Police Blotter: Man Says He was Beaten, Robbed at Brunswick Circle

Here's a roundup of notable police activity in Lawrence Township from Sept. 4 through Sept. 9.



At 1:37 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, Lawrence Township police were notified that an assault and robbery had allegedly taken place on the township’s side of the Brunswick Circle a few hours earlier, according to Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry.

The victim, a 53-year-old resident of Trenton, told police he was walking in the area about 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, when he was knocked to the ground by two men who came up from behind and tore his wallet – containing $40 – from his pocket, Ubry said. The victim was unable to provide any detailed descriptions of his assailants.

The victim took himself to Capital Health Regional Medical Center on Brunswick Avenue in Trenton to be treated for pain he suffered in the robbery, Ubry said.

After the man told medical personnel what had happened to him, the hospital contracted Trenton police, who in turn notified Lawrence Township police after it was determined the crime had taken place on the township’s side of the traffic circle.

Officer Shaun Sexton and Detective Todd Caruso are investigating the crime.  

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Road Rage Incident

Two arrests were made after an alleged road rage incident took place along the northbound side of Route 1 (Brunswick Pike) near Litho Road about 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, Ubry said.

Oral K. Rowe, 31, of the 1400 block of West State Street, Trenton, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, and Justin Rose, 25, of Roxboro Road, Lawrence Township, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and obstructing the administration of law, according to Ubry.

Rose allegedly started the dispute by using his vehicle to cut off Rowe’s vehicle, Ubry said. He said other “interactions” allegedly took place between the two drivers, and then Rose stopped his vehicle on Route 1, blocking Rowe’s path.

Both men exited their respective vehicles and approached each other, Ubry said. He said Rowe allegedly pulled out a pocket knife, at which time Rose retreated and called police.

Officers Ryan Dunn, Richard Laird III, and Matt Grossi, along with Detective Kevin Reading Jr., responded and took Rowe into custody for the weapon offense, Ubry said.

He said Rose was arrested initially because he was uncooperative with officers but then, subsequent to that arrest, police discovered he was in possession of loose prescription pills for which he was not able to produce a prescription. He said Rose also received a traffic summons for obstructing a lane of travel.

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Receiving Stolen Property

Patricia Peters, 49, and Maia Pumphrey, 27, both of Trenton, were arrested about 7:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, and each charged with two counts of receiving stolen property after they were caught in possession of a combined total of over $1,300 worth of merchandise that had allegedly been stolen from the Forever 21 and Claire’s stores at Quaker Bridge Mall on Route 1, Ubry said. He said a mall security guard caught up with the women and detained them in the parking lot before police arrived.    

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered

A random check of a vehicle’s license plate Sunday morning, Sept. 9, revealed that the auto, a 2001 Audi parked at the Mount’s Motel, had been reported stolen, Ubry said.

He said Officer Hector Nieves was on patrol about 8 a.m. when he ran the check on the vehicle and learned that it had been stolen in Trenton at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 9, allegedly by the owner’s ex-boyfriend.

That suspect, identified as Zahir Fenderson, 27, of Garfield Avenue, Trenton, was located at the motel in the 2900 block of Route 1 (Brunswick Pike) by Nieves and arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property, according to Ubry.

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At 4:02 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, a resident of East Run Drive called police to report that someone had stolen all four tires and rims from his 2000 Honda Civic sometime between 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day, Ubry said.


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 Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 9, 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.


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