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Master Class with Lori Sims, Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, Princeton, 609-921-2663, Free., www.rider.edu, 2 p.m.
Jazz Saturdays, Italian Bistro Lounge, 441 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, 732-640-1959, Chelsea Crowe and John Biancullu. No cover., 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Organ Concert, Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau Street at Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, 609-924-2613, Christopher McWilliams will perform works by J.S. Bach, Francois Couperin, Herbert Howells, Marco E. Bossi, and Calvin Hampton. Free., www.princetonumc.org, 2 p.m.
Rock School, Farringtons Music, 51 Everett Drive, Suite A-80, West Windsor, 609-448-7170, Young musicians are invited to participate in a rock band. Register. $25., www.farringtonsmusic.com, 6:30 p.m.
Mold-Making with the Iron Masters, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, 609-586-0616, With Rory Mahon and Scot Thompson. $290., www.groundsforsculpture.org, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Night at the Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, The Theater at Raritan Valley Community College, 908-725-3420, World premieres and unique revivals. $35., www.arballet.org, 8 p.m.
Can-Can, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-376-4343, Cole Porter musical featuring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. Directed by David Lee. $28 to $99. Q&A with the cast following the matinee., www.papermill.org, 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Frozen Sing-Along, Theater to Go, Kelsey Theater, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333, Elizabeth Rzasa, Jon Polanco, and Chris Neuman lead singing and activities related to the musical movie. Come in costume. Register. $14 to $18 includes goody bag., www.kelseyatmccc.org, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Acme Screening Room, Lambertville Public Library, 25 South Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0275, Silent film classics accompanied by Robert Hirschhorn on piano. Screening of 'Two Bit Waltz' at 8:40 p.m., www.acmescreeningroom.com, 7 p.m.
Rum & Onions, Princeton Country Dancers, Pond Road Middle School, Robbinsville, 609-844-0459, Annual dance for all ages and levels. Basics workshop, costume parade, and more. Bring a dish to share at a potluck supper. Bob Pasquarello leads the Rum & Onions Band. $22 for full day; $17 for evening only. Soft-soled shoes are required., www.princetoncountrydancers.org, 2:30 p.m.
Biennial Celebration, Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Prudential Hall, NJPAC, Newark, Poets, storytellers, and musicians., www.dodgepoetry.org, 9 a.m.
Open House, Nakashima Foundation for Peace, Arts Building, 1847 Aquetong Road, New Hope, PA, 215-862-2272, Information about George Nakashima including the history of the buildings and his furniture business presented by his family. Frank Emile Sanchis III, program director of World Monument Fund, gives a presentation on projects past and present. Refreshments. Cello concert by Noelle Cassella Grant. Free., www.nakashimafoundation.org, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tommy Savitt, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, 609-987-8018, Register. $22., www.catcharisingstar.com, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Fall Fest, Presbyterian Church, 2688 Main Street, Lawrenceville, Crafts, flea market, baked goods, music, vendors, kids' station, pulled pork luncheon, more. Rain or shine., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, 800-210-9900, Fine artists, craft designers, craft demonstrations, gourmet foods, entertainment, interactive children's performances, and live music. $10., www.sugarloafcrafts.com, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Meeting, Bhakti Vedanta Institute, 20 Nassau Street, Princeton, 732-604-4135, Discussion, meditation, and Indian vegetarian luncheon. Register by E-mail to princeton@bviscs.org., bviscs.org, 2 p.m.
Abundant Harvest Community Kitchen, Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, 246 Belle Mead-Griggstown Road, Montgomery, 908-874-4634, Christian fellowship and a hot meal. Free., www.mefc.org, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington, 609-737-0867, Fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, yogurt, bread, flowers, wine, and handcrafted items., www.penningtonfarmersmarket.com, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Guerilla Gardening Unit, Sage Coalition, Gandhi Garden, 223 East Hanover Street, Trenton, 609-392-0722, Help beautify downtown Trenton., www.sagecoalitionnj.com, 9 a.m. to noon.
Weed Patrol, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, River Road, New Hope, PA, 215-862-2924, Help to control invasive plant species with Rick Fonda the grounds manager. Tools and supplies provided. Register. Free., www.bhwp.org, 9:30 a.m.
Twelve Step Recovery, Yoga For Sobriety, Firefly Yoga, 2500 Brunswick Pike, Suite 200, Lawrenceville, 609-403-6679, Bring recovery into your yoga practice. E-mail cinderellamom96@comcast.net for information. $5., www.yoga4sobriety.com, 8 a.m.
Historic House Tour, Prallsville Mills, 24 Risler Street, Stockton, 609-397-3586, Tour the home of John Prall Jr., the merchant, miller, and owner of Prallsville Mills. An example of late 18th century architecture, the house was built 219 years ago. Craft gallery featuring local artisans, and gift shop with historic souvenirs, books, and more. E-mail DRMS@netcarrier.com for information. Free admission., www.DRMS-Stockton.org, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pirate Cheer Clinic, High School South, 346 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, A new dance, cheers, and stunts presented by cheerleaders for ages four to eighth grade. Performance for family and friends at noon. Registration includes a shirt and refreshments. Walk-ins welcome. $30. E-mail pattiwold18@gmail.com for information. Participants are invited to perform a cheer at the Pink Out football game., 9 a.m.
Halloween Spooktacular, New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton, 609-292-6464, Activities all day. Mad Science Halloween show at 1 p.m. Costume contest. Planetarium show at 3 p.m. Free., www.newjerseystatemuseum.org, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Elves and the Shoemaker, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766, Classic fairy tale for ages 3 to 7. $4., www.off-broadstreet.com, 10:30 a.m.
Halloween Skies, Raritan Valley College, Planetarium, College Center, North Branch, 908-231-8805, 'Spooky Skies.' Register. $7., www.raritanval.edu, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Explore Princeton Institute Woods, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell, 609-737-7592, Led by Henry Horn, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton. Register. $5., www.thewatershed.org, 9 a.m. to noon.
A Rent Party, League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area, The Present Day Club, 72 Stockston Street, Princeton, To benefit Housing Initiatives of Princeton. REgister., www.lwvprinceton.org, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Open House, Waldorf School, 1062 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609-466-1970, 'The Waldorf Experience; A Journey from Early Childhood through the Grades.' Register. Free., www.princetonwaldorf.org, 9 a.m.
Creative Expressions Jewelry Show and Sale, Center for Relaxation and Healing, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 635, Plainsboro, 609-750-7432, Jewelry by Marie Palmieri. Register. Free., www.relaxationandhealing.com, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Go Tournament, Wisonet Go Club, Quakerbridge Learning Center, 4044 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, 609-933-8806, Both American Go Association and non-rating games. $20 includes pizza lunch. Audience is welcome., 9 a.m.
Horse Show, Princeton Show Jumping, Hunter Farms, 246 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, 609-924-2932, Free., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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West Windsor Police Reports (8/5/2012)

