Monday, May 20, 2013
A compilation of arrests in Hightstown between May 6 and May 14.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 20
The following report is based on information released by Hightstown Borough police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. ---------------------------- On May 6, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. officers took custody of Jose Borrero, 26, of Mercer Street, Hightstown, on warrants issued by Hightstown Borough Municipal Court. The warrant was in the amount of $1,000 and the subject was unable to post bail. He was transported to Mercer County Adult Correction Center in lieu of bail. ---------------------------- On May 8 at 7:42 p.m. at Hightstown Liquors, Stockton Street, officers responded to a shoplifting report regarding a subject stealing an $8 bottle of liquor. Through security surveillance systems, the officers were able to identify the subject and…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A crash between a concrete truck and a sedan on Route 130 in East Windsor was caused by the truck's failure to stop at a red light, police said.
The man who drove the concrete truck that struck a sedan and killed the driver on Route 130 yesterday has been charged by East Windsor police with vehicular homocide. The continued investigation by police revealed that Robert Conover Jr., 52, failled to stop for a red traffic light at the intersection of Route 130 and Route 33. This alleged oversight led to a collision with an Infiniti sedan killing the driver, Rangarau Sudhakara, of Sousa Court in East Windsor. Sudhakara was extricated from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. Conover, of Wrightstown, was charged with vehicular homocide, failure to observe signal, and reckless driving. He is currently remanded in Mercer County Correctional Facility in default of $100,000 bail. For …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Rangarau Sudhakara, of East Windsor, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 74-year-old East Windsor resident died in a car crash Wednesday after his car collided with a truck on Route 130; he was pronounced dead at the scene. East Windsor Police responded to the collision on Route 130 north at the intersection of Route 33 at around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday. An International Truck shipping materials for the Mershon Concrete Company hit an Infiniti sedan as it entered into an intersection on Route 130 South from Route 33 West, according to police. Both of the cars stopped on the center median of Route 130. The driver of the sedan was Rangarau Sudhakara, of Sousa Court in East Windsor; he was extricated from the car and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the truck, Robert Conover Jr., 52, of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A Spotswood and Mantua man told East Windsor police that they ingested several bags of heroin while detained by Walmart employees.
Two men admitted to eating bags of heroin after being apprehended by store personnel for shoplifting at Walmart, according to East Windsor police. Daniel Colantuoni, 25, of Spotswood, and Thomas McKnight, 26, of Mantua, told police that they ingested several bags of heroin after Walmart employees detained them for stealing two sets of earrings and leaving the store. Police arrived at the store and learned that the both Colantuoni and McKnight were under the influence of heroin. Colantuoni was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle, police said. Initially, Colantuoni told police a false identity and it was later discovered that he had outstanding arrest warrants out of Freehold Township. McKnight also had an outstanding …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The emails reference the firing of the Borough Administrator and the petition for a referendum on the bond ordinance for the new Borough Hall.
The individual who sent threatening emails to Hightstown Councilman Rob Thibault has shared the emails with Patch. Thibault confirmed that the emails sent to Patch were, in fact, the ones sent to his personal email address. Using the alias “Robert Langdon,” the person addressed the emails to Rob and Lisa Thibault. The first email, sent on May 4, stated, “There is a network of friends and supporters of ideas and people. Think twice about repercussions of actions you may take that results in a war of vengeance against your war of vengeance.” The second email, sent on May 5, mentioned that the individual had heard that the possible firing of Borough Administrator Michael Theokas was in retaliation against the petition for referendum on the …
Joseph Barlow received power of attorney over victim, according to prosecutor's office.
Hightstown funeral director Joseph Barlow pleaded guilty to stealing $750,000 from a 96-year old female relative of his in front of Mercer County Superior Court on Thursday. Barlow, of Cranbury, pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of misappropriation of entrusted funds, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. He was initially arrested on June 20, 2012. In March 2010, Barlow became power of attorney for the 96-year-old victim and within two years he wrote and endorsed multiple checks, liquidated various assets, and closed out her life insurance policy, Bocchini said. The total amount of stolen funds, approximately $750,000, was used in Barlow’s funeral home business Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home. According to the …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Images of a young 14-year-old girl were found on his computer in Hightstown.
A Hightstown man is having his initial court appearance on Wednesday, May 8 on child pornography charges in New Jersey. Fredy Arbito, 31, was arrested in Panama and returned to the United States in early April where he was arrested by special agents from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Wednesday. According to court documents, Arbito was knowingly in possession of at least three images of child pornography as early as Jan. 28 of this year. Emails of a sexual nature were reportedly sent by Arbito to a 14-year-old girl in Ecuador, court documents said. The information was traced back to an account at Arbito’s address in Hightstown. The criminal complaint against Arbito said that he allegedly struck…
East Windsor police arrested a Westampton man after a bottle of oxycodone was found in his car during a motor vehicle stop.
A bottle of Oxycodone pills was found in a car searched by East Windsor police after an odor of marijuana was detected following a motor vehicle stop on the evening of Friday, April 26. Ptl. Joseph Amejka of the East Windsor Police Department pulled over a 1990 Toyota traveling south on Route 130 for a faulty brake light. While Amejka was speaking with the occupants of the car an odor of marijuana emanated from the vehicle prompting a search, according to police. After searching the car, a bottle containing Oxycodone pills was discovered without a prescription. Tehsard Turnbull, 30, of Westampton, was arrested and charged with possession of prescription legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintenance of lamps, unlicensed driver…
Friday, May 3, 2013
East Windsor police arrested a Plainsboro woman for reportedly trying to obtain Percocet with a forged prescription.
A Plainsboro woman was arrested by East Windsor police for allegedly trying to obtain a prescription from the CVS Pharmacy on Route 130 with a forged prescription. According to East Windsor police, Letitia Simonson, 27, was attempting to fraudulently fill a prescription for Percocet tablets shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29. Simonson was arrested and charged with attempt to fraudulently obtain a prescription legend drug. She was later released pending court action.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Bring your unused medication to the East Windsor Police Department or Hightstown Police Department during Operation Take Back New Jersey, Today.
East Windsor Township and the Borough of Hightstown are both participating in Operation Take Back this weekend. Residents are encouraged to stop by the East Windsor Police Department and the Hightstown Police Department on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and safely drop off their unused or expired prescription medications. Operation Take Back is a program sponsored by the New Jersey Office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offering residents the opportunity to dispose of all unused, unwanted and expired medications in a safe and secure manner. East Windsor Township will have a drop box in the East Windsor Police Department for the collection of these various medications. Collected medications will be turned over …