Hopewell Township police blotter


A Hopewell-Wertsville Road resident reported the theft of camera equipment from his garage Oct. 30. The victim saw a man allegedly rummaging through items in the garage. The victim approached the man, who said he thought there was a sale at the house. When he was advised there was no sale, he left the property. The victim later discovered the theft of the camera equipment.

A woman was reportedly scammed out of an unknown amount of money after she was contacted by a company regarding an employment opportunity. She was told to buy items and charge them to her personal credit card and that she would be reimbursed. She bought the items but was never compensated. The incident was reported Oct. 28.

Someone removed the battery from a Kubota excavator that was parked at a Carter Road property during October. The battery was valued at $195. The theft was reported Oct. 25.

A Pennington-Hopewell Road business representative reported that a purchase order for equipment was fraudulently placed online and delivered to a storage company Oct. 4. The business never placed the order for the equipment, which was valued at $145,000. The incident was reported Oct. 24.

Someone allegedly forced their way into a Park Lake Avenue home and stole construction equipment reported on Oct. 21. The value of the stolen property was not known.

A victim reported that someone purchased a cellphone by using her wireless phone provider’s account without her permission. The phone was delivered to her home Oct. 20 and removed from the front porch by an unknown person Oct. 21. The phone was valued at $1,200.

Someone entered a Poor Farm Road house during October and allegedly damaged property inside the house. The incident was reported Oct. 20.

A 41-year-old Hopewell Township woman was apprehended at her home on outstanding warrants from Hopewell Township and Hopewell Borough Oct. 19. She was processed and released.

A victim reported being contacted by an unknown person via email and instructed to buy $3,000 worth of gift cards to pay for online protection services. The victim realized the services were fraudulent when asked to provide gift card information. The incident was reported Oct. 18.

A Hopewell Township business owner reported Oct. 17 that someone issued a fraudulent check for $10,000 on the business’ checking account.