West Windsor police blotter


Four North Brunswick Township residents were charged with shoplifting for allegedly taking food and other merchandise from Wegman’s on March 7. They allegedly filled shopping carts with merchandise and pushed them out of the store. They were processed and released.

Cash, jewelry and other items were stolen from a Cranbury Road home on March 6. The burglars smashed the glass on a rear door to get inside. They ransacked the master bedroom and opened drawers in other rooms in the house.

A Hamilton Township man who allegedly failed to stop for a police officer was charged with eluding and other motor vehicle violations on Village Road West on March 5. A police officer saw the driver speeding and attempted to stop him. The man stopped briefly and the officer spoke to him, but then he drove off. The police officer followed the car for two miles and then called off the pursuit.

A man who was working on the front sign of the Pep Boys store on Route 1 reported the theft of tools valued at $660 that were lying on the ground near his ladder on March 5. Three men in a car stopped and picked up the tools. When the victim started to come down the ladder, they threatened him. The men drove off with the victim’s tools.

A Bridgeton woman was charged with shoplifting and receiving stolen property for allegedly taking items valued at $547.32 from Dick’s Sporting Goods on March 5. She was also found to have clothing valued at $630 from the Carter’s store in Lawrence Township in her possession. The woman was found to have an outstanding warrant from City of Trenton. She was processed and released.

A Trenton mother and her daughter were charged with shoplifting and hindering apprehension for allegedly taking items worth $824.45 from Target and giving false information about their identities on March 4. The mother was found to have outstanding warrants from Florence Township and her daughter was found to be a wanted person by Mercer County and Bucks County, Pa. The mother was processed and released, but the daughter was processed and taken to the Mercer County Correction Center.

A Vineland man was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of false government documents following a two-car crash on Route 1 at 7:33 p.m. March 2. He allegedly had a fake Social Security card and a fake permanent resident card in his possession. He was processed and released.