East Windsor Police Blotter: Weapons Offenses, Theft, and Drugs
The following arrest information was supplied by the police department of East Windsor Township. It does not indicate a conviction.
Weapons Offenses against Middle School Students
Four Melvin H. Kreps Middle School students reported being shot by paintballs as they walked to school through the Princeton Arms apartments at 8:18 a.m. on Nov. 28, police said.
According to police, investigation revealed the juvenile responsible for shooting at students from an open window in his apartment. The 13-year-old male of Princeton Arms West was arrested by Detective James Vandegrift for weapons offenses and aggravated assault and turned over to his parent pending court action. None of the victims reported any injury.
Criminal Mischief at Princeton Arms North
A woman parked in the Princeton Arms North parking lot reported that her vehicle was scratched with a sharp object at 6:36 p.m. on Nov. 29, with damage estimated at $100.
Wheel and Tire Theft at Village East Apartments
Between 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 and 4:16 a.m. on Nov. 30, all four wheels and tires were stolen from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of Village East Apartments on Nettleton Drive.
Police said the vehicle was found by the complainant resting on concrete clocks. The value of the theft was estimated at $2,000.
Theft at TJ Maxx
Lynn Antoine, 19, and Cynthia Joseph, 21, both of Amy Drive were arrested for shoplifting from TJ Maxx after police responded to a report of an employee theft.
Police said store personnel reported that Antoine had been the subject of an internal investigation, which revealed that she had under-rung merchandise for a customer, her sister and accomplice, Joseph, which was valued at $4,58.67.
Patrol Officer Joseph Iannone arrested the two at 12:29 p.m. on Nov. 9, and they were later released pending court action.
Drugs in the Wawa Parking Lot
Amar Wason, 20, of West Windsor, faces a possession of marijuana under 50 grams charge after police responded to a report of three individuals who refused to leave Wawa on Dec. 3.
Upon speaking with the involved individuals at 2:09 a.m., Patrol Officer Joseph Amejka detected the odor of marijuana on them, police said. Investigation revealed that Wason was in possession of two bags of marijuana. He was arrested and later released pending court action.
Criminal Mischief in the Gold’s Gym Parking Lot
Between 2:30 p.m. and 3:36 p.m. on Dec. 4, two vehicles’ windows were shattered while parked in the parking lot of Gold’s Gym, police said. Total damage is estimated at $900.
Aggravated Assault at Wal-Mart
Joseph Goldy, 36, of Pemberton, NJ, was arrested for aggravated assault, resisting arrest, shoplifting, and obstructing justice after a Wal-Mart employee alerted Detective Ryan Mattek to suspected shoplifting on Dec. 6.
Around 3 p.m., Mattek was in the Wal-Mart store on an unrelated matter when he was approached by store personnel, who advised that they were watching a suspected shoplifter and requested his assistance. Police said Goldy was observed leaving the store with items that were not purchased and the store employee called for him to stop. Goldy reportedly refused, leading Mattek to identify himself and direct Goldy to halt, at which time Goldy fled on foot.
Mattek caught Goldy, at which time police said Goldy struck Mattek in the head with his fist and continued to fight. Mattek arrested Goldy at that time.
The items in the shopping cart were valued at $192.88 and were returned to the store. Goldy was later released pending court action.
Lewdness at the Days Inn
Officers responded to the Days Inn at 6:12 p.m. on Dec. 6 for a report of an individual who had committed a lewd act toward an employee, police said.
Hotel personnel reported that the employee was in the laundry room when she observed an approximately 22-year-old, 5-foot-6-inch white male with black hair wearing black pants and shirt standing in the doorway to the laundry room.
Police said the male exposed himself to the employee and then left the area.
Wheel and Tire Theft on Farrington Place
Between 6 a.m. and noon on Dec. 7, all four wheels and tires were stolen from a vehicle parked in the parking lot on Farrington Place.
The vehicle was found on concrete blocks, police said. The value of the stolen property was estimated at $2,500. The incident is under investigation.
DWI Charges for East Windsor Man
Gary Evers, 39, of Windsor Regency, was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and careless driving after police responded to a report of an intoxicated individual attempting to drive from the area on Dec. 7.
Detective Jason Hart responded to the Wawa parking lot at 10:54 p.m., and after the vehicle was identified by a witness, he found it running with Evers behind the wheel.
Evers was found to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage and slurred speech, police said. He was given field sobriety tests, arrested, and later released pending court action.
DWI Charges for East Windsor Woman
Daphne Conklin, 41, of Cedarville Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, and under the influence of narcotics after police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at Windsor Perrineville Road and Old York Road on Dec. 8.
Upon arrival at 1:29 p.m., Patrol Officer Ryan Ballard determined Conklin’s vehicle had struck another vehicle from behind at the traffic signal. There were no injuries reported.
Police said Conklin was found to have taken several prescription narcotics and was given field sobriety tests. She was arrested and later released pending court action.
Drug Charge for California Man
Lam Viet Nguyen, 39, of Anaheim, Calif., was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams on Dec. 10.
At 1:09 a.m., Patrol Officer Scott Brown observed a 2006 Ford stopped on Route 33 West with its hazard lights activated. Brown approached the vehicle to assist and detected an odor of marijuana from within the vehicle, police said. Investigation revealed that one of the passengers, Nguyen, was in possession of a partially burnt marijuana cigarette. He was arrested and later released pending court action.