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Police Log: Cement Poured In Drain, Company Reports Attempted Theft Of Thousands & More


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

Newtown Township

February 27

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Criminal Mischief

Police were dispatched to a Greenbriar Lane residence around 3 p.m. for a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival officers spoke to the complainant and the plumbers she had hired who explained that someone had put a bag of quick-set cement into the sewage drain in front of the house. This caused the resident’s plumbing to back up. Police filed a report to document the incident. Later in the week, another Greenbriar Lane resident contacted police to advise that his sewer discharge cap had also been tampered with recently.

Scam

 

Around 7 p.m., police were contacted by a Newtown Township resident in regards to a harassing phone call the resident had received from an unknown subject. The complainant explained that she had received a voicemail from an individual claiming to work for the IRS. When she called the individual back and refused to provide any personal information, the complainant received vulgar verbal threats. Police verified that the phone call was a scam and advised the resident to block the number to prevent future contact.

February 28

Bad Check

At noon, a Wrightstown Township resident responded to headquarters to report a worthless check that his business in Wrightstown received. The victim explained that the check was made out for a $2,400 payment and that the check was unable to be deposited according to the bank due to the suspect’s insufficient funds. Investigation is pending.

March 1

Theft From Vehicle

Around 7:30 a.m., a Crocus Lane resident contacted police to report that his wallet had been taken from inside his vehicle sometime overnight. The vehicle was unlocked and parked in his driveway, and his neighbor found the complainant’s wallet and all of its contents spread out across his front yard. According to the complainant nothing was taken, but he wanted to file a report.

Attempted Theft From Vehicle

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., a Jonquil Drive resident contacted police to report an attempted theft from her car. The car was parked in her driveway, and she believes that someone rifled through it overnight.  The victim reported that nothing was taken.

March 2

Attempted Theft

Shortly before 1:30 pm the finance director of a Wrightstown company responded to headquarters to report the attempted theft of funds from the company’s checking account. The finance director explained that a few days earlier PNC Bank notified the company that they had detected and intercepted a counterfeited check, issued in the amount of $2,855.45. There was no loss to the victim since the attempt was prevented. Investigation is pending.

March 8

Scam

At approximately 9 a.m., a Newtown Township resident notified police that she had received four scam calls on her work cell phone from an unknown subject stating that they have kidnapped her son and want $3,000. The complainant was able to determine that the phone call was a scam, and police advised that she block the number.

Theft

Around 4 p.m., police were dispatched to a Sassafras Circle residence for the report of a theft of a package.  Upon arrival, police met with the victim who stated that she had received a notification from Amazon that her package was delivered earlier that day. When she arrived at her residence, however, the package, which contained a long sleeve shirt valued at $11.99, was no longer there. Amazon refunded the money to the victim, and a report was filed.


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