Transformer Explosion, Criminal Mischief Among Recent Police Activity

A Wrightstown resident woke up Thanksgiving to find all four tires on his car slashed, plus a domestic disturbance was reported on Swamp Road.

Here's a look at the most recent activity reported by Newtown Township Police Department:

  • Police responded to the area of North Sycamore Street at approximately 12:30 a.m.  Wednesday for a report that an electric transformer had exploded.  The Newtown Fire Association checked the area. The faulty transformer caused several traffic signals to malfunction and power outages in the area. 
  • Police received a report Thursday of criminal mischief to a vehicle.  The caller told police that he parked his car on Benjamin Lane in Wrightstown overnight and in the morning, shortly after 7 a.m., he discovered that all four tires had been slashed. The victim was unable to provide any information as to who may have caused the damage.  
  • Just before 3 p.m. Friday, police stopped a motorist due to a vehicle code violation at the stop the officer determined that the driver, 21 year-old Dyllon Miller from Trevose, did not have a valid driver’s license.  The vehicle was impounded and will be released to a licensed driver.  Miller will receive a citation in the mail charging him with the violation.  
  • While on patrol on Terry Drive an officer observed a dirt bike being operated on the roadway around 7 p.m.  The officer activated his emergency lights and attempted to stop the subject, but the operator turned onto the Newtown Bypass and the officer determined that the situation too dangerous to continue after the bike. 
  • Shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to a home on Swamp Road in Wrightstown for a report of a disturbance.  When they arrived police learned that 22 year-old Carlina Pagano, who lives at the location, had been involved in a physical altercation with some of her friends and became aggressive.  Pagano will be Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment by striking, kicking or shoving. 
  • At approximately 8:15 a.m. Saturday, a Derby Place resident reported some of her jewelry was missing from her jewelry case.  The victim stated she last saw the jewelry about a week ago.   There was no forced entry and the victim may have left the rear sliding glass door unlocked one day. She did provide a list of the stolen jewelry to police.
  • Around 1 p.m. Saturday, police met with a representative of the Middletown Grange at the fairgrounds when the representative reported that found a dirt bike underneath one of the pavilions. The dirt bike will be stored by the Grange for safe keeping until the owner is identified. 


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »