MAN TRIES TO RUN PROSTITUTES OUT OF RARITAN RAMADA

\@ approximately 4:09 AM – Police arrested Robert J. Smith, age 38 and Erin N. Cranmer, age 22, both of Voorhees, NJ and charged each with multiple offenses after contact with them at the Ramada Inn. Police were initially called to the motel for a report of a suspicious person and vehicle in the parking lot there. Upon arrival, police made contact with Smith, then Cranmer.

After an investigation on scene Smith was charged with obstructing the administration of law, hindering the apprehension of another and promoting prostitution. He was also issued a motor vehicle summons for driving with a suspended driver’s license. During the course of the investigation, Smith was found to have an active traffic warrant for his arrest issued out of Southampton Township Municipal Court ($2,000.00 bail) and an active criminal warrant for his arrest issued out of Voorhees Township Municipal Court ($500.00 bail). Both jurisdictions elected to release Smith on his own recognizance with new court dates. After processing at police headquarters, Smith was released. Cranmer was charged with engaging in prostitution, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Schedule II Narcotic) and possession of drug paraphernalia. During the course of the investigation, Cranmer was found to have multiple wants and warrants for her arrest. They included; an active NCIC Hit from Somerset County, NJ (no bail), an active criminal warrant issued out of Voorhees Township Municipal Court ($400.00 bail), and active traffic warrants issued out of Readington Township Municipal Court ($1,000.00 bail), Montgomery Township Municipal Court ($750.00 bail) and Ocean Township Municipal Court ($500.00 bail). After processing at police headquarters, Cranmer was released to the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Department who transferred custody of her to Somerset County authorities on their active NCIC Hit. Investigation and arrests by Cpl. Christopher Vallat.