PRINCETON AREA: Police blotter

   The Principal of the St. Paul’s School called police to report that sometime between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4 someone removed $100 from the school cafeteria. At the time of the report, it was unknown if anything else was missing from the school.
   Lorraine Hawkins, 43, of Trenton was arrested at 9:47 a.m. Nov. 5 and charged with theft after police investigated a report of a stolen watch from the 1100 block of Stuart Road.
   Ashleigh Coles, 30, of Newark, was arrested at 9:57 a.m. Nov. 4 and charged with trespassing after she reportedly entered the back yard of a house on Kingston Road that was enclosed with a fence. She also had an active warrant for $550 out of West Windsor.
   Ranfis Garcia-Santizo, 43, of Princeton, was arrested at 9:55 a.m. on Nov. 7 on Stockton Street near Hibben Road after a traffic stop. He was charged with hindering apprehension and tampering with public records after providing police with a false name. He also had active warrants out for his arrest.
   A clothes dryer fire started in an apartment within the 700 building of the Ravens Crest Apartment Complex at approximately 12:33 p.m. Nov. 7. A township building inspector conducting an unrelated inspection nearby heard the fire department dispatched over his radio and responded. The inspector was able to evacuate the residents of the apartment and disconnect the electricity to the dryer, which aided in containing the fire. The Plainsboro Township Fire Department extinguished the fire. The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab provided mutual aid fire and emergency medical services. The fire caused no injures and only minor smoke damage. The nature of the fire was determined to be accidental and caused by an over-heated dryer motor. The apartment remained inhabitable after the incident.
   West Windsor
   Police arrested Jermaine A. Bell, 35, of Trenton, at 10:03 p.m. on Nov. 5 and charged him with shoplifting at Walmart in Nassau Park. Police said he concealed $310.18 worth of merchandise and fled the store.
   Police arrested Shanerah A. Thomas, 22, and Shanequa A. Tarver, 23, both of Trenton, at 5:01 p.m. on Nov. 9 and charged them with shoplifting at Kohl’s in Nassau Park. Police said both women concealed $614 worth of merchandise.
   Police arrested Allen E. Mick, 18, of Monmouth Junction, at 4:33 p.m. on Nov. 8 and charged him with shoplfting from Walmart in Nassau Park. Police allege he took $211.18 worth of merchandise and fled the store in a brown Ford truck. Police located and stopped him on Route 1 at Washington Road.
   An employee of the Anthropology store in Princeton Market Fair reported that $3,126 worth of merchandise went missing between the months of September and November of this year. Police are investigating the theft.
   Police arrested Rocco S. Giovacchini, 23, of Hamilton Township, at 6:26 p.m. Nov. 8 and charged him with shoplifting from Walmart in Nassau Park. He allegedly concealed $9.92 worth of merchandise on his person and fled the store without paying.