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Lambertville Police blotter: DUIs and warrants, petty theft

lambertville police carCase #15001797:

On March 30 at 1 p.m., Elizabeth Vig of South Main Street reported that her placard for a person with disability was stolen from her unlocked vehicle between March 19 and March 22.

Vig was advised to notify the Division of Motor Vehicles to be assigned a new placard.

Case #15001822:

Janice Ramos, 48, of New Hope was arrested on March 31 at 5:23 p.m. for Contempt. Lambertville Police Officer Bast stopped Ramos in the area of North Franklin Street. Ramos failed to stop at the stop sign at Route 518 and Quarry Street. Upon requesting credentials from Ramos, she produced an expired driver’s license.

A check of her driver’s license revealed it was suspended due to an outstanding traffic warrant. The warrant was out of Cherry Hill Township Municipal Court for $500, no 10%.

Ramos was arrested and transported back to headquarters for processing. She was given summonses for Failure to Stop, Driving While Suspended and Expired License. She also paid the $500 bail for the traffic warrant.

Ramos was released pending court.

Case #15001884:

On April 4 at approximately 1:32 a.m., P/O Bast while on routine patrol observed a small red vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed than the posted 40 mph on State Highway 29.

The vehicle pulled over in the area of the Golden Nugget Flea Market. Upon asking for credentials, the suspect was identified as Nicholas Pecht, 33, of Hamilton, NJ. Pecht had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath.

After field sobriety testing, Pecht was arrested and transported to headquarters. He received summonses for Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Speeding and Maintenance of Lamps.

Pecht was released to the custody of a friend, pending court.

Case #15002115:

Matthew E. Shaffer, 33, of Yardley was arrested on April 15 at 2:11 a.m. on active warrants.

While conducting business checks in the area of Lambert Square, Lt. Brown observed Shaffer sleeping in his vehicle. Subsequent to investigation, Shaffer was found to have multiple warrants for his arrest. Shaffer was able to post bail and later released.

Case #15002160:

Robert L. Taylor, 51, of New Hope was arrested on April 17 at 1:16 a.m. for active warrants.

Lt. Brown stopped Taylor in the area of State Highway 29 and Feeder Street after Taylor’s vehicle had failed to keep to the right of the roadway. Subsequent to investigation, Taylor was found to have active warrants for his arrest issued from Trenton Municipal Court. Taylor was released on his own recognizance by Trenton Municipal Court with a pending court date.

Case #15002194

Richard M. Komst Jr., 43, of Dingmans Ferry, PA was arrested on April 18 at 2:10 a.m. for DUI.

Lt. Brown observed Komst Jr. driving erratically in the area of State Highway 29 and Mt. Hope Street. Subsequent to investigation, Komst Jr. was found to be under the influence of alcohol to a degree rendering him incapable of safe driving. Komst Jr. was placed under arrest and charged with DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, Failure to Keep Right, and Careless Driving. Komst Jr. was later released with a pending court date.

(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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