Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Three Levittown residents are charged with holding young woman for $700 ransom in November will face trial in Doylestown.
Levittown residents Shawn Gruber, 21, Nicole Gruber, 20, and David B. Sherman, 21, waived their right to a preliminary hearing this week and are headed to trial. The trio are charged with criminal use of a communication facility, unlawful restraint and several other varying offenses. In late November 2012, Tullytown Borough responded to a call from a Shadetree Lane mother who stated she received a call demanding $700 to be delivered to the women's bathroom at the Taco Bell in Tullytown. If the mother didn’t comply, the voice on the phone said they would “blow her daughter’s head off,” according to court documents. According to police, the incident started when the victim was attempting to buy $700 worth of drugs for the trio at a local …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A 27-year-old alleged to be selling drugs was arrested Sunday by cops in Tullytown.
A New York City man after he sold undercover narcotics officers an ounce of cocaine, police said. Wilson Mateo, 27, of New York City, was arrested Sunday morning at the Levittown SEPTA Station in Tullytown, according to court documents and police. The cocaine he had was valued at $2,000 on the street, police said. Mateo was taken into custody without incident, officials stated. The 27-year-old was charged with possession with intent to deliver controlled substance, criminal use of communication facility and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, court records show. District Judge Mark Duple arraigned Mateo. He remains in county jail on in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Police officers had to use a stun gun on a man, who then began to physically fight officers and EMTs. Tullytown police were escorting the man.
After getting kicked off a train in at the statio in Tullytown, a 42-year-old New Jersey man assaulted local EMTs and police officers, resulting in a slew of charges and officers using a stun gun on him. Tuesday, Dec. 18, Lower Southampton Police received a call from the Tullytown Police for officers and the Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad to meet them at Suburban Diner in Feasterville where the man was passed out. Tullytown officers had transported the man to the diner after he got kicked off of a train to be picked up there by his mother. When in the back of the ambulance, EMTs saw a pill container in the man's back pocket and when they tried to take it, the man assaulted them. He got off of the gurney in a struggle to get the pills back. At …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Police and county authorities arrested three people after they held a young woman for $700 ransom Sunday night in Tullytown.
A scary Sunday evening for a young woman in Tullytown started with a drug deal gone bad. Police responded to a call from a Shadetree Lane mother who stated she received a call just after 5 p.m. demanding $700 to be delivered to the women's bathroom at the Tullytown Taco Bell. If the mother didn’t comply, the voice on the phone said they would “blow her daughter’s head off,” according to court documents. Officers responded to get more details from the mother. From the scene, county detectives were called to perform a wiretap to record further phone conversations between the suspects and the woman, Acting Chief Sgt. Dan Doyle said. More calls from the three suspects were received and authorities listened in and recorded them, the acting …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Residents are expected to get a $6,000 check in 2013.
Taxes in Tullytown Borough are not expected to increase in 2013. Borough council this week approved a $6,998,579 preliminary budget for next year, officials told PhillyBurbs.com. Residents of the community are expected to receive a check for $6,000 from the borough, the website reports. The money originates from the landfill fees that Waste Management pays. Waste Management's large landfill facility operates in both the borough and Falls Township. In September, the trash hauler paid the borough just over $175,000 in fees, documents show. A final budget will be voted by council before the end of the year. Click here to see a copy of the final 2012 budget.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Authorities discovered the body on Tuesday and know the cause of death.
A 35-year-old New Jersey man was found dead Tuesday near the train tracks behind Atlantic Concrete Products in Tullytown Borough, officials said. The victim, Pastor R. Peralta Diaz, died of cardiovascular disease. Renal failure was also a contributing factor, Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell said an autopsy revealed. Campbell said Diaz was a "sick man" and was receiving dialysis three times per a week. Acting Tullyown police chief Sgt. Dan Doyle said the man was discovered near the Amtrak train line between Atlantic Concrete, off Old Bristol Pike, and the Penn Warner Club. The area is known to be crossing point for those on foot, he said. What the man was doing in Tullytown was not immediately known, the acting chief said. Doyle said Bucks …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
An employee at the store in Levittown confirms that police were called to be sure the object was not harmful.
Portions of the Levittown Town Center parking lot were taped off late Saturday afternoon while a bomb squad investigated an unattended suitcase that was found. After checks by a bomb sniffing dog and an x-ray machine, the suitcase was determined to be holding an antique typewriter and related supplies, Tullytown Acting Police Chief Sgt. Dan Doyle said. The Philadelphia Police Department Bomb Squad was called to the scene to ensure the object was not a threat at around 5 p.m., the sergeant told Patch. Doyle said the suitcase was reported by a person who parked their car and noticed the object unattended. Responding officers cleared the area around the package until the specially trained explosives officers arrived. Tullytown police did not …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Business leaders and a diplomat attended the citrus event Friday in Tullytown.
There were oranges. Lots and lots of oranges Friday at the Levittown Walmart in Tullytown. Walmart, the South African government and that country’s citrus farmers association visited the area to celebrate the local consumers who purchase the foreign-grown oranges and clementines sold in Walmart stores when American citrus crops are out of season. Walmart’s Director of Global Food Sourcing Don Fox and CEO of Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum Suhanra Conradie both spoke of the long-term program which brings about 40 million tons of South African-grown citrus fruits to the United States every year. Walmart orders about 15 percent of those imports, the company touts. The sale of the fruits across America helps supports a network of 1,500 …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hundreds of people gathered in the Tullytown Borough community park to pay tribute to the heroes of 9-11.
As many people across the nation took a moment out of their day to reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001, at the Tullytown Borough Hall residents gathered for the somber celebration in the community park just before dusk. With the ceremony starting off with the Men of Harmony serenading the crowd with Patriotic favorites, many guests of honor took the podium to reflect on that fateful day that forever lives in the hearts of all Americans. Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers was on hand to speak to the crowd of several hundred in the park. “One of the things that I always remember is the way that we come together to honor heroes. People who made it their duty long before they went up the towers to swear that they would …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Those encountering issues asked to use cell phones instead of landlines to make 9-1-1 calls.
According to emergency management offices in Lower Bucks County, the 9-1-1 emergency call center is experiencing problems accepting incoming calls from household landlines. Emergency Management offices in Falls Township, Middletown Township and Tullytown Borough, were among those first reporting problems shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday. Falls Township officials advise residents who need to call 9-1-1 for an emergency to use their cell phones to call 9-1-1 or call 215-547-5222. Those is in Tullytown are asked to call 215-945-3100 or use their cell phones to call 9-1-1. The issue is only affecting household landlines and not cell phones, according to alerts by area officials. According to an alert at 8:10 p.m.: Verizon is currently …