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Newtown man victim of $3,600 Craigslist fraud: Police Diary

NEWTOWN, PA – The Newtown Township Police Department responded to numerous incidents over the past week between May 6 and May 12.

Read their report:

Friday, May 6

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11:45 a.m. — A Newtown resident contacted police to report a theft. The lost value was over $200.

4:15 p.m. — A Newtown resident contacted police to report fraud. He said he was selling furniture on Craigslist and received a fraudulent check. The resident cashed the check before realizing it was fraudulent, and the total value lost was $3,600.

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Saturday May 7

10 p.m. – Police stopped a white Jeep Cherokee for a vehicle code violation on North Sycamore Street. The policeman smelled alcohol while talking with the driver. The driver was unable to satisfactorily complete field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. The charges are pending the results of the blood evidence.

11:15 p.m. – Police stopped a white BMW for a vehicle code violation on the Newtown Bypass near Newtown Gate Drive. Upon contact with the driver, the police officer smelled alcohol. The driver was unable to satisfactorily complete field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Charges are pending blood evidence results

Sunday May 8

3 a.m. – Police arrested the driver of a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck for a vehicle code violation on the Newtown Bypass at South Sycamore Street. Upon contact with the driver, the police officer smelled alcohol. The driver was unable to satisfactorily complete field sobriety tests and was arrested for alleged driving under the influence. The charges are pending the results of the blood evidence.


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