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Lambertville police blotter: DUI, theft, obstruction, contempt warrants

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Case # 15003774:

Melissa A. Patterson, 40, of Ewing, N.J., was arrested on June 14 at 2:04 a.m. for DUI.

While on patrol, Ptl. Gramlich observed Patterson driving erratically in the area of State Highway 165. Officer Gramlich stopped Patterson in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street. Subsequent to investigation, Patterson was found to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest. Patterson was charged with DUI, failure to keep right, refusal to submit to a breathalyzer and reckless driving. Patterson was later released with a pending court date.

Case # 15003828:

Leuann Brown, 53, and Michael S. Pidgeon, 49, both of Lambertville, were arrested on June 15  at 8:39 a.m. for defiant trespass.

Sgt. Anthony Memolo and Police Officer Matthew Bast responded to 13 Church Street for Brown and Pidgeon being on the property without permission and after being told by the owner and police not be there. Both parties were still on location when patrols arrived and were placed under arrest. Brown was charged with defiant trespass and failure to obey a lawful order. Pidgeon was charged with defiant trespass. Both individuals were later released with pending court dates.

Case # 15003966:

Jacquelyn K. Atkinson, 29, of Frenchtown, was arrested on June 20 at 8:17 a.m. for obstruction.

While on patrol, Sgt. Memolo observed Atkinson’s vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of North Main and Elm streets. Atkinson attempted to evade Sgt. Memolo after he flashed his patrol unit’s overhead lights. Atkinson was eventually stopped in the area of George Street. Subsequent to investigation, Atkinson admitted to trying to get away from patrol because she had an important event to attend. Further investigation revealed Atkinson had an expired driver’s license. Atkinson was placed under arrest and charged with obstruction, speeding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and driving with an expired license. Atkinson was later released with a pending court date.

Case # 15003966:

Norberto Ramirez-Garcia, 36, of New Hope, was arrested on June 20 at 6:46 p.m. for a contempt warrant.

While on patrol, Police Officer Michael Gramlich observed Garcia in the area of North Main Street. Officer Gramlich knew of a contempt warrant for Garcia issued from Lambertville Municipal Court for failure to appear. The warrant had been issued in the amount of $1000 dollars. After confirming the warrant, Gramlich placed Garcia under arrest. Garcia was able to post bail and given a new pending court date.

Case # 15003966:

Samantha M. Lloyd, 28, of Lambertville, was arrested on June 20, at 9:55 p.m. for a contempt warrant.

Lloyd turned herself into police headquarters to satisfy an active failure to appear contempt warrant issued out of Hopewell Township Municipal Court in the amount of $164. Police Officer Brian Pascoe formally arrested Lloyd and processed her for the warrant. Lloyd paid the bail in full and was later released.

New Jersey Superior Court – Hunterdon County

A Hunterdon County grand jury indicted Thomas Hufnagel for alleged theft. The jurors alleged that Hufnagle on or about September 5, 2014, in the City of Lambertville, committed theft by “unlawfully taking [4th Degree] $400 in U.S. currency from Elks Lodge #1017…contrary to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a, and against the peace of this State, the Government and dignity of the same.”

(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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