Police Press Release – 08/21/17

Posted on August 22, 2017

On August 14 at 9:44 a.m., Officer Ryan Gray stopped a vehicle operated by Yamil Santiago, 36, of East Windsor for a traffic violation on Route 206. During the course of the stop, Santiago was found to have arrest warrants for failing to appear for court in East Windsor, Robbinsville, and Hamilton. Santiago was arrested and transported to MTPD for processing. He was issued motor vehicle citations for maintenance of lamps, failure to change his address on his driver’s license, and driving while suspended. He was released on his own recognizance on the warrants. Santiago is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Twp. Municipal Court.

On August 14 at 4:45 p.m., Officers Adam Verducci and Dewitt Giles encountered Zachariah Martinez, 30, of Hillsborough as he was walking along Route 601. During the encounter, Martinez was found to have an outstanding warrant from Hillsborough Municipal Court for failure to appear. Martinez was arrested and transported to MTPD for processing. During the arrest, Martinez was found to be in possession of a glass pipe used to smoke crack cocaine. Martinez was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failing to walk against traffic on a roadway. He was turned over to Hillsborough Police. Martinez is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Twp. Municipal Court.

On August 15 at 8:50 a.m., Officers Chris Parlow and John Colucci observed a vehicle on Pike Run Road operated by Dritan Asani, 26, of Belle Mead. Officers Parlow and Colucci determined that Asani had outstanding arrest warrants from multiple municipal courts in New Jersey, including Princeton Municipal Court. Officers checked the area and later found his vehicle unoccupied in a driveway in the Pike Run development. After receiving information from citizens walking in the area, Officers Parlow and Colucci determined that Asani had fled the area. He was found shortly thereafter in his driveway and was taken into custody. Asani was transported to MTPD for processing. He was issued a summons for driving while suspended and turned over to Princeton Police.

On Sunday August 13, 11:21 pm, Montgomery Police responded to the intersection of Route 601 and Sunset Road for a single vehicle motor vehicle crash. Andrew Acevedo, 19, of Closter, NJ was traveling west on Sunset Road in a Mini Cooper when he failed to stop at the posted stop sign on Sunset Road and Route 601. Acevedo’s vehicle crossed Route 601 and ran off the west side of the highway and impacted thick brush and became disabled. There were no injuries reported from the crash. Acevedo was issued motor vehicle summons for Careless Driving and Failing to Stop and is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Twp. Municipal Court. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

On Wednesday August 16, at 11:44 p.m., Montgomery Police made contact with Brian Lopez-Bolanos, 18, of Hartford, CT after observing the vehicle he was operating stopped on the shoulder of Route 206 with its hazard lights activated. After making contact with Lopez-Bolanos police detected the odor of marijuana inside his vehicle and also observed marijuana in plain view in the car. A further search of the vehicle yielded additional marijuana and paraphernalia. Lopez-Bolanos was placed under arrest and transported to Montgomery Police Department for processing. He was issued a complaint summons for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia and motor vehicle summons for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. He was released and is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Twp. Municipal Court.

On Thursday August 17, at 1:34 a.m., Montgomery Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Matteo Favaloro, 20, of Yardley, PA on Route 518 at Business Park Drive after receiving a hang up 911 call in the area. During the stop Favaloro admitted to dialing 911 by accident and he exhibited signs of intoxication. Police administered field sobriety tests to Favaloro and he was subsequently arrested and transported to Montgomery PD for processing. Favaloro’s vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Underage Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and Careless Driving and is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Twp. Municipal Court.

On Friday August 18th, 2017 at 11:44 p.m., Montgomery Township Police arrested Nessad A. Choudhury, 23, of Bridgeport, CT. Montgomery Township Police Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2011 Toyota Camry with an inoperable passenger headlight that was travelling southbound on US 206. Upon making contact with the vehicle, officers detected the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle and subsequently arrested the rear seat passenger, N. Choudhury for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. N. Choudhury was processed at police headquarters and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Montgomery Twp. Municipal Court.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Police Dept.