Police Report Baby Formula Theft, Swamp Road Closure

Recent activity as reported by the Newtown Township Police Department.


The Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent activity:

Friday, May 25

Shortly after 7 a.m., a resident of Lakeview Drive reported that a vehicle was parked on the street with juveniles loitering in the area.  The responding officer checked the area but the vehicle was no longer in the area. 

At approximately 12:10 p.m., an officer was monitoring traffic at the intersection of the Newtown Bypass and Newtown Yardley Road when he observed a vehicle being driven by 50-year-old James Connolly of South Ascot Court, Newtown.  The officer was aware that Connolly was wanted on an outstanding warrant by the Bucks County Sheriff Department and that his driver’s license is under suspension.  The officer stopped Connolly on Lower Dolington Road and he was taken into custody and turned over to the Sheriff’s department. 

Around 12:15 p.m., police responded to for a report of a retail theft that had just occurred.  Employees reported that a female subject ran from the store with a bag filled with baby formula that had not been paid for.  The manager reported that 16 cans of formula were stolen for a loss of $392.24.  The situation remains under investigation. 

Shortly after 5 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of Cherry Lane in Wrightstown Township for a complaint that a juvenile was riding a dirt bike on the street.  The area was checked but the rider was no longer there. 

Saturday, May 26

A resident of Wexley Drive came to police headquarters around 2 p.m. to report that he was the victim of fraud.  The victim said that he had consolidated loan payments and the company he contracted was not making proper payments. The most recent withdrawal from his account was much larger than agreed to, he said.  The situation has been turned over to Newtown Township detectives for further investigation.

At approximately 2:40 p.m., an employee of Penns Trail Self Storage reported that a flatbed handcart valued at $300 had been taken by movers who were using it while placing items in storage.  The caller also reported that the carpet in the facility had been damaged by the same subjects.    

An employee of on Richboro Road called police just before 4 p.m. to report that she found a credit card and wanted to turn it over to police.  An officer retrieved the card and will attempt to locate the owner.

Shortly after 9 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of Grant Street and Armstrong Circle for a complaint that someone was setting off fireworks. Responding officers checked the vicinity and surrounding areas without finding any fireworks. 

Sunday, May 27

Police responded to a compliant of rocks in the roadway of the 700 block of Swamp Road around 11 a.m.  The responding officer determined that the heavy rainfall had contributed to the hazardous conditions.  PennDOT was advised of the need for a crew to respond and remove the rocks.  Police also contacted Wrightstown Public Works employees to have them respond to place barricades on Worthington Mill Road between Swamp and Mud Roads where the road was flooded.  The road remained closed for approximately three hours until the waters receded. 

Shortly after midnight, police responded to the former Stockburger property on the corner of Sycamore Street and Richboro Road for a report of several broken windows in the rear of the building. 

Around 4:30 p.m., a resident of Swamp Road called police to complain about noise from model airplanes being flown at the Newtown Middle School.  The responding officer determined that traffic from the surrounding streets produced more noise than the airplanes.  

While in the area of the Newtown Grant Recreation Center, an officer observed an occupied vehicle in the parking lot around 10:30 p.m.  The officer spoke with the occupants, who both live within the Newtown Grant Development, and the juveniles explained that they pulled into the lot when the driver received a text message on his cell phone.  The teens were instructed to leave the parking lot. 

At approximately 11:10 p.m., an officer on patrol on Mill Creek Road near Miller’s Quarry noticed a vehicle parked on the shoulder.  The officer ran the registration number and discovered that the car had been reported stolen from Lower Southampton Township.  The Lower Southampton Township Police were contacted. They notified the owner of the vehicle and the vehicle was towed from the scene.   

Coco's Mom May 29, 2012 at 08:14 PM
The airplanes are much louder than the traffic The airplanes are incredibly irritating. Please restrict their use.
Karen May 30, 2012 at 01:01 PM
For godsake, they are model airplanes people are flying for entertainment. Restrict them??? Ridiculous......
Coco's Mom May 30, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Hi Karen. It can't be all day every weekend like it's been. The noise is the most irritating sound in the world. I can't even explain it.
Karen May 30, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Hi Coco's Mom, I would say that is a bit much. I would imagine the buzz would get annoying all day everyday. I wonder if that falls under a noise ordinance?
Coco's Mom May 30, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Hey Karen. It's all day each day of the weekend for a while now, since the weather has been warm. I can't even explain to you this sound, it is almost like a police siren all day, it's like waaa waaa waaa all day long.... I am surprised that since someone complained they aren't addressing that maybe it shouldn't be something that should be happening all the time within the hearing range of residents. I have to imagine that if we in Tyler Walk are annoyed by it all the time, Newtown Crossing is even closer and must be annoyed by that sound.


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