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Hopewell Township Police Department Addresses Shoplifting, Stolen Construction Materials

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Theft reported at new construction site in Hopewell Parc

On April 30, Officer Michael Crincoli responded to a walk-in report of theft at the Hopewell Township Police Department (HTPD) lobby. The reporting party, the construction manager, advised that a box containing a push-thumb lock doorknob was stolen from inside the garage of a new construction home in Hopewell Parc. The garage was still under construction, and the locking mechanisms were not yet functional, so the garage was left closed but unlocked at the time of the theft. The theft was discovered when construction workers attempted to install the door lock and found it missing from inside the garage. The investigation is ongoing.

Amazon package stolen from residence

On May 3, Officer Crincoli responded to a Cleveland Road East address for a reported theft. Upon arrival, the victim advised that a package was stolen from inside his mailbox. The item was an Amazon order totaling $42.95 in value. The investigation is ongoing.

Driver arrested for DUI on Route 31 following early morning traffic stop

On May 4, at approximately 7:34am, Sgt Adam Liotta responded to the area of Route 31 and Ingleside for a reported drunk driver on the roadway. Sgt Liotta observed the vehicle in question, a Green Ford Ranger, and conducted a motor vehicle stop. After making contact with the driver, the driver was found to be exhibiting signs of intoxication. Field sobriety tests were conducted roadside and the individual was placed under arrest for DUI. The individual was transported to HTPD for processing and later released. The driver was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane. The matter will be heard in Municipal Court.

Shoplifting reported at Pennington Circle ShopRite

On May 4, Officer James Stanton responded to the ShopRite at the Pennington Circle for a reported shoplifting. Loss prevention reported that before Stanton’s arrival, a female subject was seen on surveillance taking numerous items from the store and then leaving without payment. The subject was wearing a cream-colored Tommy Hilfiger jacket and black boots. The subject was seen leaving the store in a vehicle with an identifiable license plate and a follow-up investigation is being conducted. The total loss in this case was reported as $373.10 in various items. The investigation is ongoing.

Verbal dispute at traffic stop leads to arrest of shoplifting suspect

On May 6, Officer Stanton responded to the area of Route 31 and Broemel to assist Pennington Borough Police with a motor vehicle stop involving two drivers involved in a verbal dispute. During the investigation, it was reported by one of the drivers that the other driver was seen shoplifting at the Pennington ShopRite. The accused subject had several arrest warrants found to be active and was arrested by Pennington Police on the warrants. Officer Stanton conducted a follow-up investigation at the Pennington ShopRite and confirmed the accusation of shoplifting through surveillance video. The accused was later arrested by Officer Stanton and charged with theft and shoplifting totaling $124.84, and was later released from custody. The matter will be heard in Municipal Court.

Theft of construction materials reported on Washington Crossing Pennington Road

On May 8, Officer Ryan Finnegan responded to a Washington Crossing Pennington Road address for a reported theft of construction materials that took place overnight. The reporting party reported that between May 6 and May 7 construction materials were stolen from the property. The total value of items taken was reported as $1,136.24 in materials. There were no particular suspects reported, and the investigation is ongoing.

This was submitted by the Hopewell Township Police Department. For more information and the HTPD website, please see this link: https://www.hopewellpolicenj.gov

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