Cops, Courts and Fire

Police Log: Possible Burglary On Justice Drive, Underage Drinking & More


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

Newtown Township

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March 9

Attempted Scam

Around 9:30 a.m., police were contacted by a Bank of America branch manager during routine patrol to come inside and speak to a customer that is a Newtown Township resident. The branch manager explained that the customer in the past had sent large amounts of money via money orders to a suspicious individual that had been promising to eventually pay the money back and provide the customer with a new truck. On this date, the customer was trying to wire $19,000 to the suspicious individual. The bank manager and officer were able to determine that the suspicious individual was trying to scam the customer, and they informed the victim of the risk of fraud.

March 14

Theft 

Just before 3:15 p.m., a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report a theft. The victim reported that her wallet was stolen out of her purse sometime during the previous day while she was working at a business located in Newtown. The wallet contained $80 cash, 4 credit/debit cards, a driver’s license and social security card. The victim stated that her credit/debit cards have not been used to her knowledge. She was advised to let police know if any activity occurs and to alert the credit agencies.

March 15

Attempted Theft From Vehicle

Shortly after 8:30 a.m., a Wrightstown Township resident contacted police to report an attempted theft from her unlocked vehicles during the night. The complainant stated that both of the vehicles were parked in her driveway at the time, and that it was apparent that someone had gone through them. The complainant did not believe that anything was taken. No further leads at this time.

Theft

Around 11:30 am police were dispatched to a Society Place residence for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, police spoke to the homeowner who stated that she received a notification from Amazon that her package was delivered a few days prior, however, she never received the package.  Total value of loss is $48.

March 19

Possible Burglary

Around 6 p.m., police were dispatched to a Justice Drive residence for the report of a possible burglary that occurred earlier in the day. The complainant stated that when her daughter arrived home from school she noticed a window that was open. All of the windows in the house were originally closed when they all left that morning. Investigation was turned over to detectives.

March 20

Fraud

Just before 10 a.m., a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report a fraudulent check they received in the amount of $7,100.00 for their services in a business contract. Investigation is ongoing.

March 23

Traffic Stop

Around 11:30 p.m., police initiated a traffic stop on Water Lily Way and made contact with the operator of a dark colored Ford Mustang for being involved in suspicious driving activity.  Upon contact with the driver, who was identified as a juvenile, the officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain sight inside the vehicle. The drug paraphernalia was confiscated to be logged into evidence, and the juvenile’s parent was called to respond to the scene and retrieve the driver and vehicle. A disorderly conduct citation may be issued depending on Youth Aid Panel eligibility.

March 24

Underage Drinking 

Around 11:30 p.m., police were dispatched to a Vera Avenue residence for the report of several drunk teenagers leaving the residence after a party. Officers arrived and made contact with several juveniles that tested positive for the presence of alcohol during a Portable Breath Test. The juveniles were released to their parents, and the appropriate citations were issued.

March 25

Criminal Mischief 

At approximately 3:30 p.m., police were dispatched to an Atwood Court residence for the report of a suspicious occurrence. The complainant reported that he left his residence on business for two weeks and that he discovered damage to his front door shortly after he returned. The complainant felt that someone had tried to gain entry to the home during his absence, and police processed the scene.


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