INCIDENT BLOTTER: APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2019
April 26, 2019
- Officers conducted a commercial truck detail on Swamp Road and Short Lane between the hours of 5:00 am and 7:00 am. During the detail, 51 commercial trucks were observed, and no egregious violations were found.
April 27, 2019
- Just before 6:00 am police were dispatched to a Merion Drive residence for the report of vehicles that were broken into overnight. Upon arrival, police spoke to the victims and observed two vehicles that had no signs of forced entry. The victim related that she was unsure if the vehicles were locked or unlocked that night. Police processed the scene and documented several items that were stolen.
- At approximately 10:30 am police were dispatched to a Linton Hill Road residence for the report of an attempted theft from vehicles. It was reported that sometime overnight someone had entered the three unlocked vehicles that where parked in the driveway. It was apparent that the center consoles and glove compartments of the cars had been rummaged through, but no property was missing. Police processed the scene.
April 28, 2019
- At 3:45 am police were advised of the theft of a cell phone. The victim, a Lyft driver, reported that his iPhone 7 Plus, worth approximately $800.00, went missing when he dropped a customer off on Danbury Court. An investigation is ongoing at this time.
- Around 8:30 pm police were dispatched to Cambridge Lane for the report of an active fire on the back deck of a residence. Officers evacuated everyone from the apartments connected to the building on fire, and the Newtown Township Fire Department arrived on location and extinguished the fire immediately. The scene was then secured as the source of the fire was investigated.
April 29, 2019
- Shortly after 1:45 pm a Newtown Township business human resource manager contacted police in regards to an Internet based crime. She explained that she had been contacted via electronic correspondence by someone posing as the CEO of the business. The poser attempted to instruct the complainant to change the payroll deposit for the CEO to another account. After having a direct conversation with the true CEO, the complainant was able to determine that the perpetrator was a fraud. The company took the appropriate steps to protect their assets, and the FBI is investigating the matter at this time.
April 30, 2019
- A Newtown Township resident contacted police around 8:30 pm to report fraud. The complainant explained that somebody contacted her from an unknown number and told her that she won a sweepstakes check. In order to receive this check, the complainant was told that she would need to provide a $400.00 gift card to cover the costs of delivery. The complainant recognized this as a scam, did not purchase a gift card, and did not provide the caller with any personal information.
May 1, 2019
- Around 9:45 am police were notified of a theft from Wrightstown Country Store. The victim relayed that sometime during the night or early morning the daily bread that is dropped off was stolen. The approximate value of the rolls taken was $40.00.