Thursday, February 28, 2013
Patch's Tom Sofield marks his final day.
June 1, 2011: Levittown Woman Rescued From Cliff At Tyler State Park - Weeks after starting with Patch.com in Bucks County, that was my first byline on the newly minted Levittown Patch. It was the start of the just over 540 stories I’ve covered for the site up until today. Thursday marks my last day at Patch.com. (This time it’s not a fake out like the last time when I moved to a new position in December.) I have truly enjoyed being out in the community and learning issues and meeting the people over the past two years and especially over the past six months I’ve served as the site's lead reporter. From covering a local sweets shop to middle-of-the-night police news - my time at Patch has been a wild ride. One I’ll never forget. I’d like …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
An 18-year-old Lower Southampton man was arrested after he is alleged to have committed several crimes in Falls.
An 18-year-old Lower Southampton man is facing charges after an incident in Falls Township where he is alleged to have pushed a female police officer to the ground. Duncan Mullin is charged with aggravated assault, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, resisting arrest, false identification to a law enforcement officer, hindering apprehension and related offenses. Falls police report they were called to Danbury Road to break up a reported underage drinking party at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. When patrol units arrived, they spotted several people jumping over a fence to flee the party, police said. A female officer was able to catch up with three young people - one of them being Mullin - who left the party…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Most Levittown and Lower Southampton government services and offices will be closed.
The nation observes the Presidents Day holiday on Monday. Closed: Open: Anything we missed? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A man who was bleeding from a swollen eye punched an officer in the face in attempt to resist arrest, police said.
A Langhorne man who was bleeding from a swollen eye punched an officer in the face and attempted to resist arrest, Lower Southampton Township police said. On Monday, Feb. 11 just before 1 a.m. police responded to a report of "an armed out of control male bleeding from the head," police said in an affidavit. The man who was later identified as Joseph Franklin Neff, allegedly pulled a knife on a resident of Croftwood Apartment Complex, located at 400 East Street Rd. in Feasterville. Officer Christian Tracy and Cpl. Raymond Young found Neff standing in the hallway of the apartment complex wearing long underwear and bleeding from the area of his right eye, reports said. "Blood was running down his face, and he was sweating profusely," Tracy …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Catholic church officials in Levittown and Lower Southampton reacted to the news that Pope Benedict XVI is leaving his post.
Monday morning started with a surprise for Reverend Timothy O'Sullivan of Levittown’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. O'Sullivan awoke to text message saying Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of the month. The parish leader jumped out of bed and turned on the television. All the morning news programs were talking about a statement from Vatican City stating that “advanced age” had lead to the resignation. “Absolutely unexpected, I was just stunned,” O'Sullivan said of the news. Rev. William McGeown of Assumption BVM parish in Lower Southampton echo similar sentiments. “I applaud [Benedict] for all that he has done, but he realized his limitations and has set an example for all of his, McGeown said. The Lower Southampton …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Dunkin' Donuts in Langhorne and Lower Southampton were burglarized early Thursday morning.
Lower Southampton police are looking for two men who they say stole money from the Dunkin' Donuts on Bustleton Pike early Thursday. The suspects may be connected to a similar incident in Langhorne. Store employees called police at around 5:15 a.m. to report the newly-opened location had been burglarized, officials said. The staff was arriving to open for the day, according to a police report. Police said the suspects gained access to a locked cabinet and snatched $1,900. They also pried open cash registers and got $450. It was also noted that a locked cart with paperwork and additional cash inside was ransacked. Surveillance cameras show the suspects walking from the Bottom Dollar Foods parking lot and to the rear door of the Dunkin' …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The morning commute could be sloppy according to the latest advisory from the National Weather Service.
Monday morning's commute could be messy, according to the latest weather forecast. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a winter weather advisory for Bucks County for Monday morning. The advisory runs from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light snow is expected to begin during the morning commute, the weather service said. It will change over to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain by late morning. In the afternoon, it should change over to rain. The storm could bring snow accumulation of up to 1 inch, with a trace of ice, the forecast predicted. "The combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain will lead to hazardous travel on Monday," the weather service said. "Many surfaces may become icy, especially untreated and elevated surfaces." …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Authorities believe the ATM skimming devices were identified and removed quickly.
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Saturday, January 26
ATM skimmers ― illicit devices that blend into a cash machine's card slot, then record bank card info for later retrieval by a thief ― were found at two bank ATMs along Street Road earlier this month. PhillyBurbs.com reports that the devices were found on Jan. 11 on the ATMs of TD Bank branches at 2751 Street Road in Bensalem and at 701 East Street Road in Lower Southampton. Authorities believe that the devices were discovered quickly and that no customer accounts were compromised, the website reports. Other skimmers have recently been found on ATMs in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Philly.com said a similar incident occured in Medford, N.J. Security expert Brian Krebs told KYW Newsradio that ATM skimmers are growing increasingly …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Several accidents were reported around Lower Bucks County during Monday night's small snow system.
A fast-moving winter weather system may be to blame fore several accidents on numerous local roads Monday evening. Snow started to fall around the region shortly after dark in Bucks County and ended up dropping an inch in Feasterville, according to the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly, N.J. office. With the snow came several vehicle crashes. Just after 8 p.m., crews responded to South Flowers Mill Road and East Lincoln Highway in Middletown where a van was reported to have flipped on its side. Three people needed the assistance of fire crews from Penndel to get free, according to an alert from the Breaking News Network and emergency scanner traffic. An accident involving as many as 8 vehicles took place just a short time later in the…
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 …