Trenton woman charged in Manalapan burglary

MANALAPAN — A resident of Trenton was charged with burglary after a police officer found her in a home in Manalapan.

Manalapan police said that at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 3, Patrolman Bart Mattaliano responded to a Crystal Court residence for a report of a burglary in progress. A 21-year-old resident told the officer he arrived home and found a woman in his family’s home.

Officers arrested Mary Carter, 27, of Trenton, and charged her with burglary, criminal trespass and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Carter was transported to police headquarters, processed and placed in the Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, in lieu of $15,000 bail.

In other incidents reported by police:

 On Nov. 2 at 3:34 a.m., Patrolman Joseph DeFilippis responded to Beagle Drive for a report of a motor vehicle theft. A resident told the officer that unknown individuals removed his 2014 black, four-door Chevrolet Suburban from his driveway. The keys were not inside the car and it was locked. The vehicle contained personal belongings and the total value of the loss is $38,909. The incident occurred on Nov. 2 between 2:55-3:34 a.m.

 On Nov. 4 at 6:31 p.m., Patrolman Jared Coupland responded to Stratford Drive in reference to a report of vandalism. A resident told the officer unknown individuals used a tool to slash and flatten the passenger side tires of her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. The incident took place between 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

 On Nov. 7 at 12:15 a.m., Manalapan Police Chief Christopher Marsala conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2011 Toyota Camry at Tennent Avenue and Main Street in Englishtown.

Police said that before Marsala stopped the vehicle he observed it being driven in an erratic manner on Route 522 in Manalapan, nearly impacting a utility pole on the opposite side of the road.

The driver was identified as Timothy Choi, 26, of Monroe Township. Patrolman Dennis O’Brien responded to the motor vehicle stop and conducted field sobriety tests on Choi, who was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and failure to observe traffic lanes.

 On Nov. 8 at 2:46 p.m., a 62-year-old woman from Weehawken reported that unknown individuals removed two fur coats from her booth at the Englishtown Auction Sales, Wilson Avenue. The items were described as a beige fur vest valued at $400 and a brown leather coat with opossum fur valued at $200.