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Hopewell Township Police Blotter: Week of July 18, 2016

by MercerMe Staff

The following is the weekly police blotter from the Hopewell Township Police Department:

Burglary/ Theft on Old Mill Road: On 7-12-16 at 9:33 pm, victims from Old Mill Rd contacted the Department to report that sometime in the last 24 hours someone burglarized their residence while they were away. Jewelry and other items taken from the residence were valued at approximately $6400.00. Detective Joe Maccaquano assisted in the investigation and was able to identify a suspect and arrested him on July 15, 2016. The suspect is identified as ___ from Cold Soil Road, Lawrence NJ.  Detective Maccaquano was also able to recover a substantial amount of the victim’s property from a jewelry store where the accused sold the stolen items. He was processed and the police station and his case will be forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Burglary and Theft on Elm Ridge Road: On 7-16-16 at 08:40 am, a victim from Elm Ridge Road reported that sometime in the past 2 weeks someone entered her barn and stole a Kawasaki Bob Kat mower.The mower is valued at $5000.00.  The investigation is ongoing.

Burglary and Theft at Stop N Shop: On 7-6-15 at 7:13 pm the victim called to report that she was at the Stop N Shop on Denow Road.  She stated as she walked towards her car she saw a white male crouched down alongside the car.  As she got closer he popped up with a hammer in his hand.  She then called 911. The male had smashed out her car window with the hammer. The victim and witnesses provided a description of the male and license plate of the 2010 Chevy he was driving. Further investigation led to charges being filed against ____ of Rt 546 in Titusville for the incident. He was charged with Burglary and Theft, Criminal Mischief and Possession of Burglary Tools. He was located on July 15, 2016 at his residence after numerous attempts to find him and taken into custody. He was also found to have been charged for a similar event in West Windsor and had a warrant out for his arrest for $52,000.00.  He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and lodged in the Mercer County Correctional Facility in default of bail. His case will be forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia: On 7-12-16 Officer George Peterson stopped a suspicious vehicle on Cherry Valley Road at 1:30 am.  While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle he smelled the odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia [pipes/grinders] and the arrest of ___ and ____ of Princeton NJ. They were arrested and transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released.  Their cases will be heard in municipal court.

Possession of Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia: On 7-15-16 at 8:27 pm Officer Vaccarino stopped a 1997 Subaru for a motor vehicle violation.  While speaking with a passenger identified as _____ of Nazareth PA she was found in possession of several bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle.  She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released.  Her case will be heard in municipal court.

Aggravated Assault/DWI/Possession of Cocaine: On 7-16-16 at 2:37pm Hopewell Police Units, The Hopewell Fire Department and Rescue Squad as well as Capital Health Paramedics were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Rt 31 near Mine Rd.  A 2007 Saturn being northbound by person #1 crossed over the center line of the highway and drove head on into a 200 Toyota being driven south by person #2 of Stockton NJ. Both drivers were treated for multiple injuries. Prior to police arrival, a witness saw Ms. Lynchschuyler throw an item into a nearby drain basin. Officers recovered the item and found a small metal container containing crack cocaine.  Based on Officer Koveloski’s investigation he charged person #1 with Aggravated Assault, Possession of Cocaine, DWI, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Failure to Keep Right and Having a Controlled Dangerous Substance in her motor vehicle.  Both parties were transported to the hospital. person #1 was admitted with severe injuries and person #2 was treated and released then transported to police headquarters where she was processed and posted bail and was released to a family member. Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash and towed from the scene. The case has been forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

Editor’s Note 1/23/19: Please note that it is MercerMe’s policy to not publish names of arrested individuals until the person has been convicted.

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