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Police Blotter: Multiple DUI Arrests Made, Stolen Auto Recovered, Found Bones Ruled Not to be Human...

Here's a roundup of notable police activity in Lawrence Township from Oct. 10 through Oct. 22.

Driving Under the Influence

Alec Rudenstein, 20, of Carnation Place, Lawrence Township, was arrested about 12:35 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, and charged with underage driving under the influence, reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and speeding, according to Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. He said Officer Scott Stein stopped Rudenstein’s vehicle after observing it traveling 42 mph along Princeton Avenue, which has a speed limit of 25 mph.

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Driving Under the Influence

Petras Keliuotis, 44, of San Francisco, Calif., was arrested about 1:10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, and failing to maintain a lane, according to Ubry. He said Officer Andrew Lee stopped the vehicle being driven by Keliuotis after allegedly observing it swerving along Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1) in the area of Lawrence Shopping Center.

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Driving Under the Influence

Carlton Harris, 56, of Euclid Avenue, Trenton, was arrested about 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving, driving while his license was suspended and failing to show his vehicle’s registration after the Buick Lesabre he was driving slammed into the rear of a BMW at the intersection of Brunswick Pike (Route 1) and Bakers Basin Road, Ubry said. He said neither Harris nor the BMW’s driver – a 40-year-old Cliffwood resident – was hurt.

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Driving Under the Influence

Glenn J. Fleischer, 46, of Hughes Drive, Hamilton Township, was arrested about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, failing to maintain a lane and delaying traffic, Ubry said.

Officer Sean Kerins was on designated DUI patrol when he observed Fleischer’s vehicle traveling so slow around the Brunswick Traffic Circle that it created a hazard for other vehicles, Ubry said. He said Kerins followed Fleischer’s vehicle as it exited the circle onto Princeton Avenue.

After observing Fleischer’s vehicle swerving out of its lane of travel, Kerins attempted to pull it over but Fleischer initially refused to stop, Ubry said. He said Fleischer finally pulled over on North Olden Avenue in Ewing. During the traffic stop, Fleischer allegedly refused to cooperate with officers. As a result, Ubry said, Fleischer was also charged in Ewing Township – where the alleged offenses actually took place – with resisting arrest and obstruction.   

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Officer Joseph Radlinsky was on patrol when he spotted a Ford pickup truck partially blocking the lane of travel on West Long Drive, at Lawrence Road (Route 206), at 12:07 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that it had been stolen from BMK Motors on Prospect Street in Ewing Township on Oct. 13, Ubry said. He said the vehicle had apparently been left there after running out of gas. The vehicle was turned over to Ewing police.

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Investigation

Lawrence Township police and the Mercer County Medical Examiner’s Office launched an investigation after a Ewing Township woman called police about 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, to report that she had discovered some large bones next to a tree as she was jogging through the Loveless Nature Preserve off Eggerts Crossing Road, Ubry said. He said it was eventually determined that the bones were from an animal and not a human.

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Investigation

An investigation by Lawrence Township police and the New Jersey Division of Taxation resulted in the arrest of Marco V. Gonzalez, 43, of Clamer Road, Ewing Township, on a charge alleging he sold untaxed cigarettes from his shop, Mexico Lindo, in the 1100 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206), Ubry said. The arrest was made on Friday, Oct. 19.

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Theft

Five nail guns and a GPS unit – worth a combined $1,700 – were stolen from a Ford work van while it was parked on Cambridge Avenue sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, Ubry said, noting that the thief gained entry to the van by breaking the front passenger’s side window.

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Theft

A backpack containing $1,300 worth of tools and solar panel components was stolen from where it had been left on an air conditioning unit atop Mercer Mall sometime between 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, Ubry said, explaining that the pack belonged to a contractor working on installing solar panels on the roof of the shopping center in the 3300 block of Brunswick Pike (Route 1).

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Theft

A GPS unit worth $100 was stolen from an Audi sometime between 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, while it was parked in Lot B of Quaker Bridge Mall in the 3300 block of Brunswick Pike (Route 1), Ubry said, noting that the thief broke a passenger’s side window to get into the vehicle. The vehicle’s owner, a Princeton woman, was shopping in the mall at the time of the crime.

 

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, Oct. 10, through Monday, Oct. 22, 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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