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Another luxury car is stolen using a burgled key fob, Stop & Shop struggles with shoplifting spree

by Mary Galioto

Thieves Steal BMW X3M from Titusville garage
On February 23, Officers responded to Hart Court for a reported residential and vehicle burglary. The residents of the home were out of state at the time of the theft, but were alerted by home security to movement in the residence. They found on surveillance that suspects entered the home through a first-floor window, retrieved a vehicle key fob from inside, and stole a BMW X3M from inside the garage of the residence. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is directed to contact Det Makwinski @ 609-737-3100 ext 5740. (Editors Note: a similar occurrence happened recently nearby.)

Stop & Shop shoplifter stopped by HTPD
On February 19, Officer Michael Enriquez responded to the Stop & Shop on Denow Road for a reported shoplifting. Officer Blake DeMeter was the first to arrive on location and made identification of the suspect who was found in front of the Starbucks in the same plaza. Determination was made on scene through surveillance footage that the subject had entered the Stop & Shop and stole $491.09 worth of merchandise. The items were returned to the store. The individual was arrested on scene and transported to Hopewell Township Police Department (HTPD) for processing, were charged with shoplifting and later released. The matter will be heard in Superior Court.

Shoplifter caught on camera at Stop & Shop
On March 2, Officer Enriquez responded to the Stop & Shop for a reported Shoplifting. Loss prevention reported that on the same date at 5:45pm, an unidentified female stole $111.03 in various items from the store. Footage of the suspect and the vehicle in which she left in was supplied to officers on scene. The investigation is ongoing

Hundreds of dollars in seafood stolen from Stop & Shop
On February 26, Officer James Stanton responded to Stop & Shop on Denow Road for a reported shoplifting. Loss prevention reported that on February 25 at 6:05pm, an unidentified male stole $379.29 worth of seafood from the store without payment. The incident is under investigation.

Items stolen from parked car broken into at Mercer Meadows
On February 19, at 5:59pm Officer Arthur Juba met with the victim of theft and vehicle burglary in the HTPD lobby. The victim reported that they parked a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta in the parking lot of Mercer Meadows on Blackwell Road to walk the trails. The victim left her vehicle at 4:15pm and when she returned to her vehicle at 5pm, she found that the driver’s side window was smashed and belongings were taken from inside. The victim reported $310.79 worth of items were stolen, including her wallet, cash, keyfob, and credit cards. The investigation is ongoing.

DUI single-car crash
On February 20, at 4:52am, police units were dispatched to Dunwald Lane north of Hopewell Borough for a reported single car motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the driver. Due to signs of intoxication observed on scene, Officer Hoffman conducted field sobriety testing. After the testing was complete, the individual was placed under arrest and transported to HTPD for processing. The person was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane. They were released from custody after processing was complete. The matter will be heard in Municipal Court.

Repeat trespasser haunts Denow Road community
On February 24, Officer DeMeter responded to 700 Denow Road for a reported trespassing. The subject was identified as an individual, who previously was notified by the property manager and law enforcement to no longer return to the property after he was found to be knocking on numerous windows in the complex, causing alarm and repetitive disruption to the residents. On this date, it was reported and confirmed that the perpetrator was on the property again after formal notification. Subsequently, the individual was located and arrested for criminal trespass, was transported to HTPD for processing, and was later released. The matter will be heard in Municipal Court. Note: The same subject was arrested on 2/28/2024 again for trespassing at the same location.

Staff assaulted at Capital Health in Hopewell
On February 24, Officer Michael Enriquez responded to Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell Campus for a reported assault on staff by a party at the hospital. Upon arrival, Enriquez made contact with the victim who stated the accused spit on her and another staff member. The perpetrator was also found to have an active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant for his arrest. The individual was arrested and charged with assault and transported to Mercer County Correctional Center on the NCIC Warrant. The matter will be heard in Superior Court.

This information has been provided by the Hopewell Township Police Department, which serves the municipalities of Hopewell Township and Hopewell Borough.

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