The Hopewell Township Police Department responded to multiple residential burglaries in July.
On July 4, a Wyckoff Drive resident reported that while they were on vacation their home surveillance system alerted them that their home had been entered overnight at approximately 11:30 p.m. Two unidentified men entered the home through an unlocked second floor window and took jewelry. The men were wearing masks and gloves.
On July 9 at approximately 3 p.m., a Dublin Road resident reported that two men attempted to enter the home before fleeing in a small silver or gray car when confronted by the resident.
On July 16 at approximately noon, a Maddock Road resident returned home to find that someone had entered the house by forcing a garage door open. Later the same day, a New Road resident called police after confronting a suspicious man in their driveway. The man fled the area in a white van. The home had been burglarized.
A short time later, Hopewell Township officers spotted the van on Bear Tavern Road and attempted to stop it. there and on Interstate 295, but were unsuccessful as the van continued southbound into Lawrence Township. The unoccupied van was later recovered by Lawrence police. Also on July 16 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a Poor Farm Road resident returned home and found that a rock had been thrown through the front door and the house ransacked.
Anyone having information about any of these incidents is asked to contact Detective Joseph Maccaquano at (609) 737-3100. Police ask residents to lock their doors and windows, even when they are home. Home security systems should be activated when away. Citizens are asked to call 911 immediately to report suspicious cars or people.