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Police: Shoplifters Caught at McCaffrey's, Drunk Man Charged at 7-Eleven

And a truck detail on the Bypass resulted in 12 stops and one citation.

The Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent activity.

Friday, Dec. 7

Police conducted a truck detail on the Newtown Bypass from 7 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. During the detail, 12 trucks were stopped and officers discovered one violation. A citation was issued to the driver.    

Shortly before 12 p.m., a resident of Stoopville Road came to police headquarters to report that he was the victim of fraudulent activity on his bank account. The victim had already notified his bank and they will be the investigating agency. The reporting officer suggested that the victim also notify the credit bureaus. 

Saturday, Dec. 8

At approximately 2 a.m., police observed a customer who was stumbling and swaying back and forth inside 7-Eleven on Sycamore Street. The man walked outside the store and the officer approached him and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The 21-year-old resident of Newtown Township provided his drivers license and told the officer that he had walked to the store and called a taxi to pick him up at the location. The subject was told to sit on the curb to wait for the cab but after several minutes, the officer noticed that the man had left the parking lot.  The officer located him in a nearby parking lot and administered a portable breath test before transporting the subject home. A citation will be mailed to the subject charging him with public drunkenness.   

Shortly after 4 p.m., a resident of Grant Street reported that an unknown person had charged nearly $30,000 over the past two days on her credit card. The victim will provide documentation and statements to the detective division for investigation. The credit card account has been terminated, police said.

At approximately 9 p.m., police were dispatched to McCaffrey’s for a report of a retail theft that just occurred. According to an employee, a group of juveniles came into the store and fled on foot after being confronted by another employee. A description of the juveniles was provided and officers located them nearby. There were four male subjects: two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old from Newtown Township along with a 13-year-old from Northampton Township.  The subjects admitted their involvement and showed officers where they hid the merchandise they took. They were then transported to police headquarters, where their respective parents responded to pick them up. All four were cooperative and will be referred to Newtown Township’s Youth Aid Panel. 

Sunday, Dec. 9

Police responded to a home on Kanon Court at 4:48 p.m. for a report of damaged Christmas decorations.  The resident told the officer that at some point after 5 p.m. Saturday an unknown subject cut a strand of Christmas lights that were on a shrub in his front yard.  The officer observed the strand of lights and it appeared that they had been cut with a pair of scissors or other sharp instrument.  The value of the lights is estimated to be $20.

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