Police Dept Archives
Press Release Archive 2009
PRESS RELEASE FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 27, 2009
April 22 8:26 pm
Police were called to Boyd's Pharmacy for a shoplifter in custody by store personnel.
Upon their arrival employees turned over Ronald Polasky Jr. or Bordentown City to
police along with two bottles of Listerine, one open and half drank and the other
unopened.. The 40 year old man was charged with shoplifting and given a court date in
Municipal Court for later this month and released.
April 24 10:30 pm
Police received a report of a male at the train station possibly smoking a crack-cocaine
pipe. Police responded to the train station and subsequently arrested 48 year old Collis L.
Brown of Trenton for possession of CDS paraphernalia, cocaine (six packets) and
marijuana.. Mr. Brown was unable to post $2,500.00 bail and was committed to the
Burlington County Jail pending a court date later this month.
Arresting officer Ptl. John C. Platt ..
April 26 11:00 pm
While on patrol Ptl. Vincent Bernotas noticed a vehicle parked in the drive-way ofthe
McFarland School. In checking the vehicle a female was found slumped over the wheel.
Medics and squad were dispatched. Found on the front seat next to the victim were a
large amount of different colored pulls and marijuana. The victim refused medical
attention and was arrested and charged with possession of a scheduled II, III or IV
narcotic, possession of CDS marijuana -50 grams, drug paraphernalia and intent to
distribute a scheduled narcotic with 1,000' of school zone. Released on $2,500.00 bail
was 22 year old Christine Warner of Bordentown Twp.
Arresting officer Ptl. Vincent Bernotas.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25111 2009 100AM
TWO SUBJECTS WERE ARRESTED SHORTL Y AFTER A BORDENTOWN CITY
RESIDENT, 28 YEAR OLD BRIAN JOHNSON WAS ROBBED AT GUN POINT
WHEN USING THE ATM MACHINE AT THE BENIFICIAL BANK LOCATED ON
ACCORDING TO CHIEF SIMMONS, CITY POLICE RECEIVED A 911 DISTRESS
CALL REPORTING A BLACK MALE ARMED WITH A HANDGUN ROBBED MR
JOHNSON AFTER HE COMPLETED HIS MONEY TRANSACTION. THE BLACK
MALE SUSPECT, LATER IDEN'"TIFIED AS 30 YEAR OLD TERRANCE
HIGHTOWER OF DELANO FLORIDA, APPROACHED MR JOHNSON AT THE
ATM AND POINTED THE HANDGUN, (357 S&W) AT HIS CHEST DEMANDING
HIS MONEY. MR JOHNSON GAVE THE SUSPECT THE $100.00 HE JUST
WITHDREW FROM THE ATM. THE SUSPECT THEN WALKED AWAY IN A
SOUTERN DIRESTION, ON FARNSWORTH AVE DUCKING BEHIND THE
ASHES TO ASHES BUSINESS.
UPON POLICE ARRIV AL, A DESCRIPTION OF THEBIM SUSPECT WAS
PROVIDED AND A SEARCH OF CITY STREETS FOR THE SUSPECT
COMMENCED. BORDENTOWN TWP POLICE WERE ALSO CALLED TO ASSIST
FOR THE SEARCH OF THE ROBBERY SUSPECT.
DURING A CITY STREET BY STREET SEARCH, BORDENTOWN TWP POLICE
OBSERVED ABIM OPERATING A WHITE IN COLOR BUICK BEARING A
FLORIDA REGISTRATION, (LICENSE PLATE) WITH A WHITE FEMALE
PASSENGER STOPPED AT THE RT 130 & FARNSWORTH AVE LIGHT. THEBIM
FIT THE DESCRIPTION OF THE FLEEING SUSPECT IN A VEHICLE DEPICTING
A FLORIDA REGISTRATION AND GIVEN THE TIMEFRAME OF THE INCIDENT,
TOWNSHIP OFFICERS CONDUCTED A MOTOR VEHICLE STOP AT THE ROMA
BANK ON RT l30 NORTH ADJACENT CROSSWICKS RD .. UPON THE STOP,
OFFICERS OBSERVED A HANDGUN IN PLAIN VIEW BETWEEN THE FRONT
DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEATS. AS THEY WERE AFFECTING THE ARREST
OF THEBIM SUSPECT, (HIGHTOWER) HE BROKE FREE AND FLED ON FOOT
HOWEVER WAS APPREHENDED SOON AFTER 200 YARDS AWAY FROM THE
CAR STOP. THE FEMALE WAS IMMEDIATELY TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
WITHOUT INCIDENT. SHE WAS IDENTIFIED AS 25 YEAR OLD STACI ELLIS OF
DAYTONA FLORIDA. THE RECOVERED 357 HANDGUN WAS FULLY LOADED
WITH ONE SPENT SHELL CASING. ALSO RECOVERED WAS $60.00 OF THE
$100.00 CASH. THE SUSPECT MAY HAVE EATEN $40.00, (2-20'S) BECAUSE IT
APPEARED THAT HIGHTOWER HAD CHEWED UP THE ATM SLIP TAKEN
FROM THE VICTIM DURING THE ROBBERYAND THE MONEY AND ATM SLIP
WERE WET AND CRUMPLED UP OR THE $40.00 BECAME LOST DURING THE
FOOT CHASE. IN ADDITION THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE
TWO SUBJECTS, (HIGHTOWER & ELLIS) ARE ALSO WANTED IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA FOR ELUDING POLICE. POLICE RECOVERED FROM WITHING
THE VEHCILE, 2-PERSONAL FEMALE IDENTIFICATIONS NOT BELONGING TO
THE SUSPECTS. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATING, LEARNED THAT ONE OF
THE FOUND ID'S WAS A VICTIM FROM A ARMED ROBBERY IN NORTH
CAROLINA. AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN ALERTED AS TO THE
APPREHENTION OF THE SUBECTS. THIS INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING,
ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE OTHER CIME VICTIMS. HIGHTOWER WAS
LODGED IN BC] ON DEFAUL T OF $75,000.00 FULL CASH BAIL AND ELLIS
WAS LODGED IN DEFAULT OF $25,000.00 FULL CASH BAIL.
- - -- -- -- --- ARMED ROBBERY--
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON
POSSESSION OF A WEAPON FOR AN UNLAWFUL PURPOSE
POSSESSION OF A WEAPON HAVING BEING CONVICTED
CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY
• ADDITIONAL CHAGES TO BE FILED AGAINST BOTH SUBJECTS
UPON COMPLETION TO THE INVESTIGATION.
OFFICERS TO BE RECOGNIZE: ARRESTING OFFICER: SGT. MATT~I~~~NS
, ASSISTING OFFICER: CHIEF MP\ EW
SGT SHAWN MOUNT BTPD
PTL FRAN NUCERA BTPD
PTL NATE ROHR'" BTPD
Bordentown City Police Department, 324 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505