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Lambertville Police blotter: fatal crash, assault on 85-year-old, theft from church box

lambertville police carCase #15005887:

On Saturday, Aug. 22, at 12:45 a.m., the Lambertville Police Department, Lambertville Rescue Squad and the Lambertville Fire Company responded to the area of Swan Street and Cottage Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation disclosed the vehicle apparently struck an embankment at low speed, rolled over, and fatally injured the driver, Carlos Delcastillo, 23, of Ewing, NJ. The 24-year-old female, Cori Muscatell of Lambertville, sustained non-life threatening injuries, and was flown to Helene Fuld Medical Center.

Case #15005746:

Chandra McMillon, 37 ,of Trenton was arrested on Aug. 17 at 4:16 a.m. for active warrants.

McMillon was arrested by Hopewell Township Police for two active ATS warrants issued from the Lambertville Municipal Court in the amount of $1500 each. Custody of McMillon was transferred to Ptl. Pasco, who lodged McMillon at the Hunterdon County Jail in default of bail.

Case #15005723:

Crecensiano Alejandro Ramirez-Cruz, 42, of Lambertville was arrested on Aug. 16 at 10:47 a.m. for DUI.

Ramirez-Cruz was arrested by Ptl. Gramlich in the area of State Highway 29 near the Lambertville Police building after being reported as a possible drunk driver. Kovi’s Towing Service in Flemington, N.J. reported observing Ramirez-Cruz driving a second vehicle after his brother, Domicindo Ramirez-Cruz, had just picked up a vehicle that was towed earlier, when Ramirez-Cruz was arrested for DUI. Ramirez-Cruz was charged with DUI, reckless driving and unlicensed driver. Ramirez-Cruz was later released with a pending court date.

Case #15005724:

Domicindo Ramirez-Cruz, 51, of Lambertville was arrested on Aug. 16 at 11:32 a.m.

Ramirez-Cruz was arrested by Ptl. Albani after admitting that he had allowed his brother, Crecensiano Alejandro Ramirez-Cruz, to drive his vehicle while intoxicated. Ramirez-Cruz was charged with allowing an intoxicated person to drive a motor vehicle and allowing the use of a vehicle by an unlicensed driver. Ramirez-Cruz was later released with a pending court date.

Case #15005164:

Colleen M. Coghlan, 27, of Lebanon, N.J., has been charged with theft stemming from an incident which occurred on July 27 at 9:36 am. On that day, Coghlan and an unknown male accomplice were observed taking cash from a donation box at the St. John The Evangelist Church on Bridge Street.

Father Robert Kolakowski observed Coghlan and her accomplice taking cash from a donation box outside of the church while he was reviewing security camera footage. While reviewing the recordings, Father Kolakowski hit the wrong button, switching the recorded footage to a live feed, which showed Coghlan and the male accomplice actively stealing cash from the donation box. Father Kolakowski and another witness attempted to confront both suspects, but they fled the scene.

Subsequent to investigation, Sgt. Memolo was able to identify Coghlan, leading to her arrest. Coghlan was later lodged at the Hunterdon County Jail. The investigation is ongoing as Sgt. Memolo attempts to identify the second male suspect.

Case #15005717:

Jeremy V. Gilcher, 30 of Rockaway, N.J. was arrested on Aug. 16, at 4:04 a.m. for an active warrant and possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Bast observed Gilcher’s silver SUV driving erratically in the area of South Main Street. Ptl. Bast stopped Gilcher’s in the area of Bridge Street. Subsequent to investigation, Gilcher was found to have an active $89 warrant issued from the Montclair Township Municipal Court for failure to appear. During the investigation, Gilcher was also found to be in possession of marijuana and rolling papers. Gilcher was placed under arrested and charged with having a suspended driver’s license, making an improper turn, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Gilcher was later released with a pending court date.

Case #15005873:

Neil C. Vesce, 44 of Bensalem, PA was arrested on Aug. 21, at 3:35 p.m. on multiple charges.

While in the area of Ferry Street, Vesce physically assaulted an 85-year-old male by kicking him in the shoulder, knocking him to the ground. Vesce then picked up the elderly male’s walking cane and struck him in the head. Vesce fled the scene on a bicycle, and was later found on the D&R Canal Tow Path between Stockton, N.J. and Lambertville. Vesce was placed under arrest by Ptl. Albani, with the assistance of Lt. Brown of the Lambertville Police Department and Lt. Applegate of the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Additional assistance during the search for Vesce included Det. Miloszar and Ptl. Bast of the Lambertville Police Department, and the West Amwell Township and Delaware Township police departments. Vesce was charged with aggravated assault, assault on a police officer, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. Vesce was lodged at the Hunterdon County Jail on $50,000 bail.

(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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