Newtown Police Receive 135 Calls During Sandy

The Newtown Township Police Department received 135 emergency calls during Hurricane Sandy.

BROOMALL–From the arrival to the end of Sandy's rampage in Newtown Township, the Newtown Township Police Department received a total of 135 emergency calls for service during the storm.

The 135 calls were made between 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. 

The following is a list of some of the larger number of calls that were received by Newtown police: 

  • 32–Road hazard (trees and wires down) calls
  • 24–Fire call (assist the fire company with wires on fire) 
  • 17–Alarm calls
  • 11–Miscellaneous reports 
  • 7–Medical emergencies 
  • 3–Motor vehicle accidents
  • 2–Criminal mischief 
  • 1–Theft 
  • 1–Fraud 
  • 1–Trespassing 

According to Newtown police Lt. Chris Lunn, no major incidents occurred during Hurricane Sandy.

Read how many emergency calls were received by Marple police here.


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