INCIDENT BLOTTER: MAY 3 - 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
- Police were dispatched to a Society Place residence shortly before 1:30 am for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, police made contact with the resident and requested that she turn down the loud music. The resident was cooperative and had not realized that the music was that loud. The noise complaint was quickly resolved.
- At 2:00 pm a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report suspicious phone calls that he received that were all from the same number. He advised that when he called the number back, he spoke to a male who identified himself as a social security employee. The male claimed that the complainant’s social security benefits were going to be terminated and had him answer a series of questions. The complainant provided the male with his social security number, and the male eventually terminated the line. When the complainant called the number and spoke to the male yet again, he was told there was a warrant for his arrest in Texas for 22lbs of cocaine discovered in the back of a vehicle. The complainant determined that the call was fraudulent and contacted police. Police advised the complainant to contact the credit bureaus and to monitor all of his accounts for fraudulent activity.
- Just before 7:30 pm police responded to Acme Market for the report of a suspicious person. The complainant, an employee there, reported that three juvenile females came into the store stating that a male was following them. Police spoke with the females who reported that they had parked their bicycles in the wooded area behind the store. As they were walking out of the wooded area, they noticed two males wearing camouflage in the woods that appeared to be following them. They then ran and went into the Acme. Police searched the area with negative results.
- At 9:30 pm police were contacted in reference to criminal mischief to a vehicle. The complainant reported that while his car was parked in a Terry Drive parking lot that afternoon someone had scratched his windshield. The approximate cost of damage was $400.00.
May 4, 2019
- Police were dispatched to North Sycamore Street at 1:25 am for the report of a struck pedestrian. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
- Shortly before 9:30 pm police responded to a Matthews Lane residence for the report of a large party with kids running all over and damaging landscaping. Upon arrival, police did notice a large group of juveniles in the front yard of the residence and spoke to the homeowner. The homeowner explained that the kids were only on his property, although a child did wander over to the neighbor’s yard to retrieve a toy at one point. He ensured that the kids would not leave his property again.
May 5, 2019
- At approximately 2:15 am police responded to Ralphie & Dees Bar & Grill for a noise complaint. Police made contact with the owner who discovered that someone had propped a side door open and that the sound was escaping from the bar area. He stated that the bar was closing soon and that he’d turn the music off.
May 6, 2019
- A Newtown Township resident contacted police at 9:00 am to report the theft of her “sky mileage” with American Airlines. She explained that she recently discovered that someone unknown to her had bought a flight in March using her frequent flier air miles. American Airlines stated that those miles would be refunded once a police report was filed.
- Around 8:30 pm police responded to the area of Eagleton Farms and Manor Drive for the report of a suspicious vehicle. It was reported that there was a gray Cadillac with tinted windows parked in that area, with someone possibly recording with a cell phone, before driving off. Police searched the area with negative contact.
May 7, 2019
- Around noon officers from our department quickly responded with Bucks County Community College Security personnel to investigate the alert of a possible active shooter incident on the campus. The situation was determined to be unfounded. Police maintained a police presence on campus in order to ensure the safety of the students and employees.
- Just before 9:00 pm police were dispatched to the Bank of America in Village at Newtown for the report of a suspicious person. The complainant reported that a male was walking around the bank, pulling on doors. Police arrived on scene and checked both of the banks in that area. Both were found to be secure, and police were unable to locate the individual.
May 8, 2019
- The Newtown-Makefield Truck Enforcement Unit, comprising of officers from our department, the Newtown Borough Police Department, and Upper Makefield Township Police Department, conducted a traffic detail at Stoopville Road and Eagle Road. The results of the detail were as follows: four trucks stopped and inspected; one truck placed out of service and towed; ten violations, six warnings; four citations.