Friday, May 17, 2013
The May 10 burglary was in the 100 block of Hoover Avenue
Two men were arrested last week after police say they broke into a home in the 100 block of Hoover Avenue and stole beer, wine and a backpack valued at $55. John Morris, 18, of Ewing was charged with burglary and theft. Also charged with burglary and theft was Julian Rodriguez, 19, of Puritan Avenue in Lawrence. Police said they received a call around 3 a.m. on May 10 from a Hoover Avenue resident who reported that someone was breaking into the house. When patrols arrived, they found the back door unlocked and Morris sitting in a vehicle on the street. Police then found Rodriguez walking in the area of Lawrence High School and arrested him. Both men were held on $60,000 bail after they failed to post 10 percent bond. This was the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following burglaries and thefts were reported last week.
The following burglaries and thefts were reported to Lawrence Township Police last week:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police say some of the stolen property has been recovered.
Two Lawrence Township residents have been charged with burglary and theft after police say they worked together to rob homes on Ditmars Avenue and Roxboro Road. Jualian Rodriguez, 19, of Puritan Avenue, was arrested on April 29 and charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. He was released on 10 percent of $30,000 bail. Also arrested was Marion Rojas-Escobar, 18, whose last known address was on Princeton Pike. He was jailed after he was unable to pay 10 percent on $100,000 bail. Rojas-Escobar was also charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Det. James Smith investigated the case. Police say some of the stolen property has been recovered. The burglary on Ditmars Avenue happened on April 25. A …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A resident reported that the rear window of the home was pried open and jewelry was taken.
On Wednesday, April 17 at 6:41 p.m., a resident in the 1700 block of Princeton Avenue reported that someone pried open the rear window of the home, went inside and stole jewelry valued at approximately $8,000. The incident allegedly took place between 9:20 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Det. James Smith and Off. Lauren Laux are investigating.
Monday, April 1, 2013
In other recent Lawrence Township police news, a burglary at the Extra Space Storage facility is under investigation.
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Monday, April 1
Driving Under the Influence Nelson Melgar-Donis, 30, of Puritan Avenue, Lawrence Township, was arrested about 1:20 a.m. Friday, March 22, and charged with driving under the influence, DUI in a school zone, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane after the vehicle he was operating was stopped on Princeton Avenue by Officer Andres Mejia, according to Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. He said Mejia initiated the traffic stop after observing Melgar-Donis’s vehicle abruptly slow while negotiating the Brunswick Circle and then cross over the road’s double-yellow line while traveling on Brunswick Circle Extension. Melgar-Donis was taken into custody after he performed poorly on field sobriety tests, he said. * * * …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Lawrence Township police allege Trevor Cavanaugh, 26, of Poillon Court in the Lawrence Square Village development, stole a computer and jewlery from one home and tried unsuccessfully to burglarize a second residence.
A Lawrence Township man – 26-year-old Trevor Cavanaugh of Poillon Court in the Lawrence Square Village development – was arrested earlier this week on charges alleging he burglarized one residence and tried to break into second home on Poillon Court, Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry confirmed. He said Cavanaugh was taken into custody on Monday (March 18) by Detectives William Chester and David Burns and charged with two counts of burglary and one count of theft. Police alleged that Cavanaugh forced open the front door of a residence on Poillon Court on March 12 after residents left for the day around 7:30 a.m. and stole an Apple MacBook Pro computer and assorted jewelry, Ubry said. He said Cavanaugh is also suspected of …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The residential break-in occurred on Tuesday at the Lawrence Square Village development.
Lawrence Township police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Tuesday, March 12, on Poillon Court in the Lawrence Square Village development, township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry confirmed. He said the crime was reported at 2:52 p.m. on Tuesday after residents arrived home to find their front door had been forced open. The break-in took place that day sometime after the residents went out about 7:30 a.m., Ubry said. Stolen were an Apple MacBook Pro computer valued at $1,300 and assorted jewelry the value of which has not yet been calculated, he said. Detective James Smith is leading the investigation. Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call them at (609) 896-1111.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Lawrence Township police are investigating burglaries that occurred recently on Manitee Avenue, Franklin Corner Road and Princeton Pike.
Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry provided the following details of three recent residential burglaries that are under investigation. Anyone with information that could help detectives solve these crimes is asked to call township police at (609) 896-1111. * * * Manitee Avenue A Toshiba laptop computer, an Apple iPod, assorted jewelry, cash and other items valued at more than $4,600 was stolen from a home on Manitee Avenue between 8:40 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. The burglar gained entry by forcing open a side window, Ubry said, noting that residents called police after returning home and finding the interior ransacked. Detective James Smith and Officer Daniel Gladney are leading the investigation. Ubry said …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The burglar gained entry to the residence by forcing open a rear door while no one was home, according to Lawrence Township police.
Lawrence Township police are investigating a residential burglary in which a rifle was among the items stolen. The crime occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Feb. 16 and noon on Feb. 18 while no one was home at the residence on Rose Street, according to township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. He said the resident called police at 4:06 p.m. on Feb. 20 after realizing that the home had been burglarized. Among the items stolen were a laptop computer, a leather jacket and the Ruger bolt-action .22-caliber rifle, Ubry said, noting that the weapon was legally-owned. The burglar gained entry to the home by forcing open a rear door, he said. Detective Todd Caruso and Officer Kelly Longo are investigating the crime. Anyone with information about …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Several arrests for alleged drug possession and drunk driving are also included in this look at significant crimes that took place in Lawrence Township between Feb. 6 and Feb. 19.
Burglary Lawrence Township Police Detective Todd Caruso and Officer Kelly Longo are investigating a burglary in which about a laptop computer, a flat-screen television, a digital camera, assorted coins and other property totaling $1,450 were stolen from a home on Zoar Street, according to township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. No evidence of forced entry was found, he said, and police suspect that the burglar gained entry via an unlocked door while no one was home sometime between 11 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 * * * Burglary A resident of Harmony Avenue called police at 8:46 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to report that he had just realized that someone had stolen a leaf blower worth $299 from his garage, …