August 25, 2021
PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday 08/21/2021 at 1:56am, Corporal Craig Humble was conducting surveillance of the U.S. Post Office mailbox located on Palmer Square West. This surveillance operation was conducted as a result of the recent thefts of mail from mailboxes around Princeton. During the surveillance operation, a male, later identified as Antonio Urena Rosario was observed walking slowly in the area of the mailboxes. Urena Rosario eventually walked over to both mailboxes and quickly pulled on each door handle without placing mail in the mailbox. A pedestrian stop was conducted at which point it was learned he had an accomplice, later identified as Eric Martinez-Jimenez, seated in a parked vehicle on Palmer Square East. During the investigation, a small plastic bag containing mail that did not belong to either of the males was discovered. Also in their possession were tools used to fish mail from mailboxes. Martinez-Jimenez and Urena Roasario were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.
Martinez Jimenez was charged with Theft of Identity, Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Burglar Tools. Urena Rosario was charged with Theft of Identity, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Burglar Tools and Hindering Apprehension. They were transported to the Mercer County Corrections Center pending a detention hearing. The United States Postal Inspectors were notified of the arrest and continue to assist in the ongoing investigations.
1. Eric Martinez-Jimenez 27-year-old male Bronx, NY
2. Antonio Urena Rosario 26-year-old male Bronx, NY