Po­lice blot­ter

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - WEATHER -

The in­for­ma­tion be­low was pro­vided by po­lice un­less oth­er­wise noted.


As­sault By Auto: Keya But­ler, 24, was ar­rested Wed­nes­day for al­legedly ram­ming her car into her ex-boyfriend’s ve­hi­cle in June. Of­fi­cials say But­ler and the 24-year-old man were ar­gu­ing about money in Kings­bury Square just prior to the ve­hi­cle as­sault. One some point dur­ing the ar­gu­ment, of­fi­cials say, But­ler walked away to her car, leav­ing the vic­tim to be­lieve the ar­gu­ment was over. The vic­tim then en­tered his car to leave, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials who say he didn’t re­al­ize But­ler was driv­ing di­rectly at him un­til it was too late. The man swerved to avoid be­ing hit, and But­ler crashed her car into the pas­sen­ger side of his ve­hi­cle. The man suf­fered two bro­ken bones in his right hand and drove him­self to the hos­pi­tal af­ter the crash. But­ler fled the hous­ing com­plex, but was ar­rested by state po­lice Wed­nes­day.

Face Whipped: Lor­raine Tarver, 28, was ar­rested for al­legedly slap­ping her 5-year-old daugh­ter in the face with a belt. Po­lice say school of­fi­cials no­ti­fied Child Pro­tec­tion and Per­ma­nency af­ter notic­ing a belt welt on the child’s face. Po­lice say the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed Tarver slapped her daugh­ter with a belt be­cause the child was tak­ing too long to get dressed for school. The kid suf­fered a swollen right eye and fa­cial bruises “con­sis­tent with the shape and width of a belt,” po­lice said. The child was treated at the hos­pi­tal. Tarver is charged with en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child.

Knife At­tack: Kyle Vaughn, 39, was ar­rested af­ter he al­legedly cut a woman dur­ing an ar­gu­ment about in­fi­delity. Of­fi­cials say Vaughn and the 26-yearold mother of his child were ar­gu­ing in his house when Vaughn grabbed a knife and swung it at her. The woman suf­fered a 2-inch lac­er­a­tion to her right fore­arm and was treated at the hos­pi­tal. Vaughn is charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault and re­lated weapons of­fenses.


Mis­chief: Some­one slashed all four tires on a ve­hi­cle that was parked on Dun­more Av­enue.

Scam: A res­i­dent of Hill­crest Av­enue called po­lice af­ter learn­ing the house they were rent­ing is a bank fore­clo­sure.

Bike Theft: Some­one stole a bi­cy­cle from an un­locked garage on La­tona Av­enue.


DUI: Alexan­der Bowe, 27, of Mercerville, was ar­rested for driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated. Po­lice say he was ini­tially stopped af­ter a cop saw him speed­ing on the 200 block of South Har­ri­son Street.

Miss­ing Cash: A restau­rant em­ployee told po­lice that some­one stole $3,301 from the restau­rant’s safe. The busi­ness is lo­cated in the 100 block of Nas­sau Street.

Pot Bust: Todd Coyer, 44, of Lawrence, was ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana and drug para­pher­na­lia at Green­ways Meadow Park.

Pot Bust Too: Ida Brit­ting­ham, 21, of Bris­tol, PA., was ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana and drug para­pher­na­lia dur­ing a traf­fic stop on Ba­yard Lane.

Lower Make­field

Shoplift­ing: Some­one stole ap­prox­i­mately $1,000 worth of mer­chan­dise from Kohl’s on Big Oak Road.

Bur­glary: Jew­elry and a car was stolen from a res­i­dence in the 1300 block of Kathy Drive. The owner was out of town when the bur­glary oc­curred, and didn’t learn about the in­ci­dent un­til a tow­ing com­pany called him to say they had pos­sessed his ve­hi­cle for a month. When po­lice re­sponded to the res­i­dence, they found the door was forced open and the home was ran­sacked.

Iden­tity Theft: A res­i­dent of Prospect Farm Drive told po­lice that some­one used their so­cial se­cu­rity num­ber and with­drew more than $55,000 from their bank ac­count.

Fraud: A res­i­dent of Rowantree Cir­cle told po­lice they re­ceived mul­ti­ple bad checks dur­ing a real es­tate trans­ac­tion.

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