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WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
20 Municipal Drive * P.O. Box 38
West Windsor, New Jersey 08550

JOSEPH M. PICA, JR., Chief of Police

(609) 799-1222
Records Fax (609) 799-6338 * Fax (609) 897-9010
DB Fax (609) 799-6515 * Dispatch Fax (609) 799-3516

PRESS INFORMATION

Daytime Residential Burglars Nabbed as Patrol and Traffic Units Converge on Get-Away Vehicle
INCIDENT: Daytime Burglary, Attempted Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Possession of CDS Case # 2102 - 20898 & 20899

DATE & TIME OCCURRED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 1:44pm

LOCATION OCCURRED: Cambridge Way, Wellesley Court

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)

Accused #1: Michael A. Thoma, 22 years of age

Accused #2: Christina J. Guerra, 20 years of age

OFFICERS: Traffic Sgt. Thomas Tarr, Ptl. Brian Geraghty, Ptl. Melissa Nagy, Traffic Motorcycle Officer Dan Mohr

DETAILS: On the above date and time, police received a phone call from a Cambridge Way resident reporting that someone was breaking into her home. The resident further related the male individual who had attempted to break into her home was now entering the passenger side of a white Mercedes Benz and leaving the neighborhood. Sgt. Tarr, Ptl. Geraghty, Ptl. Nagy, and Ptl. Mohr responded to the area and converged on the white Mercedes Benz, stopping it on Amherst Way. Both occupants, later identified as Michael A. Thoma (passenger) and Christina J. Guerra (Driver), were placed under arrest. At this time police received a second call from a Wellesley Court resident related that his wife had returned home and found a back window forcibly opened. Ptl. Knox responded and investigated, discovering that approximately $15,000.00 in gold jewelry was missing.
Thoma and Guerra were taken to headquarters and processed for their arrests.

A later search of the white Mercedes Benz revealed the approximately $15,000.00 in gold jewelry, burglar tools, over 30 Oxycodone pills, Heroin, and Synthetic marijuana.

