Police Dept Archives
Press Release Archive 2009
PRESS RELEASE WEEK ENDING AUG. 11,2009
August 4 11:00 am
Police are investigating the theft of a Sirius Satellite Radio and a radar detector stolen
from a parked vehicle on Thompson St. It is unknown if the vehicle was locked or left
unlocked. Value of the stolen items is unknown at this time.
August 4 6:15 pm
Police were called to E. Union St.. and met by a resident who reported that she had left
her car parked in front of her residence for approximately 15 minutes and upon returning
found that the passenger side door was ajar. Upon checking she discovered her purse was
missing. Victim reports her wallet, numerous credit cards and other important papers
were in the stolen purse. Total value of missing items is unknown at this time.
August 3 4:32 pm
A resident ofE. Union St. reported that a Sirius Satellite radio was stolen from his
daughters vehicle sometime overnight. The owner was unsure if the vehicle was left
locked or unlocked. Value of the stolen radio is $150.00.
August 8 1:50 pm
An E. Union St. resident reports the theft of his sons scooter overnight. The scooter was
left on the front porch of the victims home and was noticed to be missing the following
day. The scooter was left unsecured and is valued at $100.00.
August 9 6:10 pm
A Reeder Avenue resident called police reporting the theft of his yard lamp overnight.
The lamp is valued at $90.00. However, recovered at the scene was the scooter reported
stolen the previous day.
These series of thefts have prompted police to urge all residents to secure their vehicles at
night and secure any and all property that can easily be removed and stolen.
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August 8 4:06 pm
Police observed an individual walking on Farnsworth Avenue, leave the sidewalk, walk
between two parked vehicles into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle had to
brake hard in order not to strike the pedestrian. At this time the suspect was observed to
throw his arms in the air and yell obscenities at the driver. A pedestrian stop was now
conducted and the subject began screaming profanities at the police and refused to quiet
down. Arrested for disorderly conduct was 18 year old Juan Guerrero of Bordentown
City. A search incident to arrest revealed Mr. Guerrero to possess a glass smoking pipe
containing the burnt residue of suspected marijuana. Mr. Guerrero was now charged also
with possession of drug paraphernalia, given a court date for later this month and
Arresting officer Ptl. Vincent Bernotas.
August 8 8:45 pm
Police observed an individual at the comer of Farnsworth Ave. and Park St. at the bus
stop bench urinating. Police approached that individual and questioned him about what
he was doing.. The subject stated he had urinated on himself and someone else had
urinated on the ground in front of him. On the ground at the feet of the subject was a
white plastic bag containing an open container of beer and a empty liquor bottle. After
giving police a false name the subject began running with police in pursuit. Upon
catching him he continued to flair his arms kicking at officers and striking one officer in
the face. Arrested was 46 year old John Couch of Trenton, NJ. Mr. Coach was taken to
Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly when he stated he wanted medical attention. While
enroute to the hospital Mr. Couch continued to unbuckle his restraints giving ambulance
personnel a hard time. Even at the hospital Mr. Couch had to be strapped down to the
bed. After being treated for a sprained wrist Mr. Couch again became combative,
attempting to leave the hospital while still cuffed to the hospital bed. Upon leaving the
hospital Mr. Couch was taken to Burlington County Jail. Mr. Couch was charged with
assault on police, resisting arrest, (fighting, giving police false name) Bail set at
$15,000.00. (Mr. Couch was also issued complaints on local ordinances of open
container of alcohol and urinating in public.) Mr. Couch was also found to have two
Outstanding warrants, one out of Trenton and another out of Bridgeton., NJ. Mr. Couch
is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
Arresting officers Det/Sgt. Shaun Lafferty, Ptl. Dan Anderson and Ptl. Jason Archer.
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August 2 1:53 am
Police were behind a vehicle noted to be unable to stay in a travel line of traffic on Rt.
130 South. Drifting onto the shoulder of the highway then onto the white painted lines of
both the travel lane and passing lane that vehicle then suddenly without using signals
pulled into the driveway of a local business. The vehicle was stopped and the driver
subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated. Arrested and charged with driving
while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane and failure to give proper
signal was Frank Polo Jr. of Hamilton Twp., age 63. Mr. Polo was released to a family
member with a court date later this month.
Arresting officer Det/Sgt. Shaun Lafferty.
Bordentown City Police Department, 324 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505