Published On: Tue, Jun 9th, 2015

New Hope and Lambertville police blotters: random plate inquiries yield warrants

New Hope policeNew Hope Police Department

March 26 – A New Hope resident reported to police that he had been notified by the Internal Revenue Service that his tax refund had been deposited in his account. When the individual called the IRS to inform them that he had yet to file his return, he was told that someone had filed a return using his information, and had claimed a refund.

March 29 – At 7:48 p.m., the owner of a West Bridge Street business reported to police that someone had fired a paintball pellet a few minutes earlier from a moving vehicle onto the bay window of his store. The window sustained no damage, and the owner was able to remove the paint from the window.

April 8 – The owner of a North Main Street business reported to police that two days earlier his business had been the victim of a flim-flam where a customer used multiple transactions to confuse an employee into giving him $20 to which he was not entitled.

Lambertville Police Department

Case # 15003166:

Joseph R. McDonough, 27, of Cresco, PA was arrested on May 25 , at 4:15 p.m. for contempt.

While on patrol, Ptl. Gramlich observed McDonough’s vehicle speeding in the area of State Highway 179 and York Street. Ptl. Gramlich stopped McDonough in the area of State Highway 179 and Music Mountain Blvd. Subsequent to investigation, McDonough was found to have a suspended driver’s license and an active ACS warrant in the amount of $500 issued from Wildwood City Municipal Court. McDonough was placed under arrest, and processed for the warrant. McDonough was able to post the bail and later released with a pending court date.

Case #15003204:

Matthew J. Maffei, 28, of Trenton was arrested on May 26, at 5:36 p.m. for an active warrant.

Hamilton Township Police contacted Lambertville Police and advised they had Maffei under arrest for an active ATS warrant issued from the Lambertville Municipal Court in the amount of $750. Maffei was unable to post the bail. Ptl. Wurpel traveled to the Mercer County Work House where Maffei was turned over to his custody. Maffei was then transported to Hunterdon County Jail in lieu of bail.

Case #15003241:

Perry R. Shumake, 28 of Ewing, NJ was arrested on May 28, at 3:18 a.m. for an active warrant.

Ptl. Bast stopped Shumake in the area Hancock Street and Grant Avenue after a random plate inquiry revealed Shumake had an active ATS warrant in the amount of $500 issued from the Berlin Borough Municipal Court. Subsequent to investigation, Shumake was taken into custody and processed for the warrant. Shumake was released on his own recognizance by the Berlin Borough Police Department. 

Case #15003272:

Dennis E. Bowes, 71, of Bordentown, NJ was arrested on June 3 for an active bench warrant.

Ptl. Gramlich stopped Bowes in the area of State Highway 29 and Cherry Street after a random plate inquiry revealed Bowes vehicle was unregistered since February. Subsequent to investigation, Bowes was found to have and active bench warrant issued from Burlington County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear. Bowers was later transferred to the custody of the Burlington County Sherriff’s Department.

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