Raritan Twp Police Dept Press Release: February 12, 2019


On Thursday January 17, 2019
Vincent Veldorale (Age 71) of Philadelphia, PA was operating a vehicle that was stopped by police on Route 202/31. Veldorale was not wearing his seatbelt. He was arrested for Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Veldorale was also issued a motor vehicle summons for Failure to Wear a Seatbelt. Sgt. Robert Landolina was the arresting officer.

On Thursday January 17, 2019 at 9:33 pm Thomas R. Grant (Age 48) of Milford, NJ was operating a vehicle that was stopped by police. The vehicle was stopped on Junction Road for having an expired vehicle registration. He was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Grant was issued the following motor vehicle summonses Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Unregistered Vehicle, No Liability Insurance, DWI Refusal and Possession of CDS. The arrest was made by Sergeant David Carson.

On Saturday January 26, 2019 at 12:34 am Annie C. Lynch (Age 42) of Raritan Twp. was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The vehicle she was driving was identified by another motorist as having been involved in a hit and run accident. Lynch was stopped by police for speeding on Route 31. She was arrested for DWI and issued the following summonses,DWI, Reckless Driving, Speeding, DWI Refusal. The investigation and arrest were made by Sgt. David Carson. The Clinton Twp. Police Department handled the Hit and Run investigation.

On Sunday January 27, 2019 at 10:10pm Kawsar Hamid (age 24) of Bronx, NY was stopped by police in a vehicle he was operating. The vehicle was travelling on Old York Road near Kuhl Road. He was stopped for failing to dim his high beams. The officer determined that Kawsar was driving under the influence. He was arrested and taken back to police headquarters. Kawsar was issued the following summonses; DWI, Reckless Driving and Careless Driving. The arrest was made by Officer Anthony Moreno.

On Monday January 28, 2019 at 2:00pm Jessica S. Smith (Age 37) of Phillipsburg, NJ was arrested at ShopRite for Shoplifting items totaling $41.75. She also had three outstanding warrants (Manville Borough- $831.00, Somerville-$500.00 and Bound Brook-$254.00). Smith was issued a summons for Shoplifting and then transferred to Manville Police Department on the warrant. The arrest was made by Officer Ryan Barry.

On Tuesday January 29, 2019 at 1:00pm Paul W. Magerko (Age 38) of Phillipsburg, NJ was arrested for possession of a hypodermic syringe. Magerko was issued a summons for possession of the hypodermic syringe and released. The arrest was made by Sgt. Robert Landolina.

On Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 11:15 am Alan J. Schoonmaker (Age 41) of Jamesburg, NJ was operating a vehicle that was stopped by police for having a view obstruction. Schoonmaker was arrested for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest was made by Sgt. Robert Landolina.

On Thursday January 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm Michael P. Diamond (Age24) of Phillipsburg was arrested for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Diamond was operating a vehicle with an unclear license plate. The arrest was made by Sgt. Robert Landolina.