INCIDENT BLOTTER: FEBRUARY 1 - 7, 2019
February 2, 2019
- Around 9:30 am a Parkview Way resident reported that unknown persons egged his house the night before. Police observed the egged front door, porch, garage door, side door, back door, and siding of the house. Several foot prints could be seen in the snow leading to the side and back doors.
February 4, 2019
- At 2:00 pm a Newtown Township resident reported that they received a voicemail from a person claiming that they were from the Social Security Office. The person stated that the complainant’s social security number was used in Texas and that she needed to call them back. When the complainant returned the call, she spoke to someone who asked for the last four digits of her social security number. The complainant told the caller that they should know the digits already if they were the Social Security Office. She then hung up on the caller without providing any personal information. Police confirmed that this was a scam.
February 5, 2019
- At 2:00 pm a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report an incident of criminal mischief. According to the victim, his vehicle was vandalized while it was parked in a Village at Newtown Shopping Center parking lot. Police observed damage to the driver’s side doors and fenders, and the damage was consistent with keying. No leads at this time.
- Just before 11:30 am an officer observed litter along Silver Lake Road while on patrol. Several tires were located along the shoulder of the road. There was no one in the area at the time.
February 6, 2019
- At 7:00 pm police were notified of a theft of a trailer. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
February 7, 2019
- Shortly after 12:00 pm a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report a harassing phone call he received that morning. The complainant explained that a unknown caller stated that the complainant’s grandson had been arrested and needed money. The complainant disconnected the call and did nothing in response. Police confirmed that this is a known scam and that the complainant did the correct thing when he disconnected the call and refused to engage in conversation.
- Around 2:30 pm a Newtown resident contacted police to report a fraudulent phone call they received from someone claiming to be from the IRS. Police confirmed that this is a scam and advise residents to disregard the calls.