Police Blotter: DUI Arrest Made in McDonald's Drive-Thru

Here's a roundup of notable police activity in Lawrence Township from Aug. 22 through Aug. 27.

Driving Under the Influence

Stephen Williams, 53, of Library Place, Princeton Borough, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and driving without a valid license after the Honda CRV he was operating was stopped by police in the drive-thru lane of the McDonald's on Brunswick Circle Extension on Monday, Aug. 27, according to Lawrence Township Police Department spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry.

Ubry said police responded to the restaurant after receiving a call at 9:07 a.m. from a concerned citizen reporting that Williams appeared to be driving in an “impaired” condition. The arrest was made by officer Hector Nieves.  

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Driving Under the Influence

Pierce Vancleaf, 25, of Hillside Road, Princeton Township, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving after the Honda Civic he was driving crashed into the rear of another vehicle that was stopped for a red light in one of the northbound lanes of Brunswick Pike (Route 1) at the intersection with Bakers Basin Road at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, according to Ubry. Officer Chris DiMeglio made the arrest.

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Vehicle Theft

At 5:59 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, a resident of Spruce Street called police to report that someone had just stolen his 2005 Ford Econoline van from outside his home, Ubry said. He said the vehicle – which was itself valued at $7,000 – contained more than $2,000 worth of assorted power tools.

Ubry said the owner told police he heard the sound of his van starting up shortly before 5:45 a.m. When the man looked outside, the vehicle was gone. The man told police he had locked the van but explained that the passenger’s side rear door had not been latching properly ever since someone broke into the vehicle recently.

Detective Todd Caruso and Officer Daniel Gladney are investigating the crime.

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At 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, residents of a home on Bearfort Way notified police that sometime during the preceding 24 hours someone broke into a shed in their rear yard, Ubry said. A metal clasp on the shed door was broken away, but nothing appeared to have been stolen from the shed. A chain link fence on the property was also found to have been cut, while a plastic fence on a neighbor’s property was also found to have been damaged, he said.

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Stephen Renaud, 32, of the 200 block of Bonnie Avenue, Hamilton Township, was arrested and charged with obstruction after he allegedly tried to run away from Officers Daniel Gladney and Joseph Radlinsky about 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, Ubry said. He said the officers were sent to investigate a resident’s complaint about a suspicious vehicle parked in the 400 block of Bergen Street. Renaud allegedly ran when the officers spotted him near the vehicle, Ubry said, noting that the investigation is continuing as to why Renaud was in the neighborhood.

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Criminal Mischief

At 6:54 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, a resident of the 100 block of Gedney Road reported to police that someone had smashed out a passenger’s side window on his Hyundai Tiburon. Damage was estimated at $500, but nothing appeared to be missing from the interior of the vehicle. Police believe the crime happed sometime between 3:30 and 3:45 that morning because that’s when a neighbor reported hearing a loud noise in the area, Ubry said.

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Officer Mark Harmon is investigating an incident in which a woman allegedly passed a counterfeit $20 bill in exchange for fuel at the Qwik Fill gas station in the 300 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206) about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

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Sergio Juarez, 22, of Fulton Street, Trenton, was arrested about 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, and charged with forgery for allegedly having a fraudulent temporary license plate on his vehicle, Ubry said. He said Officer Shawn Sudol stopped the auto at the Brunswick Circle after he noticed that its inspection sticker had expired.


Anyone with information about any of the above crimes is asked to call Lawrence Township police at (609) 896-1111.


A copy of Lawrence Township's police dispatch log for Wednesday, Aug. 22, through Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, can be viewed from the PDF box above. This log lists all significant calls for service and incidents for which officers filed a written report. Routine administrative assignments are omitted. Some data has been redacted to protect the identity of crime victims.


cleaned up September 01, 2012 at 11:51 AM
September 1, 2012 the men and women of LTPD are freed.
Prettywoman September 01, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Free at last free at last the big mans gone we're free at last.
VPPD September 01, 2012 at 07:54 PM
i wonder if the big man got a good bye cake too?
Jake September 01, 2012 at 09:48 PM
If anyone felt as though they were not previously free- you may want to see a doctor.


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