RARITAN TWP., NJ - Police this week released details of several unrelated arrests.
- Police arrested a Ringoes woman and a boy who they said were found sleeping in the driveway of a Cider Mill Road around 5:49 a.m. July 11. Victoria A. Vaz, 18, was charged with possession of a less than 5 grams of a controlled dangerous substance (hashish) and the boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Xanax). The investigation and arrest was by Patrol Officer Anthony Moreno.
- Patrol Officer Aaron Roth stopped a vehicle driven by Stephen A. Ferraro, 35, of Yardley, around 4:05 p.m. July 12 on Route 202 for having a brake light out, police said. That led to Ferraro’s arrest on charges of possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a motor vehicle summons charging him with failure to maintain lamps.
- Police were dispatched to the area of Hardscrabble Hill around 2:05 a.m. July 13 and found a damaged vehicle along with Gabino E. Careage, 20, of Flemington. He was arrested by Patrol Officer Adam Swiatek and charged with driving under the influence and underage driving under the influence and given motor vehicle summonses charging him with reckless driving and careless driving.
- A report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Autumn Leaf Boulevard around 5:01 p.m. July 13 led Cpl. Christopher Vallat to arrest Daniel R. Hamilton, 31, of Flemington, on the charge of driving under the influence. Police said that upon arrival, they “found Hamilton passed out behind the wheel with a hypodermic syringe on his lap.” Hamilton was issued motor vehicle summonses charging him with reckless driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.
- Police investigated numerous vehicle burglaries during the overnight hours on July 14 and July 15 along Hamilton Street, Hastings Lane, Thorpe Court, Dally Road, and Madison Avenue. Two vehicles were stolen from the area and later recovered in Newark. Police encourage residents to lock their vehicles and report any suspicious activity they see in their area to Raritan Township police at 908-782-8889.
- Patrol Officer Ismael Mendez arrested Heather L. Baker, 25, of Flemington, and charged her with driving under the influence around 2:59 a.m. July 12, after investigating a disabled vehicle on Route 202. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses charging her with careless driving and having unclear plates.