Police: Man Facing Five Charges After Threatening Girlfriend With Knife
Recent activity as reported by the Newtown Township Police Department.
The Newtown Township Police Department report the following activity:
Thursday, Sept. 8
Police were dispatched to a home on Leedom Way around 11:30 p.m. for a report of a domestic situation with a male subject armed with a knife. When officers arrived, they located the female victim, who was safe and told police that her boyfriend, 32-year-old James Duffy, was upstairs and the knife was now in the kitchen. She said earlier in the evening, she had told Duffy that she was ending the relationship. Duffy left the residence at that point, but returned later and entered the home without the victim’s knowledge. He threatened her with a knife. Duffy, who was intoxicated and uncooperative, was arrested and charged with simple assault, possession of an instrument of a crime, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.
Friday Sept. 9
Police were dispatched to the Acme Market at approximately 11:30 a.m. for a report of a retail theft that had just occurred. The manager told police that a male subject had filled a basket with unknown items and left the store without paying for the merchandise. The manager provided a description of the subject and the vehicle he was driving when he left the parking lot. The area was checked, but the suspect was not located.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Shortly after 9 a.m., a resident of Water Lily Way called police to report that at some point between Wednesday Sept. 7 and Thursday Sept. 8, her purse was taken from her vehicle. The victim was unsure if the theft occurred while the car was parked at her home or while she was shopping at numerous locations during that time frame. The Coach purse, valued at $350, contained hearing aids valued at approximately $7,500 and Rayban sunglasses valued at $200.