Police Blotter: political signs removed from lawn, harassment at Dunkin Donuts

The following is information provided by the Hopewell Township Police Department:

Attempted identity theft at Chase Bank
On October 27, Officer Paul Alvaro was detailed to Chase Bank on Denow Road for an identity theft complaint. The complainant reported that two (2) males attempted to open an account while using a false identity. The accused parties were approached on location and identified. The actors were arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. The cases will be heard in Superior Court.   

Teens spark noise complaint, property owner charged
Officer Vincent Amabile was detailed to a Jamieson Drive address for a noise complaint in the eventing of October 28. The officers arrived on scene to discover a large group of juveniles leaving the property. Further investigation revealed a large gathering that was a nuisance to neighboring residents. The owner of the property was later charged with maintaining a nuisance. The case will be heard in Municipal Court.   
Bank funds fraudulently accessed in Hopewell Borough
On October 31, Officer James Hoffman was detailed to a West Broad Street address in Hopewell Borough for a fraud complaint. The complainant reported that they were contacted by their bank and advised that someone used their banking information to obtain funds from their account. The investigation is ongoing.

Vehicle stop uncovers fictitious registration
On November 3, Officer George Peterson conducted a motor vehicle stop on a grey colored Ford on North Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell Borough for a motor vehicle violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified. Through the motor vehicle stop investigation, the individual was found to be operating the vehicle with a fictitious temporary registration, and was  placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. They were charged with possessing a fraudulent government document which was placed on a summons and he was later released. The case will be heard in Superior Court. 

Harassment in Dunkin Donuts parking lot
Officer Christopher Collins was detailed to Dunkin Donuts on Tree Farm Road in Hopewell Township for a harassment complaint on November 1. The complainant reported that he was confronted by a male in the parking lot of the business who directed harassing statement towards him.  The male was identified. Further investigation confirmed the complainant’s statement and the actor was arrested on scene and was transported to police headquarters for processing. The cases will be heard in Superior Court.   

Political signs removed from lawn and damaged
Officer Mandy Grey was detailed to the police department for a harassment complaint. The complainant reported on November 3, 2022, political signs were removed from the property and thrown into the roadway. Investigation is ongoing.

Purse stolen at Shop Rite
Officer Arthur Juba was detailed to Shop Rite on Pennington Road for a theft complaint. The complainant reported that their pocketbook and its contents were taken from the store on November 9. The estimated value of the stolen property was less than $2,000. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraudulent purchases on credit card
Officer Blake Demeter was detailed to the police department for a credit card theft/fraud complaint on November 11. The complainant reported fraudulent transactions were discovered on their credit card on November 6. The purchases were from an online business for $211. The investigation is ongoing.

Forced vehicle entry at Twin Pines Athletic Fields
Officer Vincent Amabile was detailed to the Twin Pines Athletic Fields on Pennington Lawrenceville Road for a reported theft from a motor vehicle at 2:30pm on November 13.The complainant reported that an unknown individual(s) forced entry into their vehicle while was parked at the complex. Approximately $100 of miscellaneous items were taken from the vehicle. Investigation is ongoing.

Construction équipement stolen
Officer Maria Gavdanovich was detailed to a Dunwald Lane address for a reported theft on November 13, 2022.  The complainant reported that an unknown individual(s) accessed their property and stole construction equipment. The value of the property was approximately $2,000. Investigation is ongoing.

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