Monday, April 29, 2013
Police say the man was seen spray painting graffiti on a sidewalk in front of Lawrence Intermediate School.
A Trenton man was arrested on Friday, April 19 at 10:05 p.m. after a school employee saw him spray painting graffiti on a sidewalk in front of Lawrence Intermediate School on Eggerts Crossing Road. Victor Perez, 37, was charged with criminal mischief. Perez's graffiti caused about $750 worth of damage, according to Lawrence Township Police. He was taken to Mercer County Corrections Center in lieu of $2,500 bail.
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Friday, April 26, 2013
The incident happened on Thursday, April 18.
Two Rider University students were arrested early on Thursday, April 18 after Lawrence Township Police found two students in possession of drugs. Pauna Kiricheva, 20, of Westfield and Neilly Peguero, 19, of the U.S Virgin Islands were both charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident happened at 1:46 a.m. Both were released on a summons.
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.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
No new red light camera locations authorized until 2015 as the state takes time to gather data.
There won't be any additional red light cameras in Lawrenceville or anywhere else in the Garden State in the near future, at least until a state pilot program comes to an end. The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced last week that no new locations would be added to the list of authorized red light camera intersections because there would not be sufficient time to gather useful data under the pilot program, which is scheduled to end in December 2014. Since its inception in 2009, red light cameras have grown to include 76 intersections across the state, with Lawrence Township joining the program in late 2011. However, there is a growing debate about whether the cameras lead to an increased number of motor vehicle accidents. …
The incident happened at the Quaker Bridge Mall.
A 30-year-old Hamilton woman was arrested at Quaker Bridge Mall after police discovered her three young children alone in a running vehicle in the mall parking lot on April 17. Syeda Khalil, 30 was charged with three counts of child abandonment and her children were turned over to family members per the Division of Youth and Family Services. Khalil was released on a summons. According to Lawrence Township Police, the incident happened shortly before 8 p.m., after someone reported to mall security that there were three children alone in a car. The children, ages two, three and four years old, were in the vehicle, with the door unlocked. The car was running and the children appeared to be fine. When Khalil returned to the car, she was …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
However, Lawrence experienced second largest average tax hike in Mercer County.
An increase to Lawrence homeowner taxes was well above the state average last year, but the total tax bill was slightly below the state average as New Jersey finally experienced long awaited tax relief in 2012. Lawrence's average total tax bill was $7,259.92 last year, which remained below the state average of $7,870.28. However, Lawrence taxes experienced a 4.3 percent bump, larger than the statewide average increase of 1.7 percent, according to Star-Ledger analysis. Property taxes statewide rose 2.4 percent in 2011, the first year Gov. Chris Christie’s 2 percent cap was in effect, according to the Ledger. But the trend of lower increases could be reversed because of Hurricane Sandy, according to the report. The statewide 1.7 percent …
The following incidents were reported by Lawrence Police between April 9 and April 16.
On Tuesday, April 9 at 7:52 p.m., a 17-year-old female from Princeton and a 17 year old female from Plainsboro were arrested and charged with shoplifting after police say they tried to steal two Bob Marley t-shirts valued at $20.50 each by stuffing them into their handbags. The girls were turned over to a family member. On Wednesday, April 10 at 11:52 a.m., a burglary was reported at Shemin Nurseries on Bakers Basin Road. Sometime between April 8 at 11:30 p.m. and April 10 at 11:50 a.m., an unknown person entered the building by prying up the metal siding. Nothing was reported stolen. The incident is being investigated by Det. William Chester and Officer Mark Harmon. On Wednesday, April 10 at 8:42 p.m., a report of shoplifting at J.C. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The incident happened on April 8.
Lawrence Township Police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed the 7-11 on Lawrence Road on April 8. It was shortly after 3 a.m, when two men, descibed as black males in their early 20s, reportedly entered the store. One was wearing a ski mask and the other wore a bandana over his face. One man walked up to the clerk and said "Give me your money or you'll be killed," while the other walked behind the cash register and took an undisclosed amount of money. Both men reportedly fled on foot. No one was hurt. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Lawrence Township Police at 609-896-0225.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Police say a Trenton man approached a Coolidge Avenue resident from behind, grabbed her purse and jumped into a car.
Three people were arrested on April 3 after police say a man robbed a Coolidge Avenue woman, then fled in a waiting car. Jermaine Mann, 19, of Trenton, was charged with robbery, theft and various weapons charges. Nakian, Cain, 20, of Trenton and Courtney Stafford, 19, of Ewing were charged with robbery and theft. According to Lawrence Township Police, a 77-year-old woman was walking inside a home in the 100 block of Cooledge Avenue when a man, later identified as Mann, grabbed her purse from her shoulder and jumped into a waiting vehicle. The car was last seen headed north on Princeton Pike. An officer later saw the vehicle on Route 1 and stopped it as it turned into the Quaker Bridge Mall. Mann, Nakian and Stafford were inside, along …