Blotter: Work Truck Stolen, Drunk Man Urinates in Pants, Brothers Brawl

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 Aug. 31 at approximately 11:24 a.m., Newtown police responded to the 100 block of Third Avenue for a reported motor vehicle theft discovered. Upon arrival, police spoke with the car owner who told police that the night before around 10 p.m., he parked his work truck in the driveway of a home on the 100 block of Third Avenue. According to the report, the truck is white in color, had black ladder racks with extension ladders on the racks. The car owner left his home that day he realized the work truck and all its contents were stolen. The car owner’s card and insurance card were in the vehicle at the time and were stolen. 

Intoxicated Man Urinates in Pants, Gives Bartender a Hard Time

On Sept. 11 at approximately 11:40 p.m., police responded to Casey’s Grille & Pub for a report of a intoxicated man giving patrons and the bartender a hard time. Upon arrival, police discovered the described man stumbling from the front of a vehicle, according to the report. When police approached the man, he attempted to ignore police and the man was unable to produce any form of ID, according to the report. In addition, according to the report, police observed that the man had urinated in his pants. While speaking to the man, police detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man. The man was unable to stand unassisted and appeared to be highly intoxicated, according to the report. The man was unable or unwilling to provide police with a sufficient breath sample during a portable breathalyzer test, according to the report. The man, identified as a 37-year-old Broomall man, was placed under arrest for public drunkenness.

Intoxicated Man Gets Into Fight With Brother

On Sept. 10 at approximately 9:15 p.m., police responded to the parking lot of Meineke Car Care Center on 3105 West Chester Pike for a report of two men fighting. Upon arrival, only one man was still on location. Police identified the man as a 30-year-old from Newtown Square. While speaking to the man, a strong odor of alcohol was detected coming from the man, according to the report. When police asked who the man was fighting with, police said the man responded with a slurred speech and stated, “Nobody; I was just standing here,” according to the report. The man denied any fight and refused to take a portable breathalyzer test. The man was placed under arrest and then explained to police he “got jumped by my brother.” The man refused to provide anymore information and refused to file charges against his brother, according to the report.

Dannytheman September 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Why were two men in this story given breathalysers? They were not driving. Is there a new law that says if I am walking home from a bar and LEO stops me I have to succumb to a breathalyser? I missed that law. Arrest for public drunkenness is one thing, but the guy in the second story should refused to answer any questions. The RIGHT to remain silent.
Mary donaticci September 22, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I agree the police didn't witness any disturbance make sure the guy isn't a threat then move on or here's a idea give him a ride tell him to take 2 Tylenol and get to bed... The guy was a local residant.... Save the tough guy act for the ones that deserve it
JDBroomall September 22, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Danny, there is no law in PA that forces anyone to ever submit to a breathalyzer or do field sobriety tests (while driving or on foot). They are 100% optional and there is no penalty or law broken for refusing to do so. NEVER submit to a PBT or FST


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