Monday, January 7, 2013
Four people broke into Sesame Place Sunday night, Jan. 6.
Police chased down four subjects who allegedly broke into Sesame Place Sunday night, Jan. 6. According to a breaking news network alert that was sent out just after 10:30 p.m., Falls Township and Middletown Township police were in foot pursuit with four subjects at Oxford Valley Road and North Bucks Town Drive. They allegedly broke into Sesame Place located at 100 Sesame Road in Langhorne. All four suspects are now in police custody and medical treatment was requested for one suspect who has a laceration. Get police news delivered to your inbox with Patch's free newsletter. Sign up here.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Falls Township authorities said they had no new information to release about the case.
Police in Falls Township said they had no new information to release about the investigation into an alleged sexual assault that happened last Sunday. The investigation and search for a suspect wanted for touching a 11-year-old from behind continues. Police are looking for a suspect who is described as a white male between the age of 20-30. He is approximately six feet tall with short blond hair. The department released a grainy suvalence photo last week. Levittown Patch readers shared the original post on the incident via Facebook more than 270 times. Those with information regarding the incident are urged to contact the Falls Township Police Department at 215-949-9100. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our …
Monday, December 3, 2012
A minor accident wrecked a utility pole on Old Lincoln Highway.
Utility workers installed a new pole along eastbound Old Lincoln Highway in Falls Township Monday night. The original pole was snapped after a vehicle struck it, Lt. Hank Ward said. No injuries were reported in the accident. Crews from PECO and Verizon were on the scene, just past the municipal complex, at 8 p.m. working to install a new pole. One eastbound lane of the the roadway was closed for a period of the evening as the pole was replaced.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mark Kerwood will face trial for an New Year's Eve incident where police say he injured a young boy and fled.
Levittown resident Mark Kerwood, 39, will face trial in county court in Doylestown for allegedly hitting a young boy with his white work van and driving away from the scene on New Year's Eve 2011. Falls Township police at a preliminary trial said they used cell phone tracking software to discover that the 39-year-old was in the Levittown area during the time of the strike, PhillyBurbs.com reported. According to the website, the incident left a young boy with a broken leg. Click here to read the full story on PhillyBurbs.com.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A 30-year-old Bristol Township man plead guilty to causing the death of two people during a July crash in Falls.
A Bristol Township man plead guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, involuntary manslaughter and other charges in court on Monday. Matthew A. Carter, 30, was drunk with a blood alcohol level of .22 percent, more than twice the legal limit, when he was involved in a deadly crash that killed two people on Route 13 in Falls Township in July. Judge Wallace Bateman called the 30-year-old “a menace on the roadway” in court, the Bucks County Courier Times reported on Tuesday. Mercer County Corrections Officer Paul Labranche, 46, of Bristol, and his passenger, 45-year-old Confesora Rosario of New York City, were killed after they were ejected from their car during the crash. The two were not wearing seatbeats, …
Falls Township police are looking for a man suspected of touching a little girl.
Police in Falls Township are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a local store. An 11-year-old girl told police on Sunday an adult male assaulted her by touching her from behind at the Langhorne Barnes & Noble. The incident happened Sunday at the two-story book store that is often frequented by children, police said. The suspect is described by investigators as a white male between the age of 20-30. He is approximately six feet tall with short blonde hair. Detective Sergent Nelson Whitney said via email that an early suspect was cleared and police hoped to keep the investigation going. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Falls Township Police Department at 215-949-9100.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tire slashing were reported Friday on Amelia Drive.
Authorities in Falls Township are investigating the theft of several I-beams, road plates and concretes basins. The large items were taken from the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue sometime before daybreak on Tuesday morning, police said. The trailer and the missing items are valued at $11,300, according to police. The department is also looking into four cases of slashed tires in the 100 block of Amelia Drive in Levittown. Police report that all the damaged cars suffered slashed rear tires and was discovered Friday. No suspects have been named in the Amelia Drive incident.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
A PECO power station was severely damaged and local police are investigating.
Sometime in the past week, $1000 worth of copper ground wire was taken from a Falls Township PECO station. According to police, someone entered the power station at Penn Avenue and Tyburn Road and cut the copper ground wire. The PECO station is located near the entrance to the old U.S. Steel plant. The copper wiring was worth $1,000, but $50,000 in damaged was caused by the removal of the wiring, police said. Sign up for the Levittown Patch newsletter to get news, blogs and more sent directly to your email every morning. Falls police did not report whether the incident was related to a similar crime last week in Bristol Township. In that incident, two men were spotted trying to steal copper grounding from the PECO facility in the 7100 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A police dog lead officers right to the feet of their suspect.
With the help of a Falls Township police dog, officers were able to track a burglary suspect from the scene of the crime to his house. Morrisville resident Michael Willmer, 23, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged in connection with a burglary that was reported in the township. According to police, Willmer entered a home when the residents were asleep and took $450 worth of items from the house. Police Officer Thomas Lundquist and his K-9 partner, Trigger, responded to the call and began to track the scent of the suspected burglar. The pooch and his handler followed Willmer's scent from the victimized residence to the Adler Drive home of the suspect. The trained police dog tracked the Willmer down his driveway and right to the spot …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The 23-year-old suspect turned himself in at court on Tuesday in Falls Township.
A 23-year-old Falls Township man was arraigned on charges he drove intoxicated into a tree at the corner of Makefield Road and Woolstone Drive in the township during a January 2012 car crash that claimed the life of his friend. Clad in a striped button up work shirt, durable work pants and black shoes Jerel Wade appeared before District Justice Jan Vislosky Tuesday afternoon on charges of homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, reckless driving and several other charges. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Wade was found injured behind the wheel of his 2008 gray VW GTI shortly before midnight on Jan. 27, 2012. Unconscious friend Rodney Simmons sat next to him in the passenger seat. Fire and …