INCIDENT BLOTTER: MAY 17 - 23, 2019
May 17, 2019
- At approximately 4:00 pm police were contacted in regards to the theft of inspection stickers off of a vehicle that was parked at Council Rock High School North. An investigation is ongoing.
May 19, 2019
- Police were dispatched to Bed Bath & Beyond at approximately 3:30 pm for the report of counterfeit money being used in an attempt to purchase a $200.00 cosmetic mirror. The subject left the scene prior to police arrival, and an investigation is ongoing.
- Around 4:30 pm police were dispatched to Swamp Road for a one vehicle traffic accident with injuries. The driver, who had been ejected from the vehicle during the crash, was transported to the hospital and is suspected of driving under the influence. Charges are pending blood evidence results.
- Just before 6:00 pm police were dispatched to the intersection of the Newtown Bypass and Richboro Road for the report of a three vehicle traffic accident with injuries. One of the drivers, who was transported to the hospital, is suspected of driving under the influence. Charges are pending blood evidence results.
- Around 8:30 pm police were dispatched to Penns Trail in the area of Upper Silver Lake Road for the report of a pick-up truck that had been swerving all over the roadway before striking a pole and flipping over. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to the hospital and is suspected of driving under the influence. Charges are pending blood evidence results.
May 20, 2019
- At approximately 9:30 am police were contacted in regards to an incident of vandalism at Council Rock High School North. It was reported that sometime between Friday, May 17th, and Saturday, May 18th, unknown subjects entered the school district property and spray painted several areas.
- At 10:00 am a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report fraud. According to the complainant, a family member claimed to have been diagnosed with cancer and asked the entire family to help with medical expenses for care and treatment. The entire family contributed over $150,000.00 only to later discover that the family member had lied about her condition. The complainant herself suffered a loss of $10,000.00.
May 22, 2019
- In our continued effort to ensure the safety of our community, the Newtown-Makefield Truck Enforcement Unit, comprised of officers from our department and Newtown Borough and Upper Makefield Township police departments, conducted another traffic detail at Stoopville Road and Eagle Road. The results of the detail were as follows: ten trucks were stopped and inspected; one truck and one driver were placed out of service; twelve violations were observed; six citations were issued.
- Patrols were dispatched to the TD Bank on West Road around 1:00 pm for the report of a fraudulent transaction. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
- Just before 1:45 pm a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report a fraudulent letter she received. The letter advised that she’d be getting funds from a deceased relative from another country. It claimed that the funds were found abandoned in a safety deposit vault, and the author of the letter wanted to secretly funnel some of it to her, take fifty percent for themselves, and send ten percent to a charity. The complainant did not respond to the letter and recognized it as a scam.