Princeton police blotter


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A Winant Road resident reported that her unlocked car was burglarized between 7:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. March 16 while it was parked in her driveway, but nothing was reported missing.

A thief riding a bicycle rode up behind a man who was walking on Bunn Drive and reportedly stole the man’s backpack, which he was carrying over his shoulder March 18. The backpack contained items valued at about $660.

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A 24-year-old Princeton man was charged with lewdness for exposing his genitals in a public area on Witherspoon Street March 8. He was taken to the Princeton Police Department headquarters to be processed and then released.

A Stanworth Lane resident told police that vandals had written two offensive words on a nearby fence and Dumpster, causing the victim to feel harassed. The incident of bias intimidation and criminal mischief was reported March 16.

Two would-be thieves tried to get inside a Campbelton Road resident’s garage through an unlocked window March 16. They rummaged through a cabinet and also rummaged through one of the victim’s cars, which was unlocked, but nothing was reported missing, according to reports.

Someone forged two business checks, resulting in the loss of $4,220.97 to the business. The forgery and theft was reported March 17.

Several people reported that someone driving past them in a silver sedan struck them with small pellets from an unknown object while they were walking on Spring Street March 19. There were no reported injuries.

A Carnahan Place resident who sent explicit photographs of himself to someone who posed as 31-year-woman lost $390 to the extortionist. The incident of theft by extortion and cyber harassment was reported March 19.

A 23-year-old Franklin Park man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on North Harrison Street on March 19. The man was taken to the Princeton Police Department headquarters to be processed and then released to a sober adult.

The front and rear passenger side tires of a car were punctured while it was parked on Mountain Avenue. The incident of criminal mischief was reported March 20.

Three tires on a car were punctured while the car was parked in a parking lot on State Road March 9 in an incident of criminal mischief.

A Cleveland Lane resident reported that someone had tried to fraudulently open a line of credit in her name. The effort failed and the victim did not suffer any monetary loss in the incident, which was reported March 11.

Two men shoplifted $779.67 worth of merchandise from a store on State Road March 13. The men fled on foot. Police checked the area, but could not find the men, according to police reports.

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