Hopewell Township Police blotter


A manager at the Dunkin Donuts store in Pennington told police that items and cash had been stolen over the previous six months by employees. The amount of cash and items stolen totaled $875.10. The incident was reported Dec. 11.

A victim reported that someone opened two Merrill Lynch bank accounts using her identity. The person deposited money in the accounts and immediately withdrew the money. The victim did not lose any money in the incident, which was reported Dec. 9.

A Hopewell Township woman was charged with possession of a suspected controlled dangerous substance and numerous motor vehicle violations after she was stopped by police on Route 31 near Route 518 Dec. 9. She was also found to have an outstanding warrant for $5,000 from the Hopewell Township Municipal Court. She was processed and taken to the Mercer County Correctional Center.

A shoplifter took $296.24 worth of energy drinks from ShopRite without paying for them, based on surveillance video provided by loss prevention officers. The incident was reported Dec. 7.

A local restaurant owner reported Dec. 5 that fraudulent transactions had been made against his business account totaling $28,000. The fraudulent checks were cashed over an extended period of time.