Police Dept Archives
Press Release Archive 2009
PRESS RELEASE FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 7,2009
June 27 10:05 pm
While on patrol in the 300 block of Farnsworth Ave. police noted a table set up on
the pavement with two subjects sitting and drinking wine. A large dog was lying by
the curb unleashed. Officer Shaun Lafferty approached the two subjects and
advised them of City ordinances forbidding these offenses. One subject began
shouting and berating the officer yelling obscenities as she continued to consume her
alcoholic beverage. When the accused attempted to strike the officer, she was
placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, assault on police and resisting arrest as
she attempted to avoid being handcuffed. The accused, 51 year old Margaret
Anderson, was taken to police headquarters where bail was set at $500.00. Local
ordinance violations were issued for allowing a dog in public area without a lease,
obstructing the sidewalk and possession of open alcoholic beverage in public. Ms.
Anderson was released on bail with a court date in July.
Det/Sgt. Shaun Lafferty arresting officer.
June 24 12:39 am
Police patrolling the City Beach observed three individuals standing on the dock
area. As the beach is not open to the public after 9pm, contact was made with the
three and it was discovered that two individuals were wanted on outstanding
warrants from other jurisdictions. These jurisdictions were notified and one
individual was released ROR with a new court date and the other individual was
turned over to Bordentown Twp. P.D. on their warrant. The third individual was
clear of any wants and warrants, however, when asked if he had any weapons in his
vehicle he answered in the affirmative, having two weapons. That subject, 23 year
old Curtis L. Brown Jr. of Morrisville, PA, advised police he had a permit out of
Pennsylvania to carry concealed weapons. However, that permit is not valid in New
Jersey nor is the use of hollow point bullets which were also found loaded in the
weapons. Mr. Brown was released on $1,500.00 bail after being charged with
unlawful possession of handgun and possession of hollow point bullets and awaits a
court hearing at a later date.
Arresting officer Det/Sgt. Shaun Lafferty assisted by Patrolman Dan Anderson.
June 27 2:41 am
While on routine patrol in the area ofthe 7/11 store, police observed a vehicle
driving in reverse, past Thorntown Lane, back into the curb before entering the jug
handle at Butts Ave. Police were safely able to stop that vehicle on Rt. 130 south
and found in speaking with the operator, she had been drinking. Subsequently
charged with DWI was 30 year old Shadawn Flowers, of Bordentown Twp. Ms.
Flowers was issued summons for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving,
improper backing, creating a risk of an accident and open container (of alcohol) in a
motor vehicle. Ms. Flowers will appear in municipal court later in July.
Arresting officer Sgt. Matthew Simmons.
July 1 3:43pm
Police were alerted to Boyd's Pharmacy for a person trying to use a fraudulent
prescription. Upon arrival police found suspect Michelle Manfredi, age 35 of
Hamilton, NJ, awaiting the filling of the prescription. Police escorted Ms. Manfredi
to police headquarters where she explained how she came about the script. Ms.
Manfredi was charged with attempting to obtain CDS by fraud, forgery and
hindering after giving police false information when originally questioned.
Ms. Manfredi was lodged in Burlington County Jail in default of $10,000 bail
awaiting court later in July.
Arresting officer Sgt. William Cranmer.
Bordentown City Police Department, 324 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505