Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Bensalem Township Police formally charged three men with arson and related offenses for an arson that occurred in February.
Three men were charged with arson and related offenses in connection to an arson that took place at the Croydon Mansion in February, according to Bensalem police. On Tuesday, April 9, Bensalem Police formally charged the three Levittown men, who had been in police custody since the end of February after being arrested for an alleged armed robbery in Bristol Township, according to Sgt. Andrew Aninsman of the Bensalem Township Police Department. Dennis Rose III, 19, of Flame Hill Rd. in Levittown; Michael Kurfuss, 19, of Ruby Ln. in Levittown; and Nicholas Ricciardi, 21, who is a Bristol Township volunteer firefighter from Idlewood Rd. in Levittown were video arraigned by Judge Leonard J. Brown, police said. Bail was set at $200,000. On Feb…
Friday, April 5, 2013
A man is in Bucks County Prison after being charged with felonies and misdemeanors for an October 2012 fire.
A Chalfont man is in Bucks County Prison after being charged with arson, reckless burning or exploding and other related charges in relation to an October 2012 fire in Middletown, according to a court docket. Angelo Grecco Capria, 23, has been allegedly linked to a fire that charred two cars and damaged the home on 68 Teal Drive in Middletown Township on Oct. 21, 2012. According to the court docket, Capria was charged with the following felonies and misdemeanors: At the time of the incident, Fire Marshal James McGuire told Patch that he would not comment on whether an arson was being investigated, but the fire was indeed being investigated. The homeowner said the incident was "upsetting" and was asked by police to not discuss the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The fire occurred in a stock room at the mall Monday morning.
Officials from the Middletown Police Department and Fire Marshal's office are currently investigating the cause of a stockroom fire at the Oxford Valley Mall Monday morning. According to reports, the blaze is being investigated as a possible arson. Middletown Fire Marshal James McGuire could not confirm if the fire had a suspicious nature, commenting that the incident is under investigation. According to McGuire, the alarm went out at 10:48 a.m. when the fire broke out in a back stockroom on the upper level of the mall, nearby the Sears section of the complex. The mall's sprinkler system quickly extinguished the flames, and there was minimal smoke damage to the area. Customers were briefly evacuated from the building and allowed back in …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
An arson fire is being investigated in the Langhorne section of Middletown, police say.
The cause of a early Wednesday morning car fire at Lance Corporal Harry J. Simmons Jr. Memorial Park in the Langhorne section of Middletown Township has been ruled arson, police said. At 3:38 a.m., police responded to the Brownsville Road park to find a 2005 Volvo on fire in the parking lot. Police say a second unidentified vehicle was seen in the parking lot just before the fire was reported. Anyone with more information is asked to call the Middletown Township Police Department's detective unit at 215-750-3845 ext. 222. The park is named after a decorated Middletown soldier who lost his life in 1967 while serving in Vietnam.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A detective and fire marshal processed one of the vehicles for evidence yesterday.
The investigation into who lit a car on fire in Middletown Township early Sunday morning continues, police said Wednesday. On Tuesday, a detective and members of the fire marshal's office processed one of the two vehicles destroyed in the fast moving blaze, which also damaged the home at 68 Teal Drive, Lt. John Michniewicz said. Michniewicz said the detective on the case has a suspect in mind, but no arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning. Michniewicz did not comment on a motive for the fire. The homeowner told Patch on Monday she found the fire "upsetting" and police had asked her not to discuss the investigation further. Langhorne, Middletown and Yardley firefighters were called to extinguish the fire. Michniewicz said that …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A fire destroyed two cars and damaged a house in Middletown during the early morning hours of Sunday.
Officials released little information Monday on the investigation into a blaze that charred two cars and damaged 68 Teal Drive in Middletown Township over the weekend. Fire Marshal James McGuire told Patch the investigation into the cause of the fire remains under investigation by his office. The fire marshal would not comment on whether an arson was being investigated, as sources had indicated Sunday. The homeowner told Patch called the incident was "upsetting" and said she had been asked by police to not discuss the investigation further. Fire crews from the Langhorne, Middletown and Yardley responded to the scene Sunday and quickly were able to extinguish the flames, McGuire said. The damage to the house appeared minor, which the fire …