Saturday, May 18, 2013
A look at the top headlines this week on Newtown Patch.
Piccolo Trattoria to Sponsor First Fourth Fireworks The annual First Fourth fireworks were at risk of being cancelled until Piccolo Trattoria stepped up to sponsor the show. McCaffrey's Holds Annual Grocers Fight Cancer Day McCaffrey's is donating five percent of Wednesday’s total sales from the Newtown and Yardley locations to the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. Two Shots Fired at Newtown Borough Home, Bucks DA Says No one was injured in a shooting that occurred Monday morning in Newtown Borough. The Bucks County District Attorney has taken over the investigation. Cliveden Drive Burglary Under Investigation A Cliveden Drive resident told police that someone took a purse and cash from the residence early Tuesday morning. No Increase in …
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 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
No one was injured in a shooting that occurred Monday morning in Newtown Borough. The Bucks County District Attorney has taken over the investigation.
Bucks County District Attorney Dave Heckler said his department is devoting “significant resources” to investigate a shooting Monday in Newtown Borough. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred in the vicinity of Frost Lane and Edgeboro Drive around 8:20 a.m. Heckler said two shots were fired at a house. Newtown Borough police said they received several calls about the sound of gunfire. Police Chief Anthony Wojciechowski said the incident posed no threat to the public. The incident has been turned over for investigation by the Bucks County District Attorney’s office. Heckler said the office sometimes assists local police departments in investigations. Heckler said he was not at liberty to discuss the incident because it is …
A Cliveden Drive resident told police that someone took a purse and cash from the residence early Tuesday morning.
Newtown Township Police said they are investigating a burglary on Cliveden Drive that occurred early Tuesday morning. Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, police received a call from a Cliveden Drive resident who said someone had entered the house between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m. and taken a purse and cash. Police did not say if the resident was home during the alleged burglary. Police spokeswoman Jean Tanner said the incident is still under investigation and could not release further details. Check back to Patch for updates as they become available.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Newtown Borough Police say an incident Monday morning that involved gunfire posed no threat to the general public.
An incident that involved gunfire Monday in Newtown Borough posed no threat to the public, police Chief Anthony Wojciechowski said. According to Wojciechowski, there were reports of five shots fired at Frost Lane and Edgeboro Drive Monday around 8:20 a.m. Wojciechowski said there were no injuries as a result of the incident, which is now under investigation by the Bucks County District Attorney. As of Tuesday morning, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident, Wojciechowski said. Specific details regarding the incident will be released as appropriate because it is an active investigation, Wojciechowski said. Wojciechowski said it was an isolated incident. "We didn't feel any members of the public were in danger," …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Newtown Borough Police Chief Anthony Wojciechowski said while the department received several reports of shots fired this morning, there were no injuries.
Editor's Note: A previous verion of this story reported that Borough Police Chief Anthony Wojciechowski said there was no shooting. In a follow-up conversation with Newtown Patch, Wojciechowski clarified there were shots fired but no injuries. Newtown Borough Police received reports of five shots fired this morning at Frost Lane and Edgeboro Drive, Chief Anthony Wojciechowski said. Wojciechowski confirmed there were no injuries. He said there is an ongoing investigation with county detectives to look into the matter. Wojciechowski said the shots were reported around 8:20 a.m. He said more details would be released as appropriate. Follow Newtown Patch on Facebook.
Trisha Lynn McLaughlin initially faced charges of taking more than $350,000 from the Newtown Veterinary Hospital but Judge Donald Nasshorn Friday reduced that amont.
The Warminster woman who is facing charges for allegedly stealing thousands from the Newtown Veterinary Hospital as a former employee had a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Donald Nasshorn Friday. Trisha Lynn McLaughlin, a former practice manager of the Newtown Veterinary Hospital, initially faced charges of taking more than $350,000 from the business over the course of her 10 years of employment with the company. However, Judge Nasshorn reduced the amount of the alleged theft to “$2,000 or more” instead of the $355,790 the veterinary hospital says she took, according to phillyburbs.com. The Bucks County District Attorney could only show a loss of as much as $50,000, the publication reported. According to police, McLaughlin, 36, of …
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...
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The ceremony, to be held at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, will be a chance to honor officers who have paid the ultimate price while serving the community.
The annual Bucks County Police Memorial Ceremony will be held Monday at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be a chance to honor officers who have paid the ultimate price while serving the community. The event corresponds with National Police Week, which goes through May 18. President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 in 1962, declaring May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day. Later, President Bill Clinton signed a resolution that all flags at government buildings will be flown half-staff on that day. The memorial is open to the public. Officers begin to line up in advance of the 7 p.m. step off. During the 2012 service, a memorial hat in memory of each Bucks County officer who died in …