Police Blotter: Political signs removed from lawn, harassment at Dunkin Donuts
Here is the information provided by the Hopewell Township Police Department:
Impersonation attempt at Chase Bank
On October 27, Constable Paul Alvaro was dispatched to Chase Bank on Denow Road for an identity theft complaint. The Complainant reported that two (2) men attempted to open an account using a false identity. The accused were approached on the spot and identified. The actors were arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. The cases will be heard in Superior Court.
Teenagers trigger noise complaint, landlord charged
Constable Vincent Amabile was assigned to a Jamieson Drive address for a noise complaint during the Oct. 28 event. Officers arrived at the scene to discover a large group of minors leaving the property. Further investigation revealed a large gathering which was a nuisance to nearby residents. The owner of the property was later charged with maintaining a nuisance. The case will be heard in the Municipal Court.
Fraudulent access to bank funds in the Borough of Hopewell
On October 31, Constable James Hoffman was assigned to an address in West Broad Street in Hopewell Borough for a fraud complaint. The complainant said he was contacted by his bank and informed that someone had used his banking information to obtain funds from his account. The investigation is ongoing.
Stopping the vehicle reveals a fictitious registration
On November 3, Constable George Peterson made a motor vehicle stop on a gray colored Ford on North Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell Borough for a motor vehicle violation. The driver of the vehicle has been identified. As part of the investigation into the interception of a motor vehicle, it was discovered that the individual was driving the vehicle with a fictitious temporary registration, and he was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters from the police for processing. They were charged with possession of a fraudulent government document which was placed on a subpoena and he was later released. The case will be heard in Superior Court.
Harassment in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts
Constable Christopher Collins was assigned 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 man in the company parking lot who made a statement of harassment to him. The male has been identified. Further investigation confirmed the complainant’s statement and the actor was arrested at the scene and transported to police headquarters for treatment. The cases will be heard in Superior Court.
Political signs removed from the lawn and damaged
Officer Mandy Gray was seconded to the police department over a harassment complaint. The Complainant reported on November 3, 2022 that political signs were removed from the property and thrown onto the roadway. The investigation is ongoing.
Purse stolen from Shop Rite
Officer Arthur Juba was assigned to Shop Rite on Pennington Road for a theft complaint. The complainant reported that his wallet and 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 credit card purchases
Constable Blake Demeter was sent to the police department for a credit card theft/fraud complaint on November 11. The complainant reported that fraudulent transactions were discovered on his credit card on November 6. The purchases were from an online business for $211. The investigation is ongoing.
Forced entry of a vehicle into Twin Pines Athletic Fields
Constable Vincent Amabile was assigned to Twin Pines Athletic Fields on Pennington Lawrenceville Road for a reported theft from a motor vehicle at 2:30 p.m. on November 13. the complex. Approximately $100 of miscellaneous items were taken from the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
Stolen construction equipment
Constable Maria Gavdanovich was dispatched to an address in Dunwald Lane for a reported theft on November 13, 2022. The Complainant reported that an unknown person or persons entered his property and stole construction equipment. The value of the property was around $2,000. The investigation is ongoing.
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