Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Bristol Township Wastewater Treatment Plant in Croydon is being cleaned of 600-gallons of industrial bleach that leaked out of the plant.
Soil in the immediate area of a 600-gallon spill of industrial bleach is being removed at the Bristol Township Wastewater Treatment Plant in Croydon, but the bleach did not get in any water and did it pose a threat to the public, phillyburbs.com reports. Bristol Township Manager Bill McCauley told Phillyburbs.com that the spill could have been sabotage, and police are investigating the incident. However, the report indicates that the plant had violations over a 12-year period, which the township settled with state and federal Environmental Protection Agencies in 2010. Councilman Rick Pluta told Phillyburbs on Monday that “throughout the years, sabotage has always been thrown out there as a likely culprit … it was usually determined that it…
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, April 3, 2013
A lab mix was found tied to a rock in Neshaminy Creek in Bristol Township Saturday, according to reports. The animal rights group is offering a $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person who left the animal.
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Wednesday, April 3
Officials from PETA have announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who left a dog tied to a rock in the rising Neshaminy Creek. "Animal abusers are cowards," says PETA Manager Martin Mersereau. "Area residents have good reason to be concerned. People who demonstrate such blatant disregard for life and desensitization to suffering can pose a serious risk to all animals—including humans—with whom they come into contact." The lab mix was discovered Saturday afternoon by Wyatt Erb and his wife, according to an article from NBC10.com. Bristol Township police told NBC 10 that the dog suffered from years of abuse and had an untreated tumor in her hind leg. She was taken to the Bucks County SPCA…
Monday, April 1, 2013
An autopsy of Mark Brockelman is scheduled for Tuesday. Reports say no foul play is suspected.
The body of a 27-year-old man was found lying near New Falls Road in the Red Cedar section of Levittown Monday afternoon, 6abc.com reports. Police have identified the man as Mark Brockelman, according to phillyburbs.com, and an autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday. A spokesperson with the Bristol Township police told reporters that no foul play is suspected at this time.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Mack truck was taken Wednesday night out of a lot on Manning Boulevard.
Bristol Township police received a report early Thursday morning that a Mack dump truck had been stolen overnight. The victim said the truck was taken out of his lot on the 6000 block of Manning Boulevard. The vehicle is described as having a maroon body with large aluminum bed, with "Tail Trees" written across the door, according to the report. The truck is valued at approximately $30,000. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Bristol Township Police Department at (215) 788-8289.
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…
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 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Copper was stolen from a home in Bristol Township and a Wii system was among the items taken in Middletown.
Police in Bristol and Middletown townships are investigating two burglaries and a stolen vehicle. Sometime between Saturday and Sunday morning, a home in the 1600 block of Edgely Road in Bristol Township was burglarized. The home, which is under renovations, was entered through a smashed window. Copper pipes from the water and oil heater were stolen, police said. Middletown investigators are looking into a burglary in the 1000 block of Gillam Avenue in the Langhorne section of the township. Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, forced entry was made through the front door and jewelry and a Wii video game system were stolen, police reported. On Friday in the 2400 block of East Lincoln Highway in Middletown, police said a 1993 …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Bristol Township police took three men into custody on outstanding warrants in the period of 18 hours last week.
In a matter of 18 hours, Bristol Township police took three people into custody for outstanding warrants last week. Douglas Kurth, 23, of Fairless Hills, was the first of the three taken into custody Thursday at 11:28 a.m. The 23-year-old was arrested in the 700 block of Fairbridge Drive in Fairless Hills on an active warrant. Kurth was turned over to the custody of the Bucks County Sheriff’s Department, police said. Next, police arrested 20-year-old Levittown resident James Dougherty after officers came into contact with him at Lower Bucks Hospital at 2:23 p.m. Police took the man into custody without incident and turned him over to the Philadelphia Police Department Warrant Unit, authorities said. The busy period was capped off at 5:35 a…