Police & Fire

Burglary, DUIs, Marijuana in Recent Raritan Twp. Arrests

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here released details on a number of unrelated arrests.

  • Kyle J. Bond, 21 of Ringoes, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a motor vehicle stop on Sergeantsville Road around 2:21 a.m. May 28. He was initially stopped by Sgt. Joseph Canonica for failure to maintain lane control, police said, for which he was also charged. He was also given a summons charging him with reckless driving. The vehicle was towed and Bond was released to a family member.
  • A burglary to a Clover Hill Road home that was reported around 7 p.m. May 28 led to the May 30 arrest of Jordan R. Fowlin, 22, of Milford, on a burglary charge. Fowlin was turned over to the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Department to be lodged in Somerset County Jail. The initial investigation by Patrol Officer Scott Phibbs; the follow-up investigation and arrest was by Det. Scott Iglay.
  • Police arrested Carlos R. Betancourt and Andres F. Betancourt, both 39, of Slidell, La., and charged each with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (pipe with burnt marijuana) after a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202-31 around 4:04 p.m. Saturday. Police said Carlos was stopped by Sgt. Robert Landolina for having two broken taillights and a broken windshield on the vehicle that he was driving. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Both were released.
  • Steven C. Shelton, 49, of Bloomsbury, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202-31 around 2:29 p.m. Monday. Police said Patrol Officer Aaron Roth initially stopped Shelton for making several unsafe lane changes and for having a brake light out on his vehicle. Shelton was also charged with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and was issued motor vehicle summonses for unsafe lane change, maintenance of lamps, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and failure to change address. The vehicle was towed and Shelton was released to a friend.
  • Cpl. Christopher Vallat arrested Michael T. Charles, 31, of Lexington, Pa., and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (pipes and rolling papers) after a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202 around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Police said Charles was initially stopped for speeding and failure to wear his seatbelt. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for speeding, failure to wear seatbelt and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, and was released.
  • A passenger in a vehicle that Patrol Officer Adam Swiatek stopped for having an obstructed view and failure to maintain lane on Rt. 202-31 around 12:04 a.m. yesterday was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Police said Marc A. Bowen, 25, of Philadelphia, was also found to have a $5,000 criminal warrant for his arrest from Bayonne Municipal Court. Bowen was also issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to wear seatbelt and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. After processing he was turned over to the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Department to be lodged in the Somerset County Jail on the warrant.

 

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