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Police Blotter: Arrest made in Delaware Township burglary; Lambertville traffic stops yield DUI, bench warrant

lambertville nj policeDelaware Township Police Department:

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and Delaware Township Police Department arrested Dale Smith, 20, of Raritan Township, N.J., as a result of a burglary investigation.

According to Prosecutor Kearns, “In the early morning hours of July 29, the Shell Gas Station on Route 12 was burglarized. A door was forced open, and $5,654 was removed from the business. The defendant was caught on surveillance cameras, and was subsequently arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief.”

The case was investigated by Delaware Township Patrolman Jason Marrero and the Major Crimes Bureau of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.

Judge Angela Borkowski set bail on the defendant at $30,000, and he was remanded to the Hunterdon County Jail, awaiting a first court appearance.

Lambertville Police Department

Case #15005156:

Amanda M. Fedorak, 23, of Langhorne, was arrested on July 27 at 1:27 a.m. for DUI.

While on routine patrol, Lt. Brown observed a motor vehicle traveling east on the Lambertville-New Hope free bridge at a high rate of speed. Lt. Brown stopped the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of the Lambertville Station Restaurant. The driver, Fedorak, was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and placed under arrest. Fedorak was charged with DUI, failure to maintain lamps and careless driving. Fedorak was later released with a pending court date.

Case #15005229:

Melvin Paguada-Martinez, 25, of Trenton, was arrested on July 29 at 5:36 p.m. for an active warrant.

While conducting radar in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street, Ptl. Gramlich observed a motor vehicle traveling at 55 mph in a 40 mph zone. Ptl. Gramlich stopped the vehicle in the area of Route 29 and Fireman’s Crossing. Subsequent to investigation, the driver, Martinez, was found to have an active bench warrant issued by the Mercer County Superior Court for failure to appear. Martinez was taken into custody, and processed for his arrest. Heq was later transported to the Mercer County Jail.

(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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