Cops, Courts and Fire Government

Newtown Police Report Busy Month & Significant Traffic Enforcement

Newtown police kept busy in the month of May.

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During this week’s Newtown Borough Council meeting, police Chief James Sabath provided an overview of the department’s activities in May.

Newtown Borough police responded to 246 calls for service last month, including many traffic incidents.

“We’re really hitting traffic hard,” the chief said. “We wrote 806 traffic citations, which is a pretty high number for our traffic stats.”

Among the incidents, a 46-year-old man from Philadelphia was arrested for sleeping in the bushes after an argument with his girlfriend. Seeking to avoid further confrontation, he chose to sleep it off in the borough but was discovered and taken into custody.

A 36-year-old man from Langhorne was found unconscious behind the Pennsylvania Fine Wine and Liquor store following the Memorial Day parade. After being revived, it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant. He is expected to be charged with public drunkenness, Sabath said.

The police are also investigating a road rage incident.

A 43-year-old man from Levittown will face harassment charges for his actions towards an individual who did not reciprocate his romantic interest, Sabath said.

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