Published On: Sun, Jul 17th, 2016

Law Enforcement Wrap-Up: Disorderly Conduct Dominates; A Couple of DUIs and Heroin Busts

New Hope Police vehicle parked opposite Logan Inn Saturday night.

New Hope Police vehicle parked on West Ferry Street late Saturday night near where a concealed carry permit holder accidentally shot himself in the leg while parked in a metered spot.

New Hope

Mark Schwimmer, 64, of New Hope, accidentally shot himself in the leg after midnight Saturday while parked in his 2005 Dodge Durango in a metered spot on West Ferry Street across from the Logan Inn. Schwimmer was showing his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to some friends in the vehicle when the weapon accidentally discharged, wounding him in the left leg. The bullet traveled down his leg, and exited from his calf. Schwimmer was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment. He possesses a valid License to Carry Firearms for Bucks County.

Jane Nachbar, 36, of Trenton, on July 12 was charged in district court with disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition relating to an incident involving Officer Kenneth M. Kozuhowski on July 11.

John A. Cline, 46, of Pine Hills, N.J., on July 7 was charged in district court with public drunkenness and similar misconduct, disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition, and harassmen – subjecting another to physical contact, due to a July 3 incident reported by Officer David R. Sempowski.

Megan Harvey, 25, of New Hope, on July 7 was charged in district court with public drunkenness and similar misconduct deriving from a July 5 incident filed by Officer Justin K. Hagan.

Maya Perepelitsky, 34, of Millburn, N.J., on July 6 pleaded guilty in district court to disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition. The charges stemmed from a June 30 offense reported by Officer Daniel W. Naftulin.

Kyle F. Gottsching, 29, of Newtown, was charged in district court July 6 with disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition. The charges stem from a July 2 incident filed by Officer Justin K. Hagan.

Daniel Horvath, 34, of Lambertville, was charged in district court July 6 with disorderly conduct – engaging in fighting, along with public drunkenness and similar misconduct. The charges relate to a June 26 event reported by Officer Daniel W. Naftulin.

Brian J. Quickstad, 21, of Pittstown, N.J., on July 6 was charged in district court with disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition. The charges derived from a June 24 occurrence filed by Officer Justin K. Hagan.

Joshua Andrew Heath, 38, of Lambertville, was charged in district court on July 6 with disorderly conduct – engaging in fighting. The charges relate to a June 12 incident reported by Officer Daniel W. Naftulin.

Lydia Marie Suttle, 20, of Doylestown, was charged in district court July 6 with disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition. The charges are due to a June 22 occurrence filed by Dawn G. Hass.

Solebury

Julie J. Honer, 45, of New Hope, on July 12 was charged in district court for public drunkenness and similar misconduct, along with disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition, as a result of an incident filed by Officer Sean T. Murrin on July 7.

Rober Flegeal, 38, of New Hope, was charged on July 7 in district court with operating a motorcycle in a prohibited area. The charges relate to a June 30 incident reported by Officer Kevin M. Edwards.

Buckingham

Matthew A. Heyer, 31, of Upper Black Eddy, was charged July 5 in district court with two counts of DUI, along with careless driving, failure to keep right, and failure to use safety belt – driver and front passenger. Heyer was arrested on April 21 by Officer Eric Marc Skillman, and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 15.

Lambertville

Case #16005682: Steven E. Johnson, 50, of Elkins Park, was arrested on June 29 at 7:51 a.m. for an active warrant.

While on routine patrol, Sgt. Gramlich observed Johnson’s vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Sgt. Gramlich stopped Johnson in the area of State Highway 29 and Golden Nugget Flea Market. Subsequent to investigation, Johnson was found to have the following three active ATS warrants: Mansfield Township Municipal Court in the amount of $800, East Orange Court in the amount of $240, and New Brunswick Court in the amount of $104. Johnson was placed under arrest and processed for the warrants. He posted bail in full on all three warrants. and was later released. Johnson was issued a summons for unregistered vehicle.

Case #16005818: Chanel J. Gruenwald, 19, of Newtown, was arrested on July 3 at 8:31 p.m. for possession of CDS.

On July 3, Sgt. Gramlich and Ptl. Wurpel responded to the area of North Franklin Street for a report of a female smoking marijuana inside a parked vehicle. Upon arrival, Sgt. Gramlich observed Gruenwald parked in her vehicle in the parking lot area off of Ely Field. Subsequent to investigation, Gruenwald was found to be in possession of a metal grinder containing suspected marijuana, as well as an 18 inch clear glass bong. Gruenwald was then placed under arrest. Sgt. Gramlich charged Gruenwald with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gruenwald was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16005824: Justin J. Manitta, 25, of Lambertville, was arrested on July 4 at 2:28 a.m. for multiple charges.

While on routine patrol, Ptl. Wurpel observed Manitta standing outside of his residence. Ptl. Wurpel was aware of multiple warrants for Manitta’s arrest. Ptl. Wurpel made contact with Manitta and advised him he was being placed under arrest for the warrants. Manitta attempted to run inside his residence to avoid being arrested. Ptl. Wurpel placed Manitta under arrest at that time. While processing Manitta for the arrest, he was found to be in possession of four packets of heroin. Ptl. Wurpel charged Manitta with possession of CDS (third degree), resisting arrest, and interference with a police officer. Manitta was later transferred to the Mercer County Jail.

East Amwell, N.J.

Benjamin Sigafoos and Justin C. Sigafoos were indicted by a Hunterdon County grand jury on July 7 for possession of heroin in East Amwell on April 22. They were charged with one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the third 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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