Published On: Tue, Dec 9th, 2014

New Hope and Lambertville police blotters: heroin bust, man shoplifts $3K women’s coat, public disturbances

New Hope police respond to medical emergency and disturbance at 9 p.m. Nov 9 on South Main Street.

New Hope police respond to medical emergency and disturbance at 9 p.m. Nov 9 on South Main Street.

New Hope Borough

October 7, 2014 – At 8:45 p.m., police arrested Jennifer Saldana Soto, 21, of Ringoes, New Jersey, for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Conspiracy, as a result of an incident which occurred on East Ferry Street.

October 12, 2014 – At 2 a.m., police cited Patrick Malloy, 25, of Doylestown for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, after he created a disturbance at a South Main Street establishment.

October 19, 2014 – At 2:07 a.m., police arrested Alicia Cappuccino, 29, of Abington for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, as a result of an incident which occurred in the parking lot of a South Main Street establishment.

October 26, 2014 – At 2:50 p.m., the owner of a West Bridge Street store reported to police that someone had damaged the control panel for his air conditioning unit, which was located to the rear of the business. The complainant was unable to provide a time frame for the damage.

November 2, 2014 – At 1:37 a.m, police cited Tom Ambron, 54, of Perkinston, Mississippi, for Public Drunkenness, after he created a disturbance on South Main Street.

November 5, 2014 – A resident of Lakeview Drive reported to police that on Nov. 1, 2014, someone had used his debit card number to make purchases totaling $234.77 at convenience stores in Virginia.

November 9, 2014 – At 1:45 a.m., police cited Francis Ascolese, 21, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey for Disorderly Conduct, after he was observed urinating on the sidewalk while walking on South Main Street.

November 10, 2014 – At 1:15 p.m., the owner of a North Main Street store reported to police that at some time over the prior two days someone had removed a flag, valued at $50, from the side of the building.

November 17, 2014 – At 2:30 a.m., police arrested Jon Patrick, 44, of New Hope, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, as a result of an incident which occurred on South Main Street.

November 18, 2014 – At 2:31 p.m., the owner of a South Main Street establishment reported that, a few minutes earlier, a woman’s coat valued at $3,200 had been removed from the store. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long coat, who was seen leaving the area in a small silver vehicle. Police collected physical evidence at the scene, and are continuing their investigation.

November 22, 2014 – At 12:15 a.m., police cited Stephen Parcel, 24, and Spencer Parcel, 23, both of Flemington, New Jersey, for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, after they were involved in a disturbance at a South Main Street bar.

November 23, 2014 – Police are investigating three reports of thefts from vehicles parked in a West Bridge Street lot between the hours of 9 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 11 a.m. on Nov. 23. Among the items taken were a computer, clothing items, and credit cards.

City of Lambertville

October 27, 2014 – Daniel B. McNesby, 52 of New Hope was arrested for DUI. Det. Miloszar stopped McNesby in the area of State Highway 165 and Swan Street at 1:10 a.m., after he was observed driving erratically. McNesby was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and subsequently arrested. McNesby was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving and Speeding. McNesby was later released with a pending court date.

December 9, 2014 – Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and Lambertville City Police Director Bruce Cocuzza announced the arrests of Robert L. Oliver, age 24, Rosemary Gonzalez, age 18, and Carlos A. Collazo, age 30, all from Philadelphia.

According to Prosecutor Kearns, “On Thursday, Dec. 4, Detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and the Lambertville City Police Department arrested three defendants and seized 91 glassine packets of suspected heroin. Mr. Oliver was charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin, 3rd degree crimes. Mr. Collazo was charged with possession of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin and Ms. Gonzalez was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, all 3rd degree crimes.”

Mr. Oliver and Ms. Gonzalez’s bail was set at $20,000 by the Honorable Stephen B. Rubin, J.S.C. Both defendants were subsequently lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail pending a first court appearance. Mr. Collazo was released on his own recognizance.

(Information 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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