Teens Fighting, Theft from Vehicles & More
Take a look at the calls police in Newtown and Wrightstown responded to recently.
Friday, August 31
Police were dispatched to the Village at Newtown South shopping center for a report of approximately 20 teens were fighting while others were video taping the fight. Upon arrival at around 8 p.m., officers observed close to 100 juveniles congregating in the area. The teens were dispersed without further incident.
Saturday, September 1
At approximately 12:20 p.m., a resident of Sequoia Drive reported that sometime Thursday or Friday night an unknown actor entered her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway. The victim told police that nothing was taken, but the vehicle had been rummaged through.
At 5:20 p.m., police responded to a residence on Martindell Drive in Wrightstown for a report that someone had thrown eggs at the house.
Sunday, September 2
Shortly before 3 a.m., police stopped a motorist on Newtown-Yardley Road due to a traffic violation. At the stop the driver, a 38 year-old Newtown Township resident, was arrested for DUI. He was transported to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing, charges will be filed after the blood results are received.
Officers responded to Skyview Way for a report of damage to a parked vehicle during the late-morning hours. The reporting officer met with the vehicle owner and observed that the back cab window was smashed out on the driver-side. The victim told the officer he would provide details of items missing at a later date. No other vehicles along the street were damaged.
Around 11:30 a.m., a resident of Snapdragon Drive called police to report that his vehicle had been hit with eggs overnight. The responding officer did observe egg residue on the car. There were no witnesses to the incident.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., an officer was monitoring traffic on the Newtown Bypass near Newtown Gate Drive and observed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed on the highway. The motorist was stopped and the driver, a 17 year-old Langhorne resident, was subsequently transported to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing since the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the car. The teen was released to a family member. Charges are pending the results of the blood work.
Tuesday, September 4
A resident of Susanna Way came to police headquarters around 8:30 a.m. to report that he was a victim of a credit card fraud. The victim told the reporting officer that he had used his debit card in Canada in July and recently discovered more than $10.000 in fraudulent activity on his card. The account had been closed and the bank will cooperate with the investigation.
A resident of Providence Court came to police headquarters to report a suspicious person that has been seen on multiple occasions in the wooded area behind her home. The resident described the male subject as tall, dressed in all black wearing a white mask. Officers have been routinely checking the area at various times, but have not located the subject to date. Click here for a previous Newtown Patch story on the incident.
Shortly after 10 p.m., police were dispatched to the area outside the Acme Market for a complaint that there were several subjects loitering there and the caller felt they may be intoxicated. Responding officers dispersed the group without incident or evidence of intoxication.
Friday, September 7
Shortly before 2 p.m., police were dispatched to Bucks County Community College for a report of a theft from a student’s vehicle. The responding officer met with the victim who explained that she parked and locked her car around 10:30 a.m. and when she returned to her car she discovered that her purse containing her drivers license and credit cards along with a gym bag that had her I-Pod in it had been removed from the vehicle. The victim didn’t provide values for the missing items.
At approximately 3:10 p.m. police responded to the Party Fair for a report of a retail theft. The caller told the responding officer that a female subject entered the store and grabbed plastic party cups and left the store without paying for the merchandise valued at $25. The employee provided a vehicle description and registration number on the car.
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