Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Police and the Fire Marshal's office are investigating the incident, which may be linked to an altercation.
In the woods off Ash Circle in the Warminster Heights section of the township Tuesday afternoon, a fire ripped through a structure that was inhabited by a homeless person, and the cause remains under investigation, authorities report. The fire occurred in a wooden structure, once used by paintballers, that was inhabited by a homeless person, Fire Marshal Dan Laurich said at the scene. The fire was contained to the structure and some brush surrounding it. No official cause has been determined yet, he added. The fire was discovered by Warminster Fire Department Battalion Chief Pete Croak, who spotted thick black smoke rising from the wooded area, jumped into his SUV and began investigating; discovering the fire at the camp in the woods. …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A woman reported to Warminster authorities that she was attacked in late July/early August in the Warminster Heights area.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Warminster Township Police Department is investigating the report of a sexual assault which occurred at the end of July or beginning of August of this year. The victim reports that while walking in the area of Warminster Heights between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., a man assaulted her on a pathway. The subject is described as 5-feet, 10-inches, medium build, Spanish accent, beard and goatee, short dark hair with "ringlets." The subject was wearing a white muscle undershirt and a black "snap back" style baseball cap. A sketch of the suspect has been provided. Police are asking any witnesses or persons with information regarding the possible identity of the suspect to contact the Warminster Township Police Department at (215) 672-1000.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
In the days leading up to Domingo Negron's acquittal, testimony recounted the racial tension that led to the 1973 Lacey Park shooting and riots.
After two days of expert and eyewitness testimony, a jury spent 12 hours deliberating before acquitting 58-year old Domingo Negron of the murder of Joseph Kwiatkowski, who was shot in the back during a 1973 brawl in Warminster's Lacey Park section, was paralyzed and died in 2009. The prosecution presented evidence from forensic pathologist Ian Hood that showed jurors that Kwiatkowski's death was the result of infections from bed sores that Kwiatkowski suffered for most of post-shooting life. The defense countered that there were too many other factors in the 36 years between the shooting and death, including an injury that occured at a nursing home, that could be pointed at as the reason for Kwiatkowski's death. Family members from both …
Friday, September 9, 2011
A young man suffered non-life threatening injuries after a late night knife attack in the Warminster Heights section of the township.
Police are investigating the knifing of a 23-year-old Warminster man who was attacked late last night behind the Bucks Landing Apartment Complex in the Warminster Heights section of the township. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital, according to Warminster Police Chief Michael Murphy. Around 11 p.m., the victim was walking from the Warminster Heights housing development to the 7-Eleven, at the corner of Hardman Lane and Street Road, when he encountered two black males, behind the M building at Bucks Landing. According to the police, one of the men began to fight the victim and pulled a knife. The victim ended up with knife wounds on his neck and defensive injuries to his elbow and…