Post Date: 05/24/2017 5:00 PM

Weekly Police Blotter: 05/17/2017-05/23/2017

05/17/2017

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Burglary/Criminal Mischief/Theft:  A Stirrup Way resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect forced entry into a vehicle by prying the window open.  The suspect stole a Navigation System ($1000), Dash Wood Panel Trim ($200), Identification Cards, Dewalt 20V XR Cordless Drill ($275) and a Dewalt Rechargeable Battery ($95).

05/18/2017

Burglary:  A Mustang Trail resident reported that during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect entered a residence possibly using a hidden key.  Nothing was taken.

Shoplifting:  A Business on Route 27 reported that during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect stole over $300 of Tide clothes cleaner.  The suspect left the business without being apprehended.

Arrest:  Willie C. Jefferson, 45, of Ridgefield Park, NJ was taken into custody at the Middlesex County Correctional Facility and arrested on a $1000 outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Jefferson was lodged at the Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.  “NOTE: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

Burglary/Theft:  A Home Street resident reported that an unknown suspect kicked in the front door to a residence and stole some items, which the resident was unable to immediately identify.

Criminal Mischief:  While on patrol, an Officer noticed that an unknown suspect caused damage to Inman Park by spray painting the north end of the park.

Arrest:  Laquesha M. Cathcart, 27, of New Brunswick, NJ was arrested subsequent to being in a park after hours for a $350 outstanding warrant out of New Brunswick, NJ.  Cathcart was summonsed for Hindering Apprehension and Violating Township Park Hours and was turned over to New Brunswick, NJ. 

05/19/2017

Criminal Mischief:  A Baier Avenue resident reported that an unknown suspect keyed the resident’s car. 

Arrest:  Mauricio A. Ramos, 20, of Somerset, NJ was arrested subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for Possession of Marijuana and summonsed for Careless Driving, Unlicensed Driver, Open/Unsealed Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Ramos was lodged at the Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.

05/20/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A California resident reported that an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle that was parked on Stone Manor Drive.  The suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a wallet containing $100 in US Currency and two (2) credit cards.

05/21/2017

Theft:  A Freehold, NJ reported that an unknown suspect stole a purse from a Business on Amwell Road.  The suspect stole a black leather purse ($80) containing a Coach Wallet ($100) and $22 in US Currency.

Burglary/Theft:  A Skillman, NJ resident reported that while their vehicle was parked at a Business on Route 27 during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect smashed the driver’s side window to a vehicle and stole a Wallet ($100) containing $10 in US Currency and various Debit/Credit Cards.

05/22/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Berger Street resident reported that between 05/15/2017 and 05/21/2017, an unknown suspect burglarized a residence and stole a 1982 Gibson SG Guitar ($2200), 1969 Fender Stratton Guitar ($7000), 1975 Ibanez Guitar ($2000), 1986 Ibanez Guitar ($2500), 1984 Ibanez Aires Guitar ($2500) and 1983 Fender Stratton ($800).

Burglary/Theft:  A Ridgewood, NJ resident reported that an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle on Franklin Square Drive and stole an Apple iPhone 6 ($400).

Stolen Vehicle:  A Juniper Court resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect stole a 2011 Dodge Ram from the front of the residence. 

05/23/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Heller Park Lane resident reported that an unknown suspect burglarized a residence through an open side window and stole $50 in loose change, a Diamond Ring ($900), Pandora Bracelet ($2000) and a Silver Charm Bracelet ($500).