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On April 20, Officer Joseph McNeil responded to the area of Pennington Hopewell Road for a motor vehicle crash. Officer McNeil was advised that the involved vehicle left the scene and was later located on Taylor Terrace. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was found to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to HTPD where he was processed and released. This case will be heard in Municipal Court.

A Hopewell Township resident went to the Police Department April 23 to report to Officer Sara Erwin that she had been the victim of fraud. She said multiple payments were made from her bank account without authorization between September 2016 and May 2020. Officer Erwin will be conducting a follow up investigation. 

Officer Nicholas Sparaco responded to a Flower Hill Drive business for the report of theft/fraud on April 23. The representative from the business reported that multiple checks were stolen and later cashed between September 2019 and May 2020. The total value of the cashed checks was approximately $29,000. This investigation has been assigned to the detective bureau for further investigation.

 On April 24 at approximately 11:29pm, Officer Adam Liotta investigated a suspicious vehicle complaint on Patterson Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was found to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Hopewell Township Police Department where he was processed. He was released to a family member with a summons to appear in Municipal Court.

On April 26, Officer Michael Makwinski responded to a business on Pennington Hopewell Road for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, the investigating officers located an unknown male on the premises. The person was inside the business without authorization from the owner. He was arrested and transported to the Hopewell Township Police Department where he was processed and released on his own recognizance after being served with a summons. This case will be heard in superior court.

Officer James Klesney was detailed April 27 to a business on West Broad Street in Hopewell Borough for the report of a transaction using a fraudulent prescription. The suspect had already left the business; however a follow up investigation located and identified the accused. While investigating the incident, the person was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to the Hopewell Township Police Department for processing and was charged with possession of marijuana/paraphernalia, forgery, obtaining a prescribed medication with a fraudulent prescription, and hindering his own apprehension as he provided investigating officers with a false name.  He was released from custody with a summons. This case will be heard in superior court.

A second subject was also encountered during the investigation. He provided a false name to investigating officers and was charged with hindering the apprehension of another.  He was arrested and transported to the Hopewell Twp. Police Department for processing and then was released from custody with a summons. This case will be heard in municipal court.

Officer Michael Makwinski responded to a residence on Lambertville Hopewell Road in response to a burglary complaint on April 29. The complainant advised that between April 19 and April 29, 2020 an unknown actor(s) entered the garage and residence on the property causing damage to the interiors. This incident is currently under investigation.

On May 1, Officer John Ferner responded to a business on Federal City Road for the report of a burglary and theft.  The victim reported that forcible entry was made to a storage trailer between April 30 and May 1, 2020. The trailer was accessed by an unknown actor(s) and approximately $3,350.00 of landscaping equipment was taken from the trailer. This investigation has been turned over to the detective bureau.

On May 2, Officer Karnoff responded to a Lansdowne Court address for a complaint of harassment.  The victim, a Hopewell Township resident, reported that her neighbor engaged in a verbal altercation with her.  The victim felt harassed by the neighbor’s actions and criminal complaints were signed by the complainant.

On May 4, patrol officers responded to a Heath Court address for a harassment complaint.  The victim reported that an unknown individual made harassing statements towards him on his cell phone. Officer Robert Voorhees is the investigating officer. 

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