vaccaro was released with a pending court date.

Case# 14004559

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Sfc. Michael O’Rourke responded to a report on Church Street. The complainant/victim stated he had advertised furniture for sale on Craig’s List. Victim was contacted by someone identifying himself as ‘Fred Peters.’ A price was negotiated for the sale. The victim received two money orders in the mail, then received an email containing a convoluted story about why Peters had to send the two money orders.

Peters requested that the money orders be deposited and that the victim send him back the difference using Western Union. The address provided to the victim was in Africa. The victim recognized this as a scam, and took no further action.


(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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