Cops, Courts and Fire

Police Log: Credit Cards Open Without Authorization, Suspicious Activity & More

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

Newtown Township

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August 17


Around 1:45 p.m., a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report that when he checked his credit report, he had observed fraudulent activity. Some of the activity included accounts opened with Toyota Motors, SyncBank, and Capitol One Bank in addition to a TD Bank balance of $4,839, a Citibank balance of $512, and a Best Buy online purchase of $1,276. The victim requested a police report to provide to those businesses so that they do not hold him accountable.
At approximately 11:30 pm police were dispatched to meet with a juvenile complainant who was reporting that a known subject had stolen his money. Police met with the victim, investigated the matter, and were able to ensure that the money, $60, was returned to the victim.

August 18

Traffic Stop

Police conducted a traffic stop on the operator of a silver Honda Accord for committing vehicle code violations. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. The driver admitted to possessing a marijuana joint and granted the officer permission to search the vehicle. The officer discovered and seized the joint and issued citations to the driver for speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, and disorderly conduct.

August 22

Suspicious Activity

Just before 11 a.m., police responded to a Sunflower Court residence for the report of a suspicious circumstance. Police spoke to the resident who explained that earlier in the day she had been having difficulties with the lock on her door. She contacted a locksmith who responded and observed potential pry marks. Police processed the scene and ensured that the residence was safe and secure.

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