Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Newtown Township Parks and Recreation hosted a 'Touch a Truck' event Tuesday at the township public works building.
Hundreds of children and their parents turned out Tuesday for a chance to "Touch a Truck." During the free event, kids could touch and climb on a variety of trucks and emergency service vehicles, including a police car, fire truck, ambulance and plows. Newtown Township Parks and Recreation hosted the event. Staff said due to its popularity and success, another may be held as early as the fall.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Police from Newtown Township, Newtown Borough and Upper Makefield checked 14 trucks during a motor carrier safety detail on Wednesday.
Police from Newtown Township, Newtown Borough and Upper Makefield conducted a joint motor carrier safety detail on the Newtown Bypass Wednesday. Eight citations were issued for various violations. Three trucks were placed out of service due to the extent of the safety violations. The detail was held in the area of Campus Drive beginning at 6:30 am until noon. Officers stopped and checked fourteen trucks.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Someone smashed the window of a car parked at the Newtown Athletic Club Tuesday morning and took a briefcase containing a wallet and personal items, police said.
Cars were damaged and one broken into Tuesday in separate incidents at two Newtown fitness clubs, Newtown Township Police said. According to police, around 11 a.m., someone reported their car had been damaged and broken into while parked at the Newtown Athletic Club lot. The victim told police he parked his car there around 9:30 a.m. that morning and when he returned, the window of his car had been smashed and his briefcase had been stolen. The victim told police the briefcase contained his wallet and numerous personal papers. The security cameras in the club's lot did not show the area where the vehicle was parked, police said. Then around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to Optimal Fitness located on South Eagle Road after a man …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Also on Monday, a resident of Rosetree Court called police at 5 a.m. to report that when he was leaving his house to go to work, he saw an unknown young woman inside one of his cars.
Police said a Magna bicycle was found Monday in a wooded area behind a Sycamore Street business. According to police a Upper Silver Lake Road resident called police shortly before 1 p.m. to eport that her daughter found the bike. An officer retrieved the bike. It is being stored at police headquarters until the owner is located. Also on Monday, a resident of Rosetree Court called police at 5 a.m. to report that when he was leaving his house to go to work, he saw an unknown young woman inside one of his cars parked in the driveway. He told police the woman ran when she saw him. When he checked his car, he said a pair of boxing gloves valued at $80 had been stolen. Officers made contact with a woman nearby, but she did not have any of the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Newtown Township Police Department made four arrests for Driving Under the Influence over the past weekend.
Newtown Township Police Department made four DUI arrests over the past weekend. The first incident occurred just before 9 p.m. Friday when a 47-year-old Philadelphia man was stopped on Second Street Pike in Wrightstown Township. After field sobriety tests, the man was arrested on suspicion of DUI. He transported to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing. Charges of DUI are pending the results of the blood work. At approximately 3:25 a.m. Saturday, a 50-year-old Northampton Township resident was arrested after an officer observed her commit multiple traffic violations in the area of the Newtown Bypass and Sycamore Street. She was transported to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing. Charges of DUI…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Gytis Alekperlis stole iPads, iPods and iPhones from Council Rock South students and Newtown Athletic Club members, according to Newtown Township Police.
A 20-year-old Northampton man has been charged with 23 counts of felony theft for stealing electronics from Council Rock High School South as well as the Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown Township Police said. Gytis Alekperlis allegedly stole “numerous electronic devices” from fellow students in 2010, when he was a student of Council Rock South. Police said Alekperlis worked at the Newtown Athletic Club, where he also stole various electronics, including iPhones, iPads and iPods, Police said he stole the electronics in 2012 from members' lockers and cars. Alekperlis sold the stolen items online through eBay or Craigslist, to various "unsuspecting" buyers throughout the United States and Europe, police said. He was arraigned in district court…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A look at the top news that made headlines in Newtown this week.
Here's a look at the top news in Newtown this week: Employee Charged With Stealing $350,000 From Vet Hospital Trisha Lynn McLaughlin, 36, of Warminster is facing first degree felony charges for the theft, which police say was carried out by forging checks and overpaying herself on payroll. Panic Buttons, Security Staff Proposed to Improve Safety at Council Rock Council Rock administrators want to make $800,000 worth of upgrades and staffing increases to improve safety within the district. PA DEP Head in Denial About Global Warming, Local Lawmaker Says PA Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer would not say whether he believes in global warming after being asked by House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Steve …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The incident occurred at 3 a.m. Friday at the 7-Eleven parking lot.
Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent incidents: Friday, Feb. 15 Shortly after 3 a.m., police were dispatched to the 7-Eleven on Sycamore Street for a report of a vehicle in the parking lot with the male driver slumped over in it. Responding officers made contact with the subject, who was identified as a 24-year-old Trenton man. Police immediately could smell an odor of an alcoholic substance coming from inside of the vehicle and administered field sobriety tests and a portable breath test. As a result of the tests, the man was arrested for suspicion of DUI and taken to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing, however he refused to submit to the test. DUI will be filed. At approximately 9:05 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
According to Newtown Township police, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Durham Road shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A Wrightstown man is facing DUI charges after police said he lost control of his car on Durham Road late Tuesday night. According to Newtown Township police, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Durham Road shortly before 11:30 p.m. When they arrived, officers said the driver, a 47-year-old Wrightstown resident, smelled like alcohol. According to police, the car was facing southbound approximately 20 feet off the northbound lanes. The driver told police that he swerved to miss something in the roadway and lost control of the car. The officers administered a PBT and the man was transported to St. Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn. Charges of DUI are pending the results of the lab work, police said.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
According to Newtown Police, a man called Tuesday after his window was smashed by a snowball while driving on Swamp Road.
The snow caused more than just a slippery ride for one local driver. According to police, a man called Tuesday after his window was smashed while driving on Swamp Road near the Village at Newtown South Shopping Center. The driver told police that shortly before 5:30 p.m., his driver’s side window had been hit and shattered as he was passing Sherwin Williams paint store. The driver told police he thought the damage was caused from a snowball that was thrown at his car. However, the driver was not able to see anyone who may have been involved, police said. Also on Tuesday, police were dispatched at approximately 2:45 p.m. to a vacant house on Second Street Pike in Wrightstown Township to investigate a reported copper theft. According to …