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A Walker Drive resident was scammed out of $250,000 when a scammer, who reportedly posted as her friend, asked her to wire money as part of an investment. The victim wired the money and then realized she had been scammed in the incident, which was reported Aug. 24.

A 2021 BMW X5 sport activity vehicle was stolen from a Wilkinson Way resident’s driveway overnight between Aug. 23 and 24. The BMW, which was valued at $64,000, had been left unlocked and with the keys inside. Inside the vehicle, there were multiple personal identification papers, according to reports.

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Someone entered an unlocked car parked on John Street alley, rummaged through the car and stole the victim’s wallet and money from the center console and glove box in an incident that was reported Aug. 25.

In two separate incidents, mail was reported stolen from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Palmer Square West. The thief altered the checks, resulting in monetary losses of $928.65 and $9,000. Both incidents were reported Aug. 25.

A 29-year-old Manville man was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Aug. 27 in connection with a harassment incident on Witherspoon Street. The man was charged after he allegedly yelled obscenities and became combative with the police officer.

A woman reported the theft of two checks that she had mailed at a U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Palmer Square East. The checks were altered, resulting in a loss of $1,900. The incident was reported Aug. 28.

A book valued at $2,300 was reported stolen from the community package room at the Avalon Princeton rental apartment complex on Franklin Avenue. The theft was reported Aug. 26.

Thieves opened checking accounts using the personal information of a Dodds Lane resident and a Wiggins Street resident. The identity theft incidents were reported Aug. 24.

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