Raritan Twp Police Dept Press Release: November 3, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ approximately 1:48 AM - Police arrested Benjamin B. Andrews, age 22 of Greenwich, RI and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202. Andrews was initially stopped for speeding and failure to maintain lane control. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for both of those violations as well as for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Andrews was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Brett Szatkowski.

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ approximately 9:34 PM - Police arrested Michael G. Maratta, age 21 of Ewing, NJ and charged him with of possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Maratta was initially stopped for speeding. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for speeding and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. During the course of the stop, Maratta was found to have an active traffic warrant for his arrest issued out of Washington Township Municipal Court (Warren County). Washington Township elected to release Maratta on his own recognizance with a new court date. Maratta was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by Cpl. Christopher Vallat.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ approximately 12:59 AM - Police arrested Edward Williams, age 37 of Laurel, MD and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 31. Williams was initially stopped for having a headlight out on the vehicle that he was driving. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Williams was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Anthony Moreno.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ approximately 11:20 AM - Police arrested Iris Mendoza, age 38 of Flemington and charged her with shoplifting from the retail pharmacy at Hunterdon Medical Center. Police were initially called to the pharmacy by an employee of medical center security who observed Mendoza place merchandise into her purse then pay for other items at the register. The concealed items were identified as over the counter medication and health and beauty aids with a retail value of less than $200.00. Mendoza was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Scott Phibbs.

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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