The following was provided courtesy of the Newtown Township Police Department.
Newtown Township & Wrightstown Township
At approximately 5 p.m., a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report a fraud. The resident explained that she was shopping online when she came across a site that looked like Amazon. She called the listed phone number to place an order and was asked to provide an excessive amount of personal information. She realized it was a scam after the fact and notified the banks to close her accounts. Fortunately, she did not suffer a monetary loss. Police advise residents to be aware of such scams and to use caution when providing personal information to unknown parties.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Escape operator for committing a vehicle code violation in the area of Durham and Old Durham Roads. Upon contact with the operator, the officer detected the odor of marijuana. The operator was unable to perform field sobriety tests satisfactorily and was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. As a result of the investigation, suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia were discovered and seized as evidence. Charges are pending blood evidence results.
Police were dispatched to a Newtown Township residence around 1 p.m. for the report of a disturbance. As a result of the investigation, one female subject was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant without incident.
Police were dispatched to a Wrightstown Township residence at approximately 9 a.m. for the report of a disturbance. As a result of the investigation, one male subject was arrested and charged with simple assault.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., police were dispatched to a Newtown Township residence for the report of packages stolen off of the front porch. The total value of loss was approximately $200, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.
A Newtown Township business contacted police around 2:30 p.m. to report a fraud involving altered checks. The investigation is ongoing at this time.