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.
Two 29-year-olds have been arrested by a police task force in connection with an alleged copper theft in Levittown.
A police task force made up of officers from several departments arrested a Bristol Township man and a Falls woman in connection with the theft of copper from a PECO substation. Jamie Lynn Brown and Jason Pallis, both 29, were apprehended by authorities and are accused of stealing copper wiring from Middletown’s Durham substation on Oxford Valley Road in November, according to court records filed last week. Police said the duo cut a hole in fence at the substation with bolt cutters and stole the copper ground wire. Between the property damage and missing copper, PECO took a hit of $7,000, authorities said. Copper ground wire is used to protect life and safeguard power grid by acting as a safe path for excess electricity to disperse. It is …
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
Matthew A. Carter was sentenced to 7½ to 15 years behind bars for the deaths of a Bristol man and New York City woman.
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Friday, February 15
On Valentine's Day, a tale of forgiveness played out in Judge Wallace Batemen's courtroom during the sentencing of a man who killed two people in a drunk driving accident in Falls Township, the Bucks County Courier Times reports. The family of one of the victims spoke out and said they forgave Matthew A. Carter, 30, of Bristol Township, for the crime he committted. The message came just moments before Bateman sentenced Carter to 7½ to 15 years in prison for the deaths of Mercer County Corrections Officer Paul Labranche, 46, of Bristol, and his passenger, Confesora Rosario, 45, of New York City, a story in the paper said. Reports stated Carter applogized for the deaths. The vehicle the victims were in was pushed off the Route 13 by Carter's…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Bristol Township School District gave more details on a plan that could change the district. What are your thoughts? Tell us.
Bristol Township School District Superintendent Samuel Lee said the school system has no plans to place a $152.6 million purposed plan to build three new elementary schools and renovate two middle schools up for referendum. Lee’s statement was met with resistance from some residents who spoke at the nearly 3-hour-long public meeting on the plan Tuesday night. Fairless Hills resident Brian Lachewitz asked for the item to be put on the ballot for taxpayers in the cash-strapped school district to decide. He cited the hefty price tag as the reason for his request. “We can’t afford Beverly Hills schools in Bristol Township,” Lachewitz said. His statement was met with applause and cheers from the crowd of about 300 gathered in the Benjamin …
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 …
District will hold a meeting on its proposed closure and construction of new schools.
The Bristol Township School District will be holding an important meeting on the future of the school system Tuesday night in the auditorium of the Benjamin Franklin School on Mill Creek Road. Officials will be holding the public meeting to discuss plans for the district to construct three new K-5 buildings and close all nine older elementary schools. Renovations to Neil A. Armstrong Middle School and the Benjamin Franklin School, which currently acts as an administration building, are also set to be discussed. According to the district, the elementary schools are nearly filled to capacity and more space is needed as more families pop up across the district. The over $150 million project is expected to update the district’s aging schools …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Officials say not to be alarmed by a large number of emergency vehicles at Mary Devine Elementary School on Tuesday morning.
Bristol Township School District officials are asking parents and residents not to be alarmed Tuesday morning if they see a large amount of emergency vehicles outside Mary Devine Elementary School in Croydon. The school is set to be the site of the Bucks County Emergency Management Team's regular meeting. "As part of the School District's Safety and Emergency Plan, members of our administration meet regularly with County representatives to review safety procedures," a statement read. Recently, Walt Disney Elementary School in Falls Township was used by Tullytown police as the site of a weekend active shooter training drill.