Police Blotter


   A Levittown, Pa., woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant following an 8:15 a.m. April 29 motor vehicle stop.
   Police stopped Sarah T. Ervin, 26, of Falls-Tulley Town Road on Route 29 near Cherry Street.
   Police said she was driving with a suspended license.
   Ms. Ervin was released after posting $104 bail on the warrant issued by South Belmar.
   Police arrested a Trenton man on an outstanding contempt of court warrant following a 1:39 p.m. March 30 motor vehicle stop.
   Ryan Raulston Harris, 28, of Hoffman Avenue was stopped on Route 29 near Feeder Street.
   Police said the vehicle’s license plate was not illuminated. A check revealed Mr. Harris was driving with a suspended license, and there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued out of Freehold Borough, police said.
   Mr. Harris was released after posting $500 bail.
   A Trenton man was charged with giving a false name to hinder his arrest April 30.
   Police said Jeffrey Taylor Stewart, 44, of Hamilton Avenue was hitchhiking on Route 29 south of Weeden Street when police stopped him at 11:45 a.m. and asked for identification.
   Mr. Stewart gave the name of Jeffrey Kalman and a date of birth. Although Mr. Stewart said he didn’t have any identification with him, police saw a wallet sticking out of his pocket. The wallet contained social security and photo ID cards with Mr. Stewart’s name and a different date of birth, police said.
   A further check revealed three warrants for Mr. Stewart’s arrest issued by Trenton with $380 bail; Hamilton with $150 bail; and the third from Mercer County. He also had two hypodermic needles containing trace amounts of heroin in his possession, police said.
   Mr. Stewart was charged with hindering apprehension and possession of hypodermic needles before being turned over to two Mercer County Sheriff’s officers.
   A Mullica, N.J., man was charged with drunken driving May 2, following a 1:14 a.m. motor vehicle stop.
   Police stopped John McGill, 52, of Whitehorse Pike on Route 179 near Amwell Automotive after observing Mr. McGill driving erratically, police said.
   Mr. McGill said he didn’t have his driver’s license with him. He was released without bail after being charged with refusal to submit breath samples, having tinted windows on his vehicle, failure to maintain lanes, careless driving and driving while suspended.
   David Reeder, 30, of Jersey City was charged with driving with a suspended license May 4.
   Police said his vehicle appeared to be traveling faster than the posted 35 mph limit on Route 179, and didn’t maintain lane position on the four-lane highway.
   He was stopped on Route 179 and was found to be driving with a suspended license and had an outstanding warrant issued by West Amwell Court for $1,169.
   Mr. Reeder was released after posting bail. He also was charged with failure to maintain lane.
   May 5, Shari Washburn of 49½ N. Union St. reported a stolen bicycle.
   She said between 10:30 p.m. May 4 and 9:30 a.m. May 5, a mountain bike and two Gortex jackets were stolen in the vestibule area outside her front door. The approximate value of the items is $955.
   Tuesday, May 7, Juan Garces, 43, of Lambertville came to police and said there was an outstanding warrant issued for him from Hopewell Township Municipal Court.
   He posted $133 bail and was released.
   A Wycombe, Pa., woman reported her van had been broken into May 7.
   Karen Bentz, 45, said at about 6 p.m., she parked on South Union Street and walked to work. When she returned at 10:20 p.m., the passenger side window and mirror were broken and the interior of the driver’s side was covered with mud.
   She thought her cell phone had been stolen, but couldn’t remember if she had left it at home, police said.
   Police found a cell phone where the van had been parked as well as a large quantity of mud.
   Three bicycles were stolen from Melissa Mantz, 43, of Main Street.
   Ms. Mantz called police May 8 at about 7:30 a.m. to report the theft. She said the bikes had been left in her side yard, police said.
   They are described as a Huffy, BMX-style, yellow with chrome foot pegs on the rear wheel; a Pacific BMX-style, black, with chrome foot pegs and a small rip in the seat; and an X-Games BMX-style, red, blue and silver.
   A city man was charged with driving with a suspended license May 10.
   Police said Ulises Guzman, 28, was stopped for going 32 mph in a 15-mph zone on Bridge Street. He was stopped on Route 165 near Swan Street.
   Police said Mr. Guzman had a warrant from South Brunswick for $160.
   He posted bail and also was charged with speeding and being an unlicensed driver.
   Kimberly Tucker, 34, of Lambertville posted $79 bail for an outstanding warrant from Kingwood Township May 10.
   Four microphones were stolen from First Baptist Church of Lambertville May 11.
   Police said the Rev. Raymond Force reported the theft. He described two as Shure brand, model SM58 with a ball-style top, silver in color; another as Shure brand, model SM57, stick type with a gray and black base; and the other as Electro Voice, model ND267.
   All were in individual black plastic zippered bags, police said, and were removed from a black plastic suitcase, which was left behind.
   The microphones have RF written on them with white-out. Total value is estimated at $400.
New Hope

   A couple visiting New Hope claimed to have witnessed a theft May 7.
   Police said the unidentified couple said they saw two young white males rummaging through some back packs near the canal at the edge of the Logan Inn parking lot.
   Police found several items floating in the canal and discovered they had been taken from a school bus parked in the Bucks County Playhouse parking lot. The students in the bus were from Glassboro High School.
   Elizabeth M. Otto, 21, of Boulder, Colo., was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and resisting arrest May 8.
   Police said she refused to leave a bar and verbally assaulted the arresting officers and resisted arrest.
   She was taken to Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.