Plainsboro Police recently arrested a Lawrence Township man on an aggravated assault charge outside the Princeton Windrows senior housing building. Arrested was Earl D. Smith Jr., 19.

Plainsboro Police said that officers were dispatched to Windrows to investigate a report of an assault on Jan. 26 at 8:45 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers found three juveniles who said that two males wearing ski masks attacked them in the employee parking lot. They said that during the fight, one of the attackers threatened to shoot the victims.

Police said that one of the victims identified Smith as one of the attackers. Further investigation at the scene led to the discovery of a wallet, which belonged to Smith.

Police said that Smith was contacted by authorities, but refused to cooperate with investigators. He was charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and conspiracy, and sent to the Middlesex County Jail. An investigation to identify the other suspect is ongoing.


Attempted burglary

A resident of Tanager Lane was the victim of an attempted break-in on Feb. 16. Police were dispatched to the victim’s home at 6:40 p.m. to investigate an activated burglar alarm. Investigation revealed that someone attempted to enter the resident by breaking a window, but was apparently scared off by the alarm.

DWI arrests

Joseph Keevins, 56, of Morganville, was arrested Feb. 2 on a drunk driving charge. Police said Keevins was stopped on Plainsboro Road at 12:56 a.m. for a maintenance of lamps violation and was found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He also had an open alcoholic beverage container in his car, police said.

False report

Jharavick Navalo, 38, of Pheasant Hollow Drive, was charged with filing a false police report and false public alarm. Police said that Navalo called 911 and reported that she was being attacked and that two people who were known to her were banging and kicking her door.

Police arrived the victim’s residence and found no one in the area. Meanwhile, Navarro was still on the phone with the 911 operator claiming that the individuals were still at her door. Based on officer’s observations, eye witness accounts and physical evidence collected during the investigation, it was determined that Navalo filed a false police report.

West Windsor


Barrett M. Green, 41, of Trenton, was arrested Jan. 7 on a shoplifting charge. Police said that Green allegedly left the store without paying for several bottles of alcoholic beverages that he had stashed in his backpack. He was apprehended by police as he was leaving the area in a burgundy Honda pickup on Nassau Park Boulevard. The value of the merchandise stolen was $224.22.

DWI arrests

Cuong V. Nguyen, 42, of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, was arrested Jan. 6 on a drunk driving charge. Police said that Nguyen was found to be intoxicated after being involved in a car crash on Quakerbridge Road at about 7 p.m. He had rear-ended another vehicle with his 2006 Acura, said police.

Chelsea A. Spahr, 22, of Princeton Junction, was arrested Jan. 9 on a drunk driving charge. Police said that Spahr, who was driving a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, was stopped at 12:52 a.m. on Route 1 at Quakerbridge Road for speeding and erratic driving and was found to be intoxicated.

Arrested on a drunk driving charge on Jan. 9 was John P. Tynan, 55, of Long Branch. Police said that officers were dispatched to the MarketFair parking lot to investigate a report of a man soliciting people for money and driving a silver Chevrolet with front-end damage.
Officer Frank Zicha located the car in the parking lot, which was being driven by Tynan, who was found to be intoxicated.