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Posted on: January 21, 2022

PHILLY MAN SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR ILLEGAL SALE OF A GUN IN BENSALEM

Xzayvien Jenkins

A 29-year-old man who illegally sold a loaded handgun and ammunition to undercover police in Bensalem Township in December 2020 was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, to serve up to seven years in state prison. 

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

THREE CHARGED WITH SUPPLYING FENTANYL-LACED PILL THAT CAUSED FALLS TOWNSHIP WOMAN’S OVERDOSE DEATH

Ryan Shields

After 40-year-old Amanda Shields died of a suspected drug overdose in her Falls Township home on Aug. 11, 2020, Bucks County Detectives and Falls Township Police began a lengthy investigation to find out where she got the fentanyl-laced Percocet pill that...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

MAN WILL SERVE 18 TO 40 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR SHOOTING MAN IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

Thomas Zorrer

A man convicted of attempted homicide for shooting a man during an assault in February 2019 at a Falls Township trailer park was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, to 18 to 40 years in state prison. 

Thomas Zorrer, 39, was convicted on all cou...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

COUPLE SENTENCED TO DECADES IN PRISON FOR SEX ABUSE OF THREE CHILDREN IN BRISTOL

Leonard Hewitt

A man and woman will face decades in state prison for the repeated sexual assault of three children under the age of 13, abuse that they also filmed in more than 40 videos of child pornography. 

Leonard F. Hewitt Sr., 51, and Krystyn Anne Smock, 4...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED BY DRUG STRIKE FORCE WILL SERVE UP TO TWO DECADES IN PRISON

Winston Frias-Moya

Two Philadelphia drug dealers arrested two years ago during an investigation by the Bucks County Detectives Drug Strike Force were sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, to up to 20 years in state prison. 

Winston Frias-Moya, 33, and Adalberto Villa...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

WOMAN ADMITS TO HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT KILLED PEDESTRIAN; SENTENCED TO 3-10 YEARS IN PRISON

Charlotte Kleckner

A 27-year-old woman admitted Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, that she was intoxicated when she struck and killed a man walking along Stump Road in Plumstead Township and then fled the scene.

Charlotte Mary Kleckner, of Doylestown, appeared before Common Pleas Judg...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUNKEN NORTHAMPTON CRASH THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED FOUR TEENS

Shane Brolly

The 24-year-old man who seriously injured four Neshaminy High School girls in a drunken head-on crash in Northampton Township last year pleaded guilty on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, to all charges. 

Shane Brolly is accused of crossing into opposing tr...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

PENNDEL MAN SENTENCED TO UP TO 98 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF FIVE BOYS

Louis Aiello

A Penndel Borough man was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, to 49 to 98 years in state prison for the sexual assault of five boys from 1993 to 2010. 

Louis Charles Aiello, 59, was found guilty in July on several charges, including felony count...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

BUCKS DA, PERKASIE POLICE SEEK INFORMATION ON TWO MEN MISSING SINCE OCTOBER

Matthew James Branning

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and Perkasie Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in finding two men who have been missing from the area for more than two months. 

Matthew James Branning, 50, of Sellersville, and Mi...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

TULLYTOWN BABY RESCUE

DA Weintraub interview with Officer Nate Aldsworth

Tullytown Borough Police Officer Nate Aldsworth had just finished a call when he got a distressing call around 10:58 a.m. on Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving. 

A 4-to-5-day old baby boy had stopped breathing, possibly from an obstructed airway...

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Posted on: December 19, 2021

MAN CHARGED IN BRISTOL TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE

David Jenner

A 38-year-old man was charged Sunday morning with a killing a man inside a Bristol Township home on Saturday night. 

David Joseph Jenner had been staying at the home at 605 Veterans Highway when he got into an argument with 43-year-old Charlie R. ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

COUPLE SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR VIOLENT CARJACKINGS IN NEWTOWN, MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIPS

Eric Meehan

A homeless couple was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, for two violent carjackings and an attempted carjacking in Newtown Township and Middletown Township in November 2020, sending two people to the hospital. 

Eric Meehan, 29, and Ashley Young,...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

THOMAS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO TARGET PORCH PIRATES

Porch Pirates

HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) will soon introduce legislation to crack down on home delivery theft. 

“With the ongoing pandemic, online purchases have skyrocketed,” Thomas said.   

