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An investigation has led to charges against two people involved with a burglary that occurred on Blackwell Road on December 13, 2014.

On December 13th at approximately 9:20 AM Officer James Klesney responded to a Blackwell Road address for the report of a burglary to a garage. It was reported that sometime between 8:30 AM December 12th and 9 AM December 13th someone had removed a padlock from the garage door and removed several power tools. The tools were valued at over $4,000.00.

Further investigation by Officer Klesney revealed that numerous construction tools fitting the description of the stolen items had been pawned by [Name 1 Omitted] at a Trenton business earlier in the day. The owner was able to identify his tools at the pawn shop.

A follow-up investigation by Detective Frank Tulko led to the charges of burglary and theft being filed against [Name 1] and [Name 2], a former employee of the victim. Arrest warrants were then issued for both men.

[Name 1] was arrested on January 31st by the Hamilton Township Police Department and was turned over to the Hopewell Township Police Department. [Name 1] was released after being processed and his case will be forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

[Name 2]  was arrested on February 4th by Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Gary Wasko and was turned over to the Hopewell Township Police Department. After being processed, [Name 2] was lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $15,000.00 bail (10%). [Name 2]’s case will be forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

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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 excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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