Sunday, May 19, 2013
Drowned woman's sons sue party host, judge reduces theft amount for former vet hospital employee also among recent area police news.
No one was injured in a shooting that occurred Monday morning in Newtown Borough. The Bucks County District Attorney has taken over the investigation. The police officer who killed an 89-year-old neighbor of the man involved in a shootout with police at a Warminster apartment complex in February has identified himself in court. The sons of Jean Carson, the woman who drowned after falling into Neshaminy Creek while attending a party on Dec. 19, are seeking compensation from the party's host. The Warminster woman who is facing charges for allegedly stealing thousands from the Newtown Veterinary Hospital as a former employee recently had a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Donald Nasshorn.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police will conduct the checkpoints throughout Bucks County.
Pennsylvania State Police at Trevose issued a statement Wednesday of their plan to conduct a "Sobriety Checkpoint" some time or times between Friday and Sunday. "A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired drivers," the statement said. In other words, troopers will stop drivers and ask them questions. If drivers easily answer them and show no other signs of impairment, there's no problem. The purpose of the checkpoints is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and to lower the number of impaired drivers on …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
President Barack Obama shared the story of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox during a National Peace Officers Memorial Day service.
Fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox, who grew up in Warminster and graduated from William Tennent, was singled out by President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day services at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Obama explained Fox's life, and how he lives on in the Fox famiy. "After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine, Bradley Michael Fox retired with honor and followed his dream to becoming a police officer," Obama said. "He'd been with the Plymouth Township Police Department in Pennsylvania for five years before he was shot and killed pursuing a suspect last September. It was the day before his 35th birthday and six months before the birth of his son." "Nothing will replace the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Upper Southampton Police received theft reports earlier this month.
Money was stolen from inside a home and a work van and patio furniture was snatched recently, according to Upper Southampton Police. The most recent theft, which police said happened sometime between 11 p.m. on May 9 and 7 a.m. on May 10, involved the theft of money from inside a work van parked in the 500 block of Kutcher Road. During that same time frame, police said a victim reported discovering money missing from their home, which is located in the 700 block of Newbury Court. That incident is under investigation, according to police. In the last theft, police said a victim reported that someone stole patio furniture from outside their residence in the 1000 block of Cherry Lane sometime between May 5 and May 10. The value of the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
With the weather warming up and hikers and campers taking to the open air, the Bucks County Health Department urges caution around animals.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, May 12
The following was provided by the Bucks County Health Department: From its plentiful parks and its scenic natural vistas, bucolic Bucks County provides many opportunities to co-exist with animal life. Hiking, camping, even walking your dog through the neighborhood allows increased insight to the many varied species of animals that share our community home. Unfortunately, with the prominent cohabitation comes a risk. Rabies have been reported in Pennsylvania for more than two decades, and the Bucks County Commissioners continue to join the educational efforts of the Health Department by spreading the word to be mindful of safety protocols when around animals - both wild and domestic - this spring and summer. Rabies is a viral disease of …
Lawn care worker allegedly gets fired and refuses to leave property; sex offender arrested for failing to register.
Lawn Care Worker Cited for Trespassing A 33-year-old Feasterville woman has been cited for trespassing after refusing to leave the Sunset Memorial Park cemetery after a lawn ca... Sex Offender Arrested for Failing to Register A 38-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested Friday for failing to comply with Megan's Law by registering as a sex offender... Cemetery Thieves Stole From People Visiting Graves, Police Say Police departments in seven Bucks and Montgomery communities believe Bensalem Police nabbed a trio of alleged thieves who stole from cars...
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A 600-gallon spill of industrial bleach is called 'sabotage;' police offer $1,000 to catch an alleged arsonist and more.
Empty Suitcases Cause Bomb Scare Warminster Police responded to a call about a "suspicious person" who allegedly saw two brown suitcases at the rear of 590 West Street Rd... 'Highly Intoxicated' Man Found 'Grunting' on Sunbury Court: Police A contractor at the Poet's Walk construction site on Thursday reported that sometime between 4:30 p.m. on April 24 and 7:30 a.m. on April... Police Offer $1,000 for Help Catching an Arsonist A truck was set on fire April 4 in the 1100 block of Mildred Ave., Bensalem and police and fire investigators want help finding the suspe... Wastewater Plant Cleans Up 600-Gallon Chemical Spill Soil in the immediate area of a 600-gallon spill of industrial bleach is being removed at the Bristol Township Wastewater …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A pair of 'suspicious' suitcases left on Street Road in Warminster cause an evacuation Sunday.
Warminster Police responded to a call about a “suspicious person” who allegedly saw two brown suitcases at the rear of 590 West Street Rd., according to police. Officers found the suspicious person, later identified as Gene Anthony Duronslet of Texas, who is wanted out of Bucks County for failure to appear at a court hearing. Duronslet was taken into custody, but provided “very limited information about the suspicious suitcases,” according to a press release. As a precaution, businesses along Street Road and the homes along Olive Avenue were advised to stay inside as shelter or to evacuate the area. The Montgomery County Sheriffs Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit came to clear the scene and found that both suitcases were empty. …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Pimp found guilty of rape; alleged bank robber says he was 'desperate' and more.
Pimp Guilty of Rape, Promoting Prostitution, Drug Delivery and MorePhiladelphia pimp Enoch Smith was found guilty of rape, promoting prostitution, drug delivery and related charges, according to PhillyBur... 74-Year-Old Burdick's Robber May Spend Life in JailA 74-year-old Hatboro man with a lengthy rap sheet could spend the rest of his life behind bars for the January 2012 armed robbery of Bur... Attempted Bank Robber Told Teller He Was 'Desperate,' Police SayThe man who attempted to rob the TD Bank Thursday morning told the teller he had a weapon and was desperate, police said. He left the ban... 7 Held Hostage in $80K Extortion Plot, Police SayThree men were arrested Monday after allegedly holding seven people hostage for $80,000 ransom…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Do you slow down only when you think someone is watching?
Do you obey the speed limit? Are you more likely to when you think someone might be watching? Upper Southampton Police place this speed trailer in select locations around town, to display the speed of drivers passing by compared to the speed limit of the road. Police Chief Ron MacPherson said said the trailer is placed in area where there have been complaints of speeders, as well as random spots about town. "It's a friendly reminder to try and keep drivers in compliance with the law," he said. Where do you think people are most likely to speed in town? Tell us in the comments.