Hopewell Township Officer James Klesney responded to an E. Broad Street address in Hopewell Borough for a reported theft incident on October 5. The victim reported that, sometime between September 30 and October 5, multiple tools and a firearm with ammunition had been removed from this Borough residence. Further investigation identified the accused as a Hamilton, NJ resident. The alleged perpetrator was arrested and charged with theft.
On October 9, Officer George Peterson responded to the area of Bear Tavern Road in reference to the report of a motor vehicle crash. Police investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Hopewell Township Police Department where she was processed and released after receiving multiple summonses.
Officer Robert Voorhees was on random patrol on October 11 when he observed a motor vehicle violation on Hopewell Rocky Hill Road. While speaking with the driver, Officer Voorhees suspected that the driver was impaired due to alcohol/drugs so he conducted field sobriety tests. The tests determined that the driver was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, DWI, and additional motor vehicle summonses.
Police officers also responded to several car burglary reports between Sunday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 16. Several unlocked cars parked on Pennington-Harbourton Road, Hunters Ridge Drive, Baker Way, West Shore Drive, Meadow Lane, and Rustic Drive were entered during overnight hours. Multiple wallets, money, sunglasses, and a laptop computer were some of the items taken from the involved vehicles.
The Hopewell Township Police Department Detective Bureau is assisting with these investigations. Residents are urged to lock their vehicles and to contact the Police Department immediately if one observes any suspicious activity.