Thursday, May 2, 2013
The FBI reports that the PNC Bank on the 300 block of West Trenton Avenue in Morrisville was robbed Thursday afternoon.
Just after 3:30 p.m. a man with a gun robbed the PNC bank in Morrisville, according to the FBI and nj.com. This was the second time in a month the same bank was robbed. The FBI describes the suspect as a 5’11 black man in his mid-20s with a medium build, with a medium to dark complexion wearing jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and a black scarf or shirt covering his face. He got away with an undisclosed amount of case, NJ.com reports, and he is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the robbery can contact Falls Township Police at 215-949-9111 or the FBI at 215-641-8910.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, police dropped a majority of the charges against Anthony Povia, 27, of Hamilton, N.J.
Prosecutors dropped 11 of 14 charges against Anthony Povia, 27, of Hamilton, N.J. Wednesday at a preliminary hearing, according to court records. The 27-year-old is set to face trial in Doylestown on the remaining charges of kidnap to facilitate a felony, robbery and criminal attempt. In Janurary, Povia got into a woman's car at at a fruit shop in the Morrisville section of Falls Township and pulled a large kitchen knife and stated, “ I want the money. Don’t make me hurt you.” He then forced the victim to drive to an ATM on West Trenton Avenue to withdraw money. When she had trouble withdrawing cash, Povia then demanded the victim use her cell phone to call people and to get money, police said. According to court records, the victim told …
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…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
A weekday morning car chase in Falls Township ended with one man in jail.
A New Jersey man lead Falls Township officers on a pursuit Tuesday morning after they noticed the vehicle he was driving was stolen. George Lewis, 46, of Trenton, N.J., was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding police, recklessly endangering another person and various traffic violations A pursuit started after an officer tried to stop the car on Tyburn Road after realizing it was reported stolen out of Hamilton, N.J., police said. The pursuing officer stated in an affidavit of probable cause that the stolen 2012 Honda Civic began to accelerate toward New Falls Road at around 9:30 a.m. after spotting the police vehicle’s overheard red and blue lights. The Honda accelerated even more as the officer put on …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A Falls Township couple was arrested and charged in two robberieis. The couple may also be involved in a similar incident that happened Friday in Bristol Township.
A Falls Township couple accused of knifepoint and gunpoint robberies are behind bars and facing serious charges. Mario Bianchi, 35, and his fiance Katherine Swaim, 27, both of Makefield Road, were arrested on Monday in connection with two robberies that police allege they were involved in. According to a criminal complaint, Falls officers responded on Sunday to the Wells Fargo Bank branch on Trenton Road in Fairless Hills for reports of an attempted robbery just minutes after midnight. The victim told police she was approached by a female suspect from behind and held up at gunpoint as she was trying to withdraw money. She told the suspect she had no money and managed to flee across the street to the Puss N Boots Tavern, police said. A man …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A Levittown youth sports coach has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a teenage. Police believe more victims may come forward.
Warning: The following story contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts. A 34-year-old Falls Township man is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl that was friends with his daughter and a player on a softball team he coached. Kevin Jones of Fairless Hills was arrested on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor, aggravated assault on a minor, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor. He is currently being held on $2 million bail, Lt. Hank Ward said. Jones coached for the Levittown American and Levittown Bulldogs girls softball teams, Ward said. Police fear there may be more victims. According to a criminal complaint filed Monday night, the 34-year…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Falls Township Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred late last week.
Falls Township Police are investigating two armed robberies that both occurred Friday, Jan. 18 within the same hour. At about 9:03 p.m., a white male wearing a puffy blue jacket entered the Game Stop in the Fairless Hills Shopping Center and ordered everyone to the ground and the point of a black revolver. He then removed an unknown amount of money from the cash register and was last seen fleeing on foot toward the old Walmart. Anyone with information is being asked to call Detective O’Connell at 215-949-9100. Then, at about 9:51 p.m., three black males entered the Subway at Plaza Two Shopping Center in Morrisville. They produced hand guns and then sprayed the clerk in the face with some kind of liquid, which police suspect was pepper …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Falls Township Police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred in the Pennsbury High School parking lot.
A 20-year-old man was struck in the face with some type of object in the parking lot of Pennsbury High School Friday, Jan. 18 at about 8:53 p.m. According to the Falls Township Police Department, the actor, a black male in his 20s, was last seen fleeing in a small red vehicle on New Falls Road toward Tyburn Road. The assault caused a large laceration to the victim's head. He was transported to St. Mary's trauma center. His condition is unknown at this time. The preceding information was provided by the Falls Township Police Department.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A 27-year-old New Jersey man was arrested after he held a woman at knifepoint Sunday afternoon in the Morrisville section of Falls Township.
A man with a “scruffy” beard is alleged to have kidnapped a woman Sunday afternoon at knifepoint afternoon in the Morrisville section of Falls Township, police said. The incident all started outside the Centre Fruit Gourmet at 364 West Trenton Road and ended with the suspect being arrested at the TD Bank just down the street. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Anthony Povia, 27, of Hamilton, N.J., got into the victim's car at at the fruit shop and pulled a large kitchen knife and asked, “ I want the money. Don’t make me hurt you.” Povia then forced the victim to drive to an ATM to withdraw money. The victim drove to the Wells Fargo on West Trenton Avenue, where she had trouble withdrawing cash. The 27-year-old man then demanded …
The Falls Township Police are seeking information anyone might have about a burglary suspect.
A South End Auto Parts employee caught a man who who had cut the lock on the business' gate and was taking items from a large garage in the rear of the property Monday, Jan. 14. When the employee confronted the suspect, the man walked away and entered an older model Dodge pickup truck with Pennsylvania tags. The business is located at 791 West Bridge Street. The suspect was described as a white male, 40-45 years old with long brown hair and a beard. Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Tomcho at 215-949-9100. Falls Township Police are also investigating the following incidents: Stolen Vehicle Sometime overnight, someone took a 2006 Ford F-350 passenger van from the Burns Auto Group yard at 115 Lincoln Hwy. The vehicle did…