Raritan Twp Police Dept Press Release: August 1, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ approximately 3:42 AM - Police arrested Amber C. Ludwig, age 19 of Raritan Township and charged her with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on River Road. Ludwig was a passenger in a vehicle that was initially stopped for a burnt out headlight and a burnt out tail light. She was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Eli Walters.

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ approximately 11:46 AM - Police arrested Harrison R. Bock, age 18 of East Voorhees, NJ and Jace J. Pedersen, age 19 of West Deptford, NJ and charged them with hindering apprehension and hindering apprehension of another, respectively, following a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 202/31. Bock and Pedersen were involved in a minor motor vehicle crash in which the vehicle Bock was driving was struck by a tractor trailer. Bock and Voorhees both initially indicated that Pedersen was driving and Bock was a passenger. Investigation of the crash revealed that Bock was driving and the two made their initial statement because Bock did not have his driver's license in his possession. Bock was also issued a motor vehicle summons for failure to produce documents (driver's license). Both were released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrests by Sgt. Robert Landolina.

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ approximately 2:05 PM - Police arrested Michael A. Alexantonakis, age 18, Michael T. Carthens, age 18 and Codi M. Cosentino, age 19, all of Phillipsburg, NJ and charged each with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Alexantonakis was initially stopped for tinted windows. He was also issued a motor vehicle summons for improper window tinting. All three were released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrests by P.O. Connor Gallagher.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ approximately 1:54 PM - Police arrested Shikera Sanders, age 43 of Phillipsburg, NJ and charged her with shoplifting from Shop-Rite on Rt. 202/31. Police were initially called to the store by an employee who observed Sanders attempt to leave the store with two containers of prepared food without paying for them. Sanders was initially confronted by store employees, but then fled the store on foot. She was located by police and taken into custody. Sanders was ultimately charged with shoplifting prepared foods and health and beauty aids with a retail value of less than $200.00. During processing, Sanders was found to have five active traffic warrants for her arrest issued out of various municipal courts in Hunterdon and Warren Counties. After processing at police headquarters, Sanders was turned over to the Hunterdon County Sheriff's Department to be lodged in the Somerset County Jail on the warrants. Investigation and arrest by P.O. William F. McEnroe, III.

Monday, July 31, 2017 @ approximately 9:31 PM - Police arrested Hannah E. Fay, age 20 of Raritan Township and charged her with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following contact with her at Minebrook Park. Police initially stopped to check on a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of the closed park. Police located Fay and a male subject walking out of the trails at Morales Park. Fay was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Adam Swiatek.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ approximately 4:19 PM - Police arrested Walter P. Hock, age 62 and Neil L. Allen, age 38, both of Stroudsburg, PA and charged them with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 31. Hock was initially stopped for having two brake lights out on his vehicle. He was charged with possession of over five doses of a prescription legend drug (Trazadone) without a prescription. Hock was also issued a motor vehicle summons for maintenance of lamps. Allen was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Suboxone) and possession of a hypodermic syringe. During the course of the stop, Hock was found to have an active criminal warrant for his arrest issued out of Atlantic City Municipal Court ($250.00 bail). Atlantic City Police Department elected to release Hock with a new court date. After processing at police headquarters, both Hock and Allen were released. Investigation and arrests by Sgt. Robert Landolina.

THE FACT THAT A PERSON HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH A CRIME DOES NOT IMPLY THAT HE OR SHE IS GUILTY. ALL PERSONS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

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