Bomb threat yesterday at PHS under investigation, and other news from PPD

The following reports are provided by The Princeton Police Department.

Yesterday at 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 11, the Princeton Police Department received a telephone call from an unknown male who stated there was a bomb inside Princeton High School.  The police responded and secured the area while the school was evacuated.  Bomb-sniffing K-9 teams were used to clear the school building. The students were able to re-enter the building at about 12:20 p.m.

Oct. 10

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Washington Road for multiple violations, a 49-year-old Lake Hiawatha female was found to have an active warrant for her arrest that was issued by the Montgomery Township Municipal Court.  She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where she was processed and later turned over to the Montgomery Township Police.

A random license plate inquiry revealed a 28-year-old Trenton female had an active warrant for her arrest that was issued by the Hamilton Township Municipal Court in the amount of $350. As a result, a motor vehicle stop was initiated on Mercer Street.  During the stop, the passenger, a 43-year-old Trenton female was found to be a wanted person out of the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office in PA. She also had active warrants for her arrest that were issued by the Trenton Municipal Court with a total bail of $3,500. Both were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where they were processed. The driver was turned over to the Hamilton Township police and her passenger turned over to the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office.

Oct. 9

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for careless driving, a 27-year-old Hamilton male was placed under arrest for DWI.  He was transported to police headquarters were he was processed, issued summonses and released with a pending court date.

Subsequent to an investigation into a suspicious vehicle parked in Smoyer Park, two 19-year-old males were found to be in possession of marijuana less than 50 grams and drug paraphernalia. One was also in possession of a fictitious driver’s license.  Both were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where they were processed and later released with summonses and a pending court date.

Subsequent to a call from the Ivy Inn stating an underage individual was in possession of a fictitious driver’s license, a 20-year-old Maryland male was placed under arrest for possessing a fictitious driver’s license. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released with a summons and a pending court date.

Oct. 7

Sometime between the evening of Oct. 6 and the morning of Oct. 7, an unknown individual burglarized an unlocked vehicle that was parked on the 100 block of Westcott Road. A wallet and credit cards were stolen from the vehicle. The initial investigation revealed the credit cards were used fraudulently. The investigation was turned over to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

Sometime between the evening of Oct. 6 and the morning of Oct. 7, an unknown individual burglarized a vehicle on Westcott Road and stole change and a Princeton Parking Smart Card.  The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the burglary. The investigation was turned over to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

Oct. 5

Subsequent to a call regarding a defiant trespasser on the 100 block of Nassau Street, a 19-year-old Lawrenceville male was arrested for defiant rrespass.  A 15-year-old juvenile was also taken into custody for juvenile delinquency disorderly conduct.  Both were transported to police headquarters where they were processed. The elder was given a summons with a pending court date. The juvenile was released to a guardian.

Oct. 4

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 5, an unknown individual entered an unlocked rear door of a residence on Clarke Court and stole an Apple Macbook Pro valued at $1,000. The investigation was turned over to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

About Erica Chayes Wida

Erica Chayes Wida is a writer, mom, and complete zealot when it comes to poetry, paella and globe collections. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from UCLA, Erica moved to Italy where the seasons and old architecture inspired her journey back to the East Coast. Since then, she and her husband have created a nest egg locally and, over time, developed a rather grand love affair with the town of Princeton. Erica is senior editor at The Princeton Sun and enjoys fulfilling her Princeton affections on a daily basis. | View all posts by Erica Chayes Wida