Police Report One-Car Accident on Swamp Road, Theft at CVS

The Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent activity.


Recent activity as reported by the

Monday, May 7

Shortly before 10 a.m., police responded to the parking lot near for a report of a vehicle with an out of state registration plate that had been parked near the store for an extended period of time.  The responding officer ran the tag and confirmed that the vehicle had not been reported stolen, all of the state stickers were up to date and the vehicle was legally parked so there was no further police action. 

An employee of the in Wrightstown called police around 12:30 p.m. to report a retail theft that had occurred on April 28 around 6:15 p.m.  The responding officer met with the shift supervisor, who was working at the store on the date in question, and gathered information about the suspects.  The employee confirmed that a female and a male subject came into the store and took three pack of Crest White Strips valued at $213 before quickly leaving the store.  The investigation will continue into the situation.    

Around 1:15 p.m., police responded to a call of a large motor home parked in the parking lot near the .  The responding officer made contact with the 63-year-old male who was in the vehicle and he told the officer that he would be leaving soon.  The area was checked a short time later and the vehicle was no longer at the location.

Wednesday, May 9

Around 1:45 a.m., police observed two vehicles inter the parking lot of a gas station of Newtown Yardley Road.  The officer made contact with the occupants of each of the cars and determined that each of the adults had consumed alcohol.  Breath test results were within legal limit to drive, but the officer had them call someone to pick them up.  No further police action was required. 

Shortly after 6 a.m., police were dispatched to Swamp Road west of Mill Creek Road for a one-vehicle traffic accident.  The responding officer spoke with the driver, a 61-year-old Doylestown resident, who said he was traveling in the eastbound lane of Swamp Road when a trash truck traveling in the westbound lane drifted into his lane causing him to swerve.  As the driver steered to the right his vehicle went down into the drainage ditch, spinning before coming to rest on the grassy shoulder.  The driver was not injured and after a tow truck pulled the car from the ditch, the man was able to drive from the area.

Just before 11 a.m., police responded to the parking lot near for a report of a hit and run.  Police learned that the driver who struck the vehicle had left her name and phone number with employees in the Rite Aid.  Police contacted her and she provided them with her insurance information.

At approximately 1 p.m. police received a complaint that there was a truck parked in a handicapped spot in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center.  The responding officer located the vehicle and there was a proper handicap placard in the vehicle.             

Thursday, May 10

At approximately 5:25 p.m., police responded to a residence on Upper Silver Lake road because the homeowner reported that over the past two nights, someone had entered her home and took cash from her purse. 

Friday, May 11

At approximately 8 a.m., 43 year-old Corinne Preis of Avon Lane in New Hope turned herself into police after she was informed that a warrant for her arrest had been issued.  Preis has been charged with Access Device Fraud, Theft by Unlawful taking and Receiving Stolen Property as a result of an investigation that began in early March when Preis’ employer reported inconsistencies with their company credit card statement.  Preis was arraigned before Judge Nasshorn, her bail was set at $100,000 and she was released. 

Shortly before 8 p.m., police were dispatched to a home on Upper Silver Lake Road for a report of a burglary that had occurred sometime after May 10.  The victims told the responding officer that on Friday evening they discovered that cash had been removed from their kitchen, where it had been concealed the day before.  The couple became alarmed and began to look throughout the residence in an effort to locate the money.  As they searched the house, they discovered that cash and collectable coins were missing from other rooms in the house.  A detective was notified of the thefts, responded to process the scene and will continue the investigation.     

Around 9:40 p.m., police responded to Red Berry Frozen Yogurt on South Eagle Road. The owner reported that a male juvenile came in the store, got a dish of yogurt and left without paying for it.  The victim provided the officer with the name of the juvenile and said that he would get the security video for the police as well.  On Sunday, May 13th the juvenile returned to the store to pay for the yogurt, the owner contacted police and the decision was made that the juvenile will be referred to Newtown Township’s Youth Aid Panel. 

Saturday, May 12

A resident of Remy Place called police shortly after 4 a.m. to report that at some point on Friday when she returned home around 5:15 p.m. she noticed that a window in the house was slightly open and the items on the windowsill had been disturbed.  The resident thought the cat may have shifted the items, but later noticed that a small jewelry box had been tampered with and was damaged. The residents didn’t notice anything missing, but will check with their son who resides there as well.  Detectives responded to process the scene and will handle the ongoing investigation. 

Shortly after 7 p.m., police received a report from a Langhorne resident who told them that he had been at the Newtown Township Skate Park between 4:40 and 5:45 that evening and when he was getting ready to leave, he discovered that his cell phone was missing from underneath his bag.  The victim told police that he had checked with other people at the park but they didn’t know anything about the missing phone. 

While on patrol in the area of Newtown Grant around 9:30 p.m., an officer found a vehicle parked near the recreation center.  The officer spoke with the occupants of the car, determined that they lived in the area and advised them they should not be at the recreation center after hours.  The couple left without further incident.  

Sunday, May 13

Around 11:30 a.m., an officer patrolling in Wrightstown Township observed a juvenile riding an ATV on Robin Rd.  The officer made contact with the teenager and advised him that it is illegal to ride the ATV on the road.  The officer followed as the teen pushed the vehicle home and spoke with his mother about the situation.


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