Joseph Keevins, 56, of Morganville, was arrested Feb. 2 on a drunk driving charge. Police said Keevins, who was driving a blue Honda SUV, was stopped on Plainsboro Road at 12:56 a.m. for a maintenance of lamps violation. Police said he was found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and also had an open alcoholic beverage container in his car. He was also issued tickets for reckless driving and careless driving and released pending a future court appearance.
Vighnesh Krishnan, 20, of Monmouth Junction, and Akhil Mekala, 20, of Dayton, were arrested Jan. 22 on drug possession charges.
Police said that officers were dispatched to Railroad Drive at 11:21 p.m. to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle, which was suspected to be involved in an assault two nights prior in the same location.
Upon arrival patrol observed a black Nissan Maxima parked in the roadway. Investigation revealed that the driver, Krishnan, and passenger, Mekala, were loitering for the purpose of smoking marijuana, said police, adding that a search revealed paraphernalia and marijuana shake.
Junior Argant, 30, of Trenton was arrested on Dec. 3 on a paraphernalia possession charge. Officer Alfonso Robles said he stopped a 2013 Nissan sedan driven by Argant on Alexander Road near Canal Pointe Boulevard for having tinted front windows. During the stop, Junior Argant was found to be in possession of a vaporizer pen containing marijuana oil residue, said police.
Target in the Nassau Park Shopping Center was the victim of an alleged shoplifting on Dec. 22. Officer Carlos Abade said he was dispatched to the store at 10:30 p.m. to investigate a shoplifting.
According to the officer, the suspect—a man in his 40s, approximately six feet tall, with a medium build—entered the store and walked back to the warehouse area at the rear of the building.
He selected a Samsung 55-inch television valued at $599.99 and dragged it out through the emergency exit and into a dark blue minivan with tan trim.
The emergency exit alarm alerted store management who went to check the area. The suspect was attempting to take another TV, but ran out through the emergency exit when the manager approached.