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Blotter: $150K in Computer Equipment Stolen, DUI Arrest, More

The following information has been provided by the Newtown Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.

NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Nov. 7 at approximately 5:40 p.m., Newtown police responded to Alice Grim Boulevard for a reported theft. According to the report, a tree stand was stolen from the property earlier that day. Police met with the complainant–who has permission to hunt in the area of Alice Grim Boulevard–and a member of the Game Commission at the Edgmont Shopping Center. The complainant told police that he owned a gray Timber Tall tree stand and left it beside a tree earlier in the day while he went to lunch and found it gone when he returned. The stand was a self-contained unit with no ladder and used a strap that wraps to the tree, allowing the hunter to climb using the stand and converting to a seat once at the desired height, according to the report. The seat had a camouflage padding to it and two cargo pockets also in woodland camouflage print. According to the report, the complainant noticed several men in the wooded area near where his stand was taken but did not see them with the stand. According to the report, the men were riding ATVs through the area. The stand was valued at approximately $350. 

$150K in Computer Equipment Stolen From Office Building

On Nov. 5 at approximately 3:58 p.m., Newtown police responded to the Newtown Square Corporate Campus on Campus Boulevard for a reported theft. Police spoke with a data network consultant for Executive Health Resources who told police he was doing a hardware inventory for his team when he discovered some missing equipment. According to the report, approximately $150,000 computer network equipment was discovered missing. The company discovered several items missing including some equipment that was brand new. According to the report, the company suspects that a recently terminated employee or a relative of that employee may have been responsible for the theft. Upon further investigation, the thefts had occurred over the past three months. A video surveillance showed the ex-employee entering and exiting from the building at odd times and to places where the employee had “no business,” according to the report. According to the employee, most of the thefts had occurred between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Police are further investigating this incident.

Easton Woman Has Recorded BAC Level of 0.219% 

On Oct. 27 at approximately 1:10 a.m.,  was traveling north on Rt. 252/Newtown Street Road when police observed a vehicle behind them turn left onto Rt. 252 and Rt. 3/West Chester Pike. Police observed the vehicle traveling west on Rt. 3 when the car braked abruptly and began to travel approximately 20 mph in a 40 mph speed zone, according to the report. The vehicle then accelerated and crossed over the white fog line and onto the right-hand berm.

According to the report, the vehicle entered the 3900 block of Rt. 3 and failed to negotiate the right to left turn and again drove over the right side fog line and onto the right-hand berm. Police stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was identified as a 27-year-old woman from Easton. While speaking with the driver, police detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the woman. The woman admitted to police she had been drinking at a friend's place but had stopped drinking about two hours before police pulled her over, according to the report. 

A portable breathalyzer test was administered in which a 0.219 percent BAC was recorded. Two additional field sobriety tests were performed but failed. The woman was arrested and charged for DUI, Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, and Careless Driving. 

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