Police Chief John Hearn presented the Calls Report for May 2019 at the June 12, 2019, Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting. In May, the Newtown Police Department (NTPD) responded to 1,633 total calls, 310 (19%) of which were in Wrightstown Township (NTPD provides services to both Newtown Township and Wrightstown). See a summary of the report below. Note: Not all calls are listed.
Traffic & Speeding Citations Up Sharply
Although Police Chief Hearn – who came on board in March 2019 – is in favor of emphasizing education vs. issuing speeding tickets, traffic citations issued in the 3-month period of March-May, 2019 are up by 159% compared to the same period in 2018. The best education is the one you pay for!
Meanwhile, look out for these new “stealthy” traffic enforcement vehicles. “We wanted you to see them so that you would recognize them if they happen to be behind you,” says the NTPD on it’s Facebook page. “Sometimes you are going to see us #Waze and sometimes you won’t.”
Posted on 17 Jun 2019, 01:11 - Category: Crime