Newtown Township, Pa - On Saturday, August 8, 2020 and again on Thursday, August 13, 2020, Newtown Police responded to a report of two suspicious letters delivered by the U.S. postal service to two separate local businesses in Newtown Township. Both incidents were seeking the donation of funds to a cause listed on the letter and threatened harm to the establishment for failure to comply. Both incidents are being investigated by the Newtown Township Police and the Postal authorities in cooperation with the District Attorney’s office.
Police are asking any Newtown or Wrightstown businesses receiving a similar type of correspondence to immediately report the incident to the Newtown Police Department. Due to the ongoing investigation, specifics of the businesses or the letter are not being released by the department.
Fear and Intimidation has no place within the community of Newtown and Wrightstown townships and a thorough and complete investigation will be undertaken to attempt to identify and arrest the offenders of this situation.
As a public service announcement, the Newtown Police advises all residents and businesses to utilize caution when receiving packages from unknown parties, no return addresses, restrictive markings, sealed with tape, misspelled words, unknown powder, excess postage, etc.
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