Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Other retail-related incidents also are reported.
Middletown Township police on Monday reported the following retail-related incidents: A 25-year-old Yardley woman was cited for retail theft at 9:07 p.m. Friday at the Giant Food Store on New Falls Road. Merchandise was valued at $26.53. A 17-year-old was cited for retail theft at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Sears in the Oxford Valley Mall. Merchandise was valued at $26. A 72-year-old man was charged with criminal mischief at 3:21 p.m. Saturday for damaging merchandise at Macy's in the Oxford Valley Mall.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Firefighters from Trevose and Bristol were awarded by the Bucks County Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association Monday night for their acts of bravery during two incidents last December.
Trevose Fire Chief Ron Doster received what he calls "the best Christmas gift ever" last December when he found out his sons, Tim and Chris Doster, along with fellow Trevose firefighter Brian Armstrong, survived a successful rescue attempt from a house fire on Orchard Lane in Feasterville. "I didn't know until later that day that they were the ones that went inside," said Chief Doster. "Tim and Chris are fourth generation firefighters, they were raised right." For their rescue of a trapped man from the second floor of the burning home, Tim Doster, Chris Doster and Brian Armstrong were awarded the Bucks County Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association's inaugural Medals of Valor during the group's monthly meeting Monday night at the Trevose …
The intent of a checkpoint is to keep drivers safe, police say.
The Pennsylvania State Police at Trevose on Monday announced the results of a DUI checkpoint it staged over the weekend. Between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday at an unspecified location in Bucks County police The checkpoints are designed to keep drivers safe, police said. "The goal of a roving DUI detail is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related fatal and serious crashes, and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on Pennsylvania's highways," they said in a written release.
It's a good idea to lock your car.
Middletown Township police report the following recent thefts: A log splitter valued at $1,500 was reportedly removed from a home on Tollgate Road between May 9 and May 10. A GPS valued at $50 was reportedly removed from an unlocked Nissan parked on Longview Avenue between 10 p.m. Friday and 7:20 a.m. Saturday, police said.
Thefts in the past week include a stroller and a bicycle.
A light green Huffy Beach Cruiser bicycle with brown trim was reported stolen at 11:01 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Lafayette Street. It was valued at $125. A red Chicco umbrella stroller worth $80 was reportedly taken from DiGiuseppe Drive at 9:07 p.m. on Monday. Police reports were provided by the Bristol Borough Police Department.
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.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 19
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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Middletown Township police report criminal mischief and theft involving motor vehicles.
Middletown Township police report thefts from Redner's and Target.
A 31-year-old Feasterville woman was cited for retail theft, according to Middletown Township police. Items taken from the Redner's Warehouse Market on East Lincoln Highway totaled $55, police said.
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 …