Thoma was issued criminal complaints for Burglary, Attempted Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS (Oxycodone) in with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Burglar Tools. Guerra was issued criminal summonses for Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Burglary, Possession of CDS, and Burglary Tools. Thoma and Guerra were taken to the Mercer County Workhouse in lieu of bail.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Lt. William Bastedo

DATE OF RELEASE: 08-05-2012


INCIDENT: Shoplifting Case # 2012 - 20425

DATE & TIME OCCURRED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 approximately 4:07pm

LOCATION OCCURRED: Kohl's 200 Nassau Park

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)

Accused: Catherine G. Colehower, 19 years of age, Pennington, NJ

Juvenile Subject: 15 years of age

OFFICER: Ptl. Michael Mcmahon

DETAILS: On the above date and time, while assisting other officers with shoplifting incident at Kohl's, Ptl. McMahon was alerted by Loss Prevention of another shoplifting incident which was occurring at the time. Loss prevention had observed two females, later identified as Catherine G. Colehower and a Juvenile, conceal clothing and jewelry
and leave the store without paying. Once stopped out in the parking lot, Colehower and the juvenile were found to be in possession of $138.00 worth of clothing and $235.00 worth of jewelry respectively. Colehower was placed under arrest, taken to headquarters, and processed for the arrest. The juvenile was placed into protective custody, taken to headquarters, issued a juvenile petition for Shoplifting, and released to her father. Colehower was issued a criminal summons for Shoplifting, given a court date, and released ROR.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Lt. William Bastedo

DATE OF RELEASE: 08-05-2012

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INCIDENT: DWI Case # 2012 - 20524

DATE & TIME OCCURRED: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm

LOCATION OCCURRED: US Route 1 Northbound at Meadow Road

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)

Accused: Rakesh N. Patel, 50 years of age

OFFICER: Ptl. Brian Jany

DETAILS: On the above date and time, Ptl. Jany stopped a black Kia on US Route 1 at Meadow Road for multiple maintenance of lamps violations and for having a suspended registration. Upon speaking with the driver, later identified as Rakesh N. Patel, Ptl. Jany detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle and observed several other signs of impairment. Patel was requested to perform several field sobriety checks which he failed. Patel was placed under arrest, taken to headquarters, and processed for the arrest. Patel was issued traffic summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lamps. He was given a court date and released ROR.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Lt. William Bastedo

DATE OF RELEASE: 08-05-2012

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INCIDENT: DWI Case # 2012 - 21045

DATE & TIME OCCURRED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 10:34pm

LOCATION OCCURRED: US Route 1 Southbound at Meadow Road

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)

Accused: Rebecca J. Sawada, 39 years of age

OFFICER: Ptl. Brian Jany

DETAILS: On the above date and time, Ptl. Jany stopped a grey Mazda on US Route 1 at Meadow Road for failure to maintain a lane. Upon speaking with the driver, later identified as Rebecca J. Sawada, Ptl. Jany detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside of the vehicle and observed several other signs of impairment. Sawada was requested to perform several field sobriety tests which she failed. Sawada was placed under arrest, taken to headquarters and processed for the arrest. She was issued traffic summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain a Lane and Unlicensed Driver. Sawada was given a court date and released ROR.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Lt. William Bastedo

DATE OF RELEASE: 08-05-2012

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INCIDENT: DWI Case # 2012 - 21054

DATE & TIME OCCURRED: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:00am

LOCATION OCCURRED: Old Trenton Road at Village Road East

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)

Accused: Victorio Herrarte, 47 years of age

OFFICER: Ptl. Walter Silcox

DETAILS: On the above date and time, Ptl. Silcox stopped a red Nissan on Village Road East just East of Old Trenton Road for failure to maintain a lane and impedingly slow speeds. Upon speaking with the driver, later identified as Victorio Herrarte, Ptl. Silcox detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle and observed several other signs of impairment. Herrarte was requested to perform several field sobriety tests which he failed. Herrarte was placed under arrest, taken to headquarters, and processed for the arrest. He was issued traffic summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, and Delaying Traffic. Herrarte was given a court date and released ROR.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Lt. William Bastedo

DATE OF RELEASE: 08-05-2012

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INCIDENT: Aggravated Assault Case # 2012 - 21814

DATE & TIME OCCURRED: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:41pm

LOCATION OCCURRED: Wessex Place

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)

Victim: 19 year old male West Windsor Resident

OFFICER: Ptl. Melissa Nagy

DETAILS: On the above date and time, West Windsor Officers were dispatched to Wessex Place in response to the report of a male bleeding badly from his arm. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, who apparently suffered a knife wound to his arm, in need of medical attention. West Windsor Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the victim the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Reports indicated that the victim was in an altercation with two males in the parking lot and that one of the males stabbed the victim in the arm. The victim was unwilling to provide any information about the assailants.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Detective Marylou Dranchak at 609-799-1222

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE: Lt. William Bastedo

DATE OF RELEASE: 08-05-2012

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