Friday, February 22, 2013
A 27-year-old man from Montgomery County made threats and tried to force his way into his ex-girlfriend's Falls Township house.
“I thought you had a guy inside” That was the excuse police say John French, 27, of Gladwyne, told his ex-girlfriend on Tuesday after he made threats and tried to force entry into her home in the 1000 block of Bristol Pike in the Morrisville section of Falls Township, according to an affidavit. A police officer was on the phone with the victim at 10:45 p.m. when he heard French banging on the door and cursing in the background. When all failed, French pleaded with his ex to let him in, police said. Officers responded and took the 27-year-old into custody, police said. Police were called to the house earlier in the evening for a burglary. The victim told police during the earlier call that she came home to finds boot marks, removed window …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Food Center at Morrisville Presbyterian Church is looking for some help.
The Food Center at Morrisville Presbyterian Church is looking for some help. The food bank is looking for volunteers to help to keep up with their busy demand on Wednesday mornings, according to the church. Food Center is in the most need of "personal shoppers" to assist the food bank's clients through the food selection area. "It's easy, and carts are available, so no heavy lifting is necessary," a statement released by the church read. Volunteers to help with behind-the-scenes work are needed so the center remains stocked to help the community, the church said in a Facebook post. The center is open every Wednesday morning and is also open the first Tuesday of the month for working families. Roughly 12,000 people receive help from the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
During the recent cold snap, parts of the Delaware River were filled with ice.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Falls Township Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred late last week.
Falls Township Police are investigating two armed robberies that both occurred Friday, Jan. 18 within the same hour. At about 9:03 p.m., a white male wearing a puffy blue jacket entered the Game Stop in the Fairless Hills Shopping Center and ordered everyone to the ground and the point of a black revolver. He then removed an unknown amount of money from the cash register and was last seen fleeing on foot toward the old Walmart. Anyone with information is being asked to call Detective O’Connell at 215-949-9100. Then, at about 9:51 p.m., three black males entered the Subway at Plaza Two Shopping Center in Morrisville. They produced hand guns and then sprayed the clerk in the face with some kind of liquid, which police suspect was pepper …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A 35-year-old Falls Township man was arrested late last week on charges he had sex with two high-school aged girls.
Two teens say that a 35-year-old Falls Township man had sex with them in the months of October and November. Benjamin Gartside, 35, of the Morrisville section of the township was arrested Friday on two counts of felony statutory sexual assault on a minor, aggravated indecent sexual assault, corruption of minors, child pornography and other offenses. The incidents were uncovered when the parents of a 15-year-old made a report with township authorities in early December stating their underage daughter and Gartside had allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship, a criminal complaint said. The teen told police she had first engaged in sexual activity with Gartside at a Falls motel and later at his trailer home on Chandler Drive and several …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Truman/Egan game is still on, however, longtime rivals Bristol Borough and Morrisville Borough will not face each other for their traditional Thanksgiving game.
An official confirms that the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Bristol Borough High School and Morrisville High School is off. The tradition, which began in the late 1920s, was canceled because the Bristol Borough Warriors are set to play in the PIAA Class A football playoffs Saturday afternoon in Souderton. As of Wednesday afternoon, a district official said the game will not likely be rescheduled. The Harry S. Truman and Conwell-Egan high school football teams are still set to meet Thanksgiving morning for the Bristol Township Mayor’s Bowl. The annual game is set to start at 10 a.m. at Truman.
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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Specialized police from Bucks County and Philadelphia recently held a massive drill in Falls Township. Patch has dozens of exclusive photos.
In the hours before Hurricane Sandy hit the region, several area SWAT teams descended upon the Air Liquide chemical facility on Steel Road West in Falls for a large training operation. The drill involved multiple dangerous situations that brought together patrol and specially trained officers. Emergency medical personnel were also involved in the exercise. SWAT units comprised of officers from Bristol, Bensalem, Falls and Philadelphia handled a active shooting situation in the Air Liquide offices. Behind the brick office building, hazmat SWAT officers drilled on how to deal with a tactical situation involving dangerous chemicals. The team was tasked with shutting a chemical valve during a hostile incident. Hazmat and Major Incident …
The 23-year-old suspect turned himself in at court on Tuesday in Falls Township.
A 23-year-old Falls Township man was arraigned on charges he drove intoxicated into a tree at the corner of Makefield Road and Woolstone Drive in the township during a January 2012 car crash that claimed the life of his friend. Clad in a striped button up work shirt, durable work pants and black shoes Jerel Wade appeared before District Justice Jan Vislosky Tuesday afternoon on charges of homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, reckless driving and several other charges. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Wade was found injured behind the wheel of his 2008 gray VW GTI shortly before midnight on Jan. 27, 2012. Unconscious friend Rodney Simmons sat next to him in the passenger seat. Fire and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A 27-year-old former Middletown resident is being charged in connection with a deadly Falls Township crash that happened in 2011.
A 27-year-old woman charged with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter surrendered to Falls Township police Thursday. The charges against Ashley Sheridan of Perkiomenville stem from a October 2011 car accident that happened on the roadway that connects Route 1 to Route 32 (River Road/Bridge Street) in the Morrisville section of Falls. The victim, Mary McGrath, 66, of Morrisville died in June. She remained in medical care since the mid-day car crash that left her with "critical injuries," according to an affidavit of probable cause. A coroner report stated she died from “multiple injuries sustained in the motor vehicle accident.” For more news and updates about Levittown, subscribe to our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook at…