The following was provided courtesy of the Newtown Township Police Department.
Newtown Township & Wrightstown Township
Theft From Vehicle
At approximately 2:15 p.m., a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report a theft. While their vehicle was disabled on the bypass waiting for a tow, their tailgate was stolen. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
At approximately 11 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep Laredo operator for committing a vehicle code violation in the area of Swamp Road and Second Street Pike. As a result of the investigation, the passenger was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant from the Bucks County Sheriff’s Department. Suspected narcotics and drug paraphernalia were also discovered and seized as evidence. Charges are pending.
At approximately 10:45 a.m., police were dispatched to a Newtown Township residence for the report of a disturbance. As a result of the investigation, one male subject was arrested and charged with terroristic threats with intent to terrorize, recklessly endangering another person. and assault. The subject was transported for processing without incident and was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Mick Petrucci with bail set at $50,000.
A Newtown Township resident contacted police around 11:30 a.m. to report a fraud. She was contacted by someone posing as a representative for the First National Bank in Newtown’s Fraud Department who asked her for her personal information and then removed $1,300 from her checking account. Once notified of the fraud, the bank closed the account and returned the funds. Police advise residents to be wary of such scams. If you receive a suspicious phone call, hang up immediately, and if you receive a suspicious text, don’t respond. Contact the bank or company directly, using verified, legitimate sources such as a phone number on their website or app, before taking any further action.