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Police & Fire

September 28, 2022

Princeton, NJ –It’s another week and we have two more cases of checks stolen from a postal mail collection box on a public street downtown. This time the thefts were from the same box – the one at the corner of Spring and Witherspoon streets. On September 14 a woman reported to Princeton police ...

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Princeton, NJ – A week ago in this space we reported on the recent theft of three catalytic converters, the exhaust scrubbers that make your car more environmentally friendly. It turns out that the device is based on filtering exhaust gases through a honeycomb made of precious – and quite expensive ...

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Princeton, NJ – Dollars to donuts one of our noble online competitors will turn an item from this week’s police blotter into a juicy morsel of click bait: “Princeton pedestrian shot in back while walking on Mercer Street near Lovers Lane.” In fact the incident, which occurred on September 10 at ...

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Princeton, NJ –Oh no, have the thieves found a way into the new “fishing-proof” U.S. mail collection boxes? Doubtful. Those new boxes with the ultra-thin deposit slots and the one-way grates guarding the slot were the answer a year ago when thieves made a killing around town dropping lines with ...

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Princeton, NJ – This week’s police report is thin. Very thin. But it comes with just enough detail to prompt a literary reference. Debit Card Mystery. On August 22 at around 11:30 p.m., police said, a fraudulent withdrawal of $503 was made from an ATM on Nassau Street. The victim reported that ...

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Princeton, NJ –“With heavy hearts and deep sorrow,” quoting from Princeton Police Department’s Facebook page, the department this week announced the death of K9 Harris, the first police dog in the department’s history. K9 Harris served the police force and the community for more than seven years ...

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Princeton, NJ –In addition to tracking multiple reports of bears in the municipality, with the most recent ones showing the bear, or bears, moving in a northerly direction and being spotted in Rocky Hill, Princeton Police had the following to report: DWI-Car Theft Double Play: A 43-year-old ...

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Princeton, NJ -- At 8:44 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, Princeton Police issued another alert: "Bear sighting in the area of Karin Court. Please use caution while on foot." Karin Court is near a wooded area, off of West Drive, accessible from Alexander Road. It is south of the Springdale Golf ...

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Princeton, NJ –Ceremonial photos of police officers being promoted to higher ranks often include smiling family members, including spouse and children. But it’s not too often that the spouse is wearing the same uniform as the officer being promoted. This week Princeton Police announced the ...

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Princeton, NJ –The bears. There’s been lots of talk in recent days about the bear sighting in the east side of town, and plenty of other bear sightings in other parts of central New Jersey. The talk has raised several questions. First is whether bears are increasingly roaming to human-occupied ...

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Princeton, NJ – The bears may be closer than we think. At 1:07 p.m. Thursday, August 11, Princeton Police sent out an alert saying that “multiple black bears have been seen wandering in Mercer County. While there is no need for alarm, caution is advised.” At 6:25 p.m. police sent an update: “Be ...

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Princeton, NJ – No one ever said starting a business was easy, but Doria Roberts and Calavino Donati, the couple who late last year opened Tipple & Rose, the retail store and tea parlor at 210 Nassau Street, never expected to confront the challenges they now face. On the afternoon of ...

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Princeton, NJ –We often write about the war on cars in this space. Sometime disrespectful people take advantage of busy owners who leave their keys in the car and steal the car. Sometimes disrespectful people take personal belongings out of unlocked cars. Sometimes (sarcasm alert here) car drivers ...

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Princeton, NJ -- In recent weeks residents and town officials have viewed driver behavior at the intersection of Witherspoon Street and Spring Street with alarm. Despite the presence of two stop signs for northbound traffic on Witherspoon Street, the majority of motorists never came close to making ...

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Princeton, NJ –How does a garbage truck catch on fire? It happened last Wednesday afternoon, July 20, in the rear of the Princeton Shopping Center. The Princeton Fire Department, the First Aid Squad, and Princeton Police were dispatched to the rear of the Princeton Shopping Center for a garbage ...

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Less than 10 days after a resident raised an alarm about cars and trucks blithely cruising through the stop sign – and the pedestrian crossing just behind the sign – at the corner of Witherspoon and Spring streets, municipal workers put in the first improvement aimed at getting the attention of ...

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Princeton, NJ --Four Princeton University graduate students have been inducted as members of the Princeton Fire Department. The largest number of Princeton graduate students to join the town’s fire brigade at one time, they follow in the footsteps of countless others from the university community ...

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Princeton, NJ – He speaks three languages, played varsity soccer, and majored in sports administration with a minor in biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Now Dimitrios Stoupas has graduated from the 21-week Mercer County Police Academy and has been welcomed as the newest officer in the ...

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Princeton, NJ -- Last week’s bumbling bank robbery attempt at the TD Bank branch on State Road continues to brighten the days of those who have to report on such events. This week Princeton Police sent out the following statement: “We know you were all asking for the video footage of the ...

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Princeton, NJ – The war on cars continues. Spoiler alert: It’s not really a war and no one is coming after your car, either. Not your car, certainly, because you have been reading our police reports and know better. But some Philip Drive resident apparently has not been reading our ...

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Princeton, NJ –Who has ever come up to a stop sign, slowed down, looked both ways, slowed down again, and then hit the gas and moved through the intersection – all without ever actually stopping? Some of us would insist that we always stop. But many of us never really stop completely. Luckily ...

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Princeton -- As the late, great Willie Sutton reputedly explained, he robbed banks because that’s where the money was. Of course that wisdom dates back to the mid-20th century (Sutton’s 30-year career came to an end in 1952 and he was incarcerated until 1969; he died in 1980). In the early 21st ...

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Just as the long Fourth of July weekend began, Princeton police posted a warning: “When celebrating July 4th this weekend be sure to have a plan. If you drink, don't drive. Designate a sober driver or utilize a ride share program. It's not worth the risk of losing your own independence.” Good ...

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It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know what your bank balance is? This is one of those police reports that don’t make us go out to see if we left the keys in the car but rather send us to the computer, to use online banking to make sure nothing funny has happened to our checking account balance. For ...

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Culture Wars. If you drive up Jefferson Road from Wiggins Street toward Valley Road during any election season you will see loads of Biden signs and Black Lives Matter signs and the like. You will also find at least one lone house – one side of a duplex on the west side of the road -- sporting a ...

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Franklin Township -- Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on Canal Road near Elm Street on Monday night, according to a news release.  Luis Ruiz, 43, of Bridgewater, was traveling northbound on a 2014 Harley-Davidson when it collided with a 2019 Ford F250, operated by ...

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On Monday, June 6, a few hours after a photo was released of a van being driven in the vicinity of a recent groping incident, police arrested a Hopewell man and charged him with endangering the welfare of a child and attempted criminal sexual contact. The arrest was in connection with the June 2 ...

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The Princeton Police Department, investigating the criminal sexual contact case that took place last Thursday, June 2, needs the public's help in identifying a possible witness to the incident. Police report that at approximately 9:20 a.m. on June 2, a 17-year-old female victim was entering her ...

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Is there a serial groper roaming the streets of Princeton? At around 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, the Princeton Police Department reported that a man attempted to grab the buttocks of a 17-year-old woman as she was getting into a car parked in the Franklin Avenue parking lot near Harris ...

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Eleven residents of Princeton were formally sworn in as volunteer members of the Princeton Fire Department Wednesday, May 25, at a formal ceremony in the Municipal Courtroom. The 2022 firefighter class began state-mandated training in January. The class is expected to complete the 200-hour ...

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