Princeton attacker, burglar charged on separate incident

The following reports are provided by the Princeton Police Department.

Male arrested for sexual assault and burglary accused of separate incident on June 14

The 26-year-old Princeton male arrested for breaking into a home on Birch Avenue and sexually assaulting a woman while she was asleep on June 29 was also charged with Burglary and Harassment in a separate incident occurring on June 14 at 5 a.m.
According to the victim, the accused entered another residence on the 200 block of Birch Avenue.  At this time, it is believed that he gained access to the home through an unlocked door.  The victim, a 19-year-old Illinois resident who was staying at the home on Birch Avenue, heard a man in the residence who then fled when she confronted him. The victim was not sexually assaulted in this case.  She filed the report subsequent to the initial investigation.
The perpetrator has been charged with a separate account of burglary and harassment in this case and bail was set at $50,000 with a 10 percent posting option. He is currently lodged in the Mercer County Correctional Center on the original charges and bail.

July 5

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for failure to wear a seatbelt, a 47-year-old Trenton male was found to have two active warrants for his arrest with a total bail of $5,954. He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where he was processed and later turned over to the Montgomery Township Police Department.

July 4

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for maintenance of lamps, a 54-year-old Florida male was found to have two active warrants for his arrest with a total bail of $2,623. He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where he was processed and later released to the New Brunswick Police Department.

The victim, an 18-year-old Princeton resident, reported being sexually assaulted while at a party on the first block of Meetinghouse Court. The investigation is ongoing and remains open.  At this time we have no reason to believe this incident is related to the sexual assault that was reported/investigated on Birch Avenue last week. There is no further information at this time.

July 3

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for failure to use headlights when required as well as other violations, a 21-year-old Pennington female was placed under arrest for DWI.  She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and later released with summonses and a pending court date.

A 71-year-old Rocky Hill male came to headquarters to satisfy a warrant that had been issued for his arrest by the Princeton Municipal Court. He was processed, posted bail and was released.

July 2

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for failure to signal a turn, a 23-year-old Flemington male was found to be in possession of marijuana less than 50 grams and drug paraphernalia.  He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released with summonses and a pending court date.

An unknown individual damaged a vehicle parked on the first block of Birch Avenue. The front driver side tire was punctured with an unknown object.

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for failure to keep right, a 23-year-old Yardville female and 25-year-old Columbus male were found to be in possession of heroin.  Both were charged with Possession of CDS; Possession of CDS with intent to distribute; Possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both were placed under arrest, brought to police headquarters for processing and later released with summonses and a pending court date.

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for driving without headlights when required, a 27-year-old Princeton male was found to be in possession of marijuana less than 50 grams. He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where he was processed, and later released with summonses and a pending court date.

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for maintenance of lamps, a 37-year-old Maryland male was found to have a warrant for his arrest that was issued by the South River Municipal Court in the amount of $300.  He was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released.

July 1

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for multiple motor vehicle violations, including driving with no headlights, a 38-year-old male from British Columbia was placed under arrest for DWI. He was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with summonses and a pending court date.

Subsequent to picking up his recovered found property at police headquarters, a 43-year-old Princeton male was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested, processed and released with a summons and a pending court date.

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for failing to observe a traffic signal, a 30-year-old New Brunswick male was found to have two outstanding warrants with a total bail of $1000. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was released after bail was posted.

Subsequent to police responding to a disturbance on the first block of Redding Circle, an 18-year-old Princeton female was placed under arrest for Possession of a weapon, Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and simple assault. The investigation revealed the woman used a glass juice bottle to cause minor injury during a physical altercation with the victim.

An unknown individual stole a bottle of wine from Varsity Liquors, 234 Nassau St.

June 30

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for a maintenance of lamps violation, a 50-year-old Trenton female was arrested on two active warrants issued by the Trenton Municipal Court and bail was set at $704. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released with a pending court date.

June 29

It was reported that sometime between June 18 and 19, an unknown individual stole a Fender Stratocaster guitar from the foyer of a residence on Palmer Square West.  The guitar was valued at $361.

It was reported that sometime between June 20 and 27, 15 printed vinyl signs were stolen from various public locations around town. The signs were valued at $750.