Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The confession of the 36-year-old exterminator Jason Smith who allegedly killed Philadelphia doctor Melissa Ketunuti was read in court Wednesday during a preliminary hearing.
The confession of the 36-year-old exterminator who allegedly killed a Philadelphia doctor was read in court Wednesday during a preliminary hearing, according to several reports. Jason Smith, 36, of Crescent Lane in Levittown will face trial on charges of arson, murder and related charges in the death of his customer, Melissa Ketunuti who was a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, according to an article on PhillyBurbs. Smith told investigators, according to previous Patch reports, that Ketunuti "belittled" him when he was on a freelance exterminator job at her brick-faced townhome at 1728 Nauddain St. in Center City on Jan. 21, which led to an argument that escalated. A transcript from Smith's confession was released by…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Bristol Borough police are looking for a man who stole a woman's purse in the Walmart in Bristol Borough.
Police in Bristol Borough are looking for a man who knocked a woman to the ground and stole her purse Monday night. The strong-arm robbery occurred at the Walmart on Commerce Circle at 7:31 p.m., police said. A suspect knocked the female victim to the ground and stole her purse. He then fled toward Veterans Highway (Route 431) through the Bristol Cemetery, police said. The suspect is described by officials as being a stocky black male between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a green drawn-string, according to a police press release. The purse and wallet was valued at $120 and contained $6 in cash. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone every day …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A 69-year-old Levittown woman is in critical condition after a serious accident on Route 13.
Bristol Township police released more information Tuesday on the serious traffic accident that happened Sunday night at Route 13 and Edgely Road. A 69-year-old Levittown woman suffered serious injuries in the crash and had to freed by firefighters, police said. The woman was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital and remains in critical condition. The woman was driving a maroon 1996 Buick Roadmaster north on Edgely Road when a silver 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by a 27-year-old Levittown man on Route 13 struck the Buick at the intersection at 6:14 p.m., police said. As of press time, police have released no information on charges. Route 13 was closed between Upper Beaver Dam Road and Haines Road until 10:50 p.m. Police were assisted at the scene…
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Bristol woman fought with officers when they tried to arrest her last week in Bristol Borough.
Bristol Borough officers responding to reports of an intoxicated individual who fell last Wednesday morning were in for quite a surprise. An arriving patrol officer was greeted by a Bristol woman screaming obscenities and threats outside the Food Pantry on Wood Street, court documents said. Police asked her to stop and she did not, according to court documents. As the officer went inside the food store to check on the fall victim, the 23-year-old followed and was asked by police to leave. A person in charge of the store also requested that she leave, according to an affidavit. Despite the warnings, the woman defied orders and kept coming, police said. According to the affidavit, officers eventually removed the woman and told her if she …
Bucks County Deputy Sheriff James Mitchell was honored by the commissioners for helping save a woman from a Lower Bucks County fire.
Bucks County Deputy Sheriff James Mitchell was driving in his blue county vehicle on the afternoon of Dec. 11 in Bristol Township when he heard a radio call for a dwelling fire on Wynfield Avenue. The deputy got to the scene and found the house engulfed in flames. Mitchell and passerby Mark Cook rushed toward the house after watching a woman go back in. She believed another woman was trapped. At the time, Bristol Township Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito said the woman fought with Mitchell as he tried to get her out of the burning house. The deputy was able to pull the woman, who was later treated for smoke inhalation and burns, from the two-story home. Commissioner Diane Marseglia awarded Mitchell with a commendation at the most recent county…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Police, fire and EMS units responded to an accident at Route 13 and Edgely Road in Bristol Township on Sunday.
Emergency crews responded to a serious multi-vehicle accident at Route 13 and Edgely Road in Bristol Township Sunday night. Firefighters responded at around 6:15 p.m. to conduct an auto extrication at the scene, scanner reports indicated. Mulitple vehicles were reported to be invovled. The intersection was blocked for a period of time due to the crash. As of press time, no further information has been released.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A 65-year-old man was placed under arrest in the Croydon section of Bristol Township.
A 65-year-old New York City man was charged with terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and harassment after an incident at the Croydon Laundromat on Route 13 (Bristol Pike). Bristol Township police responded to the laundromat on Monday, Feb. 11 after they received a harassment call at 10:14 p.m, court records show. The man arrived and confronted an employee who owes him money and told her, "If I don't get my money, I am going to kill you and make you lose your job," according to an affidavit. The victim told investigators her friend witnessed the threats. Authorities cited the same man two days prior for harassment related on an incident which happened on Saturday, Feb. 2. The man is set to have a preliminary hearing in …
A 47-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a serious vehicle accident that happened in Levittown.
Bristol Township police have arrested a 47-year-old woman after obtaining a search warrant to measure her level of intoxication after a December accident which left two people injured. Rachel Ann Cheesman, of Welsford Road in Bristol Township's Fairless Hills section, is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, fleeing or eluding an officer, driving under the influence, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving and related offenses. Cheesman is the woman who, according to police, was behind the wheel of a maroon Ford Taurus that crashed and took out a utility pole at Green Lane and Emilie Road. Police first pulled over Cheesman at approximately midnight on Dec. 8, 2012 in the 100 block of …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bristol Township School District has posted the full video from last week's meeting on the proposed district revamp.
Friday, February 15, 2013
A middle-aged man is in critical condition after shooting himself Friday night in Bristol Borough.
A middle-aged Bristol Borough man shot himself and then asked a responding police officer to kill him Friday night. The man, who police have had contact with before, is in critical condition at Aria Hospital after a self-inflected gunshot wound to the head, Detective Sgt. Randy Morris said. According to Morris, arriving officers found the seriously wounded man walking and pleading for them to shoot him dead. Morris commended the officer on how the situation was handled. For more news and updates about Levittown, subscribe to our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook at or follow @Levittownpatch on Twitter. The shooting happened of Madison Street at 8 p.m. Police and fire police closed down the intersection where Madison Street meets …