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Police: Men Attempt to Steal Scrap Metal from Vacant Home

Recent activity as reported by the Newtown Township Police Department.

Police: Men Attempt to Steal Scrap Metal from Vacant Home


Tuesday, May 1

Around 11 a.m., a resident of Honey Locust Lane came to police headquarters to report that counterfeit checks against her business checking account were written without her permission. The total amount of the checks exceeded $5,000 and the fraud department of her bank will be conducting the investigation.

At approximately 6:10 p.m., an officer patrolling on Durham Road observed a vehicle pull out of the driveway of a vacant house at a fairly high rate of speed.  The suspect vehicle cut through two lanes of traffic and made a right turn onto South Eagle Road. The driver continued on South Eagle Road, failing to stop at the stop sign at the stop sign at West Road.  The officer activated the emergency lights on the patrol vehicle and stopped the motorist in question. The driver was identified as 27-year-old Lawrence Michael McDade of Bensalem. The passenger in the car was identified as 21-year-old Kenneth Edward Glowania of Bensalem. Two witnesses approached the officer and told him that they had seen the two men in the vehicle on the vacant property and when the witnesses tried to speak with the men they jumped in the car and left the property.  McDade and Glowaina were transported to police headquarters where they were interviewed. Police determined that McDade had been on the property the previous day and took an air conditioner and he and Glowaina returned to the location to take more scrap metal. They were released until the appropriate charges have been filed and a court date is set.   

Wednesday, May 2

A resident of Water Lily Way called police shortly after 8 am to report that at some point overnight her vehicle and driveway area had been hit with eggs. 

Around 2:30 p.m., an officer responded to Cypress Place for a report of a suspicious vehicle that was parked on the street.  The responding officer located the vehicle and learned that the driver was a contractor that was working at a neighbor’s home.  All was in order and no further police action was required. 

Thursday, May 3

Around 8:40 a.m., police received a call from a landscaper, who reported that he just discovered that the registration plate on the truck he was driving was missing.  The tag was entered into the national database as missing and the driver was advised to obtain a new tag.  

Shortly after 1 p.m., a resident of Cambridge Lane reported that five rolls of wire were stolen from inside his unlocked van.  The value of the wire is unknown at this point, police said.

Around 3 p.m., a resident of Yorkshire Drive came to police headquarters to report that on the morning of May 1, he noticed that his garage was open, when it had been closed the night before.  He later discovered that someone had gone into his car, taking approximately $230 cash from his wife's red leather wallet that was in the glove box. The victim is not sure how the garage door was opened since it was not damaged, but the he did hear a noise around midnight on Monday.

Friday, May 4

At approximately 5:30 p.m., the owner of a landscaping company reported that several leaf blowers and string trimmers were stolen from a work truck while it was parked on Stanford Drive that day. 

Saturday, May 5

Around 11:40 p.m., police were dispatched to Coachwood Court for a noise complaint.  The responding officers didn’t hear any excessive noise when they located a small gathering at one of the homes.  No further complaints were received.

Sunday, May 6

Shortly after 4 p.m. police responded to a call that three juvenile males appeared to be passed out behind the tennis courts located near Gablewing Circle.  The responding officer made contact with the individuals, who said they were just relaxing and enjoying the nice weather. 

Police responded to a report around 8 p.m. that there was an underage drinking party going on in the parking lot of the .  The responding officers checked the parking lot and surrounding area, but no party was located.  

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