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

MORRISVILLE MAN WHO REPEATEDLY RAPED VICTIM SENTENCED TO 10-20 YEARS IN PRISON

Joseph Exume

A 51-year-old man was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, to 10 to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to the repeated rape of a woman for more than seven years, starting when she was 16 years old. 

Joseph Exume, of Morrisville, began ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY JURY CONVICTS BRISTOL TOWNSHIP MAN FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING BOY FOR 12 YEARS

David Hofmann

A 62-year-old man was convicted by a Bucks County jury on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, for the repeated sexual assault of a boy during a 12-year period from 1995 to 2007. 

David Charles Hofmann, of Bristol Township, was found guilty of rape of a child...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP INVESTIGATORS SEEK ASSISTANCE IN 2020 HOMICIDE

Christopher Wilson

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and Middletown Township Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving the murder of Christopher M. Wilson of Philadelphia, PA. 

Friday, December 10th, will mark one year since...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

MAN CHARGED WITH SETTING BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP FIRE THAT KILLED 81-YEAR-OLD MAN

Christopher Gillie

A Lackawanna County man was charged with setting a fire at a Buckingham Township home early Sunday morning, killing an 81-year-old man inside and sending his wife fleeing from the home. 

Christopher George Gillie, 61, of Dunmore, was charged with ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE FOR SHOOTING AT MORRISVILLE TRAILER PARK

Thomas Zorrer

A 38-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, of attempted homicide and related charges stemming from a shooting and assault in February 2019 at a trailer park in Morrisville. 

Thomas Zorrer was also convicted by a Bucks County jur...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

FORMER PHILLY POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF CHILD SEX ABUSE IN BUCKS COUNTY

Richard Frank

A former Philadelphia police lieutenant was convicted by a Bucks County Jury on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, of sexually assaulting a minor. 

Richard Michael Frank, 51, was found guilty of indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child and corrup...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY POLICE WILL BE ON PATROL FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

This Thanksgiving Eve, 15 officers from 10 Bucks County Police Departments will participate in a DUI Traffic Patrol across the county. 
The patrol campaign, “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve,” will stretch from Ben...
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Posted on: November 19, 2021

BCCF GUARD PLEADS GUILTY IN SMUGGLING RING; SENTENCED TO 2-4 YEARS IN STATE PRISON

Joseph Jennings

A former guard at the Bucks County Correctional Facility pleaded guilty on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, for his role in a drug smuggling ring inside the jail and was sentenced to two to four years in state prison. 

Joseph J. Jennings, 33, of Warm...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

MILES JONES SENTENCED TO CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES FOR KILLING TWO MEN AT UPPER BUCKS CAMPGROUND

Miles Jones

A dozen relatives and friends of Eric Braxton and Arthur Hill spoke Thursday about the two “good and caring” men gunned down in a shooting rampage in October 2019 at a campground in upper Bucks County. 

Braxton, 41, was a teach...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

PHILADELPHIA MAN CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN KILLING OF TWO AT UPPER BUCKS CAMPGROUND

Miles Jones

A Philadelphia man was convicted by a Bucks County jury on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, of two counts of first-degree murder for killing two men in October 2019 at a campground in upper Bucks County. 

Miles K. Jones, 42, shot and killed Eric Braxton, 41...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

LAWYER SENTENCED TO 15-30 MONTHS FOR STEALING NEARLY $1 MILLION FROM BUCKS COUNTY CLIENT

Aaron Friedmann

A Philadelphia lawyer was sentenced Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, to 15 to 30 months in state prison for the theft of more than $980,000 from the estate of his cousin who had hired him as the executor of his will. 

Aaron S. Friedmann, 63, of Conshohocken...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 17 TO 34 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF MAN AT BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PARK

Taariq Norris

A Philadelphia man was sentenced Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, to 17 to 34 years in state prison for the shooting of a man at a Bristol Township basketball park in March 2019. 

Taariq Alfons Norris, 26, pleaded guilty in August to attempted murder, aggra...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE ARREST BENSALEM MAN FOR SUPPLYING FENTANYL THAT LED TO WOMAN'S OVERDOSE DEATH

Matthew Lavender

A 25-year-old man was charged on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, with supplying the drugs that led to a woman's overdose death in July at a Tullytown recovery house. 

Matthew Derby Lavender, of Bensalem, was charged with drug delivery resulting ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

FATAL SHOOTING BY FALLS TOWNSHIP POLICE OFFICER WAS JUSTIFIED, DA RULES

District Attorney Matt Weintraub ruled that the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man on Aug. 29, 2021, by a Falls Township police officer was justified. 

