Cops, Courts and Fire

Newtown Police Have Busy Month: Several Crashes & Multiple Arrests

The borough police handled a number of incidents last month.

A Newtown Borough police vehicle. File photo.

During the Newtown Borough Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Chief of Police James Sabath reported on the March police incidents.

The month was busy with 184 calls for service, including 9 traffic crashes, a notably high number for the borough. Among these were several hit-and-run incidents requiring significant police effort to locate the responsible drivers, the chief said.

The police also handled multiple cases of public intoxication, including a 36-year-old Langhorne man who was so severely intoxicated that he required medical treatment at St. Mary Medical Center. Additionally, a 61-year-old man from Northampton Township was arrested for extreme intoxication on South State Street, Sabath said.

The department is currently investigating a theft at the local CVS where cosmetics valued at $1,500 were stolen.

A 26-year-old Trevose man apprehended for marijuana possession, Sabath said.

The borough also recorded three DUI arrests: a 31-year-old man on Washington Avenue, a 53-year-old Langhorne woman found unconscious in her vehicle on Edgeboro Drive, and a 30-year-old Langhorne man who was caught driving in the wrong direction on Penn Street, Sabath said.

In efforts to improve pedestrian safety, the police conducted stepped up enforcement activities, issuing citations for several infractions including blocking pedestrian boxes, failing to yield, and speeding.

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