Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A Philadelphia man was arrested after he tried to steal a car in Middletown on Tuesday.
A broadcast over police radio led the an arrest at gunpoint in Middletown Township Tuesday afternoon. Dustin Cullen, 26, of Philadelphia, was arrested for trying to steal a car from a gym. Police say it was not the first time it happened. A male victim had just finished his workout at the Plant Fitness in the Langhorne section of the township when he noticed the keys to the vehicle were missing, police said. He ran outside and saw his 2005 block Jeep being backed out of parking spot, police said. According to an affidavit, the victim ran to the Jeep and opened the door and yelled at driver, “What are you doing?” The victim told police that the driver—later identified as Cullen—next closed the door and drove off. He got blocked in when he …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Five Central Bucks students were among 27 young people recognized Tuesday in a ceremony at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick on Tuesday honored local high school student who earned his recommendation to the nation's service academies. The 27 students from across Fitzpatrick's 8th Congressional District were honored in a ceremony at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown. Included among them were several students from the Levittown area: Elizabeth Goldner of Langhorne; Jonathan Earp-Pitkins and Matthew Dott, both of Levittown. Each year, the congressman has the opportunity to nominate a select number of students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students must make it through a competitive application process to earn the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A list of recent incidents that Middletown Township police reported.
Theft An 20-inch Huffy bicycle was taken overnight from Towns Road in Levittown. The bike is orange and worth $90. Assault A 44-year-old Langhorne woman was arrested at 12:30 a.m. for a simple assault that happened on Adam Avenue. DUI A 20-year-old Levittown woman was arrested for drunk driving on Fairway Drive just before 2 a.m. Burglary A home in the 1400 block of Oxford Valley Road in Levittown broken into through an unlocked side window. A window screen was cut and two airsoft rifles and a Wii gaming system were reported missing. Police valued the theft at $500. Retail Theft A 54-year-old Levittown woman was arrested at 2:30 p.m. for theft of merchandise and possession of drug paraphernalia at the Levittown Giant. The woman tried to …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Smoke from heated hydraulic fluids caused a fire scare Friday at Neshaminy High School.
Neshaminy High School was evacuated Friday morning after smoke from a malfunctioning elevator filled part of the building. One school employee was treated at the scene for injuries by first responders, but refused to go to the hospital for further medical care, Middletown Fire Marshal James McGuire said. The fire marshal said the smoke emanated from heated hydraulic fluids that are used to run the elevator system. No fire was present when emergency crews arrived. School staff and emergency officials were alerted to the issue when the building’s fire detection system was activated by smoke. All students and staff were evacuated from the building in under five minutes, McGuire said. Crews from Feasterville, Hulmeville, Langhorne, Lower …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A man who was bleeding from a swollen eye punched an officer in the face in attempt to resist arrest, police said.
A Langhorne man who was bleeding from a swollen eye punched an officer in the face and attempted to resist arrest, Lower Southampton Township police said. On Monday, Feb. 11 just before 1 a.m. police responded to a report of "an armed out of control male bleeding from the head," police said in an affidavit. The man who was later identified as Joseph Franklin Neff, allegedly pulled a knife on a resident of Croftwood Apartment Complex, located at 400 East Street Rd. in Feasterville. Officer Christian Tracy and Cpl. Raymond Young found Neff standing in the hallway of the apartment complex wearing long underwear and bleeding from the area of his right eye, reports said. "Blood was running down his face, and he was sweating profusely," Tracy …
An arson fire is being investigated in the Langhorne section of Middletown, police say.
The cause of a early Wednesday morning car fire at Lance Corporal Harry J. Simmons Jr. Memorial Park in the Langhorne section of Middletown Township has been ruled arson, police said. At 3:38 a.m., police responded to the Brownsville Road park to find a 2005 Volvo on fire in the parking lot. Police say a second unidentified vehicle was seen in the parking lot just before the fire was reported. Anyone with more information is asked to call the Middletown Township Police Department's detective unit at 215-750-3845 ext. 222. The park is named after a decorated Middletown soldier who lost his life in 1967 while serving in Vietnam.
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 …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Crews are working to take down the former Neshaminy Middle School in Middletown.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
A list of recent incidents that Middletown Township police reported.
Retail Theft A 34-year-old Bensalem woman was cited for the theft of assorted merchandise from the Giant Food Store on New Falls Road. DUI A 55-year-old Levittown man was arrested for DUI on Four Leaf Road at 2:19 p.m. Flim Flam A business in the 1300 block of East Lincoln Highway fell victim to a flim-flam scam. A 6-foot-tall white man between the ages of 30 and 40 requested change for a $50 bill. He then asked for the bill back and left. Police reported that the cashier was left $50 short. Theft From Vehicle An unlocked 2010 Honda was entered in the parking lot of the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Levittown between 12:30 and 12:30 p.m. The victim reported a purse containing cash, sunglasses and prescription medication was stolen. Theft …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The owner of Langhorne Borough's The Little Old House of Make Believe provides some tips to make your Super Bowl festivities more child-friendly.
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Saturday, February 2
Whether you’re are football lover, a buffalo wing connesour or a party-lovin’ person, there is one thing for sure—the Super Bowl is just around the corner. As people make plans for lots of football action this Sunday, kids can score lots of great fun at this grown-up focused event. Here are 4 tips from Rachel Fullan, Owner of Langhorne Borough's The Little Old House of Make Believe, to make your Super Bowl festivities more child-friendly, allowing both parents and little ones to have something to cheer about: