Cops, Courts and Fire

Newtown Police Respond To Drunk People, Botox Theft Case

A look at Newtown Borough police incidents last month.

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The Newtown Borough Police Department had a busy March with officers responding to 185 service calls, according to Chief of Police James Sabath.

The month included handling three traffic accidents. No reported injuries.

A local shop was cited for illegally selling vape products to minors, the chief said.

Another investigation was launched after a woman allegedly received $600 worth of Botox treatments at a borough business and left without paying.

“They said she had a look of surprise when she went running out the door,” Sabath joked.

Authorities are also probing a check washing scheme that stemmed from stolen mail, Sabath said.

A CVS clerk helped prevent a potential financial scam involving a 79-year-old woman who was deceived into buying gift cards by a scammer. The clerk’s quick action to call 9-1-1 halted the scam in its tracks, according to the chief.

The borough saw several public intoxication cases last month. In the incidents, the intoxicated people were safely transported home.

A 61-year-old man from Newtown Township was found unconscious due to intoxication and was subsequently taken to St. Mary Medical Center for treatment, Sabath said.

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