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
A car accident on Street and Valley roads left one dead Friday night.
The Warminster Police Department is investigating a fatal car accident that occurred on Street and Valley roads Friday night. Officers are asking anybody who witnessed the accident or has information to contact the department at (215) 441-5000.
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 …
Chief James Donnelly takes over for Michael Murphy, who left to take the helm at the Upper Moreland Police Department.
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. Donnelly 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 prepared statement. "He has persevered for the moment he can raise his hand and be 'The Chief,' because he loves police work and respects his father, who has been 'The Chief' he aspires…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The police officer who in February shot Marie Zienkewicz, 89, identifies himself in court.
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. Warminster officer Sean Harold said at a preliminary hearing on Thursday for Andrew G. Cairns that he was the one who shot Marie Zienkewicz during the February incident, according to a story on PhillyBurbs.com. Thursday's preliminary hearing, however, centered around a murder charge against Cairns. "Harold testified that he saw a door open and someone reaching out as if possibly pointing a handgun. So he fired four shots, one of them hitting and killing Marie Zienkewicz," the story said. Warminster Patch stories indicate the incident began around 4 p.m. Feb. 19…
President Barack Obama shared the story of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox during a National Peace Officers Memorial Day service.
Fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox, who grew up in Warminster and graduated from William Tennent, was singled out by President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day services at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Obama explained Fox's life, and how he lives on in the Fox famiy. "After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine, Bradley Michael Fox retired with honor and followed his dream to becoming a police officer," Obama said. "He'd been with the Plymouth Township Police Department in Pennsylvania for five years before he was shot and killed pursuing a suspect last September. It was the day before his 35th birthday and six months before the birth of his son." "Nothing will replace the …
Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury of Channel 6 Action News interviewed James Donnelly III and his father, Doylestown Borough Police Chief James Donnelly.
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. The younger Donnelly will be sworn into office at tonight's meeting of the Warminster Board of Supervisors. ‘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...