The Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent activity:
Sunday, June 3
Around 10 a.m., police responded to a home on the 2400 block of Second Street Pike in Wrightstown Township for a complaint that a neighbor’s dog was on his property growling at his dog. Police said the responding officer was familiar with the dog in question and knew of previous complaints about the pit bull’s unfriendly disposition. The owner of the dog, 23-year-old Amanda Vitanovitz, will receive a citation charging her with allowing her dog off her property without a leash.
Monday, June 4
At approximately 11:45 a.m., a resident of Robin Road in Wrightstown Township reported that he had used the Craig’s List website to attempt to sell a piece of furniture for $200 and nearly became a victim of a fraudulent transaction. He told the officer that he received a reply to his posting with a female telling him that she had sent a check in the amount of $3,350 and instructed him to cash the check and send the additional amount back to her. The victim did not go through with the transaction, police said.
Around 5:50 p.m., an officer received information from a motorist on the Newtown Bypass who had observed another motorist smoking marijuana while driving. The officer stopped the motorist in question and at the stop determined that the driver, 19-year-old Samantha Bennett of Nutmeg Lane in Levittown, was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. The officer confiscated the contraband and issued a citation to Bennett charging her with disorderly conduct.
While on patrol in the Newtown Grant Development shortly after 10 p.m., an officer observed two unoccupied vehicles parked near the Recreation Center. As officers were checking the building, they located an unsecured front door. They proceeded to check the interior of the building and made contact with an employee working after hours. All was in order, police said.
Tuesday, June 5
At approximately 8:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the on Buck Road for a report of criminal mischief. The responding officer observed that a 24” concrete statue in the entrance had been smashed at some point overnight. The value of the statue was not provided at the time of the report.
A passing motorist called police around 5:15 p.m. to report that there were three juveniles loitering near the vacant houses on Durham Road near Eagle Road. The responding officer made contact with the teens and advised them to leave the property.
Wednesday, June 6
Just after 12 a.m., a resident of Chickory Place reported a vehicle with the engine running had been parked on the street for a long time. The responding officer located the vehicle with one occupant, who had fallen asleep in front of her home. She appeared fine and went into the house. No further police action was required.
A concerned resident of Cambridge Lane reported there was a man sleeping in a vehicle parked near the dumpster around 8:15 a.m. Police made contact with the subject and advised him to leave the area. Police said they told the man if he repeated this course of conduct ,official action would follow.
While on patrol on Swamp Road at approximately 10:50 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle with an improper windshield decal. When police stopped the car, it was determined that the driver, 25-year-old Emerson Jojtzum from Easton, did not have a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Jojtzum received two citations charging him with the violations. The officer also confiscated a fraudulent driver’s license from Guatemala.
Shortly after 11 a.m., a resident of Newtown Township reported that she received a threatening text message. When the officer spoke with the victim, it was determined that the email death threat is known to be an internet scam where the senders ask individuals for large sums of money not to carry out the threat.
Thursday, June 7
Around 2 p.m., police responded to the on South Sycamore Street for a report of a fight in progress between a male and a female. When police arrived, they learned that the female had just fled the parking lot and the male was chasing the car. Witnesses told police that the male was running on Sycamore Street towards the Newtown Bypass. The officer found the man a short distance from the store and observed scratch marks on his face. The man told police that he and his girlfriend stopped at the 7-Eleven, where she threw a water bottle at his head and started hitting him. He told police he was trying to stop her from hitting him. The man provided an address in Northampton Township where the female lives and said that his vehicle was parked there. He told police he was just trying to control her from continually hitting him. Newtown Borough officers assisted with getting statements from witnesses. Witness statements confirmed that the female subject had been the aggressor in the situation. The man was transported to his vehicle, but the female subject was not at home. The victim did not want to pursue any charges and thanked officers for their assistance. While officers were at the location, they witnessed the man get into his vehicle and leave the area.
Police responded to a business on Pheasant Run around 3:15 pm for a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim told the officer that he had been in the building for approximately five minutes. When he returned to his car, he told police someone rummaged through it, taking four checks and a bag of change. The victim notified his bank about the stolen checks valued at $4,000, police said.
Shortly before 10 p.m. a resident of Tulip Drive reported that she saw a bear on the side of her house. While the officer was on his way to the area, he received another call reporting that a black bear ran across Eagle Road and into the woods in the area of Stoopville Road. The area was checked with negative results and the Pennsylvania Game Commission was notified of the sightings.