Published On: Sat, Jul 2nd, 2016

Law Enforcement Wrap-Up: Assault, Drug Possession, Forgery, Trespassing, DUIs Galore

New Hope Police - New Hope Free PressNew Hope

A criminal complaint was filed June 20 against Emily E. Rusinski, 28, of New Hope, for Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing, Access Device Unauthorized By Issuer, Theft By Deception – False Impression, and Receiving Stolen Property. The action stems from a Dec. 31, 2015 incident reported by New Hope Police Officer Steven Gruber.

Solebury

Marquez L. Scott, 26, of White Plains, New York, was arrested on June 19 by Solebury Township Police Officer Julius M. Canale II, and charged with Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Simple Assault, and Harassment – Subjecting Another to Physical Contact. Unable to post bail of $75,000, Scott is being confined at Bucks County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing will be held on July 11.

Cullen Arthur Law, 29, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was charged June 21 with four counts of DUI (First Offense), along with Driving with no Headlights, and Careless Driving. Law was arrested by Solebury Township Police Officer Kevin M. Edwards on June 16, and his prelimiary hearing is slated for Aug. 15.

Bharat Rana, 36, of Passaic, N.J., was formerly charged June 28 with DUI (First Offense) as a result of an arrest by Solebury Township Police Officer Matthew J. Rice on June 12. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 1.

Buckingham

Noby Abraham Purathoottu, 41, of Jamison, was charged June 13 with Criminal Attempt – Theft By Unlawful Taking of Movable Property, and Conspiracy – Theft By Unlawful Taking of Movable Property. Purathoottu was arrested on June 6 by Buckingham Police Officer Stephen A. Thomas, and faces a preliminary hearing on July 18.

Zachary D. Hankins, 24, of Plymouth Meeting, on June 17 was charged with five counts of DUI (First Offense), Operating a Vehicle Without Required Financial Responsibility, and Exceeding the Speed Limit by 25 mph. Hankins was arrested by Buckingham Township Police Officer John E. Roussel on June 4, and has a prelinary hearing to attend on July 18.

Michael S. Kear, 33, of Doylestown, was charged with Hindering the Apprehension, Prosecution, Conviction or Punishment of Another for Crime or Violation Terms by Harboring or Concealing. He was arrested by Buckingham Township Police Officer Robert McLeod, and a preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 1.

Alexander Craig York, 18, of Doylestown, was charged June 24 with five counts of DUI (all First Offense), including two involving a controlled substance, and one involving a minor, along with Failure to Stop at Red Signal, Failure to Keep Right, Disregarding Traffic Lane, and Careless Driving. The charges stem from York’s arrest on June 5 by Buckingham Township Police Officer John E. Roussel. A preliminary hearing will take place on Aug. 1.

Ashley K Ansari, 23, of Doylestown, was charged on June 28 with two counts of DUI (First Offense), and Driving an Unregistered Vehicle. Ansari was arrested on June 3 by Buckingham Township Police Officer Stephen A. Thomas, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 8.

Lambertville, N.J.

Hunterdon Country Prosecutor

A Hunterdon County grand jury indicted Megan K. Malone on June 30 for three counts of drug (CDS) possession — heroin (Schedule I), cocaine (Schedule II), and clonazepan (Schedule IV). All three counts are in the Third Degree, and stem from an incident on April 30 in Lambertville.

Lambertville Police

Case #16005434: William A. Brewer, 49, of New Hope, was arrested on June 21 at 5:25 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Pascoe observed Brewer’s vehicle traveling in the area of North Main and Bridge streets. A random plate inquiry of Brewer’s vehicle revealed the registration to be expired. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Brewer in the area of State Highway 165 and South Franklin Street.

Subsequent to investigation, Brewer was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Stockton Municipal Court in the amount of $81. Brewer was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. He posted bail in full and was later released. Brewer was issued a summons for Unregistered Vehicle.

Case #16005515: Brandon H. Melvin-Brooks, 29, of Trenton, was arrested on June 23  at 11:14 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Cooper observed Melvin-Brooks’ vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street with a rear license plate light out. Ptl. Cooper stopped Melvin-Brooks in the area of State Highway 29 and the Golden Nugget flea market.

Subsequent to investigation, Melvin-Brooks was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Trenton in the amount of $3,500.

Melvin-Brooks was placed under arrest, and processed for the warrant.He was unable to post bail and an ROR was placed on the warrant. Melvin-Brooks was issued a summons for Maintenance of Lamps. He was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16005534: David L. Imperial, 29, of Huntingdon Valley, was arrested on June 26 at 6:05 a.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Sgt. Memolo observed Imperial’s vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Sgt. Memolo stopped Imperial in the area of State Highway 29 and the Golden Nugget flea market.

Subsequent to investigation, Imperial was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Cherry Hill Township in the amount of $300. Imperial was placed under arrest, and processed for the warrant. He was unable to post bail, and an ROR was placed on the warrant. Imperial was issued a summons for Speeding. Imperial was later released with a pending court date.

West Amwell, N.J.

A Hunterdon County grand jury on June 30 indicted Luis A. Merlin-Gonzalez for entering the dwelling of Jane Doe at 253 Goat Hill Road in West Amwell on March 26 (Criminal Trespass, Fourth Degree), thus violating a domestic violence court order (Contempt, Fourth Degree).

(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. jcrilley3@comcast.net' JoeSchome says:

    I agree Kit Taylor. Someone has an unpaid ticket, and they are arrested and handcuffed to the wall. Talk about heavy handedness!

  2. Cesld@msn.com' Kit Taylor says:

    Some of these arrests are so ridiculous. A guy with an expired registration, and he’s hung up on the wall in cuffs (yes, like Auschwitz summer camp) because he needed an extra $12 to pay off the fine?? You are not marines to inflict the Guatomono Bay treatment. Get a life Lambertville police!! At least New Hope police show respect and courtesy to its residents and reserves the strong arm for serious infractions. Maybe you should shine your attention on the opioid endemic among the teenagers instead of registration plates. But the FBI is already on the case, much to your naievte of your own backyard.

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