Burglar Enters Brandon Farms Residence While Family is Home, Investigation is Ongoing


    Hopewell Township Police reported that, on April 18, 2016 at 6:00pm, Officer Christopher Vaccarino was dispatched to a residence on Colt Street in the Brandon Farms neighborhood of Hopewell Township on the report of a burglary.

    Upon arrival, Officer Vaccarino met with the female victim and her children, who were all home at the time of the burglary.  An unknown person entered the residence through an unlocked door and stole various items. The individual also spread what appeared to be animal feces on rugs in the residence.

    The stolen items were valued at approximately $60.00 and were recovered nearby in a neighbor’s back yard. The neighbor is not believed to be involved.

    The victim stated she heard her front door close at 5:15 pm and assumed it was her children going out to play and her children heard the door close but thought it was the mother going outside when it was, in fact, the intruder.

    The investigation continues. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hopewell Township Police at (609) 737 3100.

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    Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. 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), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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