It’s might only be February, but campaign signs are being targeted, police report.
A West Windsor male was the victim of a stolen political sign taken from his car on Jan. 30.
West Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Lee said someone entered the victim’s unsecured vehicle and removed a political sign (valued at $9.95) from the rear window.
The actor placed the sign into the victim’s garbage can at the end of the driveway and left on foot. The suspect was identified, and the victim wanted to have the incident documented, He said he was considering signing a complaint at a later date.
A West Windsor female in Berrien City reported on Feb. 3 the destruction of a plastic political sign at the victim’s residence.
Police said a cutting device was used to cut the political sign, valued at $20. The victim previously had two political signs stolen.
Drug arrests. Andrew Lalli, 24, of West Windsor, was arrested Jan. 31 on a drug possession charge. Police said he was stopped at 11:27 a.m. on Plainsboro Road for maintenance of lamps.
Police smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and after a search, 14 pills suspected to be Oxycodone were found in a sandwich bag without a prescription or a pill bottle.
Peter Tracy, 39, of Hamilton, was arrested Feb. 11 for drug possession and DWI. Police said he was pulled over on Route 1 south near College Road for failure to inspect. The driver was found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol and to be in possession of marijuana under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia.
Four juveniles were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Feb. 14. Police were notified of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Walker Gordon Drive and the car containing the juveniles.
Arrested were three 17-year-olds and one 15-year-old. The arrest took place at 7:53 p.m.
Warrant arrest. Passion S. Feliciano, 36, of Quail Ridge Drive was arrested Jan. 15 after he was found to be wanted on a warrant.
According to police, Feliciano was a passenger in a 2009 Nissan Altima stopped on Dey Road for an expired inspection sticker, and investigation revealed that she was wanted on a $1,000 warrant out of Rahway. She was released at the scene on her own recognizance by Rahway Police pending a future court appearance.
Criminal mischief. A West Windsor woman in Dutch Neck was the victim of a damaged mailbox on Feb. 1. Police said the victim heard a loud noise during the evening but didn’t investigate it at the time. The next day, she discovered that someone used an unknown device to break broke the post and damage her mail box.
DWI arrest. Oleksandr Pistun, 37, of West Windsor, was arrested Jan. 31 and charged with assault by auto for DWI while involved in a crash. The collision took place at Alexander Road and Carnegie Center Drive after 7 a.m. The victim was a 60-year-old resident from Colonia. Both drivers were transported to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for treatment.
Identity Theft. A West Windsor woman reported on Jan. 28 that unknown actors created two fraudulent checks using her personal information. Both checks were cashed: the first check was for $850, and the second was for $950.
Shoplifting. Kathleen McNicholas, 40, of Trevose, Pennsylvania, was charged with shoplifting at Target. Asset Protection Specialists and Officer. D. Latham investigated the act and determined McNicholas had stolen $1,169.63 worth of baby formula. She entered Target on Jan. 27, picked up a black tote for sale and filled it with 56 cans of baby formula. She then exited the store without paying for the items.
iPhone stolen. A Trenton woman reported on Jan. 27 the theft of her iPhone 6, valued at $240 at the WalMart in Nassau Park. The victim left her phone behind in the store after shopping, and using the “Find My Phone” application she discovered it was located in the Trenton area. She used the application to disable the phone remotely.
Auto theft. The Hertz Corporation reported a stolen vehicle on Jan. 27. The company reported a 2015 Dodge was rented at the Hyatt Regency in Carnegie Center on Nov. 1, 2016 and the car has not been returned. The Dodge had five parking summonses in New York City and a red light camera violation, police said.