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Police Report Found Drug Paraphernalia, Attempted Burglary

Plus, police have received several calls of a man who has a makeshift shelter in a wooded area near the power lines on Linton Hill Road.

Newtown Township Police reported the following recent incidents:

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Shortly after 1 p.m., a resident of Eaton Court came to police headquarters to report that a male subject had been at her home attempting to sell her frozen food between 11:15 and 11:45 a.m.  He did not provide any identification of solicitor’s permit.  

Friday, Nov. 30

Shortly after 3 a.m., a resident of Meridian Circle called police to report what sounded like gunshots in the wooded area near the pool area nearby.  The responding officers checked the area but did not see or hear anything suspicious.   

At approximately 6:05 a.m., police responded to the area of Atkinson Lane for a report of a suspicious male subject walking towards Wrightstown Road.  The area was checked with negative contact with the male. 

Around 7:50 a.m., a resident of Fox Hall Road called to report that two men were hanging advertisements on the doorknobs of the homes.  The caller also reported that the men were driving a silver SUV. Officers didn’t locate the vehicle or the subjects. 

A resident of Greenridge Circle came into police headquarters shortly after 1 p.m. to make a report regarding fraud. The victim told the officer that she opened a checking account at a credit union approximately three weeks ago and since then someone has attempted to use the account multiple times.  The situation with the credit union was addressed and the victim did not suffer any financial loss.  

At approximately 5:50 p.m., police were dispatched to a home on Beech Street for a report of a possible burglary. Upon arrival officers spoke with the resident and learned that someone had been home off and on throughout the day, but they were certain that the house was secured and locked when they were out.  They further related that when they were out they received a call from a neighbor telling them the their garage door was open and agreed to close it.  When the resident returned home she immediately that there were lights on that should not have been.  Closer inspection led to the determination that someone unknown had been in the house, but it was not immediately apparent if anything had been taken.  A detective responded to continue the investigation.  

A resident of Washington Ave in Wrightstown Township called police around 7:20 pm to report that he heard a loud explosion from the backyard of the neighbor’s property and saw a flash. He didn’t know what happened, but said it shook his house. Patrol arrived and went to the house in question, but no one was home and there was no apparent damage or indication as to what caused the noise.  An officer returned to the house in question around 9:20 p.m. but there were no adults at home so the officer returned a third time at approximately 10:20 p.m. He spoke with a parent who told the officer that there are ongoing disputes with the neighbor and that his teenager children were not at home during the timeframe in question.  He also told the officer that he would speak with his son to see if he knew anything about the situation and take corrective measures. 

A resident of Amaryllis Lane called police shortly before 8:30 p.m. to report that she discovered unauthorized charges on her debit card in an amount less than $100.  The bank has been contacted and the card has been cancelled. 

Just before 10 p.m. police were dispatched to the area of Atkinson and Thornbury Lanes for a report that there were subjects in the gazebo and the caller thought they might be smoking marijuana.  Upon arrival, the officer made contact with four male subjects, one who lived in the neighborhood and the other three who were visiting him.  They were sitting there talking and there was no indication of them smoking anything. 

Saturday, Dec. 1

At approximately 9:50 a.m., a resident of Harvest Mews reported that he found drug paraphernalia outside near his home. The responding officer took possession of the contraband and will have it properly destroyed.  

Police have received several calls of a man who has a makeshift shelter in a wooded area near the power lines on Linton Hill Road.  Police determined that the man involved is in fact the owner of the property in question.  The situation has been referred to the Newtown Township Codes Department. 

At approximately 5:15 p.m. a resident of Crittenden Drive called police to report that someone with a flashlight was in the woods behind her home. The responding officer made contact with the owner of the property in question and confirmed that he had given permission to the person to be on his property. 

Monday, Dec. 3

Newtown Township Police conducted a truck enforcement detail on Mill Creek Road in Wrightstown Township from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11:45 a.m.  During the detail, officers observed four trucks, two small dump trucks and two small box trucks.  The officers completed inspections on the dump trucks and found no violations and determined that neither truck was loaded at or above their legal limit.   

Mari December 07, 2012 at 03:44 AM
I've noticed when I shop at the new McCaffreys, that at the 4 way stop, most people tend to coast thru the intersection and not stop. It would be great if the police could crack down on these drivers! Thanks!
Andrew December 07, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Eh, too many traffic lights in and around Newtown. Stick a little roundabout there instead and you won't have to worry about and of the hangups of four-way intersections any more. You also won't have to pay for the operating costs of a streetlight, gas wasted idling, and you won't have to waste chunks of you life every day waiting for a green light.

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