Police News: November 5 - 18, 2020

Release By:                Ofc. Nicholas Virnelson           (215) 795-2972

Approved By:            Chief Matthew Phelan   

Date:                           11/18/2020

Summary of Incident:

November 9, 2020- Identity Theft

On November 9, 2020, a resident reported being a victim of identity theft after receiving a phone call stating their Amazon account detected fraudulent activity.  This unknown person coerced the victim into send them about $3,000 worth of gift cards for payment to eliminate the fraudulent activity. 


November 10, 2020- Criminal Mischief and DUI

On November 10, 2020, a resident was arrested for criminal mischief, institutional vandalism and DUI after turfing the Bedminster Elementary School lawn.  During this incident, the defendant’s vehicle caught on fire.


November 12, 2020- DUI Crash

On November 12, 2020, a non-resident was arrested for DUI after a traffic crash.  The driver attempted to flee the scene but was later apprehended.  He was subsequently arrested for a felony charge for a 3rd offense of driving under the influence of drugs and incarcerated after failing to post bail.


November 15, 2020- Drug Possession

On November 15, 2020, a non-resident will be charged with possession of drugs resulting from a traffic stop for an expired registration.


November 16, 2020- Criminal Mischief

On November 16, 2020, a resident reported criminal mischief to their mailbox.


November 17, 2020- Fraud/Identity Theft

On November 17, 2020, a resident reported that an unknown person attempted to file for unemployment benefits using their identity. 


November 17, 2020- Drug Possession

On November 17, 2020, a non-resident will be charged with possession of drugs resulting from a traffic stop for an equipment violation.