Published On: Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017

Lambertville and West Amwell Police Blotter: Bread Thefts, Warrants, Less than 50 Grams of Weed

City of Lambertville

Case 17006581

On Aug. 4, at approximately 2 p.m., while on routine patrol in the area of North Main and Coryell streets, Sgt. Memolo observed a motor vehicle attempt to drive the wrong way on Coryell Street.

Sgt. Memolo stopped the vehicle, and subsequent to investigation, the driver later identified as Elizabeth Hahn was found to have an active ATS warrant issued from the Raritan Borough (Somerset County) Municipal Court. Bail was set in the amount of $100.

Hahn, 58, of Lambertville, was arrested and transported to headquarters. She was processed for her arrest and later released.

Case 17006657

Sunday, Aug. 6, a member of the Lambertville Power Boat Association reported that some time between Aug. 3 and Aug. 6, nine fishing poles with reels were removed from a locked compartment on his boat. The fishing equipment was valued at $3,841. Lambertville Police ask anyone with information to contact Patrolman Steven Kucinski, who is investigating.

Case 17006683

Jean Caton, 40, New Hope, was charged with Criminal Mischief by Patrolman Wurpel.

Monday, Aug.  7, Patrolman Wurpel responded to North Union Street for a motor vehicle crash. During the course of his investigation, it was determined that Jean Caton purposely kicked the other vehicle involved in the crash, causing damage to the other vehicle’s door. Caton was issued a summons with a mandatory municipal court appearance.

Case 17006720

Tuesday, Aug. 8, Lambertville Fine Food and Flowers (76 Bridge St.) reported that some time between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., a bag of bread and a bag of bagels were stolen from in front of their business. Lt. Brown is investigating the theft. Any persons with information is asked to contact Lambertville Police Department.

Case 17006942

Keisha Thompson, 28, was arrested on Aug. 16 after being found to have several outstanding warrants.

Ptl. Kucinski was on routine patrol in the area of North Main and Bridge streets. A random motor vehicle registration inquiry revealed the Thompson’s vehicle registration was suspended. Ptl. Kucinski stopped the vehicle on Route 29 South near 287 S. Main St. The investigation revealed that Thompson had several outstanding warrants out of Mansfield, Burlington Towship, Burlington City, and Trenton, N.J. The Burlington Township Police Department subsequently took custody of Thompson at Lambertville Police Headquarters on their outstanding warrants.

Case 17006992

Matthew Maffei, 30, was arrested on Aug. 18 for having an outstanding Lambertville warrant totaling $750.

On Aug. 18, at 8:59 p.m., Lambertville Police were advised by the Trenton Police Department that Maffei was in their custody after being arrested on outstanding warrant from Lambertville in the amount of $750.  Ptl. Wurpel took Maffei into custody, and transported him to the Hunterdon County Jail after he could not post bail.

Case 17007002

On Aug. 19, Sgt. Memolo took a report of suspicious activity behind 83 Bridge St.

Sgt. Memolo was informed by an employee there that an unknown subject had been leaving food or living behind their business. Sgt. Memolo observed two shopping bags which contained some fresh food and other food as well. It appeared that someone was storing a personal cache of food in that spot, or sleeping there. There have been recent bread thefts in this area as well, but police did not see any signs of the missing bread, they said. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Lambertville Police at (609) 397-3132.

 

West Amwell

On Aug. 2, at approximately 10:53 p.m. hours Corporal Jonathan Sellner stopped a vehicle on Route 31 in the are a of Route 518 for a traffic violation.

As Corporal Sellner spoke with the driver, Ryan Wyckoff ( a 19-year-old male from Hopewell, N.J.), he detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  After an investigation Mr. Wyckoff was arrested and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  After processing Mr. Wyckoff was released with a court date.

On Aug. 4, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Patrolman Matthew Kelly responded to the Quick Chek store on Route 31 for a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle.

Upon arrival, Patrolman Kelly found Justin Byrne (a 36-year-old male from Hopewell, N.J.) sleeping in the vehicle. After an investigation, Mr. Byrne was arrested for DWI. Byrne was processed, issued several motor vehicle summonses, and released with a court date.

On Aug. 9, at approximately 9:39 p.m., Patrolman Kelly stopped a vehicle on Route 179 in the area of the Elementary School for a traffic violation.

As Patrolman Kelly spoke with the driver, Paul Spina (a 37-year-old male from Staten Island N.Y.), he detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After an investigation, Spina was arrested and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.  After processing, Spina was released with a court date.

On Aug. 12, at approximately 5:14 p.m., Corporal Jonathan Sellner observed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Quick Chek store on Rt 31. Corporal Sellner approached the vehicle to speak with the occupants when he detected the odor of marijuana.

After an investigation, Hamza Hashim (an 18-year-old male from Edison, N.J.) was arrested and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. After processing, Hashim was released with a court date.

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