RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police released its police blotter with drug and assault charges at the end of July.
- Craig R. Becker, 56, of Flemington, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes after he hit a victim in the head with a cement turtle. According to the report, at 9:30 p.m. July 24, officers responded to the area of Westminster Place for a report of an assault. The assault occurred, the report said, when two men who were also neighbors returned home from being out. After exiting the vehicle, Becker struck the victim in the head with the cement turtle. According to officers on the scene, Becker was intoxicated. The victim was treated on scene for injuries. Officer Connor Gallagher filed the charges.
- Christopher D. Mino, 34, of Branchburg, was arrested July 25 at 10:20 p.m. for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle. Mino, the report said, was the passenger of a vehicle that had been stopped for a non-working light. Officer Ismael Mendez made the arrest.
- Cody J. Osadacz, 27, of Jamesburg, was charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and Kyle J. Behen, 27, of Cranbury, was charged with eluding following a motor vehicle accident on Route 12 July 26 at 4:46 p.m. According to the report, officers responded to the area of 247 Route 12 for a reported accident with injuries. Both vehicles were traveling east on Route 12. Prior to police arrival, the driver of the striking vehicle, Osadacz and Behen fled from the scene. Behen was found at 6 p.m. walking on Route 12, and Osadacz turned himself in July 31. The driver of the vehicle that was struck was taken to Hunterdon Medical Center.
- Nicole L. Smith, 37, of Hainesport, was charged July 29 at 12:15 p.m. with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after the vehicle she was driving was stopped for having a cracked windshield. Sgt. Robert Landolina made the arrest.