Incident Blotter: June 9-13, 2017
June 9, 2017
- A resident of Newtown Township came to police headquarters around 11:40 a.m. to report that he received information from his bank that there had been three ATM withdrawals made from ATM's in California. Furthermore, there had been other attempts on that same day but those were denied access by the bank. He explained that he had no knowledge of the transactions. The bank restored the funds to his account so the resident didn’t suffer any financial loss.
- At approximately 10:15 p.m. police were advised that an ambulance was responding to a home in the Tyler Walk Development for an alcohol overdose of a female juvenile. The patient’s mother told the police that her daughter had been at a party where she had consumed alcohol and began to feel ill. The teen was transported to Saint Mary Medical Center. Based on information received, police responded to a home in the Wiltshire Walk Development and located a large party. Officers began requesting identification from those attending and PBT tests were administered. When completed it was found that sixty of the partygoers were juveniles and twenty were between the ages of 18 to 20. While the situation remains under investigation, at this point police have determined that 41 individuals at the party will receive citations charging them with underage drinking.
June 12, 2017
- A resident of Newtown Township called police to report that he was the victim of a computer fraud. The victim told police that when he logged off his home computer he received a "pop-up" message that informed him his computer had been infected with a virus and to correct the problem he had to click on the pop-up. When he did, he was directed to call a telephone number supplied on the computer. The victim call the telephone number and was told to purchase Apple iTunes gift cards in the amount of $2,400.00 and to keep in phone contact as he made the purchases. The victim complied and purchased multiple cards at various locations and provided the serial numbers of each card to the person on the phone. A few days after the transactions took place the resident realized that he was a victim of an illegal scam.
June 13, 2017
- Shortly before 11:00 a.m. police were notified by a resident of Levittown that on Saturday June 10th while his unlocked vehicle was parked in the Newtown Shopping Center someone entered the vehicle and took two birthday cards containing $55.00 in cash.
- At approximately 1:25 p.m. police were dispatched to the 700 block of Swamp Road in Wrightstown Township for a report of a traffic accident. The accident involved a Toyota Prius and a dump truck. Responding officers quickly determined that the driver of the Prius had become distracted by a wasp in the car and crossed into the path of the empty truck. The driver of the car was transported to Saint Mary Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries; the truck driver didn’t suffer any injuries. Traffic on Swamp Road was detoured for approximately 90 minutes until the scene was cleared of vehicles and debris.
- A Newtown Township resident came to headquarters around 5:25 p.m. to report that she was an intended victim of fraud. The woman reported that in May her computer froze up and a message that seemed to be from Microsoft showed on the computer advising her to call them. She called and spoke to a male with a heavy accent who wanted her to email him a payment of $967.87 to upgrade her warranty protection. She then scanned a copy of the check via e-mail to the subject. Afterwards, she realized it was fraud and immediately contacted bank to cancel the transaction, therefore did not lose any money.
- At approximately 11:20 p.m. police were dispatched to the area of Meridian Circle for the report of what sounded to be a large party in the woods. Officers arrived and could hear loud music, which led them to the location of the party on Lower Dolington Road. As contact was being made with the individuals, numerous individuals were seen and heard running through the wooded area and power lines. One male subject was observed to be experiencing what appeared to be an alcohol overdose and one sustained several lacerations to her legs while running through the woods so an ambulance was summoned. After making contact with the individuals it was determined that eleven subjects will receive citations charging them with underage drinking.