In a letter to Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney, Weintraub wrote, “I ha...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

DETECTIVE EISENHAUER RECOGNIZED BY U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR HELPING TAKE DOWN MAJOR DRUG RING

Certificate of Recognition

On Thursday, Detective Jarrod Eisenhauer, with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, was honored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the hard work of the Bucks County Detectives in taking down a large-scale drug trafficking ring t...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

DA, BENSALEM PD INVESTIGATING HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER'S AIDE FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT WITH STUDENTS

The Bensalem Police Department, with assistance from the Bucks County District Attorney’s office, is investigating a teacher’s aide who is also a junior varsity basketball coach at Bensalem High School, regarding allegations of inappro...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AWARDED GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION GRANT

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The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office was recently awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that will be used to prevent and reduce gun violence in Bucks County neighborhoods. 

The Gun Violence Redu...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 7 ½ YEARS TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SHOOTING OF FORMER FRIEND IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

Jason Brennan

A 26-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 7 ½ years to 20 years in state prison for shooting a former friend in an unprovoked assault in Falls Township in May 2020. 

Jason Brennan, of Langhorne, was convicted in June by a Bucks County ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 16 ½ YEARS TO 35 YEARS FOR REPEATEDLY THREATENING AND STALKING EX-GIRLFRIEND

Steven Castner

A 41-year-old man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend and then repeatedly threatened, stalked, and harassed her, even while he was in Bucks County Correctional Facility, was sentenced Monday to 16 ½ years to 35 years to state prison. 

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

DA PARTNERS WITH THOMPSON AUTO GROUP FOR FREE VIN ETCHING ON OCT. 30

Vin-Etching Oct. 30

A free VIN etching event will be held at Thompson Lexus in Doylestown on Saturday, Oct. 30, through a partnership between the Thompson Auto Group and the District Attorney’s Auto Theft Prevention, Awareness and Education Program. 

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

DISTRICT COURT DIVERSION PROGRAM EXPANDS ITS PROBATION PROGRAM BEGINNING TODAY

Starting today, Oct. 18, 2021, the District Court Diversion Program (DCDP) will expand its pilot DCDP Probation Program from 5 district courts to all 18 of them county-wide, allowing for the inclusion of additional participants who need drug treatment, bu...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

BRISTOL MAN SENTENCED TO 19 ½ TO 39 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FATAL DUI CRASH THAT KILLED MAN, WOMAN

Kevin Peters

A 38-year-old man was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, to 19 ½ to 39 years in a state prison for a high-speed drunk driving crash in December 2019 that killed a man and woman and seriously injured two others on I-95 in Bristol Township.&...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO MOCK BALLOT DROP BOX LEFT IN BRISTOL BOROUGH HALL

On Tuesday afternoon I was contacted by concerned citizens about the existence of a mock ballot drop box that was placed in Bristol Borough Hall, and which had accumulated six apparent absentee votes which were deposited inside of it.  That box a...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

MAN CHARGED WITH LEAVING OVERDOSE VICTIM’S BODY BEHIND DUMPSTER AT BENSALEM APARTMENT COMPLEX

Maksim Stankevich

A 41-year-old man is being charged with abuse of corpse after a man overdosed in his Bensalem Township apartment last month, and instead of calling for help, he wrapped the victim’s body with a rope and blanket and left him behind a red dumpster...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

BUCKS DA ANNOUNCES REWARD IN THREE UNSOLVED BRISTOL TOWNSHIP KILLINGS

News conference Bristol

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the creation of a reward fund to help solve three killings in Bristol Township. 

The reward through Bucks County Crime Stoppers was funded by donations from state Rep. John Galloway, state Re...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

MAN ADMITS TO KILLING PREGNANT BRISTOL WOMAN, UNBORN CHILD; SENTENCED TO 39-78 YEARS IN PRISON

Jaleel Loper

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, to the 2018 strangulation deaths of a young pregnant Bristol Township mother and her unborn child and was sentenced to 39 to 78 years in state prison. 

Jaleel Lamar Loper, 30, of Philadelphia, admitte...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY MAN SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR CHOKING, BEATING EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THREE SEPARATE ATTACKS

Patrick Dando

A Bensalem man who beat and choked his ex-girlfriend three different times in a seven-month period pleaded guilty on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, and was sentenced to two to four years in state prison. 

