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Lambertville Police Blotter: DUI, petty theft, bear paying his last respects

lambertville policeCase # 15002848:

Brian M. Boyle, 32 of Hamilton, NJ was arrested on May 16 at 2:38 a.m. for DUI.

While on patrol in the area of State Highway 29, Lt. Brown observed Boyle’s vehicle traveling at 55 mph in a posted 40 mph zone. Lt. Brown stopped Boyle in the area of State Highway 29 southbound and Weeden Street. Subsequent to investigation, Boyle was found to be under the influence of alcohol to a degree rendering him incapable of safe driving, and placed under arrest. Boyle was charged with DUI, Careless Driving, and Speeding. Boyle was later released with a pending court date.

Case #15003158:

On May 25 at 10:27 a.m., multiple residents on South Franklin Street reported observing a black bear in the area of Mt. Hope Cemetery. Patrols checked the cemetery and surrounding area with negative results. A short time later, Ptl. Albani reported observing the bear run across Quarry Street and into the woods on the north side of Quarry Street. No further sightings were reported.

Case #15003241:

Perry Shumake, 28, of Ewing was arrested on an active warrant Thursday May 28 as a result of a motor vehicle stop.

Ptl. Matthew Bast stopped Shumake on Hancock Street at 3:18 a.m. after a check of his registration revealed the warrant. The warrant was issued by Berlin Boro for failure to appear on traffic charges. Shumake was alter released with a pending court date.

Case #15003272:

Justin Manitta, 24, of Lambertville, was arrested for theft on May 29.

Manitta was accused of allegedly stealing approximately $200 cash from a table while employed as a busser at a local restaurant.  Lt. Robert Brown took Manitta into custody as he arrived at his former place of employment. Manitta was also found to have an active warrant issued out of Bloomfield, NJ for failure to appear on traffic charges.

Manitta was charged with Theft and later released with pending court dates in both Lambertville and Bloomfield.

Case #1500003219:

A Lambertville resident reported that his debit card had been compromised, and that approximately $6400 had been fraudulently charged to his account. The victim still retained possession of his card, and the transactions appeared to have taken place in Florida. Det. Michael Miloszar and Ptl. Vincent Albani are investigating.

(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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