Published On: Tue, Jun 14th, 2016

New Hope and Lambertville Police Reports: Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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Fatal motorcycle accident in New Hope June 10. (Photo: Liz Hahn)

New Hope Police Department

On June 10, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the New Hope Borough Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at 129 S. Main St. involving a motorcycle and three pedestrians.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the operator of the motorcycle was parked in front of 136 S. Main St. at a meter, and pulled from the parking stall in a northbound direction on South Main Street.

The motorcycle crossed the center line and struck the building across the street at 129 S. Main St. Three pedestrians walking on the sidewalk in front of 129 S. Main St. were injured as a result of the motorcycle striking the building.

The operator of the motorcycle sustained critical injuries. He was transported to the Trauma Center at St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The accident is under continuing investigation.

 

City of Lambertville Police Department

Case #16004704:

Diego A. Bianchi, 26, of Philadelphia, was arrested on May 31, at 4:48 p.m. for an active warrant.

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

Subsequent to investigation, Bianchi was found to have an active ATS warrant from Hammonton Township, N.J., in the amount of $1000. Bianchi was placed under arres,t and processed for the warrant. He was unable to post bail, and an ROR was placed on the warrant. Bianchi was issued a summons for Speeding, and was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16004793:

Nicole E. Sturick, 26, of Lambertville, was arrested on June 2 at 6:28 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Bast conducted a random plate inquiry on Sturick’s vehicle. The lookup revealed Sturick to have a suspended New Jersey driver’s license, as well as an active ATS warrant out of Manchester Township, N.J., in the amount of $500.

Ptl. Bast stopped Sturick in the area of Coryell and North Union streets. Sturick was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. She was able to post bail and was later released with a pending court date. Sturick was issued a summons for Driving While Suspended.

Case #16004801:

Donna B. Fraser, 71, of Solebury, was arrested on June 2 at 10:28 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Sgt. Gramlich observed Fraser’s vehicle roll past a stop sign in the area of County Road 518 and South Franklin Street. Sgt. Gramlich stopped Fraser in the parking lot of Garefino’s Funeral Home.

Subsequent to investigation, Fraser was found to have an active ATS warrant from Princeton, N.J., in the amount of $130. Fraser was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. She was able to post bail, and was later released. Fraser was issued a summons for Delaying Traffic.

Case #16004813:

Juan A. Hernandez, 26, of Lambertville, was arrested on June 3 at 4:29 a.m. for disorderly conduct.

Patrols responded to a residential address on North Main Street for a report of a B&E (breaking and entering) in progress. Sgt. Gramlich and Ptl. Pascoe arrived to find Hernandez at the rear of the residence attempting to make entry through a window. Hernandez appeared to be highly intoxicated and seemed to be confused about his whereabouts.

Ptl. Pascoe placed Hernandez under arrest at that time. Ptl. Pascoe charged Hernandez with Disorderly Conduct. Hernandez was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16005029:

Mario R. Perez, 36, of Easton, was arrested on June 8 at 7:08 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Sgt. Memolo observed Perez’s vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Mount Hope Street. A random plate inquiry of Perez’s vehicle revealed the registration to be expired. Sgt. Memolo stopped Perez in the area of Bridge Street and North Main Street.

Subsequent to investigation, Perez was found to have an active ATS warrant from Mansfield Township, N.J., in the amount of $262. Perez was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. Perez was unable to post bail, and an ROR was placed on the warrant. Sgt. Memolo charged Perez with Unregistered Vehicle and Possession of an Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle. Perez was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16005127:

Raymond F. Steward Jr, 27, of Newtown, was arrested on June 11 at 6:55 a.m. for a Criminal Mischief.

Lt. Brown and Ptl. Cooper responded to Del Vue Cleaners for a report of a broken window. Patrol met with the reporting party, who advised that the front window was broken, entry did not appear to have been made, and nothing was missing from inside the business.

Ptl. Cooper followed a trail of blood from the broken window to the front door of a residence on South Union Street. Subsequent to investigation, Steward Jr. was found to have broken the window and was placed under arrest. Ptl. Cooper charged Steward Jr with Criminal Mischief. Steward Jr was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16004738:

Antonio P. Taddeo, 39, of Bridgewater, N.J., was arrested on June 12 at 3:43 p.m. for Theft of Movable Property.

Sgt. Memolo was advised that a suspect in an open theft investigation was at the Golden Nugget Flea Market on State Highway 29. Sgt. Memolo responded to the market and made contact with the suspect, Taddeo.

During questioning, Taddeo admitted to stealing a glass test tube valued at $1, and an antique decanter lid in the shape of a duck valued at $20, from the People’s Store on May 29. Sgt. Memolo charged Taddeo with Theft of Movable Property. Taddeo was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16005172:

Craig D. Mitchell, 23, of Morrisville, was arrested on June 12, at 5:31 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Pascoe observed Mitchell’s vehicle traveling in the area of North Main and Bridge streets. A random plate inquiry of Mitchell’s vehicle revealed the registration to be expired. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Mitchell in the parking lot of the Exxon station at 83 Bridge St..

Subsequent to investigation, Mitchell was found to have an active ATS warrant from Plainsboro Township, N.J., in the amount of $500. In addition, Mitchell had an active ATS warrant from Upper Freehold Township, N.J., in the amount of $500.

Mitchell was placed under arrest, and processed for the warrants. Mitchell posted bail in full for the Plainsboro warrant. He was unable to post bail on the Upper Freehold warrant, and an ROR was placed on the warrant. Mitchell was issued a summons for Unregistered Vehicle. Mitchell 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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