Patrick Dando, 35, of Elmwood Avenue, pleaded gui...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN COUPLE CONVICTED OF CHILD NEGLECT OF THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN

Albert Dunkowski

A Middletown Township couple were convicted in absentia Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in a case of child neglect one doctor described as the worst he’s ever seen. 

Albert Dunkowski, 54, and Christine Dunkowski, 47, were convicted by a Bucks C...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

HIRED TO REMOVE BEES FROM NEWTOWN HOME, CONTRACTOR INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED BOY

JEFFREY LUKENS

A 61-year-old man is facing indecent assault and related charges for inappropriately touching an 11-year-old boy in Newtown Township in September. 

Jeffrey Todd Lukens, of Buckingham Township, had been working as a contractor at the boy’...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

MAN SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR STABBING OF LOWER MAKEFIELD MAN

Zachary Ganie

A Levittown man who repeatedly stabbed a Lower Makefield Township man during an altercation two years ago was sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 years in state prison on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Zachary Ganie, 26, pleaded guilty on June 1 to aggravated as...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE OF COP KILLER

Officer Brian Gregg

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, again upheld the death sentence of Robert Anthony Flor, convicted of killing Newtown Borough Police Officer Brian Gregg in 2005. 

On Sept. 29. 2005, Flor was taken into custody for s...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

BRISTOL MAN CONVICTED OF THIRD-DEGREE MURDER IN FATAL DUI CRASH THAT KILLED MAN, WOMAN

Kevin Peters

A Bucks County jury on Friday, September 17, 2021, found a 38-year-old man guilty of two counts of third-degree murder for a high-speed drunk driving crash in December 2019 that killed a man and woman and seriously injured two others on I-95 in Bristol To...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

STAATS, QUINN UNVEIL CHILD WELFARE REFORM LEGISLATION IN MEMORY OF GRACE PACKER

Grace Packer

Reps. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) announced the introduction of a legislative package to better protect children in the Pennsylvania child welfare system. The bills are crafted in honor of Grace Packer, a 14-year-old girl who was m...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

MORRISVILLE MAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR KILLING OF WOMAN IN FALLS TOWNSHIP MOTEL

Evan Smith

A Bucks County man charged with killing his girlfriend two months ago in a Falls Township motel was ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, appeared via video before Magis...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

LEADER OF DUBLIN METHAMPHETAMINE RING SENTENCED TO NINE TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON

Gary Moyer

The leader of a methamphetamine ring taken down in a joint Drug Strike Force investigation last year was sentenced on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, to nine to 20 years in a state prison. 

Gary Lynn Moyer, 72, of Dublin, ran the operation out of his ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2021

CHECKPOINT IN WARRINGTON LEADS TO 13 DUI ARRESTS, TWO OTHERS FOR DRUGS

On Friday, Sept. 3, a dozen Bucks County law enforcement agencies and state police held a checkpoint on both northbound and southbound lanes of Easton Road in Warrington, leading to several arrests.  

The checkpoint, which ran from 10 p.m. to 3 a....

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

MAN CHARGED WITH CAUSING FATAL CRASH IN DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP

Paul Foster

A 24-year-old man was charged Tuesday with homicide by vehicle and related charges for causing a fatal crash on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 where he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in Doylestown Township. 

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

YARDLEY MAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR SHOOTING CHIEF JOSEPH KELLY

Colin Petroziello Mugshot

A 24-year-old man charged with shooting Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly earlier this month was ordered to face attempted murder and related charges in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Judge Corryn L. Kronnagel ruled during a prel...

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Posted on: August 29, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DA'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Falls Township on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. 

Falls Township Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Federal Lane at 12:04 p.m. on ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 2 ½ TO 5 YEARS FOR DRUNKEN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT INJURED TWO IN BENSALEM

Almondo Merjia

A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, to a hit-and-run crash of two pedestrians, one who suffered serious injuries, on New Year’s Day 2021 in Bensalem Township.

Almondo Merjia, of Bensalem, was sentenced to 2 ½...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

RAPPER PNB ROCK PLEADS GUILTY IN BENSALEM DRUG, STOLEN GUN CASE

Rakim Allen

A 29-year-old Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, to charges related to a 2019 arrest following a Bensalem Police investigation that netted five pounds of marijuana, a stolen .40-caliber handgun and more than $33,000 in cash.&nbs...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

MAN SHOT TRYING TO HELP MIDDLETOWN DOMESTIC ASSAULT VICTIM; SUSPECT KILLED IN PHILADELPIA

A man who was killed in a fatal officer-involved shooting in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, had earlier shot a man in Middletown Township who was attempting to help the victim of a domestic assault.  

