RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here today released details on several recent arrests.
- Marshall A. Alston, 48, of Flemington was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest around 1:12 a.m. April 12. Patrol Officer Brian Mayer first encountered Alston while running stationary radar on Dayton Road. Police said Alston pulled up to Mayer’s police car and said he was concerned the officer was going to pull him over for having a suspended driver’s license. An investigation led to the arrest on the DWI charge and during the process, Alston tried to re-enter his vehicle, police said. Patrol Officer Connor Gallagher assisted Mayer, and they secured Alston and took him to police headquarters.
- Sgt. Robert Landolina arrested Javier F. Blandon, 21; Deandre Etheridge, 18; and Jeffrey Valdez, 21; all from the Bronx, around 1 a.m. April 13. Police said the vehicle they were in was stopped for failure to keep right and making an illegal U-turn. They were each charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- A driver who tipped police dispatch that a vehicle was not maintaining its lane of travel led Patrol Officer Robert Schenck to arrest James E. Foulk, 40, of Levittown, Pa., around 6:18 p.m. April 14, police said. Schenck found the vehicle on Route 202-31, and Foulk was using a hand-held cell phone and failed to move to the left lane for a stopped emergency vehicle, according to police. Foulk was charged with driving while intoxicated.
- Patrol Officer Anthony Moreno arrested Xavier A. Suarez, 24, of Richmond Hill, N.Y., around 12:54 p.m. April 14. Police said Suarez was stopped for speeding on Old York Road, and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Theodore S. Distiler, 34, of New Hope, Pa., was arrested by Patrol Officer Ryan Barry around 7:50 p.m. April 14 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. According to police, Distiler came to police headquarters to reclaim “mislaid property” that had been turned into police, and took responsibility for the marijuana.
- Jonathan C. Falk, 30, of Flemington, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Landolina around 1 a.m. April 18. Police said Falk was found sleeping in his car behind ShopRite and was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana.
- Police were dispatched to Walmart around 11:42 a.m. April 19 on the report of an intoxicated man walking around the store, police said. That led Patrol Officer Michael Podlaski to arrest William A. Wilson, 46, of Morristown, and charge him with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
- Police were dispatched to a single car crash on Barton Hollow Road around 3:51 p.m. April 20, and Patrol Offcier Adam Swiatek arrested Brenda C. Knapp, 55, charging her with driving while intoxicated. Neither Knapp nor her passenger were injured, police said.