Cops, Courts and Fire

Newtown Police Have Busy October With Public Intoxication, Traffic Issues & Scam Alert

Police in Newtown Borough gave a rundown on their October activity.

A Newtown Borough police vehicle. File photo.

Newtown Borough police had a busy October, handling 188 calls for service.

Chief of Police James Sabath said the borough’s police force also responded to five traffic crashes and wrote 48 traffic citations.

A 26-year-old Newtown man was cited for public intoxication after being found sleeping outside in the 500 block of South State Street, Sabath said.

A local businessman fell for scammer who said they were from PECO and he needed to get gift cards to pay for bill to avoid the power being shut off, Sabath said. He warned residents and businesses to be alert for scams.

The chief said there was a package stolen from a front porch on North State Street after it was left outside for several days.

Borough officers took part in Market Day, truck safety details, and worked a busy Halloween evening in a packed Newtown.

“We were able to keep everyone safe on Halloween night,” Sabath said.

The chief said borough officials and Newtown Township officers conducted lockdown drills at Council Rock School District buildings last month.

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