Upper Stump Road is closed between Middle Road and Keller Road for a fallen tree that brought down power and communication lines. Please seek an alternate route until repairs are made and the tree is removed.
Due to the concerns with COVID-19 the police department administration offices are closed. The building is closed to citizens until further notice.
The police officers are on duty 24/7 and are responding to calls for service.
If you need to speak with an officer, need a copy of a report, etc, please call the non-emergency number 215-328-8508. The dispatcher will take your information, relay it to an officer on duty, and the officer will call you back.
As always, if you have a true emergency, dial 9-1-1.
THE FOUND (RECOVERED STOLEN) PROPERTY HAS BEEN REUNITED WITH IT'S RIGHTFUL OWNER.
New Britain Township Police recovered a backpack that contained various tools of a particular trade. Any citizen who's lost such items or police departments investigating thefts of such items should contact this department to see if they match what was lost or stolen. Citizens should be able to describe in detail the property they've lost or had stolen.
As the current situation involving the Coronavirus continues please be aware of how social media can be used to place fear into people. There are those that are using Facebook, text messaging, and various other platforms to spread false rumors. This department received a phone call a few minutes ago from a resident that had received a text message from an unknown number claiming the President is "secretly" calling out the National Guard. This is a viral scam that has been circulating for a few days. The text message makes it appear this is going to lead to Martial La
** ICE ALERT - USE CAUTION **
PATCHES OF ICE DEVELOPED OVERNIGHT. POLICE CALLED ON PENNDOT, WHO HAVE BEEN OUT SINCE 7PM LAST EVENING, TO TREAT THE ROADS. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WONT EXPERIENCE ICY CONDITIONS DURING YOUR COMMUTE, SO USE CAUTION!
A one-vehicle crashed happens in front of 2103 Upper Stump Road. A vehicle struck a utility pole, snapped it and wires are down across Upper Stump Road; which is impassable. PECO is already on scene and a crew is on the way to make repairs; which will probably last through the night. Avoid the area if possible.
People are encouraged to shred , rather than simply throw away, any items that include their personal information. This includes pre-approved credit card offers that come in the mail. Thieves can pick through trash, obtain documents with personal information, and wreck havoc on someone's credit.
Telephone scammers claiming to be from the Social Security Administration are targeting telephone numbers in this area. They obviously use an automated program to dial the numbers because they called the police department 2 separate times today. Unfortunately an hour later a resident came to the police station to report the same scam. She was on the phone with the scammer for over 30 minutes but eventually realized it was a scam and did not lose any money.