Shoplifting, DUI, Marijuana in Recent Arrests


RARITAN TWP., NJ – Township police released details on a number of unrelated arrests:

  • Matthew D. Smiles, 34 of West Bradford, Pa., was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road around 1:46 p.m. April 15.

According to police, Sgt. Ben Donaruma stopped Smiles’ vehicle for speeding. Smiles was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (pipe and grinder) and given motor vehicle summonses for creating risk of accident or injury and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was released.

  • Shahin Kando, 46 of Flemington, was charged with shoplifting from Kohl’s on Route 202 around 6:49 p.m. April 18. Police said they were called to the store after a loss prevention employee saw Kando leave the store with various articles of clothing without paying for them. The employee was able to stop Kando before he left the area and was able to recover the clothing which was found to be worth $494.95, police said.

Kando was released. The arrest and investigation was by Patrolman William McEnroe, III.

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  • Police arrested Alden J. Braverman and Roberto Ramos, each age 18 of Doylestown, Pa. and Michael S. Garnick, also 18 of Pipersville, Pa. and charged each with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia (grinder, jar, screens and pipes all containing marijuana and/or marijuana residue) and possession/consumption of an alcoholic beverage while under legal age following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202-31 around 11:07 a.m. April 22.

Police said Braverman was initially stopped for failure to keep right, following too closely and having unclear plates. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. All three were released. The investigation and arrests by Patrolman Robert Landolina.

  • Maria Scors, 71 of Long Valley, was charged with shoplifting by Patrolman Adam Swiatek around 4:14 p.m. April 23. Police said they were called to the store by an employee who saw Scors place two sweatshirts in her purse and attempt to leave the store without paying for them. The sweatshirts were worth $111.90, police said. Scors was released.

Editor's note: This article has been updated in accordance with TAPinto Flemington policy.

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