Six people have been charged by Detective Frank Tulko of the Hopewell Township Police Department for several car burglaries and three car thefts that occurred in Hopewell Borough and Hopewell Township in the early part of summer.

Patrol officers responded to several calls on June 19 when residents in Hopewell Borough found that their cars had been burglarized overnight with various items being taken including small amounts of cash. And one resident found that his or her 2011 Honda CRV had been stolen.

Two weeks later, patrol officers responded to numerous calls in Brandon Farms in Hopewell Township, for additional car burglaries. Two cars, a 2004 Ford Expedition and a 2003 Honda Pilot, were also stolen from the neighborhood.

After lengthy investigation, these cases were linked to individuals arrested for loitering in Upper Makefield Township.

Criminal charges have been filed against all six individuals. These cases have been forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review.  The Ford Expedition and the Honda Pilot were recovered on July 9th in Trenton. The Honda CRV has not been recovered.


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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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