Thursday, January 24, 2013
Theft of copper continues as Bristol Borough Police report $5,000 worth of copper tubing and radiators stolen.
Copper and radiators were stolen recently from Swain Street in Bristol Borough, according to Police reports. A Jan. 23 police blotter stated that $5,000 worth of radiators and copper tubing were stolen from Swain Street in Bristol. The theft took place sometime between the last week of December 2012 and Jan. 21, 2013, the reports said. Copper thefts are becoming more widespread in the United States, according to the Coalition Against Copper Theft. Since prices for copper have more than doubled in the past two years, the coalition says the theft of copper "has grown exponentially." The Department of Energy estimated that copper thefts are costing the U.S. about $1 billion per year. In early December 2012, Bristol Borough Police also …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A written bomb threat was received at Bristol High School this morning, according to a message on the school's website.
A student is in custody after writing a bomb threat directed at Bristol High School, a message on the school's website said. The school received a written bomb threat on Tuesday morning. Officials were able to "quickly determine the author of the threat and are taking all precautions necessary to ensure that our students are safe," the message said. Police are involved, according to the school's announcement, and the student has been taken into custody. Calls to the Bristol Borough Police Department and to Bristol Borough School District officials have not been returned at this time. As more information becomes available, Patch will update this story.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Bristol Borough Police Department have reported a number of incidents that have occurred in the past few weeks.
Bristol Borough Police cited a 42-year-old man, of Trenton, with retail theft at the Commerce Park Wal-mart Dec. 22, 2012. A vehicle parked on Radcliff Street was keyed Dec. 20 at about 12:50 p.m. There was an unknown amount of damage. A 24-year-old Bristol man was cited for criminal trespassing on 5th Avenue Dec. 23 at about 4:01 a.m. A laptop was stolen from a Nissam Maxima parked at the Commerce Park Dollar Tree Dec. 24 at about 5:05 p.m. Rocks were thrown at a Ford Mustang parked on Garfield Street causing damage to the passenger side window and door as well as the driver's side door and window. Six trailers at Farrugio's Express on Radcliffe Street were spray painted overnight on Dec. 26 causing $5,000 worth of damage. A theft occured…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The man who drove his pick-up truck in the Delaware Canal in Bristol Borough Thursday has been located by police.
The man who was behind the wheel of an older pick-up truck that ended up in the Delaware Canal in Bristol Borough pre-dawn on Thursday has been located, police said. The man did not suffer serious injury and told police he went home to change his wet clothes after the incident, police told Patch. What lead to the truck ending up in the water remains under investigation. Police said they are unsure whether man will face charges. Bristol resident Antonio Harvey told Patch Thursday morning he believes saw the driver of the pick-up walk past him shortly after the crash. The incident happened near Delaware Canal Lagoon Park Fountain off Jefferson Avenue. Police and fire crews used a boat to search the shallow water around the truck for the man…
Friday, December 14, 2012
A man was struck and killed early Friday morning along Route 13.
A man was struck and killed by pick-up truck early Friday morning outside the Golden Eagle Diner on Route 13 in Bristol Borough. According to police Sgt. Pete Faight, the victim was walking in a lane of travel at the Bath Road turn off on Route 13 when a pick-up truck driven by a New Jersey man going to work struck and killed the victim just before 2:30 a.m. NBC 10 identified the man as Enrigue Garcia, 44. The death remains under investigation, but the driver of the truck is fully cooperating with the investigation, Faight said. He added that the driver said he did not see Garcia until it was too late. After striking the Garcia and sending him flying several yards, the driver backed up and parked his car in front of the man's limp body in …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A truck was pulled from the Delaware Canal in Bristol Borough. The driver has not been located.
Several Bristol Borough residents confirmed that a pick-up truck was found in the canal that runs through town Thursday morning. The truck was pulled by tow crews from the waterway near Delaware Canal Lagoon Park Fountain off Jefferson Avenue. The driver of the vehicle has not be located, according to a report on 6abc.com. Police have not commented on where the driver could be. Patch user Antonio Harvey said the driver of the vehicle fled from the scene. Footage on Channel 6 showed that the vehicle suffered damage when it was pulled from the former canal. The canal was constructed in the 1800s and ran along the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol Borough. We want to see your photos/videos of the truck in the water. Add them by …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
SEPTA service from Levittown to Philadelphia was disrupted by a death on the tracks in Bristol Borough.
A Bristol Borough woman was killed after being struck by a train minutes after 8 a.m. on Wednesday. According to a borough patrolman, the victim is a 46-year-old resident of Bristol and was killed during an incident on the tracks near Headley Street at around 8:20 a.m. Garden Street resident Bill Wise said that he heard the train hitting its horn several times and sirens just after. He said an ambulance arrived but left after a few minutes. Police from the borough, SEPTA and Amtrak were on the scene for more than two hours and were forced to delay service on the tracks. The woman's body sat on the tracks near a spot that local residents say is a popular cut-through, but police at the scene did not comment on the accident. A van from the …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Bristol Borough police also reported several other incidents recently.
Another week, another copper theft from a PECO substation in the Levittown area. Bristol Borough police say they are looking for the culprit who took "several lengths" of copper wire from the substation at the corner of Linden and Mifflin streets. According to police, the theft was discovered recently and will end up costing PECO $6,000. Recently, Bristol Township police conducted a ground search and arrested one man after one incident while Falls officers continue to investigate a theft that caused $50,000 in damage. DUI A 35-year-old Otter Street resident was arrested at Route 13 and Bath Street for DUI. Warrant Arrest Steve Brewington Jr., 26, Race Street, was taken into custody after it was discovered he had an active warrant out for …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A Bristol Township resident died from injuries sustained when she was hit by a car. Bristol Borough police are investigating the accident.
A Bristol Township woman has passed away from injuries sustained when she was struck by a car in Bristol Borough. Christina “Tina” Szymanek, 60, of Bath Road, was walking along the southbound shoulder of Route 13 when she was struck by a car driven by a Croydon resident at 5:28 p.m. on Friday, according to borough police. The victim was taken by ambulance to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital. She died several hours later, police reported on Tuesday. The driver is cooperating with the ongoing police investigation and the District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the incident. Authorities have not released further details on the crash. Individuals with information on the deadly crash are urged to contact Acting Sgt. Peter Faight via phone at …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Police in Bristol Borough are investigating several recent thefts. One case involves a stolen vacuum.
Recent thefts at the Rite Aid in the Commerce Park shopping center in Bristol Borough are being investigated. Two women in scrubs stole 2 HD LED television sets and a DVD player from the store, police said. The crime happened last Sunday at around 3:20 p.m. The first suspect is being described as a light-skinned black female with "blondish red" hair and gray scrubs. Her accomplice was of similar complexion with black curly hair and doned a pink pair of scrubs, according to a police report. About an hour after the theft on Sunday was reported, the nearby Walmart called police to alert them of a stolen Eureka vacuum cleaner. The value of the stolen items taken from Rite Aid was about $330. Walmart said the vacuum was worth $98. Just days …