Font blotter 10-24 to 10-30
Hit and Run
Patrol responded to Stafford Place for a report of an unsupervised hit and run. The Complainant reports that his vehicle was parked at the end of the parking island when, between 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., it was struck, damaging the rear bumper and wheel.
Patrol responded to Bromley Commons for a report of a bushfire, with several juveniles in the area. The Northampton Fire Department had the blaze under control when the patrol arrived. The patrol spoke with the two youths who thought it would be “fun” to light a book on fire, but the youths said the fire had gotten too big and it scared them. The patrol contacted the parents to inform them of the situation and its seriousness.
The patrol responded to W. Bristol Road for a report of a vehicle accident with a deer. The Complainant states that he was traveling on W. Bristol Road when a deer hit the road and he could not avoid hitting it. The vehicle sustained moderate damage but did not require towing.
Patrol responded to Newtown-Richboro Road for a two vehicle accident report. Unit #2 was stopped in traffic when it was hit from behind by unit #1. Both vehicles sustained damage, unit #1 was towed off the scene. EMS responded and assessed the #1 unit driver, who refused medical transport.
The complainant came to headquarters to report fraudulent activity. The complainant states that one of his active accounts had another account linked to his account and the address was changed to an unknown address. This concerned complainant checked with Trans Union and found that two credit cards had been opened in the complainant’s name and contact information. The complainant was able to close the accounts. The complainant contacted the other two credit reporting services to review their files as well.
Patrol responded to Holyoke Road for a report of spilled gas on the road. Upon arrival, the patrol discovered a large fuel spill which continued throughout the neighborhood. The patrol contacted the Department of Public Works to help with the cleanup. Later, it was discovered that an email had been sent by a township resident stating that he had witnessed a major fuel leak on a school bus. The patrol contacted Durham School Services who responded and also helped with the cleanup.
Patrol responded to Steamwhistle Drive for a report of theft of a catalytic converter. The Complainant states that when they started the vehicle, they could tell that the catalytic converter had been taken out. A check of the vehicle showed that the catalytic converter was cut out and removed. A review of surveillance cameras was done.
Fraud by mail
The complainant came to headquarters to report a mail theft. The Complainant states that on October 7, 2022, they deposited a check in their mailbox to be picked up by the postman. The complainant was contacted today by his bank because someone had presented the check for payment for more than the complainant had written and not to the payee that the complainant had written. Additionally, other checks issued and mailed that day were also changed and cashed by unknown payees. The case was passed on to detectives.
The patrol responded to Almshouse Road for an accident involving a vehicle. The complainant states they were traveling on Almshouse Road when a deer came out in front of them, they swerved to miss the deer and hit a tree. The vehicle sustained severe damage to the right rear wheel and fender and required towing. The driver of the vehicle reports that he suffered no injuries.
Patrol reported to a company on the 2n/a Street Pike for a report of goats stuck in a fence behind the trade. The Complainant states that he observed 3 goats behind his business since 10/24/22 and was concerned that they may have been lost or stolen. Patrol spoke with the adjacent landowner who said he hired the goats to help clean up shrubbery and poison ivy on their property.
Patrol responded to a farm on Almshouse Road for a report of a cow being hit. The complainant states that a cow had its head hit between fence posts. The owner came and was able to free the cow.
The complainant came to headquarters to report check fraud. The complainant states that he deposited a check in the mailbox outside the Richboro post office earlier in the month. The check cleared their account with an unknown payee and a much higher amount than the complainant originally wrote. The complainant’s bank opened an investigation into the case and froze his accounts.
Patrol replied 2n/a Street Pike for a two-vehicle accident report. Unit #2 was shut down on the 2n/a Street Pike was waiting to turn left when it was struck from behind by No. 1 Unit. Both vehicles sustained damage, No. 1 Unit had to be towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.
Patrol responded to Newtown-Richboro Road for an accident report involving two vehicles. Unit #1 was stopped behind unit #2 when their foot slipped off the brake and hit unit #2. All parties have requested to be assessed by EMS. Minor to moderate damage to both vehicles, neither required towing.
