Police Blotter


   March 21 at 7:30 p.m., Mike Tursi of Clinton Street checked his boat docked at 1 Lewis Island, due to high winds.
   He found the boat missing where he had tied it off. Mr. Tursi believes the boat was taken or lost in the storm. The boat is a Sylvan, 12-foot, light brown with a green exterior.
   March 19, police saw a commercial vehicle, "Arcadian Builders," bearing a license plate number New Hope Police had said was being driven by a driver with a suspended license.
   The vehicle was followed and stopped at Delaware Avenue and Clinton Street. The driver, William Seiler, 49, of Yardville, N.J., was found to be driving with a suspended license.
   He also was wanted by Mercer County Probation for failure to make child support payments.
   Mr. Seiler was charged with driving while suspended and without insurance. He then was picked up by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.
   Wednesday, March 20, Reni Fetter of New Hope reported the theft of several items from her North Union Street shop Antiques on Union, valued at $660.
   Ms. Fetter said sometime between Oct. 10 and March 13, someone stole an English oval blue willow platter, 12 inches, 19th century, at a value of $125; a Majolica English ice cream dish, green and pink, valued at $110.; an English Queen’s Rose salad plate, soft pastel pink with a rose and green vine, valued at $95; a set of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," leather bound, valued at $220; and a Chinese export fish-shaped dish, blue and white, 6 inches, circa 1870, valued at $110.
   Saturday, March 23, at 1:10 p.m., near Route 29 south and Feeder Street, police arrested Michael Edward Allen, 40, of Bordentown on an outstanding Trenton warrant.
   He was stopped after random DMV computer checks. Mr. Allen was wanted, police said, for failing to pay a traffic ticket. He was released after posting $97 bail.
   He also was charged with driving with a suspended license.
   Saturday, March 25, at 10:35 p.m., police arrested five people, including four juveniles, at the old Lambertville High School on Washington Street.
   Police saw the group trying to leave the area. Inside the vehicle, police recovered two opened bottles of alcohol and three partially smoked alleged marijuana cigarettes, police said.
   Elizabeth C. Ryan, 18, of Levittown, Pa., was charged with possession of CDS (marijuana under 50 grams) and possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and released without bail.
   The other four, two 15-year-old males and two 14-year-old females from Morrisville and Levittown, were charged with underage drinking and released to parents.
New Hope

   Barry Steinman of Ambler, Pa. was charged with drunken driving at about 9:30 p.m. March 16.
   He was stopped on Route 179 for allegedly operating his vehicle in an erratic manner and crossing over the double yellow line on several occasions.
   He also was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
   After getting out of his van for the sobriety test, police said, Mr. Steinman dropped a small pipe containing a residue believed to be that of burnt marijuana.
   Janet Hunt of Lambertville charged March 19 at 1:30 p.m. with leaving an unattended child in a motor vehicle.
   According to police, a witness reported a 4-year-old girl was left alone in her car while Ms. Hunt shopped at Clemens Market on Route 179 for at least 15 minutes.
   Police investigated a traffic accident in which a vehicle was driven through a home on the towpath just off South Main St. at about 2 p.m. March 24.
   Operating the vehicle was Hattie Bucholski, 76, of Philadelphia.
   According to police, Ms. Bucholski is the aunt of the resident at the towpath address. She said she was backing her vehicle from the driveway, then stopped and moved forward a little. She then continued moving forward through the garage door, through the garage and then through the rear wall of the garage, police said.
   She was not injured, however, her vehicle had to be removed from the wall by a local service station.