Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The man wanted in connection with a late November sexual assault in Falls Township is now suspected of groping a girl at a popular store in Middletown.
Police in two townships are keeping their eyes open for a "subject of interest" wanted in connection with two incidents where young girls were touched. Middletown authorities late Wednesday afternoon issued a message that the same suspect from the Nov. 27 incident at the Barnes & Noble in Falls is reported to have "groped" a girl at the Target Tuesday evening in the Langhorne section of the township. Police say the suspect touched the young girl at the store on East Lincoln Highway at around 8:30 p.m. No further information was released. The suspect was described by Falls investigators as a white male between the age of 20-30. He is approximately six feet tall with short blonde hair. Anyone who recognizes the man or has any information is …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Police in Bristol and Falls townships have been keeping busy with several incidents involving cars and trucks.
Police in Bristol and Falls townships are dealing with a slew of incidents involving vehicles. Bristol has reported 13 acts of theft and vandlism to vehicles. Falls authorities late week said nearly $1,500 worth of items were taken from cars in the township on Wednesday and Thursday. Several of the incidents involved thefts from unlocked vehicles. A crime which is easily preventable if residents just check to be sure their auto is secured, Bristol Sgt. Ralph Johnson said at a recent meeting with residents. Falls and Middletown authorities both dealt with a series of tire slashings recently. Theft From Vehicle About $250 worth of items were taken from a 2004 Hyundai in parked along Mintleaf Road in the Levittown section of Bristol Township…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Falls Township authorities said they had no new information to release about the case.
Police in Falls Township said they had no new information to release about the investigation into an alleged sexual assault that happened last Sunday. The investigation and search for a suspect wanted for touching a 11-year-old from behind continues. Police are looking for a suspect who is described as a white male between the age of 20-30. He is approximately six feet tall with short blond hair. The department released a grainy suvalence photo last week. Levittown Patch readers shared the original post on the incident via Facebook more than 270 times. Those with information regarding the incident are urged to contact the Falls Township Police Department at 215-949-9100. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our …
Monday, December 3, 2012
A minor accident wrecked a utility pole on Old Lincoln Highway.
Utility workers installed a new pole along eastbound Old Lincoln Highway in Falls Township Monday night. The original pole was snapped after a vehicle struck it, Lt. Hank Ward said. No injuries were reported in the accident. Crews from PECO and Verizon were on the scene, just past the municipal complex, at 8 p.m. working to install a new pole. One eastbound lane of the the roadway was closed for a period of the evening as the pole was replaced.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mark Kerwood will face trial for an New Year's Eve incident where police say he injured a young boy and fled.
Levittown resident Mark Kerwood, 39, will face trial in county court in Doylestown for allegedly hitting a young boy with his white work van and driving away from the scene on New Year's Eve 2011. Falls Township police at a preliminary trial said they used cell phone tracking software to discover that the 39-year-old was in the Levittown area during the time of the strike, PhillyBurbs.com reported. According to the website, the incident left a young boy with a broken leg. Click here to read the full story on PhillyBurbs.com.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A 30-year-old Bristol Township man plead guilty to causing the death of two people during a July crash in Falls.
A Bristol Township man plead guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, involuntary manslaughter and other charges in court on Monday. Matthew A. Carter, 30, was drunk with a blood alcohol level of .22 percent, more than twice the legal limit, when he was involved in a deadly crash that killed two people on Route 13 in Falls Township in July. Judge Wallace Bateman called the 30-year-old “a menace on the roadway” in court, the Bucks County Courier Times reported on Tuesday. Mercer County Corrections Officer Paul Labranche, 46, of Bristol, and his passenger, 45-year-old Confesora Rosario of New York City, were killed after they were ejected from their car during the crash. The two were not wearing seatbeats, …
Falls Township police are looking for a man suspected of touching a little girl.
Police in Falls Township are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a local store. An 11-year-old girl told police on Sunday an adult male assaulted her by touching her from behind at the Langhorne Barnes & Noble. The incident happened Sunday at the two-story book store that is often frequented by children, police said. The suspect is described by investigators as a white male between the age of 20-30. He is approximately six feet tall with short blonde hair. Detective Sergent Nelson Whitney said via email that an early suspect was cleared and police hoped to keep the investigation going. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Falls Township Police Department at 215-949-9100.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tire slashing were reported Friday on Amelia Drive.
Authorities in Falls Township are investigating the theft of several I-beams, road plates and concretes basins. The large items were taken from the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue sometime before daybreak on Tuesday morning, police said. The trailer and the missing items are valued at $11,300, according to police. The department is also looking into four cases of slashed tires in the 100 block of Amelia Drive in Levittown. Police report that all the damaged cars suffered slashed rear tires and was discovered Friday. No suspects have been named in the Amelia Drive incident.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
A PECO power station was severely damaged and local police are investigating.
Sometime in the past week, $1000 worth of copper ground wire was taken from a Falls Township PECO station. According to police, someone entered the power station at Penn Avenue and Tyburn Road and cut the copper ground wire. The PECO station is located near the entrance to the old U.S. Steel plant. The copper wiring was worth $1,000, but $50,000 in damaged was caused by the removal of the wiring, police said. Sign up for the Levittown Patch newsletter to get news, blogs and more sent directly to your email every morning. Falls police did not report whether the incident was related to a similar crime last week in Bristol Township. In that incident, two men were spotted trying to steal copper grounding from the PECO facility in the 7100 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A police dog lead officers right to the feet of their suspect.
With the help of a Falls Township police dog, officers were able to track a burglary suspect from the scene of the crime to his house. Morrisville resident Michael Willmer, 23, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged in connection with a burglary that was reported in the township. According to police, Willmer entered a home when the residents were asleep and took $450 worth of items from the house. Police Officer Thomas Lundquist and his K-9 partner, Trigger, responded to the call and began to track the scent of the suspected burglar. The pooch and his handler followed Willmer's scent from the victimized residence to the Adler Drive home of the suspect. The trained police dog tracked the Willmer down his driveway and right to the spot …