Police Blotter: Swing set swiped, theft at two local businesses

Pennington Circle crash leads to arrest
On October 3, 2022 at approximately 12:56pm, Officer Robert Voorhees was detailed to a motor vehicle crash in the area of the Pennington Circle. Through the crash investigation, Officer Voorhees learned that the driver in the involved vehicle had active warrants for his arrest from Pennington Borough and the City of Trenton. The individual was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. They were later turned over to the Trenton Police Department.

Tree Farm Road business burglarized
On October 4, 2022, Officer Paul Alvaro was detailed to a business on Tree Farm Road for a reported burglary/theft investigation. The complainant reported an unknown individual forcibly entered their business and removed cash from an office. The amount of cash stolen was approximately $900. Investigation is ongoing.

Defiant trespass for six months, investigation continues
Sergeant Lincoln Karnoff was detailed to a Provinceline Road address on October 5, 2022, for a reported defiant trespassing complaint. The complainant reported that, between June 1 and October 5, a known individual entered onto their property without authorization on several occasions. Investigation is ongoing.

Hospital room theft at Capital Health
Officer James Klesney was detailed to the Capital Health-Hopewell Campus for a reported theft investigation on October 6, 2022. The complainant reported an unknown individual entered their room and stole miscellaneous items. The value of the items stolen amounted to approximately $200. Investigation is ongoing.

Investigation of criminal mischief at Titusville Academy
Officer Arthur Juba was detailed to the Titusville Academy for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that a juvenile intentionally damaged mechanical equipment in the building. The damage was estimated at approximately $200. The investigation is ongoing.

Single vehicle crash leads to DWI arrest
On October 9, 2022 at approximately 5:47pm, Officer James Hoffman was detailed to a single vehicle crash on Scotch Road at the intersection with Pennington Titusville Road. Through the investigation, Officer Hoffman determined that the driver was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. The individual was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. They were charged with driving while under the influence and released to an acquaintance on a summons. The case will be heard in Municipal Court.

Swing set swiped on Pennington Road
Officer Blake Demeter was detailed to a Pennington Road address for a theft complaint on October 11, 2022. The complainant reported that sometime on October 9, an unknown individual(s) accessed their property and removed a swing set.  The property was valued at approximately $200. Investigation is ongoing.

Theft at Route 31 business 
Officer James Klesney was detailed to a South Route 31 business for a theft complaint on October 12, 2022. The complainant reported that sometime during the overnight hours, an unknown individual removed a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on the property.  The property was valued at approximately $1,000. Investigation is ongoing.

Package theft on Manley Road
Officer Paul Alvaro was detailed to a Manley Road address for a theft complaint. The complainant reported that multiple packages were stolen from their front porch on October 13. The complainant’s surveillance video captured the incident and the accused was described as a Black female wearing dark colored clothing with an Amazon vest. The value of the stolen property was less than $200. The investigation is ongoing.

Vehicle burglary investigation on Jefferson Place
Officer Demeter was detailed to a Jefferson Place address for a burglary complaint on October 14, 2022. The complainant reported that they returned home on this date and observed that the door to their vehicle was open. Through video surveillance, it was learned that three (3) males wearing masks accessed their vehicle on October 24.  There were no items taken from the vehicle. Investigation is ongoing.

The information above was provided by the Hopewell Township Police Department. While accused names are publicly available, in the interest of privacy, MercerMe does not reveal individuals’ names.

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