01/05/2024 Type of Incident: Home Burglaries / Vehicle Thefts
Investigating Officer: Detective Makwinski
During the early morning hours of 1/5/2024, Officers responded to a Baker Way residence for a home burglary and vehicle thefts. Initial investigation on scene revealed that multiple suspects forcibly entered the residence in search of vehicle key fobs. Once obtained, the suspects stole two vehicles from the driveway and fled the scene.
Officers also responded to a Stout Road residence for a similar report. Multiple suspects made entry into a residential garage, but fled the scene before making further entry and failed to steal any vehicles from the residence.
Numerous jurisdictions throughout the State of New Jersey were targeted last night with similar incidents. These incidents are believed to be apart of a larger network of auto thefts that have been ongoing throughout the State. Suspects within this operation are targeting high end luxury vehicles.
The cases are being investigated by Det Makwinski of Hopewell Township Police Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force as well as various local jurisdictions. Additionally, there will be increased patrols in our residential neighborhoods.
We are reminding our residents to secure their homes, vehicles, and property. We ask that, where available, utilize your security systems and surveillance / Ring cameras / etc. Remain vigilant of any suspicious vehicles in your neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity to Hopewell Township Police Department at 609-737-3100 (or 911 if there is an emergency).
Detective Micheal Makwinksi
Hopewell Township Police Department