The following is information provided by the Hopewell Township Police Department:
Noise complaint leads to disorderly conduct arrest of minor
Officer Vincent Amabile responded to a noise complaint on Jamieson Drive in Pennington on August 29, 2022. While investigating the incident, a 17-year old juvenile confronted the officers on scene. The juvenile was belligerent to the officers when he ran from the scene and kicked a patrol vehicle causing minor damage. The juvenile was taken into custody and later charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. The matter will be heard in Family Court.
Local swindled, lost security deposit
On August 23, 2022, Officer Michael Crincoli was detailed to a Model Avenue address in Hopewell Borough for a fraud complaint. The complainant reported they transferred money through their bank account for a security deposit on an apartment. The apartment was advertised online and it was later learned to be a fraudulent listing. The investigation for fraud is ongoing.
Throwing rocks at cars on River Road
On August 24, 2022 at approximately 1:31pm, Officer Fabienne Pauciullo was detailed to River Road / State Highway 29 in Titusville (Hopewell Township) for a report of a female throwing rocks at vehicles. The complaint reported that a female threw a rock at their vehicle causing minor damage. The suspect, aged 25, was located on scene and identified as the accused. They were arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing, and later released from custody with a summons. The cases will be heard in Superior Court.
Two incidents of supermarket shoplifting
Officer Vincent Amabile was detailed to Stop and Shop on Denow Road for a shoplifting complaint on August 25, 2022. The complainant reported an unknown male entered the store on August 18th and left without paying for groceries. The value of the items taken was estimated at approximately $300 dollars. Investigation is ongoing.
Officer Paul Alvaro was detailed to Shop-Rite on Pennington Road for a shoplifting complaint on August 27, 2022. The complainant reported an unknown male entered the store on August 27th and left without paying for groceries. The value of the items taken was estimated at approximately $400 dollars. Investigation is ongoing.
Kitchen appliance, construction tools, bicycle all go missing
Officer Jonathan Pauciullo was detailed to a Bear Tavern Road address for a theft complaint on August 25, 2022. The complainant reported that an unknown individual(s) stole a kitchen appliance from their property earlier on this date. The appliance was valued at under $15,000 dollars. Investigation is ongoing.
Officer Brian Dendis was detailed to a Stony Brook Road address for a reported burglary/theft from a construction trailer on the property. The complainant reported that sometime between August 26and August 27, an unknown individual(s) entered their construction trailer and removed various construction tools and equipment. The value of the items stolen was approximately $1650. Investigation is ongoing.
Officer Robert Voorhees was detailed to a River Road address for a theft complaint on August 31, 2022 at 7:51pm. The complainant reported that their bicycle was taken from the residence on this date. The complainant observed via surveillance an unknown black male enter onto their property and remove the bicycle. The estimated value of the bicycle was approximately $115. The investigation is ongoing.
Theft / Fraud
Officer Alvaro was detailed to an Avalon Road address for a theft/fraud complaint. The complainant reported fraudulent transactions were discovered on their credit cards. The complainant was able to cancel the transactions prior to final approval with no financial loss. The investigation is ongoing.
Officer Neil Hunt was detailed to the Hopewell Township Police Department for a harassment complaint on August 29, 2022. The complainant reported he was confronted by an individual while providing a service at a residence on Haddon Court. The individual questioned his presence on the property and then directed harassing statements towards him. The complaint was able to identify the actor and was provided the opportunity to sign a criminal complaint.
Officer Alavaro was detailed to the area of Pennington Road for an assault complaint on August 31, 2022 at 11:22am. The complainant reported he was physically struck in the face by a passenger in their vehicle. The actor was an acquaintance of the complainant and was advised of their right to sign a criminal complaint.
Two instances of fictitious temporary license plates
On both September 2 and September 4, 2022 at approximately, Officer George Peterson conducted a motor vehicle stop on a white colored Honda on Route 579 for a motor vehicle violation. The drivers of the vehicles were identified as an individual from Philadelphia. Through the motor vehicle stop investigation, the drivers were found to be operating the vehicle with a fictitious temporary registration. The drivers were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing, charged with possessing fraudulent government document which was placed on a summons, and were later released. The cases will be heard in Superior Court.
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