RARITAN TWP., NJ – A car crash, a stolen cell phone, and speeding and marijuana are part of recent township police arrests.

  • Patrol Officer Ismael Mendez arrested Joseph A. Longo, 20, of Lawrenceville and Markeise E. Bullock, 19, of Princeton, around 8:20 a.m. Feb. 3.

Police said Longo was driving west on Copper Hill Road in a 2017 Jeep Renegade when he ran a red light at the Route 202-31 intersection and was hit by a 2005 Nissan sedan driven by Nirseen R. Razzaq, 21, of Philadelphia. Longo was charged with driving under the influence, assault by auto, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage while under legal age. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses charging him with disregard of a traffic control device, reckless driving, failure to exhibit proof of insurance, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

Bullock, who was a front seat passenger in the Jeep, was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released.

Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad responded to the scene of the crash; all three were evaluated and refused further medical assistance.

  • Lori E. Messinger, 55, of Three Bridges was arrested around 10:20 a.m. Feb. 7 and charged with theft. Police said they were dispatched to Hunterdon Medical Center on a report that an employee working in the cafeteria had her cell phone stolen. Police said an investigation by Patrol Officer Brett Szatkowski led to Messinger, who was attending a day program at the hospital. The phone was recovered and returned to its owner; Messinger was released after processing.
  • Gregory G. Dixon, 28, of Pittstown, was arrested and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after police said he was stopped around 11:26 p.m. Feb. 7 on Royal Road for speeding on Reaville Avenue. Patrol Officer Adam Swiatekalso issued him summonses charging him with speeding and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Dixon was released.