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West Windsor Police Department, NJ
Thursday February 28th, 2019 :: 03:00 p.m. EST

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**WWPD Police Blotter 2/28/2019 Completed by Sgt. Lai #470 and Issued by Lt. Lee #359

WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
20 Municipal Drive * P.O. Box 38
West Windsor, New Jersey 08550
 

ROBERT GAROFALO PhD(c), Chief of Police

 
(609) 799-1222
Records Fax (609) 799-6338 * Fax (609) 897-9010
DB Fax (609) 799-6515 * Dispatch Fax (609) 799-3516
 
PRESS INFORMATION
 
INCIDENT:  2019-2829  Burglary (Residential)  &  Criminal Mischief
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/02/19  between 12:30 AM & 8:45 AM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Residence on Gates Court
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. E. McQuade #597                    
 
DETAILS:  Ptl. McQuade was detailed to a residence on Gates Court for a burglary to the residence. Investigation determined the following: During the overnight hours, unknown actor(s) entered the garage through the garage door which had been left open. The interior garage door which provides access to the inside of the house was locked, and force had been applied to the door and door knob to attempt to gain entry. No entry was made to the interior of the home, but there was damage to the door.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Sgt. J. Lai #470
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT: 2019-3015  Shoplifting
                                          Fugitive
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/04/19  at  2:52 PM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Target, 500 Nassau Park Blvd.
 
WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Charles J. Willis, Black male, 48 years of age
                Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. C. Knox #577                                    
    
DETAILS:  Patrol units responded to Target for an uncooperative male who Assets Protection was attempting to detain for Shoplifting. Prior to police arrival, Assets Protection personnel had successfully detained Charles Willis. Investigation determined that Willis had filled a shopping cart full of infant merchandise valued at $592.70. He then pushed the cart full of merchandise past all points of sale and attempted to leave the store through the entrance. Willis was also found to be a “Wanted” person out of Montgomery, Pennsylvania (PA). Willis was processed at WWPD Headquarters and then transported to the Mercer County Correction Center to await extradition to PA.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Sgt. J. Lai #470
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT:  2019-3043  Simple Assault
                                           Criminal Mischief
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/04/19  at  10:05 PM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  MarketFair parking lot, 3535 U.S. Route 1
 
WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Suspect: Black male, 29 years of age
               Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. D. Fiore #5105
 
DETAILS:  Ptl. Fiore investigated an assault stemming from a road rage incident where the following was reported: A blue Hyundai sedan had cut in front of the victim’s  vehicle while on Meadow Rd. so he followed it into the MarketFair parking lot. The driver of the Hyundai, aware that he was being followed, suddenly stopped his vehicle, got out and walked to the victim’s car, and then punched the victim in the face through his open car window. The suspect then grabbed onto the inside of the victim’s car door causing damage as the victim drove away.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Ptl. D. Fiore #5105
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT:  2019-3233  Shoplifting
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/06/19  at  4:18 PM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Target, 500 Nassau Park Blvd.
WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Ahmia T. Tillery, Black female, 20 years of age
                Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. B. Jany #591
 
DETAILS:  Patrol units were detailed to Target for a shoplifting involving multiple suspects. Assets Protection monitored a group inside the store, and ultimately identified Ahmia Tillery as the only one in the group who had shoplifted. Tillery had selected a purse from the rack which she then proceeded to fill with other store merchandise. She then paid for items she had in her shopping cart, but did not pay for the purse or anything that was concealed inside. Ptl. Jany and Ptl. Mahon took Tillery into custody, she was processed at WWPD Headquarters, and released pending a future date at West Windsor Municipal Court.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Sgt. J. Lai #470
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT:  2019-3354  DWI
                                           Assault by Auto
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/07/19  at  3:55 PM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  U.S. Route 1 & Washington Rd.
 
WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested:  Tiffany N. Toth, White female, 28 years of age
                 Resident of Belle Mead, NJ 08502
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. B. Jany #591
 
DETAILS:  Patrol units were detailed to a crash on U.S. Route 1 at Washington Rd. A silver Toyota that was stopped in traffic for a red light was struck in the rear by gray Kia SUV.  The driver of the silver Toyota sustained a leg injury as a result of the crash. The driver of the gray Kia, Tiffany Toth was determined to be DWI. Because Toth caused an injury to another person while driving her vehicle while intoxicated, she was also charged with Assault by Auto. Toth was processed at WWPD Headquarters and released pending a future date at Mercer County Superior Court.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Sgt. J. Lai #470
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT:  2019-3391  Burglary (Residential), Theft, & Criminal Mischief
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/07/19 – 02/08/19 between 10PM & 6AM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Residence in the Estates at Princeton Junction
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. T. Hojnacki #590                       
 
DETAILS:  Ptl. Hojnacki was detailed to a residential burglary to a townhome in the Estates at Princeton Junction. Investigation determined the following: Unknown actor(s) used a patio chair from a neighboring home to climb up to the first floor window at the back of the residence. The window screen was cut, the unlocked window behind it was opened, and entry was made. From inside, the victim’s handbags which were hanging off of a dining room chair were rummaged through. U.S. and Australian currency from a wallet in one of the handbags was taken.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Sgt. J. Lai #470
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT:  2019-3563  DWI
                                           Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance
                                           Possession of Certain Prescription Drugs
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/09/19  9:24 PM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Deerfield Dr.
 
WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested:  Christopher B. Ruffini, White male, 33 years of age
                 Resident of West Windsor, NJ 08550
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. D. Fiore #5105         
 
DETAILS:  Patrol units were detailed to a single car crash on Deerfield Dr. A gray Toyota sedan drove over a curb and struck a tree on the side of the road. During the investigation, Christopher Ruffini was determined to be DWI, and found to be in possession of Oxycodone- Acetaminophen (narcotic) pills that he did not have a valid prescription for. Ruffini was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. He has pending court dates at Mercer County Superior Court and West Windsor Municipal Court.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Sgt. J. Lai
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT:  2019-4171  Possession of Marijuana Under 50 Grams
                                           Possession of THC Oil Under 50 Grams
                                           Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  02/16/19  at  1:39 AM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Old Trenton Rd. near Mercer County Community College
 
WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Jaiidn Spence, Black male, 19 years of age
                Resident of Hamilton, NJ 08619
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. P. Buchanan #5109                      
 
DETAILS:  Ptl. Buchanan initiated a stop on a grey Honda coupe for speeding 73 mph in a 45 mph zone. During the stop, Jaiidn Spence was found to be in possession of under 50 grams of raw marijuana, paraphernalia used to ingest raw marijuana, and a vape pen containing THC oil. Spence was processed at WWPD Headquarters and released pending a future date at West Windsor Municipal Court.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Sgt. J. Lai  #470
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
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INCIDENT:  2019-4348  DWI
 
DATE & TIME OCCURRED: 02/17/19  at 9:31 PM
 
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Princeton-Hightstown Rd. and Wallace Rd.
 
WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Nichole Brennan, White female, 26 years of age
                Resident of East Windsor, NJ 08520
 
OFFICER:  Ptl. A. Pollini #599                            
 
DETAILS:  Patrol units were detailed to a crash involving a vehicle which struck a pole. The driver, Nichole Brennan, was unsure of what happened that caused her to crash. During the investigation, Brennan was determined to be DWI. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Brennan was charged with DWI and has pending Court dates at West Windsor Municipal Court.
 
OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Sgt. J. Lai #470
 
DATE OF RELEASE: 2/28/2019
 
 
 
*Please note that charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
 

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West Windsor Police Department, NJ
271 Clarksville Rd
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

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