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01/23/2024 Burglary Arrests

Type of Incident: Arrest and Search Warrants 
Accused Name (1): Thomas A. Bray Age: 47 
Accused Address: Valley Road Lambertville, NJ 08530 
Accused Name (2): Daniel M. Aster Age: 43 
Accused Address: Upper York Road New Hope, PA 18938 
Investigating Officer: Detective Michael Makwinski 
Charges: Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Burglar Tools 

On January 23, 2024 at approximately 0600 hours, Hopewell Township Police Department, with assistance from the Mercer County Tactical Response Team, executed arrest and search warrants at a Valley Road address. The operation was conducted as part of an extensive investigation into the burglaries which have occurred across Hopewell Valley over the past year. 

Two suspects, identified as Thomas A. Bray and Daniel M. Aster, were arrested and charged with multiple counts of Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Burglar Tools, and Criminal Trespassing. 

The Valley Road property was searched by Detectives of the Hopewell Township Police Department. Efforts will be made to positively identify any stolen property so that return can be made to the victims. 

Hopewell Township Police Department would like to thank our community for their support and information sharing throughout the investigation. We are committed to protecting and maintaining a safe community with your partnership. 

Lt. Joseph Maccaquano #48 
Hopewell Township Police Department