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August 2023 #NewtownPA Police Department Incidents Report

August 2023 #NewtownPA Police Department Incidents Report | Newtown News of Interest |

Some highlights:


  • 1,933 Total Incidents (2023 monthly average to-date: 1,887 vs 1,718 in 2022)
  • Average of 62 incidents per day in 2023 vs 56 in 2022
  • 0 Auto vs Pedestrian incidents
  • 212 Traffic Citations, 5 DUI arrests, 7 reportable traffic crashes (64 YTD vs 45 for all of 2022), 4 hit and run incidents
  • 11 Fraud incidents (104 YTD vs 212 for all of 2022)
  • 1 non-fatal overdose (8 YTD vs 14 for all of 2022)
  • 6 Protection from abuse (46 YTD vs 34 for all of 2022)
  • 4 Foot Patrols (22 YTD) vs 113 for all of 2022)


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johnmacknewtown's insight:


On Monday, September 11, 2023, Newtown Township Police were dispatched to Autumn Drive around 8 PM for a report of an armed robbery. A resident reported he was approached by two black males both armed with black semi-automatic handguns and forced to turn over his wristwatch. The males were described as medium build, approximately 5'10", wearing black clothing, gloves, and ski masks. They possibly fled in a dark-colored sedan with no license plate attached. The vehicle was last seen on the Newtown Bypass towards I-295. Officers from Newtown Township, Newtown Borough, Lower Makefield, Upper Makefield, and a K9 from Central Bucks Regional assisted with searching for the subjects. The resident was not injured.

Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®:


According to the victim, who works in jewelry in center city Philadelphia, the watch is valued at $150,000. The NTPD Chief told me that he was staked out by the criminals in Philly while accomplices waited for him at his home. Not your typical criminal motus operandi.


According to the most recent NTPD police statistics, up until this incident, there were NO AGGRAVATED CRIMES (ROBBERY) against a person in Newtown Twp or Wrightstown Twp. Also NO such crimes in ALL of 2022. Yes, with this one aggravated robbery, the crime rate has increased 100% if you care to make a point that does not prove much in terms of increased danger to residents of Newtown.

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