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.
Monday, April 29, 2013
A pair of 'suspicious' suitcases left on Street Road in Warminster cause an evacuation Sunday.
Warminster Police responded to a call about a “suspicious person” who allegedly saw two brown suitcases at the rear of 590 West Street Rd., according to police. Officers found the suspicious person, later identified as Gene Anthony Duronslet of Texas, who is wanted out of Bucks County for failure to appear at a court hearing. Duronslet was taken into custody, but provided “very limited information about the suspicious suitcases,” according to a press release. As a precaution, businesses along Street Road and the homes along Olive Avenue were advised to stay inside as shelter or to evacuate the area. The Montgomery County Sheriffs Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit came to clear the scene and found that both suitcases were empty. …
Friday, April 26, 2013
While you are finishing up your spring cleaning, don't forget about your medicine cabinet—get rid of all your unused/unwanted/expired prescription medications Saturday during National Drug Take Back Day.
Each year the Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors a nationwide “Drug Take Back Day,” where citizens are invited to bring unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications to a predetermined drop off point for proper disposal. "The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications," the DEA website states. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, residents can drop off unwanted prescription medications for safe disposal at various locations. The Warminster Township Police Department will be holding Drug Take Back Day collections at the following locations in Warminster: Click here …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
S. Michael Murphy will officially begin his new post as Upper Moreland Township's Chief of Police April 29.
After 8 years as Warminster's Chief of Police, S. Michael Murphy will embark on a new endeavor at the end of April. Murphy was recently named Upper Moreland Township's newest Chief of Police. Murphy will officially begin his service in Upper Moreland on April 29. Check back with Patch for more on this story.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Police said the driver of the trailer took out four utility poles on Newtown Road early Thursday evening.
Up to 1500 customers are without power following a traffic incident on Newtown Road Thursday evening, according to PECO estimates. Warminster Police said a tractor trailor traveling north on Newtown Road wiped out four utility poles just before 5:30 p.m. A woman driving on Newtown Road at the time of the incident was trapped inside of her SUV for a brief period, as live wires had fallen on the roof of her car. Police said she has safely exited the vehicle and did not require medical attention. The portion of Newtown Road between Ann Lane and County Line Road is shut down as police investigate. Check back with Patch for updates on this developing story.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Michael T. Baxter died Friday, March 15 after a long battle with scleroderma.
Tuesday, March 19
Michael T. Baxter of Warminster, PA, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at Jefferson Hospital, surrounded by loving family, after a long and courageous battle with scleroderma. He was 62. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Baxter was the son of Kathryn and the late Harry Baxter Sr. He was the beloved husband of forty years of Tricia (Erdlen) Baxter. Loving father of Monica (Jim Matthews), Michael (Jane), Kate (Jim) Meredith, Tom, Marybeth, Kevin, Joe and John Baxter. Brother of Peggy (Ed) Ripley, Harry, Fred (Judy) and Mary Carmona. Known as “Pappy” to his grandchildren Conor, Julia and Dylan Matthews, Madeleine, Michael, Darcy and Marcus Baxter, Anna, Mary Grace, Kara and Abby Meredith and Noelle Baxter. Mike retired with the rank of Sergeant …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
An elderly woman was conned by someone posing as a bank employee, who claimed to have found a bag of cash, police report.
Warminster Police said an elderly woman was scammed out of $11,000 in the parking lot of Walmart last Tuesday. According to police, the elderly victim was approached by a woman carrying a handbag with "District 21" written on it on Tuesday, March 5. Police said the woman, who called herself "Gale," claimed to be the employee of a local bank. They said she told the elderly victim she had just found a bag containing a large sum of money. Police said "Gale" asked the elderly woman if she knew who the bag belonged to. Inside the bag was a large amount of cash. The woman convinced the elderly victim that they could split the money if the bag's owner was not found. According to police, the woman then convinced the elderly victim to withdraw $11…
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Bucks County District Attorney's Office released portions of Deborah Silva's 911 call during the alleged shootout between Andrew Cairns and Warminster Police at the Jefferson on the Creek apartment complex.
Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Deborah Silva was on the phone with a 911 operator during the time the fatal shot was fired that struck and killed her neighbor, 89-year-old Marie Zienkewicz. Heckler said Silva called police that evening to report that her boyfriend, Andrew Cairns, had locked himself in his bedroom and fired two shots from his pistol. According to Heckler, that call turned into a 27 minute conversation between Silva and a 911 dispatcher, with the fatal shot that killed Zienkewicz being fired by police around 17 minutes into the call. "Listening to the tape of that communication, of Ms. Silva who is obviously intoxicated in one way or another, is one of the most maddingly, frustrating experiences I have…
The investigation into the shooting death of 89-year-old Marie Zienkewicz at the Jefferson on the Creek apartment complex found that bullet that killed her was fired from a police rifle.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Bucks County District Attorney says a 'perfect storm of events' led to the tragic police shooting of 89-year-old Marie Zienkewicz.
Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said that the accidental shooting by police of an 89-year-old Warminster woman was partly caused by the the non sequential door-numbering system at the apartment complex where she lived. Heckler said that when Marie Zienkewicz opened her door Feb. 20 to help her neighbor during a shootout at the Jefferson on the Creek Apartments, police believed it was the gunman emerging from his apartment. Heckler said the apartment numbering system utilized by Jefferson on the Creek, coupled with a low-light situation, led police to fire at Zienkewicz in what he called "a tragic mistake." Related Content: