Published On: Tue, Oct 13th, 2015

Lambertville police blotter: warrants, eluding an officer, a DUI

lambertville nj policeLambertville Police Department

Case #15007106:

Robert E. Williams, 51, of Gray Court, S.C., was arrested on Oct. 2 at 1:45 a.m. for outstanding warrants.

While on routine patrol in the area of Bridge Street, Ptl. Gramlich observed Williams’ silver Ford van traveling towards him with its high beams on. Ptl. Gramlich followed the vehicle north on State Highway 29. Williams’ vehicle drifted over the center yellow lines several times.

Ptl. Gramlich stopped Williams in the area of Alexauken Creek Road and Blair Tract. Subsequent to investigation, Williams was found to have an active NCIC warrant issued from the Falls Township Police Department for DUI, and a second NCIC warrant issued from the Bensalem Township Police Department for probation violation. No bail amounts were set. A third warrant was found to have been issued by the Burlington Township Municipal Court for failure to appear, and bail was set at $3,369. Williams was placed under arrest and processed for the warrants. Ptl. Gramlich also charged Williams with being a fugitive from justice. Williams was later lodged at the Hunterdon County Jail.

Case #15006940:

Brian K. Snell, 25, of Doylestown, was arrested on Sept. 26 at 12:34 a.m. for outstanding warrants.

While on routine patrol, Sgt. Memolo observed Snell’s black Nissan driving erratically in the area of Bridge and North Union streets. Sgt. Memolo conducted a random motor vehicle inquiry on the vehicle’s registration. The inquiry revealed Snell had an active warrant issued from the Lambertville Municipal Court for failure to appear, and bail was set at $750. A second warrant was also found for Snell, this one issued by the Gloucester Township Municipal Court for failure to appear, with bail was set at $500.

Sgt. Memolo stopped Snell in the area of Bridge Street and the Lambertville Station. Snell was taken into custody and processed for arrest. Snell was issued a summons for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and failure to surrender a suspended driver’s license.  An release on own recognizance was set on both warrants, and Snell was later released.

Case #15007280:

Daria E. Williams, 37, of Ringoes, N.J., was arrested on Oct. 9 at 12:54 a.m. for DUI.

While on routine patrol, Lt. Brown observed Williams’ black Ford Taurus stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of State highways 165 and 179. When the light turned green, the vehicle remained stopped for 10 seconds, which obstructed traffic. Lt. Brown followed Williams, who began to drive erratically while heading north on State Highway179.

Lt. Brown stopped Williams in the area of State Highway 179 and Old York Road. Subsequent to investigation, Williams was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and placed under arrest. Williams was charged with DUI, refusal, obstructing an intersection, failure to maintain lane, and careless driving. Williams was later released with a pending court date.

Case #15006940:

Joann V. Shalayda, 41, of Lambertville, was arrested on Oct. 6 at 7 a.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Gramlich observed Shalayda in the area of Bridge Street. Shalayda was known to have an active warrant for her arrest issued from the Pohatcong Municipal Court for failure comply with sentence or time payment order. The bail was set at $858. Shalayda was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. An release on own recognizance was placed on the warrant, and Shalayda was released with a pending court date.

Case #14005543:

Thomas E. Hufnagel, 59, of Lambertville was arrested on Oct. 5 at 11:29 a.m. for an active bench warrant.

While on routine patrol, Det. Miloszar observed Hufnagel in the area of the Lambertville-New Hope free bridge. Hufnagel was known to have an active bench warrant issued for his arrest by the Hunterdon County Superior Court for theft by unlawful taking. Hufnagel was placed under arrest and transported to the Hunterdon County Jail.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office

Steven G. Zimmerman was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury for one count of eluding in the second degree on or about July 21 in Lambertville, it was announced Tuesday. The indictment asserts that Zimmerman, while operating a motor vehicle, knowingly attempted to flee or elude Patrolman Michael Gramlich of the Lambertville Police Department. Zimmerman purportedly disregarded a signal from the officer to bring the motor vehicle to a full stop, thereby “creating a risk of death or injury to any person.”

(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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