RETAIL THEFT, CONSPIRACY — Thanks to numerous tips received after a posting on crimewatchpa.com seeking the public's health in identifying a man and a woman who took merchandise from the Burlington Store in Hilltown Crossing Shopping Center on Nov. 21, 2020, Christopher Thomas Winfree, 23, has been identified, Hilltown Township Police Department said. Winfree is formerly a Souderton resident who currently has no fixed abode, according to court information. Charges of retail theft, conspiracy and receiving stolen property were filed Dec. 28, 2020, the court information shows. Work is continuing to verify tips regarding the female involved in the incident, police said.

IDENTITY THEFT — On December 16, 2020, a resident reported receiving a US Bank debit card from an out of state unemployment office that was part of a scam, Bedminster Township Police Department said. This office has reported several cases of similar fraud, police said. 

IDENTITY THEFT — On December 16, 2020, a resident was notified by their bank of suspicious activity pertaining to their accounts, Bedminster Township Police Department said. BT&T Bank stated a fraudulent $2,000 check was cashed at a bank in Bel Air, Maryland, police said. 

FRAUD — On December 17, 2020, a resident received a scam phone call from a person claiming to be from the Social Security Office, Bedminster Township Police Department said. The caller said there were 11 actions against the resident's social security number and $50,000 was owed, police said. The caller requested the resident pay by purchasing Google gift cards, police said. 

FRAUD — On December 23, 2020, a resident received several packages on their doorstep that they did not order, Bedminster Township Police Department said. The victim later received a phone call from an unknown person claiming to be AT&T and stating that an incorrect delivery was made and the package would have to be picked up, police said. The victim later called AT&T who denied association with these unknown persons and confirmed $1,444 was fraudulently charged to their account for Apple products, police said.

WARRANT — On December 26, 2020, a non-resident was arrested on multiple Bucks and Montgomery County warrants resulting from a traffic stop for an inactive registration, Bedminster Township Police Department said.

DUI — On December 30, 2020, a resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, Bedminster Township Police Department said.

IDENTITY THEFT — On December 31, 2020, a resident reported being victim to identity theft and unauthorized transactions, Bedminster Township Police Department said. Their Verizon Wireless account was fraudulently charged $1,409 for the purchase of Apple products at a Best Buy, police said. A Capital One credit card was also opened using their identifying information and charged $1,054 at Wal-Mart, police said.

ASSAULT — On December 31, 2020, a resident was arrested for domestic assault after they struck their partner with a snow shovel causing injury, Bedminster Township Police Department said. 

POSSESSION OF DRUGS — On January 1, 2021, a non-resident was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia resulting from a traffic stop for a suspended registration for insurance cancellation, Bedminster Township Police Department said.

THEFT — On January 3, 2021, a resident reported theft of jewelry and old iPhones by a person known to the resident, Bedminster Township Police Department said. 

DRIVING WHILE DUI SUSPENDED — On January 5, 2021, a non-resident was arrested for a third offense of driving with a DUI suspended driver's license resulting from a traffic stop for the unauthorized transfer of registration plate, Bedminster Township Police Department said.

RECKLESS DRIVER — On January 6, 2021, a non-resident was cited for reckless driving after nearly striking another vehicle head on at a high rate of speed on Ridge Rd, Bedminster Township Police Department said. The incident was captured on a passing motorist’s dashboard camera and turned over to the police, police said. 

DUI — On January 6, 2021 a non-resident was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs resulting from a traffic stop for operating with a suspended driver’s license, Bedminster Township Police Department said. 

 

 

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