The following is information provided by Hopewell Township Police Department:
Possession of Hypodermic Syringe: On January 29, 2018, Officer Vincent Amabile checked on a suspicious vehicle that was parked in the Hopewell Crossings Shopping Center on January 29. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was in possession of a hypodermic syringe. The individual, who also had two outstanding arrest warrants out of Paramus and Newark. was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. He was charged with the possession of a hypodermic syringe which will be heard in municipal court. He was later released on his own recognizance for the outstanding warrants.
Burglary and theft: On February 1, 2018, Officer Michael Toth responded to a Federal City Road for the report of a theft on February 1. Sometime between January 19 and January 30, someone removed an LG front loading washing machine from a vacant residence. The loss was estimated at $700.00.
Theft: On February 2, 2018, Officer Maria Gavdanovich responded to a Model Avenue address for the report of a theft. Sometime between 3:15pm and 5:45pm, someone took a solid wood sink vanity with marble top from the driveway of the home. The sink had been delivered to the residence earlier in the day. The loss was estimated at $767.00.
DWI, reckless driving, speeding and failure to maintain lane: On February 3, 2018, Officer Joseph McNeil stopped a car along Route 29 for speeding (56/45) and for failing to maintain its lane on February 3. Officer McNeil spoke with the driver, who had the odor of alcohol on his breath. After performing field sobriety tests, the individual was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. He was charged with DWI, reckless driving, speeding and failure to maintain lane. He was later released to an acquaintance and his case will be heard in municipal court.
DWI and failure to produce documents: On January 30, 2018, Officer Michael Toth responded to the Hopewell Township municipal parking lot for a follow-up investigation concerning an outstanding arrest warrant on January 30. Officer Toth spoke with an adult male who was seated in his car. While speaking with the individual and confirming the arrest warrant out of Manchester Township, Officer Toth smelled the odor of alcohol on the individual’s breath. After performing field sobriety tests, he was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. He was charged with DWI and failure to produce documents which will be heard in municipal court. He was later turned over to the Manchester Police Department on the outstanding warrant.
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