HOPEWELL VALLEY: Police blotter

   Hopewell Township police Lt. Lance Maloney reported:
   — Officer Robert Sparano went to a Pennington-Harbourton Road address to check out a report of a burglary on Dec. 7. Sometime between 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and noon Dec. 5, someone removed a 2007 black Honda ATV from an unsecured barn on the property. The loss was estimated at $2,000.
   The same barn was burglarized again sometime between 5 p.m. Dec. 9 and 7 a.m. Dec. 10. During this burglary, approximately 20 bales of hay were taken. The loss was estimated at $200.
   — Detective Christopher Vaccarino charged a 15-year-old Hopewell Borough boy with arson, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing on Dec. 5.
   These charges stem from an incident that occurred on Nov. 25. The juvenile had set fire to a port-a-john located along the CSX railroad tracks. A local resident had noticed the fire, extinguished it with a fire extinguisher and called police. The port-a-john was destroyed and was valued at over $500.
   These charges will be forwarded to Family Court.
   Three other local 14-year-old boys, who had been with the 15-year-old, were given stationhouse adjustments for criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
   — Officer Mandy Grey charged a 13-year-old Lawrenceville boy with criminal mischief on Dec. 11. This charge stems from an incident that occurred on Nov. 28. The juvenile used a lighter to burn a portion of a cardboard wine display in the Buy Rite Liquor store. This case will be heard in Family Court.
   — Officer John Ferner stopped a car along Pennington Road after it made an illegal U-turn on Dec. 12. The officer spoke with the driver, James Garnett, 56, of Buff Street, Chesapeake, Virginia, who had the odor of alcohol on his breath.
   After performing field sobriety tests, Mr. Garnett was transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with DWI, refusal to submit to a breath test, reckless driving, failure to observe signal, and unregistered vehicle. Unable to reach anyone for his release, Mr. Garnett was lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center. This case will be heard in Municipal Court.
   — Sgt. Kevin Zorn stopped a car along Willow Creek Drive for a light maintenance violation on Dec. 13. While speaking with the driver, Cassandra Olswfski, 22, of Lake Baldwin Drive, Pennington, the sergeant smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the car. Further investigation found Ms. Olswfski to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
   Ms. Olswfski was transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with the possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, maintenance of lamps and cracked windshield.
   Ms. Olswfski was released. Her case will be heard in Municipal Court.