The Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent activity:
Tuesday, December 4
While on patrol at approximately 2:30 a.m., an officer observed several tools scattered throughout the roadway along Durham Road. The office retrieved all of the tools and placed them in a box in the Highway Garage where they are stored in case the owner is identified.
Around 2:45 a.m., an officer observed an occupied suspicious vehicle parked in a parking lot on Penns Trail. The officer made contact with the two adults in the car and they explained that they were lost so they pulled into the parking lot to GPS their location. Their identification was confirmed and their criminal background was clear so they left the area with no further police action.
A resident of Penns Park Road contacted police shortly after 2:30 p.m. to report fraudulent activity on a posting she placed on Craigslist. The woman told the officer that she is a real estate agent and had listed a house for sale on the site and received information that someone had changed the contact information on the ad. The caller had already contacted the fraud department for Craigslist and filed a complaint with them.
Wednesday, December 5
A reported that while he was in a business on South Eagle Road for about ten minutes around 10:10 a.m., someone took his laptop computer from his unlocked vehicle parked in the shopping center lot. The victim was unable to provide a value on the computer at the time of the report, but told the officer he would provide it in the near future.
At approximately 12:40 p.m., police were dispatched to Ridge Avenue in Wrightstown Township for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller said that the car had been parked on the street since 8 a.m. and was occupied by one male subject. The responding officer made contact with the man and learned that his wife is employed by a resident and would be done work soon. As the officer was speaking with him, his wife came out of the home and the couple left without further incident.
Shortly before 5 p.m., a resident of Delaney Court reported hearing gunshots near her home and thought they were too close. Responding officers did not locate the source of the gunshots, but suspected that there were deer hunters in the area. An officer explained the game laws, seasons and safety zone boundaries to the caller, who was satisfied with the police response.
Police received a call from a resident of Sequoia Drive around 7:30 p.m. who reported that he believed a package was stolen from his front porch. The caller reported that a UPS driver had delivered a package around 12:20 p.m., but when the resident got home the parcel was not there. At approximately 9:30 p.m. the man called police to say that his neighbor dropped the package off telling the victim that the UPS driver left it at the wrong address. No further police action was needed.