Darnell Huff, 30, of Kearney was arrested and charged with eluding and hindering apprehension on Feb. 6 after leading police on a car and foot chase.
Officer E. Woodrow was patrolling Windsor Ponds at about at 1:23 a.m. in response to reports of recent nighttime burglaries, when he noticed Huff’s black Mercury Cougar parked in a lot with its lights on and engine running. The car accelerated away and the officer lost sight of the car.
Officer Woodrow eventually found Huff and stopped him on Village Road at Sterling Drive. Police said Huff then attempted to run, but was apprehended by Officer Woodrow after a brief chase.
Fatal Accident. A Mercer County man was killed and his wife seriously injured in an accident on Route 1 on March 7.
Police said that the man, who was driving a driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla, was attempting to merge onto Route 1 south from the ramp from College Road at about 2:30 p.m., when he lost control of his vehicle. The car drove across the highway and smashed into a concrete median.
The man was taken to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro where he was pronounced dead. His wife was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for treatment of severe injuries.
The accident caused lane closures and traffic delays for several hours. Police had not released the names of the as of the News’ press time.
Disorderly Conduct. Ernesto O. Layton, 42, of Lawrenceville, was arrested at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro on Feb. 18. A fiance of a patient, he was removed from the hospital for being intoxicated and causing a disturbance, police said.
Thefts. A woman reported on Feb. 5 the theft of her wallet at the Barnes & Noble cafe in MarketFair. Police described the suspect as a male around 5’9” in height, with a mustache and wearing a black jacket and ball cap.
The victim was seated in the cafe with her bag hanging from her chair. The suspect was standing close to the victim and when he exited the store the victim noticed her scarf in the suspect’s hand. The scarf had been in bag and she caught up to the suspect to ask for her scarf.
Police said the suspect “played dumb” and stated he “thought somebody dropped it,” and after returning to the cafe the victim checked her bag and noticed her wallet was missing.
A West Windsor man reported on Feb. 9 the theft of a package from his doorstep. Stolen was headphones valued at $748.99.
A West Windsor female reported on Feb. 11 the theft of a package from her doorstep. The package contained a basket for a bicycle and an electric kettle valued at $57.49.
A Ewing man reported a car accessory theft at Buffalo Wild Wings at Feb. 11. The victim had parked his 2015 Jeep Wrangler in the restaurant lot and later discovered that two shackle hooks/D-rings valued at $200 were removed from his bumper.
A Montclair man reported on Feb. 11 the withdrawal of $260 from his Citibank ATM card at Wegman’s. He was nowhere near the store and did not give anyone his debit card.
A Hamilton man reported on Feb. 16 the theft of his smartphone. When he purchased lottery tickets at the train station’s Faber News-Gifts, he set down his cell phone and forgot to pick it up. When he returned his Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, valued at $794, was gone.