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Thefts Suspect Arrested Near High School


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Newtown Township police said a suspect in non-violent thefts was arrested near Council Rock High School North Wednesday morning. 

Around 7 a.m., officers began investigating the wanted person in the area of Salad Works on South Eagle Road. In an effort to avoid officers, he and an accomplice fled in different directions. The wanted man fled toward the wooded area between the high school shopping center, police said. 

Both men were quickly located and arrested, police said. 

“Although this incident took place near the school property, it was entirely unrelated to school activities and there was no immediate safety concern involving the school,” police said in a statement. 

High school Principal Susan McCarthy sent an email to parents alerting them that police were in the area of the campus earlier in the morning and the situation had been resolved.


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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001