East Windsor Police Blotter: Reckless and Drunken Driving
The following arrest information was supplied by the police department of East Windsor Township. It does not indicate a conviction.
Drug Charges For Two Trentonians
Police arrested two Trenton residents for possession of marijuana on Nov. 14 at 10:19 a.m.
Patrol Officer Thomas Meyer observed a gray Dodge traveling northbound on Route 130 with illegally tinted windows, police said.
While speaking with the driver, Anyelin Cabrera, 25, Meyer reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana from within the vehicle and observed a partially smoked marijuana cigarette inside the vehicle.
Cabrera and the other occupant of the vehicle, Edwin Cruz, 25, were arrested for possession of marijuana. Cabrera was additionally charged for tinted windows, uninsured, driving while suspended, and drugs in a motor vehicle.
Theft at TJ Maxx
Police responded to the TJ Maxx store at 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 15 for a report of two females who had been observed shoplifting and had fled the store into a wooded area.
Patrol Officer Paul Wille located a 17-year-old female from Trenton and Tierra Cullers, 23, also from Trenton, and they were positively identified by store personnel, who advised police that they had stolen several purses.
The suspects were arrested for shoplifting and disorderly conduct, and the juvenile suspect was turned over to a parent pending court action.
Cullers was also found to have an outstanding arrest warrant from North Brunswick. She was released after being processed and posting bail on the warrant pending court action.
New Brunswick Man Faces Drunken Driving Charges
Police observed a 1998 Chevrolet traveling northbound on Route 130 at 70 mph in a posted 45 mph zone at 12:35 a.m. on Nov. 17. According to police, the vehicle was further observed operating in an erratic manner.
Patrol Officer Glen Vega stopped the vehicle on Route 130 near Old Cranbury Road.
The driver, Ernesto Cespedes-Lovera, 22, of New Brunswick, was reportedly observed to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage and was given field sobriety tests.
He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to signal, failure to wear seatbelt and released pending court action.
Reckless and Drunken Driving on Route 130
On Nov. 17 at 11:49 p.m., Patrol Officer Joseph Iannone observed a silver Honda traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 130 South near Route 571, police said.
Iannone reportedly followed the vehicle and paced it at 80 mph in a 45 mph zone. He also observed the vehicle operating in an erratic manner, police said. He stopped the vehicle on Route 130 near Hickory Corner Road.
According to police, the driver, Jagdish Shah, 64, had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Shah, of Mount Laurel, NJ, was given field sobriety tests and arrested for driving while intoxicated, speeding, failure to maintain lane, careless driving, reckless driving, and uninsured.
Police said he refused to provide breath samples while he was being processed and was charged with refusal to provide breath samples in addition to the initial offenses. He was released pending court action.
Drug Charge for Monroe Woman
Police said Patrol Officer David Berez observed a red Honda traveling north on Route 130 in an erratic manner at 1:01 a.m. on Nov. 18.
He stopped the vehicle and reportedly detected an odor of marijuana from within the vehicle.
Investigation revealed that the passenger, Yena Shah, 21, was in possession of a pill bottle containing marijuana, police said.
Shah, of Monroe, NJ, was arrested for possession of marijuana and released pending court action.
Hightstown Man Faces Drunken Driving Charges
On Nov. 18 at 2:27 a.m., Patrol Officer Philip Melhorn observed a 2007 Ford traveling north on Mercer Street near Airport Road in an erratic manner.
He stopped the vehicle, and the driver, Jhon Granda, 33, reportedly had an odor of an alcoholic beverage and droopy, bloodshot eyes.
Granda, of Hightstown, was given field sobriety tests and arrested for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, obstructing traffic, failure to maintain lane, and unlicensed driver.
He was released pending court action.
Drunken Driving and Disorderly Conduct in Jamestown Road Parking Lot
Police responded to a parking lot on Jamestown Road at 11:41 p.m. on Nov. 19 for a report of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance in the parking lot.
Upon arrival, Patrol Officer David Oleksy found Devin Kostar, 21, in a 1996 Chevrolet stopped diagonally across two parking spaces.
Upon speaking with Kostar, of Roosevelt, NJ, Olesky reportedly detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed fresh damage to the passenger side of the Kostar’s vehicle. Additionally, two parked vehicles were later found and identified as having been struck by the suspect and damaged.
Police said Kostar had slurred speech and had to grasp his vehicle for balance.
While being given field sobriety tests, he reportedly became unruly and began loudly yelling obscenities, ignoring multiple warnings that his behavior was disorderly.
According to police, the field sobriety test was terminated due to the Kostar’s actions, and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, refusal to submit breath samples, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Kostar was released pending court action.