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Raritan Man Charged With Theft Regarding Stolen License Plate, Raritan Police Say

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RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was charged with theft following an investigation into a stolen license plate from a van owned by Alternatives, on First Avenue, according to a report from the Raritan Police Borough.

Jason Lento, 32, was charged with theft March 1 for the incident on First Avenue Feb. 15.

According to police, Lento admitted to stealing the plate because he wanted to utilize it for his personal vehicle until he could register it.

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Police said Det. Steven Bonczek investigated the incident and the Branchburg Police Department assisted.

Police made other arrests for driving while intoxicated and more.

  • Diane Chen, 32, of New York, was arrested March 4 for driving while intoxicated after she was seen driving the wrong way on the Somerville Traffic Circle. Officer Robert Sinopoli investigated the incident.
  • Walter Erhardt, 26, of Bridgewater, was identified March 6 as the suspect who shoplifted $115 worth of Lego products from Toys 'R' Us on March 2. Erhardt will be charged with shoplifting at a later date, according to a report. Bonczek investigated the incident, and the public is thanked for numerous tips received as a result of the surveillance pictures posted to social media.
  • Christopher Deluca, 20, of Raritan, was arrested March 8 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia during the investigation of a suspicious vehicle on Gaston Avenue. Office Evan Vacchiano investigated the incident.
Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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