Police Dept Archives

Press Release Archive 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 3:43 pm

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.






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