Hopewell Township Police Blotter: Week of December 19, 2016

Hopewell Township Police Blotter: Week of December 19, 2016

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The following is information provided by Hopewell Township Police Department:

Eluding Police in a Motor Vehicle: On 12-13-16 at 05:25 hrs Officer Robert Voorhees attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding (70/45) on Scotch Road near Bank of America Blvd. When he activated his cars overhead lights and siren the car increased its speed and sped up to 115 mph. The driver then drove onto American Blvd and crashed his vehicle at the entrance to a parking garage. The driver was located inside the building a short time later and was identified as an individual from New Brunswick NJ. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released after being charged with Eluding Police in a Motor Vehicle, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Failure to Report an Accident and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  His case will be reviewed by the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Theft: On 11-30-16 Detective Louis Vastola arrested a female resident of Trenton for theft.  Detective Vastola’s investigation began in June of 2016 when officials from the Mercer County Vocational School contacted police after they determined cash was missing from a deposit.  The suspect was employed by the school in an administrative position.  During his investigation, Detective Vastola determined that over the course of several months, the suspect had taken approximately $8700.00 in cash by altering deposit amounts.  She was placed under arrest and processed and released.  Her case will be forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutors Office who also assisted in the investigation.

Falsifying Records: On 12-2-16 Detective Joseph Maccaquano responded to the Shop Rite Pharmacy on a possible prescription fraud. Upon arrival he located an individual from Trenton NJ. The suspect tried to obtain prescription drugs using a prescription that had previously been reported stolen from a doctor’s office in Princeton NJ several months ago. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released. His case will be reviewed by the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief: On 12-13-16 at 1:46 pm, Officer James Klesney was detailed to the Stony-Brook Watershed on Titusmill Rd for the report of a Burglary and Theft and Criminal Mischief complaint. Upon arrival he was told that sometime between Dec 11 and Dec 13, 2016 someone cut the locks off a storage shed and stole 3 canoes and also shot up the inside of the building with paintballs. The value of the canoes was estimated at $300.00. They were later recovered on a remote part of the property. The investigation is ongoing.

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