SOUTH COUNTY: Rescue squader allegedly assaulted in Lamberville

Police reports from city, West Amwell, New Hope

   Jeaneen Murphy, 46, of Lambertville is facing multiple charges after an incident on Friday, Dec. 13.
   Patrolman Michael Miloszar was sent to Route 165 to respond to a report of an intoxicated female staggering in the roadway. Ms. Murphy was allegedly determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad was called to scene to assist her; however, she reportedly ended up assaulting squad member Kristin Orlandi as Ms. Orlandi tried to help her. Ms. Orlandi was transported to Capital Health for evaluation of a shoulder injury.
   Ms. Murphy then allegedly resisted arrest as Officer Miloszar tried to take her into custody for the alleged assault. Ms. Murphy was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, obstruction and disorderly conduct, and lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. .
   In other reports:
   — On Dec. 9 at about 8:31 p.m., Sgt. Michael O’Rourke was dispatched to the Swan Hotel on South Main Street for a report of stolen property.
   Hotel manager Richard Cruser reported a theft of a copper downspout between Dec. 4 and 6. The section stolen was about 10 feet in length, 4 inches in diameter. The estimated replacement cost is $200.
   — On Dec. 6 at about 9:20 p.m., Public Works Director Lester Myers reported the theft of a 20-foot copper downspout taken from the south side of the building at the Justice Center on South Union Street. An investigation continues.
   — On Dec. 7 at about 12:24 p.m., Sgt. Robert Brown noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 29, just north of Weeden Street. He said the vehicle was noticeably swerving over the center yellow line, nearly striking the guardrail.
   After field sobriety testing, Daniel Tillett, 23, of Lambertville, was placed under arrest, brought to headquarters and charged with driving while under the influence, speeding, reckless driving and failure to keep right.
West Amwell Township
   On Nov. 29 at about 1:05 a.m. Patrolman James Klesney stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation on Route 179 in the area of mile marker 5. A computer check for the driver, Paul Peterson, 44, from Easton Pa., showed that his driving privilege had been suspended and that he had a bench warrant for contempt from Mercer County.
   Mr. Peterson was issued summonses for driving while suspended and failure to maintain lane and was lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail.
   — On Dec. 1, at about 2:05 a.m., Patrolman Edward Skillman stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation on Route 29 in the area of mile marker 17. The driver, Estella Quinones, 49, from Lawrenceville was arrested for driving while under the influence. She was also found to be in possession of what police said was under 50 grams of suspected marijuana.
   Ms. Quinones was issued summonses for failure to keep right, DWI, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. After processing Ms. Quinones was released with a court date.
   — On Dec. 9 at about 7:32 p.m. Patrolman Joseph Cesare was investigating a suspicious vehicle on Chimney Hill Drive. The occupants of the vehicle, Jennifer Sherman, 18, from Yardley, Pa., and Brandon Zuccarelli, 19, from West Amwell Township were found to be in possession of under 50 grams of suspected marijuana, police said.
   Ms. Sherman was issued summonses for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and having a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Mr. Zuccarelli was issued summonses for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, and CDS in a motor vehicle. After booking, Ms. Sherman and Mr. Zuccarelli were released with a court date.
   — On Dec. 10 at about 2:17 a.m. Patrolman Joseph Cesare stopped a vehicle on Mount Airy Village Road for a motor vehicle violation. The driver, Joseph DiSalvi, 33, from Buckingham Pa, was arrested for DWI. Mr. DiSalvi was issued summonses for speeding, DWI and careless driving. After booking Mr. DiSalvi was released with a court date.
New Hope
   — At 8:12 p.m. Nov. 28 police arrested Ronald Perrone, 55, of Philadelphia, for driving under the influence of alcohol, after the vehicle he was operating was involved in a one-vehicle accident on North Main Street.
   — At 2:08 a.m. Nov. 30 police cited Darren Steiner, 30, of New Hope, for public drunkenness after he refused to leave a West Mechanic Street establishment when asked to do so by employees.
   — On Dec. 5, police charged Zachary Haskey, 24, of Quakertown, Pa., with possession of a weapon on school property, disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at the New Hope-Solebury School District school bus facility on Nov. 4.
   — Police filed juvenile allegations Dec. 5 against three youngsters, one from New Hope and two from Solebury Township, alleging that they committed the crimes of recklessly endangering another person, propulsion of missiles onto roadways, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and conspiracy, by throwing rocks from a hillside onto West Mechanic Street, striking and damaging a moving vehicle on the roadway, on Nov. 6.
   Police remind that suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.