Monday, March 25, 2013
A 67-year-old Middletown man, who allegedly had more than 1,000 pictures and videos of child pornography, surrendered to New Britain Township police Friday.
A New Britain Township police officer, working with the FBI, used an undercover online identity to infiltrate a child-porn file-sharing network, according to police. NBCnews.com reports that the investigation, last year, led to Stuart Fenster, 67, of Middletown. The officer had downloaded files from the network of suspected child pornography, and then traced the files through host computers to Fenster. When his computer was seized last year, he allegedly told police he knew possession of child pornography was wrong, but said he didn't believe it was "egregious," according to Phillyburbs.com. Forensic analysis of the computer came up with more than 1,000 images and videos of child pornography, many involving prepubescent children. The …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Store at New Falls Road and Veterans Highway in Levittown was robbed early Thursday morning.
A man claiming to have a gun walked into the 7-Eleven at New Falls Road and Veterans Highway in Levittown early Thursday morning and robbed the place, police said. No gun was displayed, but the man told the cashier he would shoot him, a press release from Middletown authorities said. The individual made off with a small amount of money and fled to the right of the store at 3:25 a.m., police said. Investigators said they believe the man may have had a getaway vehicle nearby. The individual was described by police as a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, wearing a dark gray sweatshirt and light gray sweatpants. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call detectives at 215-750-3845. Hours prior and down the street, the Big Lots in …
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 …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
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 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
A view on Youtube shows a group of Levittown area young people making their own version of the 'Harlem Shake.'
Over the past week, tens of thousands of people around the world have uploaded their version of the "Harlem Shake" to YouTube phenomenon. On Sunday, a video called "Harlem Shake Levittown Edition" appeared online. The 30 second clip quickly went from 4,000 views to 25,000 by the end of Thursday. Dancers met in the parking lot of the Langhorne Square Shopping Center in Middletown. Patch editors in Montgomery County posted their own Harlem Shake video late last week.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Bank tellers kept a woman occupied until police were able to arrest her for allegedly trying to pass a bad check.
A Newark, N.J. woman was arrested by Middletown police and stands accused of trying to cash a bad check at local bank branches. Jennifer Andujar, 20, is charged with forgery, false identifictaion to law enforcement and bad checks. Police report they were summoned to the TD Bank on East Lincoln Highway in the Langhorne section of Middletown Saturday morning for a report of a fraud in progress. A bank teller kept the 20-year-old engaged in conversation until police arrived and were able to question her, police said. According to an affidavit, an officer began speaking with the suspect and told her not to give false information. She then identified herself as Catherine Andujar and provided a false date of birth, officials said. The bank was …
Monday, February 18, 2013
A fire broke out at a home on Crestwood Road Sunday night.
Fire trucks from multiple companies screamed toward Crestwood Road in the Levittown section of Middletown Sunday evening for a reported blaze. According to emergency officials, the fire was reported at approximately 6:35 p.m. and was quickly placed under control. Smoke was reported as coming from the house by arriving first responders and PECO was requested to the scene, a post on Bucks County Fire Alerts stated. The fire happened in the 30 block of Crestwood Road. As of press time, no further information was available.
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
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.