Patrol responded to Newtown-Richboro Road for an accident report involving two vehicles. Unit #1 was moving behind unit #2 and did not see unit #2 stop, and hit the rear of unit #2. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles, no injuries were reported.
The complainant came to headquarters to report check fraud. The complainant states that he deposited the check in the Richboro post office mailbox on October 23, 2022, on October 27, 2022 the check was posted to his account for a much higher amount than originally written and not to the payee that the complainant had written on the check. The complainant reported the fraud to his bank and was able to close his account. The Complainant then returned to head office to report that he had been contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from Equifax stating that the Complainant had been hacked and had asked the Complainant to download an application to his phone which allowed the caller to access the complainant’s accounts. The caller then told Complaint that if he bought two Target gift cards, the caller would be able to help him with better access to the service. At this point, the complainant became concerned and returned to police headquarters. Case forwarded to detectives.
The complainant came to headquarters to report a theft. The complainant states that while shopping in a store in the town, he left his wallet at the store and only realized it today. The complainant returned to the store but they did not have it. The complainant was then notified by his bank that someone had attempted to use his credit card. The plaintiff had canceled all of his cards. Patrol is working with the store to get video surveillance.
Patrol responded to Almshouse Road and Golden Gate Drive for a vehicle accident report. The complainant says they were driving on Almshouse Road when a deer rushed past them and they couldn’t avoid hitting it. The vehicle sustained minor damage and did not require towing.
Check for fraud
The patrol responded to the complainant for a check fraud report. The Complainant states that he deposited a check in the Richboro Post Office mailbox on October 21, 2022. The Complainant was notified today that the check was stolen and altered to an unknown payee. The plaintiff’s bank was able to prevent payment of the check and opened a fraud investigation. The case was passed on to detectives.
Patrol responded to Elm Avenue and Holland Road for an accident report involving two vehicles. Unit #1 was attempting to turn left onto Holland Road from Elm Avenue when it collided with Unit #2 which was traveling onto Holland Road. Both vehicles sustained minor damage, no injuries were reported.
While on patrol at 2:30 a.m., the patrol encountered two youths who told the patrol that they had snuck out of their house to meet up. Parents/family have been contacted and the minors have returned home safe and sound.
Northampton Police Department held a National Drug Take Back Day at Head Office, they collected over 230 pounds of unwanted drugs.
Patrol responded to Holland Road for a report of property damage to a mailbox. The Complainant states that his mailbox was damaged and he discovered a handwritten note stating the description and registration number of the striking vehicle. The note was signed and a phone number provided. The patrol contacted the author of the note who provided details of how the incident occurred. Patrol then contacted the owner of the impacting vehicle who admitted to hitting something, but not knowing what, Patrol reminded them of their obligation as a driver in the event of an accident.
Patrol responded to Bridgetown Pike for a suspicious person report. The Complainant indicates that an unknown man came to their door and said “Trick or Treat, let me in”. Patrol located the man walking on Bridgetown Pike. It was discovered that the man had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The man was taken into custody, processed and transported to Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Check for fraud
The complainant came to headquarters to report check fraud. The Complainant states that they placed several checks in the mailbox outside the Richboro Post Office on October 16, 2022. Upon checking their account, they found that two of the checks had been altered and an unknown payee had been added and collected. A third check never reached its destination. The complainant informed his bank of the fraud and canceled the missing check. Their bank said it would open a fraud investigation.
Patrol responded to East Holland Road for a vehicle accident report. The Complainant states that they were traveling on East Holland Road when a deer suddenly appeared and the Complainant could not avoid hitting the deer. The vehicle suffered minor damage.
During this tour, Patrol responded to 13 alarm calls; 24 calls to 911 abandoned; 32 medical calls; 2 national calls; 6 reservation calls; 77 traffic monitoring details and 17 crime prevention details.