Sunday morning at 9:22 Officer Matthew Emenhiser conducted a traffic stop on 37 year old Francisca Mendoza of Plymouth at the intersection of Pilgrim Lane and Western Avenue. Through his investigation it was found that Mendoza was operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license. She was taken into custody and transported to the jail. Mendoza was released later that day after posting a $255 cash bond and was issued a September 23rd Superior Court II date.
Listeners and readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.