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Lambertville Police Beat: Fugitive Arrests, Thefts, Unlawful Eviction

Case #17005707:

A sewing machine and several custom made pieces of clothing were reported stolen on Saturday, July 1, at approximately 8:18 p.m.

Several home sewing goods, including a Singer sewing machine, five custom-made handbags, five custom men’s “newsboy hats,” and five children’s “sun hats,” were reported stolen from the curb in the vicinity of York Street. Those with information are encouraged to call Lambertville police at (609) 397-3132.

Case #17005747:

Michael D. Malka, 26, of Morrisville, was arrested on Monday, July 3, at approximately 8:44 a.m. for Harassment, Eluding, and an outstanding fugitive warrant.

Patrol responded to a stalking complaint in the vicinity of South Union and Bridge streets. While canvassing the area, Lt. Brown identified a Malka as matching the description provided by the complainant. Lt. Brown approached Malka, at which point Malka fled on foot.

After a foot pursuit, and subsequent to investigation, Malka was arrested for Harassment and Attempting to
Elude Police. Additionally, he was found to have an outstanding fugitive from justice warrant out of Bucks County. Malka was transported to headquarters and processed for the arrest. He was later lodged awaiting a hearing for extradition.

Case #17005857:

Mark G. Higgins, 59, of Lambertville, was arrested on Friday, July 7, at approximately 3:58 p.m. for an outstanding fugitive warrant.

Sgt. Memolo received an anonymous report of a wanted person located in the area of George Street. The caller identified the person as Mark G. Higgins. Sgt. Memolo made contact with Higgins and confirmed the NCIC warrant that was issued out of the New Hope Police Department.

Higgins was extradited to Pennsylvania, and charged in Bucks County Magisterial District Court on July 14 with Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct/Hazardous Physical Offense, Harassment – Subjecting Other to Physical Contact, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked, stemming from a June 10 incident.

He was separately charged with Retail Theft – Taking Merchandise, and Receiving Stolen property, in relation to a purported June 24 incident. Higgins was granted bail on July 14 for $25,000.

Case #17005873:

Steven L. Peterson, 26, of Trenton, was arrested on Saturday, July 8 at approximately 2:13 a.m. for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and driving while suspended. On the above date, while on patrol, Sgt. Gramlich conducted a random inquiry on Peterson vehicle registration. The inquiry revealed the registered owner, Peterson to have a suspended driver’s license.

Sgt. Gramlich stopped Peterson’s vehicle in the area of Bridge Street and McCreedy’s Alley. Subsequent
to investigation Peterson was found to be in possession of a marijuana joint as well as having a suspended driver’s license. Peterson was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters. He was processed for arrest and released with a pending court date.

Case #17005873:

A resident in the area of North Union Street reported the theft of a box containing pictures and frames
from the front of her residence on Monday, July 10. Those with info or the items are urged to call (609) 397-3132.

Case #17003808:

Gregory M. Williamson, 38, of Lambertville, was arrested at his residence on Tuesday, July 11, at approximately 6:30 p.m. for shoplifting. Williamson was transported to headquarters for processing and later released with a pending court date.

On Sunday, April 30, at approximately 5:22 p.m., Williamson was reported to have stolen jewelry from a vendor during Shad Festival.

Case: #17005988:

Jane D. Collaso, 55, of Lambertville, was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, after turning herself in to police as a result being charged with Unlawful Eviction. Collaso was processed for the arrest and released with a pending court date.

On Wednesday, July 12, at approximately 1:48 p.m., a resident reported having been locked out of their residence where they were renting a room from Collaso. Collaso was reported to have changed the locks and moved all of the tenant’s property to another location. Subsequent to further investigation, Collaso was found to have unlawfully evicted her tenant and removing their property without consent.

Case #17006089:

Stephen C. Parcel, 27, of Flemington, N.J., was arrested on Sunday, July 16, at approximately 2:03 a.m. for DUI.

While on patrol, Lt. Brown observed Parcel’s vehicle positioned out of its lane of travel as it was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of Bridge Street and Route 179. Once the vehicle proceeded traveling north on route 179, it drifted over the white fog line more than once, and nearly drove off the road.

Lt. Brown stopped Parcel on Route 179 in the area of Hancock Street. Subsequent to investigation, Parcel was found to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest. Lt. Brown charged Parcel with Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Maintain Lane, Careless Driving, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test and Consent to Taking a Breath Test.  Parcel was later released with a pending court date.

Case #17006204:

Tyshawn H. Barlow, 41, of Lambertville, was reported to have been knocking on doors on Belvidere Avenue asking to charge his cell phone on Friday, July 21, at approximately 5:03 a.m.  Barlow was later found walking on Belvidere Avenue by Lt. Brown and later released after investigating.

At approximately 7 a.m. the same day, Lt. Brown and Ptl. Bast responded to 148 York St. for a report of Barlow threatening individuals with a large rock. Barlow was found standing in the street where he reported people were after him. Subsequent to investigation, Barlow was later released. Lt. Brown later charged Barlow with disorderly conduct with a mandatory future court appearance.

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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