John Mack - Newtown Supervisor
July 2019 Newtown Township Police Report: 3d Wave of Aggressive Driver Campaign, Missing Persons, Terroristic Threats

July 2019 Newtown Township Police Report: 3d Wave of Aggressive Driver Campaign, Missing Persons, Terroristic Threats

Newtown Township Police Lieutenant Jason Harris presented the Calls Report for July 2019 at the August 14, 2019, Board of Supervisors meeting. The following is a summary. Note: Not all calls are listed. Download the full (redacted) report here.

In July, the Newtown Police Department responded to 1,694 total calls, 292 (17%) of which were in Wrightstown Township (Newtown Police provides services to both Newtown Township and Wrightstown).

Traffic Enforcement Targets Swamp and Eagle Roads

The Newtown Police Department issued a total of 244 traffic citations in July 2019 compared to 143 in May. 115 (47%) of these were for speeding compared to 52 (36%) in June. Starting on July 8, 2019, the Newtown Township Police participated in the 3rd wave of the 2019 "Aggressive Driver Campaign" with specific enforcement on Swamp and Eagle Roads. The second wave of the year's Aggressive Driving campaign was conducted March 18 to April 28 (read “March 2019 Newtown Police Report: Crack Down on Aggressive Driving!”).

Police focused on heavy truck enforcement as well. Lieutenant Harris reported that 12 hours were devoted to commercial vehicle enforcement.

Traffic Citations in Newtown and Wrightstown Issued by the Newtown Police Department for the period January through July, 2019.
Speeding Citations Along Various Roads Issued by the
Newtown Police Department for the period January through July, 2019.

Posted on 18 Aug 2019, 01:50 - Category: Crime

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