INCIDENT BLOTTER: DECEMBER 7 - 13, 2018

December 7, 2018

  • Shortly before 7:00 pm police were dispatched to the Learning Express on South Eagle Road for the report of an attempted retail theft. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with an employee who related that a young blonde female had been inside the store attempting to steal approximately $60.00 in items. The employee had confronted the female about the items, and the female had left after being instructed to leave. All property was recovered, and the female was last seen leaving the store in the direction of the Newtown Book Store. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate her.

  • Police responded to the area of La Stalla Restaurant around 8:30 pm in regards to a theft from vehicle. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim who related that he had parked his vehicle in the rear parking lot of La Stalla around 7:15 pm, had left his vehicle doors unlocked, and went into the restaurant. When he returned to his vehicle, he noticed that several items had been taken. Some of these items he had then found lying unattended in the same parking lot along with several other items. While processing the scene, police identified several other victims as they walked out from the restaurant and back to their vehicles. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

December 11, 2018

  • Just before 10:15 am police were contacted by a Garrison Place resident who wanted to report a theft of packages. The victim explained that the packages were marked as delivered according to the tracking number; however, she never received them and had been away when they were allegedly delivered. Inside the packages were three iPads valued at $791.82.

December 12, 2018

  • At 9:30 am a Wrightstown Township resident contacted police to report an incident with a fuel oil delivery truck driver. According to the complainant, the truck driver was driving at a high rate of speed and failed to obey a stop sign. The complainant motioned for the truck driver to stop after a delivery was made to a neighbor’s home. The truck driver did so and became belligerent towards the complainant after he was asked to slow down. The complainant provided the truck and company’s information to police, and an officer made contact with the owner of the truck company to discuss the driver’s driving habits and contact with the public.

  • Around 3:00 pm police were contacted by an East Hanover Street resident in regards to an abandoned bicycle located at the side of the resident’s home during the past weekend. The bicycle was retrieved by the township, and it is being stored at police headquarters. 

December 13, 2018

  • At 11:45 am a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report that he was defrauded. The complainant explained that he received an email from his boss to purchase gifts cards and send them to a predetermined destination. Shortly after sending off the requested gift cards, the complainant realized that his boss’ computer had been hacked and that he had fallen victim to a scam. The complainant acted quickly and was able to have the gift cards cancelled before they were collected at the destination.

  • Just before 10:30 pm a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to file a report in regards to fraud. The complainant stated that a man with an accent had called him and indicated that his iPhone had been compromised and that his identity had been stolen. The caller then stated that the only way to resolve the issue would be to buy multiple gift cards and to provide their information to the caller. The complainant did purchase multiple gift cards totaling $3,500.00 before recognizing the call as a scam.