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Man With Axe and Machete Prompts Police Response

And township police conducted a truck inspection detail, in which five trucks were stopped on the Newtown Bypass.

Shortly after 12 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to Washington Crossing Road for a report of a male subject swinging an axe. Upon arrival, one of the responding officers observed a subject matching the description that had been provided by the caller holding an axe and a machete. The 34-year-old male provided identification and explained that he was working in the wooded area cleaning up debris. No further police action was required.

Newtown Township Police also reported the following incidents:

Wednesday, Nov. 7

At approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a disabled motorist on Stoopville Road.  The responding officer made contact with the driver, who explained that she lost control of her vehicle during the steady snowfall.  The vehicle struck and damaged one mailbox along the roadway.  While police were helping the motorist a second motorist stopped behind the damaged vehicle, got out of her car and as she was walking towards the officers her vehicle moved forward striking the first car.  No one was injured and both vehicles were able to leave the scene under their own power. 

Around 8:10 p.m., police responded to the Security Office at Bucks County Community College for a report from a student that his pager had been stolen.  The victim told police that the pager belongs to a fire company and valued at $500. 

Friday, Nov. 9 

Newtown Township Police conducted a truck inspection detail on the Newtown Bypass from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.  During the detail five trucks were stopped and officers found four violations, issued one citation and placed one truck out of service.  

Shortly before 3:30 p.m., a resident of Hampton Court in Wrightstown Township came to police headquarters to report that he was a victim of credit card fraud. The victim told the officer that he was notified by his credit card company of suspicious activity on his card on Nov. 1.  The attempted purchase was declined by the credit card company. 

At approximately 5:45 p.m., a resident of Ardsley Court called police to report that he has received suspicious phone calls from someone trying to sell him an alarm system for his home.  The resident told the reporting officer that the male caller was unprofessional and attempted to intimidate him. The officer determined that the phone number the victim provided appears its related to several complaints coming from the Havertown area.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Police responded to the area of Ridge and Williams Avenues in Wrightstown Township at approximately 10:35 p.m. for a complaint of a loud party. Upon arrival the party was located at and the homeowner agreed to lower the music.  No further complaints were received. 

Sunday, Nov. 11

Around 11:15 p.m., police stopped a motorist on Buck Road due to vehicle code violations and the driver, a 34-year-old Northampton Township resident was arrested and taken to Saint Mary Medical Center for a blood draw, then transported to his residence. Charges of DUI are pending the results of the blood tests. The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Monday, Nov. 12

An employee of the Newtown Athletic Club called police around 8:50 p.m. to report that her wallet had been stolen from a closet near the gymnasium.  The victim told the officer that the wallet contained her identification, a bank card and cash.   

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