Cops, Courts and Fire

Police Log: Purse Stolen From Vehicle At Athletic Club, Covers Stolen From Antique Cars & More

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

Newtown Township

File photo

July 13

Theft From Vehicle

Police were dispatched to the Newtown Athletic Club parking lot shortly before noon for the report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. Upon arrival, police observed the vehicle with a smashed driver’s side window. The victim/owner of the vehicle advised that she parked her car there at 8:50 a.m. and had left her purse in plain site on the front passenger side floor of her locked and alarmed vehicle. When she returned to the vehicle, she saw the broken window and that her purse was still where she left it. The victim did not notice any personal property missing from the vehicle and does not think that anyone made it inside. Police processed the scene but were unable to swab the door handle for DNA evidence since the victim had entered the vehicle prior to police arrival.

Theft From Vehicle

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., a Monroe Way resident contacted police to report a theft. The victim explained that sometime over the past five days someone had stolen two car covers from her garage off of two antique cars. The total value of loss is $800.

July 14


Just before 6 p.m., police were dispatched to a Ranch Road residence for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim who reported that her and her family had been away on vacation and when they arrived home that day they discovered that a generator and power washer were missing from their driveway. The total value of loss is over $200.

July 17

Attempted Fraud

A Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters at approximately 11:45 a.m. to report an attempted fraud. The complainant presented several email documents from her search for employment and explained that she had submitted various applications online. One of the companies that had requested her resume sent her an USPS delivery envelope containing a counterfeit check in the amount of $2,495 along with instructions for cashing the check. The complainant did not take any steps to follow the instructions and instead decided to report the scheme to our department. Police assured the complainant that this was indeed a scam and an attempt to defraud her. Police suggested that she should refrain from further communications with the company and continue to block any unknown phone calls since the complainant had received an increased number of out-of-country calls since correspondence with the company had started.

Vehicle Code Violation

Police conducted a traffic stop at approximately 11 p.m. on the operator of a 2011 Honda CR-Z for committing a vehicle code violation. Upon making contact with the operator, the officer detected the odor of marijuana. The operator admitted that he had a small amount of marijuana on him and allowed the officer to confiscate it as evidence. The operator was then issued citations for driving under suspension and disorderly conduct.

July 18


At 2 p.m., a Walton Court resident responded to headquarters to report the theft of electronic equipment that had been allegedly delivered to her home. The victim explained that FedEx confirmed the delivery of a Chromebook computer that had been purchased online, but that she never received it. The total value of loss is approximately $300.

About the author