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Police Reports: Heroin Possession, Sleeping in the Road, Melee on Chestnut Street

New Hope Free PressNew Hope

Aug. 26, 2016 – At 7:15 p.m., New Hope Borough Police were dispatched to a South Main Bar for a report of a disturbance. On arrival, officers found Michael A. Ast from Dogwood Drive in Coopersburg intoxicated and attempting to fight with patrons and staff.

Ast was taken into custody and transported to the New Hope Borough Police Station. At the police station, Ast became ill and, due to a preexisting medical condition, was transported to Doylestown Hospital for treatment. Ast was cited for Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct.

Aug. 27, 2016 – At 12:12 a.m., New Hope Borough Police were on foot in the area of a South Main Street bar, and became aware of a disturbance occurring on the property. An investigation found that a James F. Wilson from West Shore Drive in Pennington, N.J., had attempted to start fights with patrons for no apparent reason. He threw a shot glass at a patron, who was uninjured.

Wilson was taken into custody and transported to the New Hope Borough Police Station. While in the cell, he was able to move his handcuffs from his back to his front and tore the video camera housing from the ceiling. Wilson was cited for Under Age Drinking, Public Drunkenness, Disorderly Conduct and Institutional Vandalism. He was released to family members.

Aug. 27, 2016 –  At 1:11 a.m., New Hope Borough Police were dispatched to 38 Chestnut St. for a disturbance, and upon arrival found that three subjects had come to the home demanding money from one of the occupants staying at the residence. The three subjects forced their way into the house, and a fight ensued with the four occupants of the home and the three intruders. The police were called and the three subjects fled the area.

The three subjects were identified as Jacquelin Dawn Carver, 22, from Ivy Lane in Fairless Hills, Michael Dahill, 21, from Emerald Street in Philadelphia, and Joseph Mason, 20, from Cypress Lane in Levittown. At 3:04 a.m., the three subjects, along with two new male subjects, arrived back at the house and demanded that the occupants exit the residence. Violence was threatened against the residents of the house and one of the male subjects, Joseph Mason, was holding a baseball bat. The residents did not exit the house but called the police.

The New Hope Police Officers assisted by Solebury Township Police Officers arrived and took all five subjects into custody. The two new subjects, who returned with the original three subjects, were Scott Dahill, 23, from Coral Lane in Levittown, and Justin W. Taylor, 21, from Newportville Road in Croydon,. All were charged for numerous offenses:

Jacquelin Dawn Carver – Burglary, Simple Assault, Attempt Robbery, Criminal Trespass
Michael Dahill – Burglary, Simple Assault, Attempt Robbery, Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct
Joseph Mason – Burglary, Simple Assault, Attempt Robbery, Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct
Scott Dahill – Terroristic Threats, Disorderly Conduct
Justin Taylor – Terroristic Threats, Disorderly Conduct


Case #16007322:

Cubarto Lujan, 34, of Lambertville, was arrested on Aug. 22, 2016 at 2:39 a.m. for disorderly conduct.

While on routine patrol, Lt. Brown, observed Lujan lying in the roadway in the area of Lambert Lane and Coryell Street. Lt. Brown made contact with Lujan and requested him to move out of the street. Lujan appeared to be intoxicated from alcohol and refused to get out of the roadway. Lujan was assisted out of the roadway and placed under arrest. Lt. Brown charged Lujan with Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order. Lujan was later released with a pending court date.

West Amwell

On Aug. 25, a Hunterdon County grand jury indicted Tiffany M. Thompson for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) in the third degree in the Township of West Amwell on or about May 10.

(Information is provided by law enforcement and court 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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