Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A group of teens were seen loading beer into a pickup truck Friday afternoon at the Acme parking lot, Newtown Township Police said.
A group of teens who were seen loading beer into a pickup truck Friday afternoon at the Acme parking lot will each receive citations for underage possession of alcohol, Newtown Township Police said. According to police, an officer who was on patrol at the Newtown Shopping Center around 2 p.m. that day saw a group of teens gathered around several parked cars. Police said the officer saw “multiple” cases of beer being loaded into a pickup truck “in plain view.” As the officer got closer, the juveniles closed the pickup truck bed door and started to walk away, police said. When the officer asked the teens whose truck it was, all initially denied they owned it but eventually one admitted it was his, according to police. That teen admitted the…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Someone pretending to be an FBI agent called a resident Thursday and demanded personal information, Newtown Township Police said.
The latest in impostor scams has hit locally, according to information from Newtown Township Police. A local resident was the target of a phone scam in which the caller claimed to be an FBI agent seeking personal account information, Newtown Township Police said. The resident told police he received the call Thursday and the impostor asked for personal information. The resident told police the scammer said if he didn’t cooperate, then police would come to his home. According to published reports, the hoax is the latest in impostor scams in which a person pretends to be someone they are not in order to get money and personal account information. The local resident did not comply but rather called police and gave them the number. Police said…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A Cliveden Drive resident told police that someone took a purse and cash from the residence early Tuesday morning.
Newtown Township Police said they are investigating a burglary on Cliveden Drive that occurred early Tuesday morning. Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, police received a call from a Cliveden Drive resident who said someone had entered the house between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m. and taken a purse and cash. Police did not say if the resident was home during the alleged burglary. Police spokeswoman Jean Tanner said the incident is still under investigation and could not release further details. Check back to Patch for updates as they become available.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look at the top headlines over the past week in Newtown.
This week in Newtown, a new restaurant opens and police warn residents not to confront armed thieves they believe are targeting local cars: Felony Lane Gang Members May be Armed, Police Say Members of the Felony Lane Gang, a group of transient thieves police believe are targeting Newtown, may be armed, according to police. Residents should not confront them, police warned. Newsweek Ranks Council Rock North 338 in U.S., 11th in PA Council Rock North came in 11th in the state in Newsweek's list of the nation's top 2,000 public high schools. Relay For Life Organizer Gets Purple Mohawk Council Rock North junior Dan Pomerantz got a mohawk this weekend because local Relay For Life fundraisers met a benchmark goal in advance of the June 8 event. …
The ceremony, to be held at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, will be a chance to honor officers who have paid the ultimate price while serving the community.
The annual Bucks County Police Memorial Ceremony will be held Monday at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be a chance to honor officers who have paid the ultimate price while serving the community. The event corresponds with National Police Week, which goes through May 18. President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 in 1962, declaring May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day. Later, President Bill Clinton signed a resolution that all flags at government buildings will be flown half-staff on that day. The memorial is open to the public. Officers begin to line up in advance of the 7 p.m. step off. During the 2012 service, a memorial hat in memory of each Bucks County officer who died in …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Newtown Township Police said a resident of Headley reported her Chrysler Town and Country stolen on Monday.
A Chrysler Town and Country was stolen from a driveway on Independence Place sometime overnight Sunday into Monday, according to Newtown Township Police reports. According to police, a resident called shortly after 10 a.m. Monday to report that her vehicle was stolen overnight from her driveway on Independence Place in the Headley development off Newtown Yardley Road. The victim told the responding officer that she was unsure if it was locked. Police entered the vehicle into the national data base for stolen property. While the officer was speaking with the family, he was informed of a suspicious pick up truck that was left unattended nearby. Police determined that the pick up truck was listed as stolen out of New Jersey. The situation …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The one-car accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Monday on 2nd Street Pike in Wrightstown Township.
Newtown Township police responded a report of a one-car accident on 2nd Street Pike in Wrightstown around 9 p.m. Monday. According to police, the car flipped and the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The man was transported by ambulance to Saint Mary Medical Center for treatment of his injuries from the accident. Blood samples were submitted to the crime lab for analysis and charges of DUI are pending the results. The car was heavily damaged and was towed from the scene, police said. Newtown Township Police also reported the following recent items. At about 7:40 a.m. Monday, an employee of Worldwide Restoration reported a generator, the chain that was securing it to the bridge under repair as well as a bag of cement were stolen …
Members of the Felony Lane Gang, a group of transient thieves police believe are targeting Newtown, may be armed, according to police. Residents should not confront them.
Members of a “roaming gang of transient thieves” that local police believe are burglarizing cars in Newtown may be armed, Newtown Township Lieutenant Robert Matthews said During a televised Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, Matthews said that the department believes the Felony Lane Gang is behind recent car burglaries in Newtown area fitness centers, day cares and parks. “We have reports that they are armed,” Matthews said, urging residents not to get involved if they see a burglary in progress. Rather, he said, residents should immediately call the police. “We don’t want you to confront anybody,” he said. Matthews said recently cars in the Newtown Business Commons area have been targeted, including at the Goddard School and the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A portion of Sycamore Street was closed Wednesday after a tractor trailer pulled wires down into the roadway.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, police were dispatched to South Sycamore Street near 7-Eleven for a report that cables had been pulled down onto the road. Officers located a tractor trailer making a delivery nearby and confirmed with the driver that he had traveled through the area of the downed wires. Verizon sent someone to repair the damage, according to police. Personnel from Newtown Township Public Works placed barricades around the wires for safety. An officer checked the area around 3 p.m. and spoke with the Verizon worker, who said Comcast was also involved in the repairs, police said. At that point, the worker told police repairs were finished and the road was reopened. An owner of one of the buildings called police at 3:…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Drug Take Back event, held at the Newtown Township Administration Building, was part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's nationwide initiative.
Approximately 130 pounds of unwanted medications were collected Saturday by Newtown Township police during a Drug Take Back event. The Drug Take Back event, held at the Township Administration Building, was part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's nationwide initiative. A volunteer from the Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth assisted officers. In Bucks County, a total of 6,710 pounds were collected at multiple drop off sites. That's more than was collected last year. The drugs were turned over to DEA personnel, who will dispose of them properly.