Raritan Twp Police Dept Press Release: February 9, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ approximately 12:33 PM - Police arrested Mark A. Konviser, age 34 of Brooklyn, NY and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road. Konviser was initially stopped for no front plate, an expired inspection sticker and tinted windows on the vehicle that he was driving. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for tinted windows and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Konviser was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Brett Szatkowski.

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ approximately 5:15 PM - Police arrested Caitlyn M. Sciarrotta, age 29 of New Hope, PA and charged her with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Adderall), possession of prescription legend drugs without a valid prescription (Gabapentin and Trazadone) and possession of drug paraphernalia following contact with her in the parking lot of Walmart on Rt. 31. Police were initially called to the area for a reported suspicious vehicle. Sciarrotta was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by Sgt. Robert Landolina.

Monday, February 5, 2018 @ approximately 1:06 AM - Police arrested Jordan M. Richmond, age 28 of Raritan Township an charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol following a single vehicle crash on Barley Sheaf Road, near Hastings Lane. Police were initially called to the area for a report of a single vehicle that had crashed into a guard rail there. Richmond was the sole occupant of the vehicle and did not report any injuries. He was issued additional motor vehicle summonses for failure to maintain lane control, careless driving and reckless driving. The vehicle was towed and Richmond was released to a friend after processing. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Michael Podlaski.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ approximately 11:16 AM - Police responded to 4 Walter E. Foran Boulevard, Suite 303 for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into the building there. Suite 303 is the business office for Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology. Upon arrival, police learned that Peter D. Abrahamsen, age 68 of Manalapan, NJ was attempting to park his 2009 Infiniti G37 sedan in a parking space directly in front of Suite 303, when he drove over the curb and crashed into the building, partially entering it. Abrahamsen did not report any injuries and advised that his foot slipped off of the brake and onto the accelerator. Two employees in the office suffered non-life threatening injuries. Both were treated on scene by the FlemingtonRaritan First Aid and Rescue Squad. One refused further medical assistance and the other was transported to Hunterdon Medical Center for further treatment. Abrahamsen's vehicle was towed and he was issued a motor vehicle summons for careless driving. In addition to township police and the rescue squad; the Raritan Township Fire Marshall, the Raritan Township Acting Construction Official and paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center responded to assist. The front part of the suite, where the vehicle made contact, was deemed unsafe and will remain closed until repairs are made. Investigation by P.O. William F. McEnroe III.

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ approximately 8:20 AM - Police arrested Joseph A. Longo, age 20 of Lawrenceville, NJ and Markeise E. Bullock, age 19 of Princeton, NJ following a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 202/31. Police were initially called to the intersection of Rt. 202/31 and Copper Hill Road for a two vehicle crash. Upon arrival, crash investigation revealed that Longo was driving west on Copper Hill Road in a 2017 Jeep Renegade. Longo failed to observe the red traffic signal at the intersection with Rt. 202/31. Bullock was the front seat passenger in Longo's vehicle. Longo's vehicle entered the intersection and was struck by a 2005 Nissan sedan which was traveling north on Rt. 202/31. The Nissan was being driven by Nirseen R. Razzaq, age 21 of Philadelphia, PA. Razzaq reported non-lie threatening facial injuries. The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad responded to evaluate all three persons involved in the crash. All three were evaluated on scene and refused further medical assistance. Both vehicles were towed. Longo was charged with DUI, Assault by Auto, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage while under legal age. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for disregard of a traffic control device, reckless driving, failure to exhibit proof of insurance, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Bullock was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released after processing at police headquarters, Longo to a family member. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Ismael Mendez.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ approximately 10:20 AM - Police arrested Lori E. Messinger, age 55 of Three Bridges, NJ and charged her with theft - value less than $200.00. Police were initially called to Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) for a report that an employee working in the cafeteria had her cell phone stolen. Investigation on scene led to Messinger who was attending a day program at the hospital. The phone was ultimately recovered and returned to its owner. Messinger was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Brett Szatkowski.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ approximately 11:26 PM - Police arrested Gregory G. Dixon, age 28 of Pittstown, NJ and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Royal Road. Dixon was initially stopped for speeding on Reaville Avenue. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for speeding and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Dixon was released after processing at police headquarters. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Adam Swiatek.

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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