BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The arrest of a Hillsborough woman on charges of possession of heroin was reported by police in a recent police blotter report. Township police also said a complaint made by a township resident that a friend had been "evasive" when asked to return a pair of borrowed sweatpants.
Township police reported that 33-year-old, Sara Russell, of Hillsborough, was arrested at about 3:46 p.m. on Jan. 6 on charges of possession of heroin and of paraphernalia for use of a controlled dangerous substance, as a result of an outstanding warrant based out of Princeton, NJ.
The report said that township officer Raymond Gizienski observed a 2006 red 4 door Mercedes Benz at the Martinsville Exxon at that time, and ran a license check on his mobile computer to learn of the warrant from Princeton.
While conducting an arrest on the warrant, Bernards Officer Baldassare reportedly performed a search of Russell and allegedly discovered the drug paraphernalia and heroin from Russell’s black winter coat. Russell was transported to the Somerset County Jail, the report said.
Police also reported that on Jan. 4 at about 6 p.m., a resident of the 3500 block of Balsam Way went to police headquarters to report that a friend of theirs had two days earlier borrowed a pair of Nike sweatpants worth approximately $50, and had not returned the pants.
The pants were apparently borrowed on Jan. 2 and allegedly the borrower had become evasive when asked for their return during the two days since taking the sweatpants. Police reached out the individual who borrowed the pants who agreed to return them, the report said. Police reportedly did not know if the returned pants had been washed.
New Year's arrest
Police also reported the Jan. 1 arrest (at approximately 3 a.m.) of 25-year-old, Justin T. Ramirez of Somerville, NJ on charges of allegedly operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and other alleged motor vehicle violations.
Police said that Township Officer John Mulhall observed 1996 2 Door black BMW with an alleged equipment violation on Martinsville Road. Mulhall stopped the motor vehicle, spoke to the driver, which was Ramirez, and allegedly smelled the odor of alcohol coming from Ramirez’s person, according to police. As a result of standard field sobriety test performed at the scene, Ramirez was placed under arrest, police reported. Chemical tests used to determine the alcohol content in his system allegedly proved it was above the legal limit, according to the police report.