The following was provided courtesy of the Newtown Township Police Department.
Newtown Township & Wrightstown Township
At approximately 12:30 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on an Acura SUV operator for committing a vehicle code violation in the area of Durham Road and North Drive Upon contact with the operator, the officer detected the odor of alcohol. The operator was unable to perform field sobriety tests satisfactorily and was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. Charges are pending blood evidence results.
Police were dispatched to a company in Newtown Township for the report of the theft of a television. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
At approximately 1:05 p.m., a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report fraudulent charges on her credit card. The bank investigated the matter and did not hold the resident responsible for the charges.
Attempted Identity Theft
At approximately 6:30 p.m., a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report an identity theft attempt. Someone attempted to create a bank account in their name but did not have all of their personal information. Police advised the resident to monitor their accounts and other personal financial information and to contact the credit bureaus.
Theft From Vehicle
A Newtown Township resident contacted police at noon to report a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred overnight. The resident reported that the vehicle had been left unlocked, and some items were taken. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
At 9:30 a.m., police were dispatched to Provident Bank for the report of fraud. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
A Newtown Township resident contacted police around 10:45 a.m. to report fraudulent charges on one of her accounts. The resident was able to remedy the situation with the company and was reimbursed for her loss.
A Newtown Township resident contacted police around 11:30 a.m. to report fraud. He explained that he was hired by a company, mailed a check, and instructed to get several money orders once the check cleared. The check was flagged by the bank as fraudulent, and the resident did not suffer a monetary loss.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report fraud. The resident reported that someone tried to access his bank account but was unsuccessful because they couldn’t answer all of the security questions. The resident’s personal information was compromised, but he has not suffered a monetary loss at this time. Police advised the resident to monitor their accounts and other personal financial information and to contact the credit bureaus.