Police Blotter-Feb. 5, 2004


   Saturday, at about 7:30 p.m., Ralph Eric Cason, 34, of Lambertville, and Karl J. Gill, 27, of Bristol, Pa., were arrested on outstanding warrants.
   Police said Mr. Gill was wanted on a fugitive warrant issued in Bucks County for failure to appear on an outstanding criminal case. He was taken to Hunterdon County Jail in lieu of $750 bail before extradition.
   Mr. Cason was wanted on four warrants relating to numerous parole violations and failure to appear at a sentencing hearing, police said. He was taken to Hunterdon County Jail without bail.
New Hope

   Jan. 18, there was a one-vehicle accident at 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Stoney Hill Road on South Sugan Road.
   As a result of icy road conditions, Michael Mancri, 33, of Brighton Way, New Hope, lost control of his vehicle while traveling northbound on South Sugan Road, police said.
   Mr. Mancri crossed into the southbound lane and went off the road, striking a tree. Neither he nor his 4-year-old daughter were injured.
   The car had to be towed.
   Jan. 26, Robert Giorgianni, 37, of no known address was arrested by police at 12 a.m. on the towpath near West Bridge Street after police received a complainant from resident of 33 W. Bridge St. reporting Mr. Giorgianni trespassing in the apartment.
   Mr. Giorgianni had been warned seven hours earlier that if he returned to the apartment, he would be arrested and charged with violating his probation as well as criminal trespassing.
   He was taken to Bucks County Correctional Facility after his probation officer filed a detainer on the probation violation.
   Police intend to file additional charges against Mr. Giorgianni.
   Jan. 26, Jose Angel Rodriguez, 23, of West Mechanic Street, New Hope, was charged at 2:15 a.m. with being under the influence of alcohol on Stockton Avenue.
   Police arrested Mr. Rodriguez who was fighting with two other people he was familiar with, police said.
   Jan. 27, Eric Maywar, proprietor of The Book Cellar on East Ferry Street contacted police at 2:20 a.m. to report a theft of a book valued at $300.
   According to Mr. Maywar, a customer purchased the book, "War of the Worlds," Saturday, Jan. 25, and returned to pick it up. The book which was placed behind the counter was missing.
   Mr. Maywar told police the only two people in the store at the time of the theft had New York accents.
   Jan. 27, A 17-year-old New Hope-Solebury High School student reported her double-breasted green Benelton coat valued at $200 stolen sometime Jan 14.
   The student said she left the coat in classroom 308, and when she returned one-and-one-half hours later, the coat was missing.
   Jan. 27, Martin King, 56, of Jamison, Pa., was arrested at 11:45 p.m. for suspicion of drunken driving after police responded to a South Sugan Road residence for a report of a vehicle that crashed into a tree.
   After refusing to submit to a field sobriety test, police said he was taken to Doylestown Hospital where he submitted to a blood test for alcohol.
   Charges are pending results of the blood test.

   Jan 27 at 9:40 a.m., there was a one-vehicle accident on Stoney Hill Road.
   Keith W. McPherson, 45, of Higgins Farm Road, Stockton, was driving the vehicle.
   The vehicle was northbound on Stoney Hill Road, and the driver tried to miss a deer in the roadway, skidded on the icy roads, went off the road, hit a utility pole and spun around.
   No injuries were reported but the vehicle was towed.
   Jan 27 at 5:20 p.m., there was a one-vehicle accident on Sugan Road near Meetinghouse Road.
   The vehicle driven by Mariya Kueherova, 47, of Parkside Avenue, Trenton, was going south on Sugan Road. As she approached the intersection, she went to slow down, and the brakes locked up, causing her to lose control on the ice. The vehicle crossed the road and struck a tree.
   No injuries were reported in the accident, but the vehicle was towed.
   Jan. 29, there was an accident on Mechanicsville Road east of Greenhill Road.
   A well driller was going east on Mechanicsville Road, police said. The driver pulled over for oncoming traffic and went off the side of the road into a ditch, police said.
   The well driller struck four trees, bringing the last one down on top of the vehicle and causing it to roll on its side.
   The driver, Steven Heller, 27, of Rambler Avenue, Pottstown, Pa., complained of pain and was taken to Doylestown Hospital by the Central Bucks Rescue Squad. The Midway Fire Company also was called to the scene to help the squad and to close the road.
   There was a one-vehicle accident Saturday at 11:45 a.m. on Route 202, north of Aquetong Road.
   Police said Dennis Malone, 63, of Aquetong Road was going north on Route 202 when he lost control and crossed the southbound lane, hit an embankment and rolled over.
   He was not injured. The vehicle was towed.
   The Solebury Township Police Department is issuing a warning to local residences that may be receiving a fund drive letter from the Association for Firefighter and Paramedics asking for funds.
   This group is located in Santa Anna, Calf., and to the best of the police department’s knowledge, no funds have returned to this area.
   The group is asking for a $15 contribution. Police recommend that those who want to donate send $15 to the local fire company and rescue squad.
   During Child Passenger Safety Week, Feb. 8-14, Solebury Township Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation want to remind families the theme for this year, is a consistent buckle up message for children as well as adults.
   Recent research shows children are likely to be buckled 92 percent of the time when adults are buckled.
   Nationally, more than half of the children under 4, who died in motor vehicle crashes, were unprotected by any type of child restraint. These tragedies were avoidable.
   As part of PennDOT’s Buckle Up PA "Click it or Ticket, two tickets, two fines" campaign, Solebury officers will be on the lookout for families who need reminders to buckle their children.
   Under Pennsylvania’s child passenger safety law, all drivers are responsible for securing children in the appropriate child-restraint system. All children from birth to age 4 must be secured in an approved child-safety seat anywhere in the vehicle.
   Violators of this primary law are subject to a fine of up to $100 plus court costs, EMS, Cat Fund and administration fees, bringing the ticket up to $179.
   All children 4-8 must be secure in a seat belt system and appropriate child booster seat anywhere in the vehicle. Violators of this secondary law are subject to a fine of up to $100 plus EMS, Cat Fund and administrative fees, bringing the ticket total up to $150.
   All children 8-18 must be secured in a seat belt system anywhere in the vehicle. Violators of this secondary law are subject to a $10 fine plus EMS, Cat Fund and administration fees, bringing the ticket total to $60.
   Those unable to afford a car seat should call (800) CAR-BELT to find the nearest car seat loaner program.