Hopewell Township Police Blotter: Car Burglary, Theft by Deception, Marijuana

Hopewell Township Police Blotter: Car Burglary, Theft by Deception, Marijuana

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The following is information provided by the Hopewell Township Police Department:  

Possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and failure to inspect: On  2/15/19, Officer Maria Gavdanovich stopped a car along Pennington Road for an expired inspection sticker. While speaking with the driver, a 30-year old male from Matawan, New Jersey, Officer Gavdanovich smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car. Further investigation found the individual to be in possession of marijuana and e-cigarettes containing hashish oil. He was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and was processed. Hewas charged with the possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and failure to inspect. He was later released and his case will be heard in municipal court.

Theft: On 2/11/19, Officer Mark Panzano responded to the AT&T store located in the Hopewell Crossing Shopping Center for the report of a theft on February 11. It was reported that a black male wearing a white hoodie and white sneakers had taken two IPhones and fled the store without paying for them. The man was observed leaving the parking lot in a small silver SUV. The loss was estimated at $1,850.

Possession of CDS, Possession of paraphernalia, CDS in a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended registration: On 2/16/19, Officer Maria Gavdanovich conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pennington Road for a registration violation. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, a 26-year old female from Titusville, Officer Gavdanovich detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Further investigation found the individual to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The individual was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing, and was charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and operating of motor vehicle with a suspended registration. She was later released and her case will be heard in municipal court.

Car burglary: On 2/16/19, Officer Mike Peterson responded to an Applewood Drive address for the report of a car burglary. Sometime between 12:30am and 11am, someone entered an unlocked car in the driveway and removed a wallet containing cash and credit cards. A Florida license plate was also removed from the car. The loss was estimated at $375.

Theft by Deception: On 2/15/19, Officer Joseph McNeil took a report concerning theft by deception. On February 3, a Search Avenue resident sold a used television to a person after communicating through Facebook. The buyer used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase the television that was being sold for $50. The seller gave the buyer $50 in change.

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