Published On: Mon, Apr 18th, 2016

Lambertville police beat: DUIs; failure to appear on meth charge; ‘spontaneous combustion’

"Oh no you didn't!" On the New Hope side of the free bridge March 31.

“Oh no you didn’t!” On the New Hope side of the free bridge March 31.

Lambertville Police Department

Case #16002817:

On Wednesday, April 6, at approximately 12:05 a.m., patrol was detailed to Perry Street for a bag of trash on fire. Patrol met with the complainant, who was walking her dog at the time. The complainant reported seeing a trash bag smoldering near the front porch of a residence.

The Lambertville Fire Company arrived on scene, and extinguished the fire. Several bags, includin the one on fire, contained sawdust. It was determined the cause of the fire was “spontaneous combustion” from the wood stain that was mixed within the sawdust.

The front porch was scorched from the heat of the fire.

Case #16002822:

Joseph J. Kilmer, 23, of Yardville, N.J., was arrested on April 8 at 1:58 a.m. for DUI.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Albani observed Kilmer’s vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of State Highway 29 and Feeder Street. Ptl. Albani stopped Kilmer in the area of State Highway 29 and Fireman’s Island.

Subsequent to investigation, Kilmer was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and placed under arrest. Ptl. Albani charged Kilmer with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding. Kilmer was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16002884:

Ibnmaalik A. Bingham, 32, of Trenton, was arrested on April 8 at 4:21 a.m. for DUI.

Ptl. Wurple responded to the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street for a report of a possible intoxicated driver. Ptl. Wurple located the suspect vehicle, and stopped Bingham in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street.

Subsequent to investigation, Bingham was found to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest. Ptl. Wurple charged Bingham with DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, and Unsafe Lane Change. Bingham was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16002907:

Julie C. Myers, 26, of Doylestown, was arrested on April 9 at 2:08 a.m. for DUI.

Lt. Brown responded to the area of Brunswick Avenue and Curley Lane for a report of a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle off the roadway. Lt. Brown located the suspect vehicle’s driver, Myers, who was found to be uninjured.

Subsequent to investigation, Myers was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and placed under arrest. In addition, Myers was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia. Lt. Brown charged Myers with DUI, Possession of Less Than 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Under the Influence of CDS, Careless Driving, and Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Myers was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16003075:

Lara M. Bonanni, 28, of Clinton, N.J., was arrested on April 13 at 10:12 p.m. for DUI.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Bast observed Bonanni’s vehicle driving erratically in the area of Bridge Street and State Highway 179. Ptl. Bast stopped Bonanni in the area of State Highway 179 and Hancock Street.

Subsequent to investigation, Bonanni was found to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest. Ptl. Bast charged Bonanni with DUI, Careless Driving, and Obstructing the Passage of Another Vehicle. Bonanni was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16003136:

Noel Lopez, 21, of Lambertville, was arrested on April 16 at 1:11 a.m. for an active warrant.

Ptl. Bast responded to a residence on Church Street for a report of a verbal dispute. Subsequent to investigation, one of the involved parties, Lopez, was found to have an ACS warrant out of Lambertville in the amount of $200. Lopez was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. Lopez was unable to post bail, and an ROR was placed on the warrant. Lopez was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16003141:

Antonia P. Karfakis, 32, of Philadelphia, was arrested on April 16 at 2:40 a.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Bast observed Karfakis’ vehicle driving at a high rate of speed in the area of State Highway 179 and North Franklin Street. Ptl. Bast stopped Karfakis in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street.

Subsequent to investigation, Karfakis was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Berlin Township in the amount of $188. Karfakis was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. Karfakis was able to post bail and was later released. Karfakis was issued a summons for Expired Registration.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor

A Hunterdon County Grand Jury indicted Samantha M. Bye for alleged possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the third degree.

The affidavit states that Bye possessed methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, on Jan. 16 in Lambertville, contrary to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1).

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Samantha M. Bye

Bye, 26, failed to appear in court regarding these charges, and an arrest warrant was issued on April 4, according to Hunterdon County Crimestoppers. Her last known address is Eastampton, N.J. Spokespersons for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s office did not return phone calls.

 

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