Sunday, May 19, 2013
PA Game Commission lists 'do's and don'ts' when there's a bear in the 'hood.
'Tis the season, says the Pennsylvania Game Commission, when bears wander. And sometimes they just wander into the wrong places. "It's mating season," said Game Commission Wildlife Officer Cassie Zliceski, and the black bear that has been roaming the streets in Middletown Township is the same 400-pound bear that last year was found in Central Bucks County. "It's tagged. We can tell it's the same bear. There aren't too many 400-pound bears in the area," she said. "It's a big bear." Zliceski offered some tips for making neighborhoods less bear-friendly, as well as some hints to follow if you come face-to-face with this big guy. Generally, bears are afraid of people unless they're being fed (read: eating your garbage.) Once a bear has …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
'Lookin' for love in all the wrong places.'
Residents of the Zimmerman Road and Midway Avenue area of Middletown Township were treated to two black bear sightings in the past week. The rambling ursid was doing what comes naturally in the spring: looking for a mate, according to a story on CBS 3. "The bear has been tagged twice already and may have been put back into the wild at least once. Police are now working with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to find this bear," the story said. Patch reported almost exactly a year ago that Doylestown residents experienced the same thing. "Bear sightings in ... Bucks County are not uncommon, especially in the more rural parts of townships," the story said. The story continued with information from a Pennsylvania Game Commission report, "…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
According to Middletown Township Police, a man allegedly tried to lure boy into his vehicle on Monday.
A 10-year-old boy was riding his bike home from school when a man driving by allegedly tried to lure him in to his vehicle, according to Middletown Township Police reports. On Monday at about 3:34 p.m., police said the 10-year-old boy was riding him bike home in the area of Cardinal Road and Cobalt Drive South when a man in a vehicle stopped about 10 feet ahead of the boy and yelled out the window, "Get in the Car!" The man proceeded to drive away. The man is described as a white man in his 30's with dark, short hair, Lt. John Michniewicz said in a report. The man was driving an older four door car that was either light blue or silver. There was a large dent at the right rear corner, the report described. The police checked the area but …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Township Supervisors to meet Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Middletown Township Board of Supervisors meet Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 3 Municipal Way. The agenda includes the following items: Consideration of authorizing payment of Bill Lists #4-2 dated April 3, 2013, #4-3 dated April 4, 2013, #4-4 dated April 9, 2013 and #4-5 dated April 15, 2013 all totaling $1,126,532.69. Consideration of approving the April 1, 2013 Minutes of the Public Meeting of the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Levittown resident Chris King has been reported morning.
Monday, 7:49 p.m.: Chris King's mother, Jan King issued the following statement late Monday: No words can every express our gratidtude to all of you who are helping locate our son. Each day is agonizing. We will lean on everyones prayers and hope that he finds his way home. Please continue to share and look. God Bless Jan King Monday, 10:26 p.m.: Middletown police have released that King was last seen in Bensalem at 4 p.m. last Thursday. He is six-foot-tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and eyes, according to police. Sunday, 10.14 p.m.: A 2012 Neshaminy High School graduate last seen three days ago and has been reported missing to police. A Middletown Township police official confirmed Levittown resident Chris King was reported missing, …
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 …