Just after 12 a.m. Monday, an officer observed a motorist stopped in the middle of the intersection of Routes 413 and 232 in Wrightstown Township. Upon making contact with the 56 year-old man, who was slumped against the driver’s side window, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. A PBT was given and the results supported the officer’s suspicion that the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The man was placed under arrest and transported to St. Mary Medical Center for a blood draw. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Charges are pending the results of the blood work.
Township Police also reported the following recent activity:
Monday, Sept. 24
Just after 7 p.m., police were dispatched to the parking lot of the Sherwin Williams Paint Store on South Eagle Road for a complaint of unruly juveniles in the area. The teens left before police arrived at the location.
A resident of Jenks Aly called police around 10:35 p.m. to report that she believed that the table on her deck had been moved and was concerned due to recent burglaries in the neighborhood. There was no evidence that anyone had tried to access the residence.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
At approximately 5:35 p.m., police responded to the area of the Sherwin Williams Paint Store on South Eagle Road for a complaint that several juveniles were loitering in the parking lot. The responding officer spoke with the teens advising them to leave the area, which they did without further incident.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
While patrolling Richboro Road shortly before 11 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle with a registration plate that had been suspended for insurance cancellation. According to police the driver, 31 Year-old Matthew Didomenico from Philadelphia, was driving with a suspended driver’s license. Didomenico received citations for operating a vehicle with suspended registration, driving while license was suspended and driving without valid insurance. The registration plate and driver's license were seized and turned over to PennDOT.
At approximately 1:25 p.m., police responded to Wrightstown Elementary School for a complaint that there were three juveniles operating a quad, a dirt bike and golf cart on the school field, damaging the grass. The area of the school and adjoining neighborhoods were check with negative contact.
Around 2:30 p.m., an officer responded to a residence to take a report of credit card fraud. The victim reported that her account had been used to make a purchase for approximately $20. The card has been closed and an alert placed the account.
Friday, Sept. 28
A Diamond Drive resident came to police headquarters around 10 a.m. to report she received a Census packet in the mail and wanted to know if it was legitimate. She stated the questionnaire asks questions that she violate her HIPA rights. The officer made some phone calls and confirmed that the Census Bureau is mailing out packets. He also advised the resident she could call the bureau if she was still uncomfortable about the questions on the survey.
At approximately 2:15 p.m., a man came into police headquarters to report that his iPhone and approximately $50 in cash were taken from a locked locker at the Newtown Athletic Club. The victim told the officer that the theft occurred two days ago.
Around 3:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the parking lot near Wendy’s for a complaint of a group of juveniles loitering. The responding officer instructed the teens to leave and no further police action was required.
A resident of Swamp Road in Wrightstown called police to report that at some point while he was not home someone drove a vehicle on his property damaging the grass, a small fence and a wooden bridge.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Around 2:20 a.m. police observed three male subjects in the skate park. They were advised to leave the premises and to respect the park hours in the future.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m. police responded to Parkview Way when a resident reported a suspicious male subject looking into a vehicle parked in her driveway. The woman told officers that the subject was riding a bicycle but when he realized that he had been seen he rode away and ditched his bicycle behind some trees several hundred feet away. A blue car with an unknown driver then picked him up and drove away. Several minutes later the blue car returned and the subject got his bike and rode away. She waited about 15 minutes before notifying police so when they canvassed the area, the subject was no longer in the area.
Sunday, Sept. 30
At approximately 10:35 a.m., a woman called to report that she lost her wallet the day before at the Newtown Grant Recreation Center. The wallet was pink and contained numerous credit cards, medical cards and her driver's license. The credit cards have been cancelled.