A 16-year-old from Willingboro was arrested by West Windsor Police on Dec. 4 after attempting to steal a car. The theft was thwarted because the car had a stick shift, and the would-be thief only knew how to drive cars with an automatic transmission.

Police said that officers were dispatched to Princeton Terrace Apartments at 7:23 a.m. to investigate a report of a male wearing gold sneakers who had entered a running vehicle and attempted to steal it.

When the teen found out he couldn’t drive the car, he fled on foot and entered into an awaiting Ford Taurus. The Ford made an illegal left turn onto onto Clarksville Road south.

Sgt. Jeffrey Lai and Sgt. Frank Bal intercepted the Ford a short time later. The juvenile, who was also found to be in possession of marijuana, was taken into custody.

Plainsboro

Hindering apprehension

A Hunters Glen man was arrested on hindering apprehension charges after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident on Dec. 16. Officer Justin Kowalczyk said he was on patrol at 4:17 a.m. on Enterprise Drive when he saw a black 2016 Toyota Corolla that had been left unattended in a field about 50 feet off the roadway.

Investigation revealed that Nishant Sachdeva, 34, of Hunters Glen Drive had left the scene of the crash, and subsequently gave false statements to police during the crash investigation. Sachdeva was issued summonses for careless driving, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to exhibit insurance, failure to exhibit registration, unclear license plates, unsafe operation of a vehicle, willfully abandoning a motor vehicle, unsafe vehicle, destruction of agricultural property, and a criminal summons for hindering apprehension with a mandatory court date at the Plainsboro Municipal Court.

Drug arrest

Gerald A. Peabody, 23, of Trenton, was arrested Dec. 2 on a drug possession charge. Police said that Morris was a passenger in a black Infiniti that was stopped on Scudders Mill Road at 4:27 p.m. after a spot check revealed that the car had an expired registration.

Police said that during the stop, officers detected the scent of burnt and raw marijuana. A search revealed about 7 grams of marijuana, which Peabody admitted was his, said police. Two others in the car were also arrested. The driver, William N. Rambal, 21, of Trenton, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and driving with an expired registration. Passenger Tarweh Morris, 26, of Hamilton, was found to be wanted on $1,700 worth of outstanding warrants. Both were released on their own recognizance.

DWI and drug arrest

Randy Tang, 18, of Cranbury, was arrested Dec. 17 on drug possession and DWI charges. Officer Justin Kowalczyk said he was dispatched to investigate a report of a blue Toyota minivan that crashed into a telephone pole on Friendship Road. The officer said that upon arrival he found Tang, the driver, to be under the influence of narcotics and in possession of marijuana. He was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

West Windsor

DWI and drug arrest

Liam S. Boyle, 36, of West Windsor was arrested for DWI and drug possession on Oct. 30, police said. Officer Franck Zicha said he stopped Boyle on Bear Brook Road for a red light violation and determined that he was DWI. A search of Boyle and his car, a Toyota RAV4, revealed that he was in possession of a small quantity of cocaine and four Clonazepam pills that were not prescribed to him, Officer Zicha said. Boyle also had three warrants for his arrest from Bordentown ($1000), Mullica Hill ($525), and Mount Laurel ($300).

Theft

WOW Construction, of Edison, was the victim of a theft from a construction site on Old Trenton Road between Oct. 27 and Oct. 30. Officer police said someone removed a padlock securing a box truck at the site and stole more than $9,000 worth of tools—including two jackhammers—from within.