A 13-year-old girl from Montgomery was the victim of an assault at Asian Food Market in the Princeton Meadows Shopping Center. Richard Webber, 38, of Quail Ridge Drive was charged in connection with the incident, which occurred at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Officer Brandon Ullom said that he was dispatched to market to investigate a report of a disturbance and determined that Webber had assaulted a juvenile female by striking her in the face with a can of food.

Webber then fled the scene after the assault, but was located a short time after and arrested, said Officer Ullom. Webber was charged with aggravated assault, criminal trespassing and two counts of defiant trespassing. He was sent to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center to await a bail hearing.

Police did not report what precipitated the attack.


Drug arrests

A 20-year-old Trenton woman was arrested Feb. 8 on a drug possession charge. Cpl. Scott Beatty said he stopped the woman at about 2:43 a.m. on Route 1 south for speeding. A search of the car found the accused to be in possession of under 50 grams of marijuana including a partially burnt marijuana cigarette, said Cpl. Beatty.

A 48-year-old Pheasant Hollow Drive male was arrested on Feb. 8 for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. Officer Bruce Stankiewicz said he stopped the accused, who was driving a 2007 Toyota Highlander, at about 7:04 p.m. in Plainsboro Plaza for parking in a fire zone. A search revealed him to be in possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.

Wallet lifted

A 45-year-old Robbinsville resident was arrested on a theft charge Feb. 8. Officer Joseph Breyta said that while watching high school basketball in the High School North gym, a juvenile Robbinsville High School student had money stolen after she left the wallet unattended in the stands at about 5 p.m.

Police said that investigation revealed that the accused took the wallet, brought it to the bathroom, removed the cash, and left the wallet in the bathroom stall. The wallet and cash were returned to the victim.

DWI arrest

A 43-year-old Stockbridge, Georgia resident was arrested Feb. 8 on a drunk driving charge. Officer William Atkinson said he stopped the accused, who was driving a white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, on Route 1 south for speeding and erratic driving, and found him to be intoxicated.

West Windsor

Shoplifting arrests

A 48-year-old male from East Windsor was arrested Jan. 18 on a shoplifting charge at Wegmans. Officer Kyle LaForge said that the accused and an unknown female took bottles of alcoholic beverages and packages of seafood (valued at $519.41), placed them into brown paper bags and left without paying at about 5:21 p.m.

While the accused and the woman were loading the items into a car, they were confronted by Wegmans. The accused and the female suspect ran in different directions. The mal eventually stopped running and returned all the goods back to the store, said Officer LaForge. Police are still investigating to identify the woman involved in the incident.

A 34-year-old Brooklyn, New York, woman was arrested Jan. 19 on a shoplifting charge at Target at about 5:10 p.m. Officer Kyle LaForge said the woman was detained by asset protection after allegedly concealing two GPS units and two V-Tech devices (valued at $459.96) in her purse. She then went through the checkout, where she only paid for two bottles of juice. She was apprehended by asset protection as she attempted to leave the store, police said.

Wallet stolen

An employee of Princeton Dialysis at 88 Princeton-Hightstown Road was the victim of a theft on Jan. 18 between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m.

Officer Peter Buchanan said that while the victim was at work at the dialysis center, she had her purse in an unlocked locker in an employee only area. When she went to leave for the day, she found that someone had stolen her wallet from the purse.


Sunglass Hut in MarketFair was the victim of a theft on Jan 25 at about 8 p.m.

Officer Dominic Fiore said an unknown man suspect had selected several pairs of designer sunglasses from a display, grabbed several more and then ran out of the store with them. The retail value of the Gucci and Versace sunglasses was $2,165.

Police describe the man as being between 25 and 30 years of age, He was over 6 feet tall, with a thin build and wearing a fur hat.