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Hopewell Township Police Department responded to a call on October 12 to a burglary on Elm Ridge Road.

Police Officer William Gaskill noted in his report that, sometime between May 31 and October 12, someone forced entry to the unoccupied home through a basement window and removed copper piping. The estimated loss was $2000.

Hopewell Township Police department shared with MercerMe readers a reminder to be watchful in their own communities in order to prevent this type of activity from happening.

“Residents should always keep an eye out for each other. If you see a stranger on your neighbor’s property and you know they are not home, call us,” said Lieutenant Chris Kascik, “The same goes with vehicles that you feel are suspicious. We are here to protect and serve our residents but we also need residents’ help to protect us all.”

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with mild germaphobia, excessive self-reflection, enthusiastic television viewing, and misguided adventures in random hobbies.

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