Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The intent of a checkpoint is to keep drivers safe, police say.
The Pennsylvania State Police at Trevose on Monday announced the results of a DUI checkpoint it staged over the weekend. Between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday at an unspecified location in Bucks County police The checkpoints are designed to keep drivers safe, police said. "The goal of a roving DUI detail is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related fatal and serious crashes, and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on Pennsylvania's highways," they said in a written release.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Doylestown Borough's police chief and his son have become the first father-son team to occupy those offices in Bucks County.
In a meeting room packed with his family, friends and co-workers, Warminster's new Chief of Police James Donnelly III was sworn into his new office Thursday night at the township's board of supervisors meeting. With the promotion, Donnelly and his father, James Donnelly Jr., Doylestown Borough's police chief, have become the first father-son team to occupy those offices in Bucks County. Donnelly III was appointed acting chief when former Warminster Police Chief Michael Murphy left his post to become chief of police for the Upper Moreland Police Department. "Lt. Donnelly has worked hard and prepared throughout his career to one day achieve his goal of becoming a police chief," said Leo Quinn, chairperson of the board of supervisors, in a …
Drowned woman's sons sue party host, judge reduces theft amount for former vet hospital employee also among recent area police news.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 19
No one was injured in a shooting that occurred Monday morning in Newtown Borough. The Bucks County District Attorney has taken over the investigation. The police officer who killed an 89-year-old neighbor of the man involved in a shootout with police at a Warminster apartment complex in February has identified himself in court. The sons of Jean Carson, the woman who drowned after falling into Neshaminy Creek while attending a party on Dec. 19, are seeking compensation from the party's host. The Warminster woman who is facing charges for allegedly stealing thousands from the Newtown Veterinary Hospital as a former employee recently had a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Donald Nasshorn.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police will conduct the checkpoints throughout Bucks County.
Pennsylvania State Police at Trevose issued a statement Wednesday of their plan to conduct a "Sobriety Checkpoint" some time or times between Friday and Sunday. "A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired drivers," the statement said. In other words, troopers will stop drivers and ask them questions. If drivers easily answer them and show no other signs of impairment, there's no problem. The purpose of the checkpoints is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and to lower the number of impaired drivers on …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury of Channel 6 Action News interviewed James Donnelly and his son, who recently became chief of police in Warminster.
Doylestown Borough Police Chief James Donnelly and his son, James Donnelly III, were featured Wednesday on Channel 6 Action News. Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury interviewed Donnelly and his son, who recently became chief of police in Warminster. Thomas-Laury reports that it’s the first time in Bucks County a father and son have been police chiefs. ‘His son, inspired by him all the way, can’t remember a time where he didn’t want to follow in his footsteps,” Thomas-Laury says in her report. Click here to see the full segment.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
With the weather warming up and hikers and campers taking to the open air, the Bucks County Health Department urges caution around animals.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, May 12
The following was provided by the Bucks County Health Department: From its plentiful parks and its scenic natural vistas, bucolic Bucks County provides many opportunities to co-exist with animal life. Hiking, camping, even walking your dog through the neighborhood allows increased insight to the many varied species of animals that share our community home. Unfortunately, with the prominent cohabitation comes a risk. Rabies have been reported in Pennsylvania for more than two decades, and the Bucks County Commissioners continue to join the educational efforts of the Health Department by spreading the word to be mindful of safety protocols when around animals - both wild and domestic - this spring and summer. Rabies is a viral disease of …
Lawn care worker allegedly gets fired and refuses to leave property; sex offender arrested for failing to register.
Lawn Care Worker Cited for Trespassing A 33-year-old Feasterville woman has been cited for trespassing after refusing to leave the Sunset Memorial Park cemetery after a lawn ca... Sex Offender Arrested for Failing to Register A 38-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested Friday for failing to comply with Megan's Law by registering as a sex offender... Cemetery Thieves Stole From People Visiting Graves, Police Say Police departments in seven Bucks and Montgomery communities believe Bensalem Police nabbed a trio of alleged thieves who stole from cars...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Five separate victims reported items stolen last Friday night to Doylestown Borough police.
Several thefts were reported in the area of Maple Avenue, Linden Avenue, and Maple Lane during the overnight hours of Friday, May 3 into Saturday, May 4, according to the Doylestown Borough Police Department. The first victim reported that approximately $5 in coins was removed from the center console of her unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the 500 block of Linden Avenue. A second victim reported that a pair of prescription sunglasses, a first aid kit, and approximately $1 in coins were removed from her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in her driveway on the 500 block of Maple Avenue. A third victim reported that a Cannondale bicycle valued at approximately $1,000 had been removed from his garage. A fourth victim reported that a …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Doylestown Borough police officers cited four individuals for public drunkenness the weekend of April 27-28.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 6
The following is courtesy of the Doylestown Borough Police Department:
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A 600-gallon spill of industrial bleach is called 'sabotage;' police offer $1,000 to catch an alleged arsonist and more.
Empty Suitcases Cause Bomb Scare Warminster Police responded to a call about a "suspicious person" who allegedly saw two brown suitcases at the rear of 590 West Street Rd... 'Highly Intoxicated' Man Found 'Grunting' on Sunbury Court: Police A contractor at the Poet's Walk construction site on Thursday reported that sometime between 4:30 p.m. on April 24 and 7:30 a.m. on April... Police Offer $1,000 for Help Catching an Arsonist A truck was set on fire April 4 in the 1100 block of Mildred Ave., Bensalem and police and fire investigators want help finding the suspe... Wastewater Plant Cleans Up 600-Gallon Chemical Spill Soil in the immediate area of a 600-gallon spill of industrial bleach is being removed at the Bristol Township Wastewater …