Police News August 2017

DATE:    8-17-17

INCIDENT:  Operating a MV while suspended, Child Support Warrant

OFFICER:  Ptl. Daniel Titen

ARRESTED:  Johel Teo, 46 YOA

INCIDENT NARRATIVE: 

While conducting DWI patrol a random plate inquiry on a 2003 Subaru showed the operator to be suspended, along with an active Child Support Warrant.  Mr. Teo was arrested and charged with operating a MV while suspended and also for the active Child Support Warrant from Union County.  He was later transported to the County Jail on the support warrant in the amount of $11,000.

DATE:    8-18-17

INCIDENT:  Poss. Of Marijuana u/50gr

OFFICER:  Ptl. Grant Korten

ARRESTED:  Benjamin A. Karmondi, 21 YOA, Bloomsbury, NJ

INCIDENT NARRATIVE: 

Patrol was on a DWI detail, observed a 2001 Dodge Pickup making a turn after failing to use the turn signal.  Officer Korten smelled an odor of burnt marijuana, which resulted in the arrest of Mr. Karmondi, who was charged with Poss. u/50gr marijuana.  He was released pending court.

DATE:    8-20-17

INCIDENT:  Contempt of Court

OFFICER:  Ptl. Robert Young

ARRESTED:  Albert B. Schneyer, 36 YOA, Erwinna, PA

INCIDENT NARRATIVE: 

While on Patrol a random plate inquiry was made on a 2003 Chrysler when a Contempt of Court Warrant was found on Mr. Schneyer.  He was arrested and charged with Contempt of Court, bail was posted.  He was released pending court.

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FTA Warrant

DATE: 5-13-17
INCIDENT: FTA Warrant
OFFICER: Ptl. Robert Young
ARRESTED: Christopher Upshur, 36 YOA, Flemington, NJ
INCIDENT NARRATIVE:
Mr. Upshur was operating a 1997 Toyota, which was stopped for speeding on Harrison St. A check via NJ DMV showed an active warrant in Phillipsburg for Mr. Upshur. Mr. Upshur was arrested, processed and issued a speeding summons for 36mph in a 25mph zone. He was released pending court.

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Winter Storm Stella

Please be advised, the coming weather system has the potential to drop 18 to 24 inches of heavy snow on our area. It is projected to start sometime around Midnight tonight and end late afternoon Tuesday. There will be complete white outs and high winds. When out walking, please stay to pedestrian areas only (stay out of streets) and wear highly visible clothing. Watch for downed trees and power lines, don’t go near them, report to the police dept. right away.

Keep in mind, the police dept. has the medicine pickup program with the Frenchtown Pharmacy for anyone not able to get out to get their medicines. Please call to arrange in as much advance as possible with the Pharmacy.
As this is expected to be a heavy snow, when shoveling, please use extreme caution and don’t overexert yourself.
During the storm any NON EMERGENCY questions, please call police headquarters at 908-996-2341 and leave a message.
If you have an EMERGENCY please call 911 or dispatch at 908-996-4820.
Mayor Brad Myhre and OEM, Karen Harmon are declaring a preliminary State of Emergency.

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