Police Blotter

On November 27, Officer Lincoln Karnoff responded to a Pennington Lawrenceville Road address for the report of a theft. Sometime between 9:30am and 10:10am that morning, someone took a factory tire and rim for a 2012 Honda Civic, which had been located near the driveway. Video surveillance showed a black Jeep Liberty with a ladder on a roof rack in the driveway at the time of this theft. The loss was estimated at $150.00. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the police department

Later that day, Officer Karnoff responded to the Pennington Circle Wells Fargo Bank for the report of a possible fraud in progress. After speaking with bank personnel, it was determined that a man had presented a fake credit card and a fake driver’s license in the name of another person in an attempt to gain access to a banking account. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with forgery and presenting a false government document and was later lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center. His case will be reviewed by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

On December 3, Officer Michael Makwinski responded to a Jacobs Creek Road address for the report of criminal mischief. Sometime between November 27 and December 3, someone entered the unlocked home, which is under renovation, and caused damage to the sheetrock walls of a bedroom. The cost of the damage was undetermined

The following day, Officer Nicholas Sparaco responded to the Rosedale Park dog area parking lot for the report of a car burglary. Sometime between 5:15pm and 5:35pm, someone broke the passenger side window of a car and removed a purse containing cash and other items. The loss was estimated at $705.00.  

Officer Karnoff responded to Elm Ridge Park on December 7 for the report of multiple car burglaries. Sometime between 2am and 6am that morning, someone entered several unlocked cars at addresses on Blue Spruce Drive, Arvida Drive, Meadow Lane, and West Shore Drive. Items taken included cash, wallets, and glasses. The overall total loss was estimated at $670.00. Video surveillance footage shows a person wearing a hoodie, gloves and possibly a bandana over their face entering some of the vehicles. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the police department.

On December 9 at approximately 4:12 am, Officer Maria Gavdanovich responded to the area of N. Greenwood Ave. for a suspicious vehicle investigation. 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 and released after receiving multiple summonses. This case will be heard in Municipal Court.

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