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Hopewell Township Police Investigate Thefts and Lewdness Incident

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Widespread Mail Theft and Tampering Investigated Across Multiple Hopewell Locations

On June 16, Officer Michael Enriquez responded addresses on Timkak Lane, Old Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Federal City Road, Michael Way, Meadow Lane, and Independence Way for reports of stolen mail. The mail was recovered by Princeton Township Police and turned over to HTPD. The mail was found to have been tampered with as well. The investigation was turned over to Detective Collins of HTPD for further investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

Packages Worth $165 Reported Missing from Bayberry Road Mailbox

On June 12, Officer James Stanton responded to a Bayberry Road address for a reported theft of mail and packages. The victim reported that packages were scheduled for delivery on June 12, 2024. The victim received confirmation that the packages were delivered “at or in the mailbox”, however they were never received. The total value of the packages were reported as $165. The investigation is ongoing.

Two iPhones Stolen in Coordinated Theft at AT&T Store

On June 13, Officer Stanton responded to the AT&T store located on Denow Road for a reported theft. Upon arrival, the store employee reported that two male parties entered the store. While the employee was assisting the first male, the second male entered the back room of the store and stole two iPhones. The employee reported that it appeared the two males were working together. The total value of the phones are listed as $2,398.

Theft at Pennington Smoke and Cigar Caught on Camera

On June 10, Officer DeMeter responded to the Pennington Smoke and Cigar on Tree Farm Road for an activated panic alarm. Upon arrival, Officer DeMeter met with the store employee who reported that a male subject entered the store and stole three glass bongs and left the store without payment. The total value of the stolen items was reported as $179.97. Surveillance video of the incident was provided to the officer. The investigation is ongoing.

License Plate Stolen from Vehicle in Hopewell Township

On June 19, Officer Blake DeMeter met with the victim of theft in the Hopewell Township Police Department (HTPD) lobby. The victim reported that his license plate was stolen off of his vehicle. The victim explained that the last time he drove the vehicle was June 16and he noticed the plate missing on June 17. DMV was notified of the theft. No further information at this time.

License Plate Stolen from Dashboard of Parked Vehicle

On June 11, Sergeant Mark Panzano responded to a Village Square address for a reported license plate theft. The victim reported that a license plate was stolen from inside the vehicle. The victim explained that the front license plate was stored on the dashboard, as the victim was missing the screws to have it attached to the front bumper. The license plate was last seen on June 3. There was no evidence of forced entry on the vehicle. Nothing further to report.

Shoplifter Steals 10 Bottles of Infant Formula from Stop & Shop

On June 17, Officer Jonathan Pauciullo responded to the Stop & Shop on Denow Road for a reported shoplifting. Loss prevention reported that an unidentified female subject entered the store and stole 10 bottles of Neuropro infant formula in a cloth bag and left the store. The surveillance footage was forwarded to the officer. The investigation is ongoing.

Baby Formula Theft at Stop & Shop Leads to Investigation, Suspects Photographed

On June 23, Officer Juba responded to the Stop & Shop on Denow Road for a reported shoplifting that occurred the previous day. Loss prevention reported that two male subjects stole $580 worth of baby formula from the store and left without payment. The subjects were followed by store staff and photographed leaving towards the direction of the Starbucks. Surveillance and photos were forwarded to HTPD for further investigation.

Cell Phones and Speaker Stolen at Quarry Swim Club, $2,500 in Losses

On June 19, Officer Arthur Juba responded to a Model Avenue address for a reported theft. The victims reported that their cell phones and Bluetooth speaker were stolen at the Quarry Swim Club on Crusher Road. The victims stated they last saw the phones and speaker at approximately 4:30 PM on this date when they went swimming until 5:30pm when they found the items to be missing. The total value of the missing items is listed as $2,500. The investigation is ongoing.

Lewd Incident on New Road as Man Exposes Himself to Resident

On June 23, at approximately 10:48am Officer Enriquez responded to a New Road address. Enriquez made contact with the victim who reported that she went out to her mailbox shortly before and a Hispanic male subject drove up in a white mini-van. The male made a comment about the weather and proceeded to expose himself to the victim before driving off. The victim then contacted police. The matter has been turned over to the HTPD Detective Bureau for further investigation. The investigation is active and ongoing.

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