Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

New Hope and Lambertville Police Wrap-Up: Fireworks Barge Unmoored; Warrants; Purloined Oakleys

Runaway fireworks barge (Photo: Eileen O'Neil)

Runaway fireworks barge (Photo: Eileen O’Neil)

New Hope Police

“The New Hope Borough Police Department was dispatched to 170 S. Main St. to investigate a report of a barge that had either broken or was cut free from its mooring. The barge was secured to a tree with a chain and padlock. The barge had just been put in place in preparation for the June 3, 2016, fireworks display.

“The barge is now aground just past the New Hope Wing Dam and sinking. The barge is owned by Tony Demusz. The barge had been placed in its mooring on Saturday, May 28. The barge was moored behind the house, and not visible from the street.

“It was last seen intact at 12 am behind the house on May 28. The barge drifted through the opening in the wing dam, and became lodged on the rocks about 20 feet below the dam. The barge has taken on water, and the owner is attempting to recover it from the river. Investigation showed that the chain was intact, but the lock was missing. Footprints were observed in the mud coming out of the river.

“The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce has offered $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for cutting the locks to the fireworks barge on Sunday May 30, 2016, leading to its sinking in the river. The barge was private property, and we take this criminal act seriously. Anyone with information is urged to call the New Hope Police at (215) 862 3033 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or use the dispatch number at (215) 345-7400 for all other hours and days.

“Fireworks will go on as planned this Friday, June 3, 2016, at 9:30 p.m. for its normal 10-minute show.”

 

Lambertville Police Department

Case #16004173:

Eric A. Eubanks, 40, of Langhorne, was arrested on May 17 at 8:59 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Albani observed Eubanks’ vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street at a high rate of speed. Ptl. Albani stopped Eubanks in the area of State Highway 29 and Firemen’s Island. Subsequent to investigation, Eubanks was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Pennington Borough Municipal Court in the amount of $250.

Eubanks was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. Eubanks was unable to post bail, and an ROR was placed on the warrant. Ptl. Albani charged Eubanks with Unlicensed Driver and Speeding. Eubanks was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16004201:

Elizabeth O. Beyer, 54, of Lambertville, was arrested on May 19 at 12:33 a.m. for an active warrant.

Ptl. Cooper responded to Beyer’s residence to attempt to serve her with a warrant issued out of Flemington Municipal Court with bail set at $2,500. Ptl. Cooper made contact with Beyer at her residence, and placed her under arrest. Beyer was unable to post bail and was later lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail.

Case #16004324:

On May 22, a resident of Jefferson Street reported the theft of several items from their vehicle, which was unlocked and parked overnight on George Street. A pair of Oakley sunglasses, an iPhone charger, and approximately $5 in quarters was reported stolen. There was no damage caused to the vehicle, and there did not appear to be any other vehicles in the immediate area that were also targeted. Ptl. Pascoe investigated.

Case #16004458:

Donald G. Buchner Jr, 51, of Lambertville, was arrested on May 25 at 8:07 p.m. for active warrants.

While on routine patrol, Sgt. Memolo observed Buchner’s vehicle traveling in the area of County Road 518 at a high rate of speed, as well as Buchner not wearing a seatbelt. Sgt. Memolo stopped Buchner in the area of Brunswick Pike and Old County Road 518 East.

Subsequent to investigation, Buchner was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Greenwhich Township Municipal Court in the amount of $189. In addition, Buchner had an active ATS warrant out of Montgomery Township in the amount of $89.

Buchner was placed under arrest and processed for the warrants. Buchner was able to post bail on both warrants. Sgt. Memolo charged Buchner with Driving While Suspended and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. Buchner was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16004513:

John M. New, 43, of Langhorne, was arrested on May 27 at 9:28 a.m. for active warrants.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Pascoe observed New’s vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street at a high rate of speed. Ptl. Pascoe stopped New in the area of State Highway 29 and Mount Hope Street. Subsequent to investigation, New was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Cumberland Salem Regional Municipal Court in the amount of $744. In addition, New had an active ATS warrant out of Westampton Township in the amount of $350.

New was placed under arrest and processed for the warrants. New was unable to post bail, and an ROR was placed on both warrants. Ptl. Pascoe charged New with Driving with an Expired License, Speeding, and Failure to Exhibit Documents. New was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16004560:

Yekaterina K. Katsaval, 27, of Lambertville, was arrested on May 28 at 2:20 a.m. for DUI.

While on routine patrol, Sgt. Memolo observed Katsaval’s vehicle driving erratically in the area of South Union Street. Sgt. Memolo stopped Katsaval’s vehicle in the area of South Union and Mount Hope street.s Subsequent to investigation, Katsaval was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and placed under arrest.

Sgt. Memolo charged Katsaval with DUI, Refusual to Submit to Breath Testing, Reckless Driving, Improper Right Turn, and Failure to Keep Right. Katsaval was later released with a pending court date.

(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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  1. tmolnar2006@yahoo.com' tom molnar says:

    this is not the first time someone has done this act –

  2. davidfordcooper@gmail.com' DC says:

    I’m willing to wager this is the same jerk face who was responsible the last time the barge ended up down the river.

  3. jahzcat@yahoo.com' Jessica says:

    As to the barge being vandalized, you may want to take a hard look at the people screaming about protecting the eagles nests. Even tho the ASICS and the other proper environmental protection agencies have been contacted and worked with, some of the hard line protectionist won’t listen to reason and have reacted with PETA like zeal. Just a thought.

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