The following was provided courtesy of the Newtown Township Police Department.
Around 11:45 a.m., a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report an attempted wire fraud transaction from their personal bank account. There was no reported loss to the victim as the bank manager was able to detect and prevent the fraudulent transaction from going through. Investigation is ongoing.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report that she had been the victim of credit card fraud. She stated that she was at the Acme in Newtown the day before and used one of the self-checkout stations. She believes that she accidentally left her credit cards on the counter there, and she began to receive notifications from her credit card companies regarding fraudulent purchases shortly after. Investigation is ongoing.
At 4:30 p.m., a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report the theft of some of his wife’s jewelry. The total reported value of loss is $115,000. Investigation is ongoing.
Police responded to Brillman’s Rental Barn on Friends Lane at approximately 10:15 a.m. for the report of a theft. The complainant reported that fifteen small trees that had originally been planted in some bedding along Friends Lane had been stolen or removed from the property sometime between March and April. The total reported value of loss is approximately $1,125.
On Tuesday May 15, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Newtown Township Police responded to the Newtown Cemetery located on Penn Street for the report of a theft of landscaping equipment that had just occurred at the maintenance shop. Witnesses reported seeing a white male with a thin build, enter the maintenance shop and remove pieces of equipment, before fleeing in a light blue colored sedan with a partial Pennsylvania license plate of “DVK-4”. The vehicle fled the area on South Elm Avenue to North Elm Avenue, before the witnesses lost sight of the vehicle. Approximate value of the stolen equipment was $450.