Officers with the Middletown Town...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

MAN FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE FOR SHOOTING YARDLEY POLICE CHIEF JOSEPH KELLY

Colin Petroziello Mugshot

A 24-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday night on attempted murder and related charges for shooting Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly who was assisting a Bucks County probation officer on an offender check at the Yardley Commons Condominiums.  

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

FALLS TOWNSHIP MAN SENTENCED TO 3 1/2 TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISSEMINATING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Kenneth Roberts

A 26-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, to 3 ½ to 7 years in state prison for the dissemination of child pornography. 

Kenneth Richard Roberts III, of Falls Township, pleaded guilty on April 22, 2021, to dissemina...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOOTING AT BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PARK

Taariq Norris

A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, to attempted murder for his role in a shooting at a Bristol Township basketball park in March 2019.  

Taariq Alfons Norris, 26, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

BILL WASYLENKO JR. MEMORIAL CAR SHOW THIS SATURDAY IN BENSALEM

This Saturday, the Bensalem Business Directory will be hosting the Bill Wasylenko Jr. Memorial Car Show at Bensalem High School, 4319 Hulmeville Road. 

The car show will be on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN BUCKS COUNTY

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Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub visited several locations in the county Tuesday as those who protect and serve our communities hosted National Night Out events. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promot...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

BENSALEM MAN FACES DOZENS OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN DIGITAL “SEXTORTION” INVESTIGATION

Ian Pisarchuk

A man who was charged in June for sexually extorting and harassing six victims now faces 40 additional charges after nine more victims have been identified.  

Ian Pisarchuk, 26, of the 3600 block of Skyline Drive, Bensalem Township, was charged Tu...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF CORPORAL CLIFF HORN - JULY 26, 2021

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub: 

"The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is aware of the investigation and arrest of CBRPD Corporal Clifford Horn in Atlantic County, New Jersey.  Our office has assigned p...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

RING RETURNED TO FAMILY OF 1977 SLAYING VICTIM

Love Ring

For 44 years, a gold ring that spells out the word “Love” sat in a Bucks County Detectives evidence locker. The ring, with a diamond chip in the center of the letter “O,” was among the crime scene evidence from one ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

JUDGE HANDS DOWN 22-46 YEAR SENTENCE TO BRISTOL MAN WHO ATTEMPTED TO KILL ESTRANGED WIFE

VanDoren

A Bristol man who repeatedly stabbed his estranged wife during a brutal attack in August was sentenced Thursday to 22 to 46 years in state prison. 

Walter Joseph Vandoren Jr., 44, of Bristol Township, had pleaded guilty in May to attempted homicid...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE ARRESTS BCCF OFFICER FOR SMUGGLING SUBOXONE INTO JAIL

Anthony Miller

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Drug Strike Force arrested a correctional officer on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, for smuggling suboxone strips into the Bucks County Correctional Facility. 

Anthony Louis Miller, 28, of Quakertown,...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

FALLS TOWNSHIP TEACHER’S AIDE CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT OF STUDENT

Jennilynne Derolf

A Falls Township teacher’s aide was charged Thursday, July 15, 2021, with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. 

Jennilynne M. Derolf, 38, was charged with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statu...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

NEW YORK COUPLE CONVICTED IN ASSAULT OF TEEN SESAME PLACE EMPLOYEE

Troy McCoy

A Bucks County jury found a New York couple guilty on Friday, July 9, 2021, of assaulting a 17-year-old Sesame Place employee last summer, leaving the teen with several injuries, including a broken jaw. 

Troy McCoy, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., was found g...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

PENNDEL MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIVE BOYS

Louis Aiello

A Penndel Borough man was found guilty Wednesday, July 7, 2021, on all charges related to the sexual assault of five boys from 1993 to 2010. 

In a waiver trial that began on Tuesday, Common Pleas Judge Diane E. Gibbons ruled that Louis Charles Aie...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY HUNTER PLEADS GUILTY, SENTENCED FOR KILLING JASON KUTT AT NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK

Kenneth Heller

The Bucks County hunter who shot and killed 18-year-old Jason Albert Kutt at Nockamixon State Park in October pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 7, 2021, and was sentenced to seven to 20 years in state prison. 

