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Police Log: Instagram Impersonator, Attempted Fraud & More


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

Newtown Township

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May 25

Social Media Complaint

Shortly before 11 a.m., a Wrightstown Township resident responded to headquarters to file a report regarding an identity impersonation of his juvenile son. The complainant stated that someone was pretending to be his son and making posts on Instagram. Investigation is ongoing.

May 30

Theft From Vehicle

A Woodbine Court resident contacted police around 1:45 p.m. to report a theft. The victim reported that his Apple iPad tablet, valued at approximately $1,200.00, had been stolen overnight from his unlocked vehicle that was parked in front of his residence. Investigation is ongoing.

June 4

Attempted Fraud

At approximately 9:35 a.m., a Wrightstown Township resident responded to headquarters to report a fraudulent letter he had received. The letter stated that the complainant needed to pay a “confidentiality fee” utilizing BitCoin or certain information would be released. The complainant did not pay any “confidentiality fees,” believing the letter to be a scam, and police confirmed that the letter is a known scam.

Vandalism

Just before 11:30 a.m., the victim and co-owner of Arya Oriental Rugs responded to headquarters to report vandalism to her place of business. The victim explained that she noticed that something had struck her store’s rear window and had broken the exterior pane. Police went to the store to process the scene and suspect possible criminal mischief. The estimated damage is less than $500.00.

June 5

Fraud 

A Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters at 11 a.m. to report that an unknown person had duplicated his debit card and was using it to make fraudulent purchases. The total reported loss is $1,088.40.

Suspicious Occurrence 

An officer was dispatched to a Parsons Lane residence at 12:30 p.m. for the report of a suspicious occurrence. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the complainant who reported that his wife had heard a pop the day before. The complainant and his wife then found that the outer pane of one of their windows had been broken. The officer processed the scene, and there was no evidence to indicate how the window had actually been broken.


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