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Police & Fire

October 19, 2021

If there are boundaries that apply to criminal conduct, then surely there must be a distinction between someone willing to drive off with another person’s car and someone else willing to enter another person’s home, even while that person is asleep inside. One is certainly daring; the other seems ...

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It was quiet out there last week. The Princeton Police reported just four items of interest for the news media. At around 1:30 in the morning of October 7, a Ewing resident was stopped on Nassau Street for speeding. The driver, Jacquelin Duffey, 27, was charged with driving while ...

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An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of a woman crossing Route 1 early Monday morning, October 11. Around 6:38 a.m. on October 11, members of the Lawrence Township Police Department responded to a call from a driver stating that he saw a person down in the roadway near the ...

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You know it’s a slow week on the police beat when there are more drunk driving arrests than there are residents complaining that they got scammed by some grifter. And on top of that there Is not a single report of a check being stolen from a postal collection box and forged to another ...

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A woman was sexually assaulted by a man armed with a weapon while walking on the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath on Tuesday afternoon, September 28. The canal path is a popular location for hikers and runners in Princeton and central New Jersey. This assault occurred between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

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A woman was sexually assaulted by a man armed with a weapon while walking on the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath on Tuesday afternoon, September 28. The canal path is a popular location for hikers and runners in Princeton and central New Jersey. This assault occurred between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

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Have you ever had a dream where you went to open your online checking account and discovered that the account had been wiped out overnight? Never had that dream? Well, read about the Princeton Police report of September 17, involving an Allison Road resident who said that someone apparently ...

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Could some mailbox “fishermen” still be at large? Two more victims came forward to Princeton Police this week, reporting that checks they had deposited in U.S. Postal Service collection boxes had been altered and forged before ever reaching their destination. A Nassau Street resident reported a ...

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Remember the good old days, when you left a spare key under the floor mat of your car just in case you lost your own key? If you were clever, of course, you didn’t leave it under the mat. That would be the first place a car thief would look, after all. You might have hidden it in the glove ...

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Our September 1 report on “Lessons to Learn from the Rosedale Road Fatality” caught the eye of the parent of a Community Park student who has experienced similar challenges trying to walk or bike from Mount Lucas Road to the elementary school on Witherspoon Street. Yue-Kai Huang wrote the ...

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At 4:14 p.m. Thursday, September 2, Princeton Police notified residents that three roads, previously closed due to flood waters, were reopened. They are Alexander Road, Washington Road, and Rosedale Road. A few minutes later police added two more roads to the list: Cherry Valley Road and ...

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Today’s a day to stay close to home. At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, September 2, Princeton Police announced that all main roads in and out of town were flooded, including: Quaker Road Rosedale Road Mercer Road Stockton Street (Route 206) South Harrison Street Washington ...

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The mailbox crime wave may turn out to be one with many, many ripples. Two suspects were arrested August 21 and charged with using sticky substances and lines dropped into postal bins to extract mail and then tamper with checks they “caught” to obtain considerable amounts of money. But in last ...

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We begin this week’s police report with some updates. Regarding the pedestrian struck by a car while he was walking in the crosswalk on Rosedale Road at General Johnson Drive, police issued no further information regarding his condition, other than to say he was transported to the Capital Health ...

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An 82-year-old Princeton man was seriously injured when he was struck by a motorist on Rosedale Road shortly after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25. The collision occurred at a marked pedestrian crosswalk that was identified as a hazardous crossing by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee ...

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No criminal activity in Princeton has been so thoroughly documented as the recent spate of thefts of mail from postal collection boxes along Nassau Street and Palmer Square. Thieves were putting sticky substance on mailbox lids to keep mail from dropping down into the bin. In addition, they were ...

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The latest “police blotter” release from the Princeton Police Department shows a decline in mail theft reports from the week before. Whether this indicates that the public has become more careful about sending checks and personal identification information in the mail, or whether the thief or ...

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We have all heard of a guy with sticky fingers, someone who tends to end up with things that don’t belong to him. Princeton police may well be looking for a guy with a sticky substance, used to keep envelopes deposited in mail drop boxes from dropping freely into the storage bin below. That sticky ...

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The fire that broke out at around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, August 3, at the historic Lenox House on the Princeton Theological Seminary campus must have given some fire fighters -- and fire marshals -- a sense of déjà vu. Just three days earlier, on Saturday, July 31, many of the same fire fighter ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK - Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 20, a woman was fatally struck on Route 1 South near Ridge Road, according to a press release from the South Brunswick Police Department. The woman was in her 30s and from Princeton.             Police responded to the accident at ...

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“Driver inattention is the leading cause of traffic fatalities in New Jersey and we’re working to change that behavior,” the office of the state attorney general announced earlier this year. “We’re reminding people what’s at stake every time they get behind the wheel. We want drivers of all ages to ...

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