Cops, Courts and Fire

Police Log: Pickup Truck Stolen, Alert Residents Notices Fraud & More


The following was provided courtesy of the Newtown Township Police Department.

Newtown Township

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July 28

Fraud 

Police received a call from a resident who discovered that an unknown person had opened an account with Comcast in Tennessee using his personal information. The victim was told that the account had been opened in August 2016. The victim did not suffer any financial loss and was advised to check his credit report.

Fraud 

At approximately 3 p.m., a resident came to police headquarters to report that he recently received an account summary with a statement in the mail from Kohl’s department store. Since the resident does not have an account with Kohl’s, he contacted Kohl’s and was told that the fraudulent account was opened by an unknown person in a store in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who purchased $300 worth of merchandise at that time. Kohl’s confirmed that an investigation was opened and that any loss to the victim would be restored.

July 30

Theft

Shortly after 11 a.m., police responded to Grant Street for the report of a found bicycle. The resident who called told the officer that the bicycle was noticed around 1:15 p.m. on July 29.   The bicycle was located in bushes in the common area behind the residence and was transported to police headquarters for safe keeping until the owner identifies and claims it.

July 31

Suspicious Incident 

At approximately 3 a.m., police were dispatched to Thrush Lane in Wrightstown Township for the report of suspicious people outside a home. When police arrived and made contact with the resident who called, they learned that the resident heard a noise and looked outside to see two males inside the resident’s car. The resident also reported that he saw what appeared to be two young males fleeing the scene then left in a dark pickup truck.

Stolen Vehicle

Another resident of Thrush Lane called police just before 7 a.m. to report that his 2003 Ford F-250 pickup truck had been stolen overnight. The vehicle was listed in the national database for stolen vehicle and the situation remains under investigation.

August 1

Scam

A resident called to report receiving a suspicious message on her voice mail indicating that there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The officer explained that the call was part of scam to extort money from her.

August 2

Found Items

Around 10:30 a.m. a motorist found a tool box cart containing several tools on the roadway as he was driving through the intersection of Durham Road and North Drive. He picked up the equipment and brought it to police headquarters. The power tools had an estimated value of $1,000. The officer who received the tools was able to locate the name of a company on one of the tools and contacted the owner. The contracted explained that he was working in Newtown Grant and responded headquarters to retrieve his property.

Criminal Mischief

Police responded to the parking lot of the Village of Newtown South at 12:30 p.m. for the report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The vehicle owner told police that she parked the car in the lot on Friday and discovered the damage today. The officer observed that an unknown actor or actors had jumped on the hood, windshield and roof of the Civic. The hood and roof sustained large dents and a shattered windshield, but no entry was made into the vehicle.

Criminal Mischief

At approximately 3:30 p.m. a resident came to police headquarters to report vandalism to her family’s vehicle. The victim told police that she discovered that a liquid had been poured onto the hood of her 2004 Jeep while parked in front of their home. The liquid caused the paint to disintegrate down to the metal.


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