Published On: Mon, Oct 31st, 2016

New Hope Announces Halloween Hours; Lambertville and West Amwell Police Reports

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New Hope Police announced that Monday, Oct. 31, will be “Trick Or Treat” night in the Borough. “Participants are asked to limit their activities to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“To help ensure a safe environment for all concerned, participants should be accompanied by an adult, wear clothing easily seen at night, and use sidewalks where possible.

“Police will have additional officers on duty during the noted time.

“Any questions can be directed to New Hope Police at 215-862-3033.”

Lambertville

Case #16008412:

Kyra R. Klug, 25, of Flemington, N.J., was arrested on Oct. 1 at 1:54 a.m. for an active warrant.

While on patrol, Ptl. Pascoe conducted a random plate inquiry on Klug’s vehicle. The inquiry revealed Klug to have an active ATS warrant out of East Amwell Municipal Court in the amount of $2000. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Klug in the parking lot of Lambertville Public School. Klug was placed under arrest, and processed for the warrant. Klug was able to post bail and was later released.

Case #16008831:

On Oct. 2, Lt. Brown responded to Vecere Jeweler’s for a report of a theft of a diamond. The owner of the store reported a male and female couple entering the store to shop for an engagement ring. The owner assisted the couple by showing them several diamonds. While the couple was looking at the diamonds, the owner briefly left to assist another customer. The female suspect placed a diamond ring in her left coat pocket at that time. The diamond ring was valued at approximately $3,500. The entire incident was captured on the store’s surveillance cameras.

Case #16009434:

Gary R. Rose, 65, of Lambertville, NJ was arrested on Oct. 20 at 3:36 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on patrol, Ptl. Pascoe conducted a random plate inquiry on Rose’s vehicle. The inquiry revealed Rose to have an active ATS warrant out of Lawrenceville Municipal Court in the amount of $120. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Rose in the area of Elm and George streets. Rose was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. Rose was able to post bail, and was later released.

Case #16009530:

Constantino Buonopane, 50, of Warminster, was arrested on Oct. 23 at 9:48 p.m. for DUI.

On Oct. 23, Sgt. Gramlich responded to the area of Bridge Street and Lambert Lane for a report of a white Chevrolet traveling over the free bridge from Pennsylvania that had just been involved in a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash. Sgt. Gramlich stopped the vehicle in the area of Bridge Street and Lambert Lane. Subsequent to investigation, the driver, Buonopane, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, and placed under arrest. Sgt. Gramlich charged Buonopane with DUI, Reckless Driving, Unsafe Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol. Buonopane was later released with a pending court date.

Case #16009554:

Randall K. Booz, 36, of Levittown, was arrested on Oct. 24 at 11:09 p.m. for active warrants.

While on patrol, Ptl. Pascoe observed Booz’s vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden Street at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Booz in the area of State Highway 179 and North Franklin Street. Subsequent to investigation, Booz was found to have the following ATS warrants: Hopewell Township in the amount of $164, Wildwood Municipal Court in the amount of $125, and Elizabeth Municipal Court in the amount of $120. Booz was placed under arrest and processed for the warrants. He was able to post bail in full on the warrants and was later released. Booz was issued a motor vehicle summons for Speeding.

Case #16009583:

Bruce T. Whalen, 52, of Newtown, was arrested on Oct. 25, at 11:52 p.m. for an active warrant.

While on patrol, Ptl. Pascoe conducted a random plate inquiry on Whalen’s vehicle. The inquiry revealed Whalen’s vehicle registration to be expired as of 09/2016. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Whalen in the area of Bridge Street and Gordon’s Alley. Subsequent to investigation, Whalen was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Edison Township in the amount of $77. Whalen was placed under arrest and processed for the warrant. He was able to post bail in full on the warrant and was later released. Whalen was issued a motor vehicle summons for Expired Registration.

Case #16009651:

Robert A. Wells, 57, of Trenton, was arrested on Oct. 28, at 11:52 p.m. for active warrants.

While on patrol, Ptl. Pascoe observed Wells’ vehicle stopped in the right lane of travel on Jefferson Street, then reverse backward onto State Highway 29. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Wells in the area of Delaware Avenue and State Highway 29. Subsequent to investigation, Wells was found to have an active ATS warrant out of Hamilton Township in the amount of $605. In addition, Wells had an active ACS warrant out of Trenton in the amount of $233. Wells was placed under arrest and processed for the warrants. He was unable to post bail, and was later lodged in the Mercer County Jail. Ptl. Pascoe charged Wells with Unlicensed Driver and Driving While Suspended.

Case #16009665:

Shane A. Braddock, 29, of Bristol, was arrested on Oct. 29 at 2:44 a.m. for active warrants.

While on patrol, Ptl. Pascoe observed Braddock’s vehicle traveling in the area of State Highway 29 and Weeden in the left lane of travel on a multi-lane highway. In addition, Braddock’s vehicle had an after-market muffler causing excessive noise. Ptl. Pascoe stopped Braddock in the area of State Highway 29 and the Golden Nugget Flea Market. Subsequent to investigation, Braddock was found to have an active ACS warrant out of Pennington in the amount of $872. In addition, Braddock had an active ACS warrant out of Winslow Township in the amount of $198. He was placed under arrest and processed for the warrants. Braddock was unable to post bail and an ROR was placed on the warrants. Braddock was later released with a pending court date.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor

  • On Oct. 20, a Hunterdon County grand jury indicted Walter O. Martinez-Martinez for child abuse of two minors in the fourth degree in Lambertville on May 18. The indictment said, “Having the legal duty for the care of J. Doe 1 [and J. Doe 2], a child under the age of 18, did abuse or be cruel/neglectful to J. Doe by performing any indecent, immoral, or unlawful act or deed in the presence of the child that may tend to debauch or degrade or endanger the morals of J. Doe, specifically by being highly intoxicated in their presence.”
  • On Oct. 20, a Hunterdon County grand jury indicted Rawshawn J. Champion, Alando C. Brown, Brian D. Jones, and Luis Rodriguez with one count each of conspiracy to possess CDS in the fourth degree in Lambertville on July 7. The four “utilized the same vehicle as transportation and did travel to Lambertville in order to purchase marijuana in an amount greater than 50 grams.” Additionally, Champion was charged with possession of CDS (oxycodone) in the third degree.

West Amwell

  • On Oct. 20, a Hunterdon County Grand jury indicted Stephanie E. Peiffer, Drexcella A. Jacque, and Laura A. Bradkovics for one count each of possession of CDS (heroin) in the third degree in West Amwell on July 26.

(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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