Kenneth Troy Heller, 52, of Warminste...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

AFTER VICTIM DIES, BUCKS COUNTY MAN NOW FACES HOMICIDE CHARGE IN NEW FALLS MOTEL ASSAULT

Evan Smith

A Bucks County man arrested last week in the brutal domestic assault of his 39-year-old girlfriend is now facing a homicide charge after the victim died on Sunday. 

Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, was charged last week with Aggravated Assa...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

BUCKS MAN CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF GIRLFRIEND AT NEW FALLS MOTEL

Evan Smith

On Friday, July 2nd District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the arrest of a Bucks County man in connection to a domestic assault that has left a 39 year old woman clinging to life.  

Late on Thursday, police were dispatched to 201 Lincoln Highw...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

BUCKS DA, BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PD SEEK INFORMATION ON FATAL HIT AND RUN CRASH

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The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Bristol Township Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the hit-and-run-driver who struck and killed a 53-year-old bicyclist in the 5500 block ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

FORMER WARMINSTER OFFICER ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF FIVE TEENS

James Carey

Bucks County prosecutors presented sufficient evidence Monday to send all charges against former Warminster Township police officer James Carey, accused of sexually assaulting five teen boys, to the Court of Common Pleas. 

Carey, 53, of Cape May C...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE CHARGES FILED AGAINST MAN ACCUSED IN UPPER SOUTHAMPTON KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY

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A 36-year-old man awaiting trial for robbing and kidnapping a man in Upper Southampton Township in March is now facing attempted homicide charges for that crime. He is also being charged in Philadelphia with killing a man in the city, less than a week bef...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DETECTIVES CHARGE BRISTOL TOWNSHIP MAN WITH POSSESSING, SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Brendon Lauff

A 21-year-old man was charged Friday with possessing several videos and images of child pornography, which he shared on an instant messaging app. 

Brendon Vladimir Lauff, of Bristol Township, was charged with dissemination of photo or film of chil...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY BROTHERS CHARGED IN RICHLAND TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE

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District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced Thursday, June 17, 2021, that two New Jersey brothers will be charged with killing a man found dead in Richland Township. 

Anthony Joel Gamble, 19, and Joshua David Gamble, 17, both of Somerset, N.J., are...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO CHARGES AGAINST WOMAN FOR CAUSING MAN’S OVERDOSE DEATH

CORRINE SMITH

A Montgomery County woman is being charged with delivering the drugs that caused the June 2020 overdose death of a 33-year-old Bensalem man. 

Corrine Marie Smith, 42, of Jenkintown, is facing charges of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal u...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

FORMER WARMINSTER OFFICER FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIFTH VICTIM

James Carey

Former Warminster Township police officer James Carey was charged this week with sexually assaulting a fifth teenage boy while working as a DA.R.E. officer more than two decades ago.

Carey, 52, of Cape May Court House in New Jersey, was arrested on April 7...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF OFFICER MATTHEW REISS

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub: 

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office has cooperated and worked with Montgomery County authorities since being made aware of the investigation into Matthew Reiss.  This offic...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

MORRISVILLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO COUNTY JAIL FOR FILING SEVERAL FALSE AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS

Shaminga Davis

A 32-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to four to 23 months in county jail for submitting a series of false auto insurance claims over the past few years that defrauded two auto insurance companies of almost $40,000. 

Shaminga L. Davis, of Mo...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

CHALFONT WOMAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR CYBER HARASSING THREE TEENS ON DAUGHTER’S CHEER SQUAD

A 50-year-old Chalfont woman was ordered Friday, May 14, 2021 to face trial for harassing three teens on her daughter’s cheerleading squad. 

Raffaela Spone was charged in early March following an investigation by the Hilltown Township Po...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

BRISTOL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE OF ESTRANGED WIFE

Walter VanDoren

A Bristol man who repeatedly stabbed his estranged wife in August pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted homicide and related charges. 

Walter Joseph Vandoren Jr., 44, of Bristol Township, appeared before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley and pl...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DETECTIVES WARN OF SCAM USING SPOOFED DA'S PHONE NUMBER

A Bucks County resident received a phone call today telling him his personal information was being used out of state with the caller ID showing that the call came from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

The call did not come from this o...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DETECTIVE TIM CAMPBELL EARNS DESIGNATION AS CERTIFIED INSURANCE FRAUD INVESTIGATOR

Recently, Bucks County Detective Tim Campbell was designated a Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI) with the International Association of Special Investigative Units (IASIU).  

The Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator program is an accr...

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