The following is the weekly police blotter from the Hopewell Township Police Department:
Theft: On 8-4-16, a victim on Moores Mill-Mount Rose Road called the Hopewell Township Police Department (HTPD) to report that, sometime during the previous evening, someone entered his back yard and stole a Weber gas grill and 2 propane tanks. The value of the items was estimated at $350.00.
Burglary and Theft: On 8-3-16, Officer Mark Panzano was dispatched to a residence on The Kings Path on the report of a burglary and theft from a motor vehicle. The victim advised that sometime overnight someone had entered her vehicle and stole her wallet. The value of the items stolen was estimated at $60.00.
Burglary and Theft: On 8-8-16, Officer Robert Voorhees was dispatched to a residence on Brandon Road West on the report of a burglary and theft. The victim advised that someone had entered a shed on his property and stole a chainsaw and a gas can. The items were valued at approximately $85.00.
Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia: On 8-5-16 at 12:42 am, Officer Robert Voorhees observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Village Square. While speaking with the driver, who was identified as Alexander S. Wilke, he found him in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (grinder). He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released. His case will be heard in municipal court.
Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia: On 8-8-16 at 9:39 pm, Officer Christopher Vaccarino assisted the Mercer County Park Rangers at Rosedale Park in a suspicious vehicle investigation. During that investigation the Officer found two 17-year-old males in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (bong). They were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released to family members. Theirs cases will be heard in family court.
Theft: On 8-7-16 at 7:30 am, Officer Brian Dendis was on patrol on Rt 31 near Rt 654. He saw a 2015 Nissan pickup on the side of Rt 31 that was towing a trailer and had a flat tire. While speaking with the driver, who was identified as Lewis F. Norwood, he observed a trail of stone in the roadway leading back to the Hopewell Township owned property at the Pennytown site. As part of a township repaving operation that is set to begin soon, raw materials are being stored there. The stone led directly back to the pile that is on the property. Mr. Lewis was placed under arrest for theft. The approximately amount of stone was 5 tons. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released. All the stone was recovered. The estimated value of the stone was $125.00.