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Blotter: Handicap Sign Stolen, Bales of Hay Cut and Thrown, Car Window Smashed

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 Sept. 12 at approximately 12:22 p.m., Newtown police responded to Gentile’s Market for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police met with the complainant who told police that two weeks prior someone had stolen her handicap placard sign from her car. The woman told police she had apparently noticed the placard missing from her rearview window immediately and went home without making a report, according to the report. The woman, from Edgmont, told police she was going to wait until she returned to Newtown Township to file the report. 

Front Windshield Smashed by Possible Firewood

On Sept. 3 at approximately 8:15 a.m., police responded to the unit block of Woodhill Road for a criminal mischief on a vehicle reported. Upon arrival, police noticed a split firewood in the man’s front yard and the passenger side front windshield of his vehicle was smashed. The vehicle owner told police his vehicle was not in that condition when his family went to bed the night before at approximately 11 p.m. The man stated that his neighbor from down the street advised him of the wood next to his car around 8 a.m. the following morning. The vehicle owner told police it wasn’t until he retrieved the wood that he discovered the damage to his vehicle, according to the report. According to the report, police stated it appeared the wood was purposely thrown at the windshield by someone, possibly while in a moving vehicle. 

Shed Doors Locked From Inside, Bales of Hay Thrown Around

On Aug. 30 at approximately 11:20 a.m., police responded to the Delaware County 4-H Club at the Garrett Williamson Lodge for a reported criminal mischief incident report. Upon arrival, police made contact with the caretaker who stated on Monday, Aug. 27, her son had attempted to enter the beef shed located on the east-side of the property when he discovered the door was tied shut from the inside with rope/string. The caretaker discovered a barrel was placed against the inside of the door restricting her entry into shed. Once inside the shed, the son observed small bales of hay were cut open and thrown around the shed. On Aug. 28, a similar incident was noted while entering the shed. The total estimated valued of damage is $50.  

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