Burglary at Exxon
During the power outage between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the Exxon station was burglarized, police said. Entry was gained by breaking glass panels and $150 cash was stolen. The incident is under investigation.
Local Man Faces Drunken Driving Charges
Patrol Officer David Oleksy reported observing a 2003 Volvo on Allison Road attempt to turn around in a driveway and strike a mailbox at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 31. Police said the vehicle continued on Allison at a speed exceeding the 25 mph speed limit and was stopped on Westfield Avenue.
The driver, Jared Pitcher, 18, reportedly had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and bloodshot, watery eyes.
Pitcher, of Meadowbrook Drive, was given field sobriety tests, arrested, and charged for driving while intoxicated under age, reckless driving, careless driving, improper backing, and speeding.
He was later released pending court action.
Driving While Intoxicated Charges for East Windsor Man
Patrol Officer Robert Davison responded to Route 130 South near Hickory Corner Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:11 p.m. on Oct. 31.
The first vehicle was hit from behind as it waited at the red light by a second vehicle. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.
The second driver, David Greenfield, 69, was found to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage and bloodshot eyes, police said. Greenfield, of The Orchard, was given field sobriety tests and arrested for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, and obstructed view. He was later released pending court action.
Wyncrest Apartments Burglary
A Wyncrest Apartments resident reported that his unsecured vehicle was entered between 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 and 6:58 p.m. on Nov. 1. He said a radar detector worth $300, a GPS unit worth $300, and two iPhone chargers worth $100 were stolen.
Monroe Man Faces Drunken Driving Charges
Patrol Officer Matthew Flynn reported observing a Honda Accord travelling in the Town Center Plaza shopping center at a high rate of speed at 10:31 p.m. on Nov. 1.
The vehicle was reportedly clocked on radar driving directly in front of the stores at 35 mph.
Flynn stopped the vehicle and the driver, Venkata Pothur, 50, had an odor of an alcoholic beverage, police said.
Pothur, of Monroe, was given field sobriety tests and arrested for driving while intoxicated, careless driving, and reckless driving. He was later released pending court action.
Weapon Offense and Aggravated Assault at Days Inn
Patrol Officer Michelle McCandrew responded to the Days Inn at 10:26 p.m. on Nov. 4 for a report of a fight inside one of the guest rooms. Police said investigation revealed that one of the guests, William Tompkins, 51, had threatened another guest staying in the same room with a handgun. Tompkins, of Temple, GA, was arrested and the weapon was seized by officers. He was charged with weapons offenses, possession of hollow point ammunition, and aggravated assault. Bail was set at $5,000 cash, and Tompkins was later committed to the Mercer County Corrections Center in default of bail.
Youth Found in Possession of Marijuana
Patrol Officer Michael Greco reported observing a suspicious occupied Chevrolet parked behind the Senior Center at 10:39 p.m. on Oct. 27. Police said he approached the vehicle and observed that the driver, a 17-year-old male, had a marijuana cigarette in his lap. Investigation revealed that the suspect was in possession of an additional bag of marijuana, police said. The juvenile suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and turned over to family members pending court action.
Criminal Mischief at Twin Rivers Mall
A man parked at Twin Rivers Mall reported two of his vehicle’s tires were punctured while parked in the parking lot between 9 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. He estimated the value of each tire at $100.
Trespassing at Princeton Arms West
A Princeton Arms West resident reported an unknown male was observed peering into his daughter’s bedroom window at 10:53 p.m. on Nov. 6. The male was described only as a Latino male wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The incident is under investigation.