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 …
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.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Police from Newtown Township, Newtown Borough and Upper Makefield checked 14 trucks during a motor carrier safety detail on Wednesday.
Police from Newtown Township, Newtown Borough and Upper Makefield conducted a joint motor carrier safety detail on the Newtown Bypass Wednesday. Eight citations were issued for various violations. Three trucks were placed out of service due to the extent of the safety violations. The detail was held in the area of Campus Drive beginning at 6:30 am until noon. Officers stopped and checked fourteen trucks.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Newtown Borough Council on Wednesday will consider hiring Joseph Carcaci and Michael McAllister as part-time police officers.
Newtown Borough Council on Wednesday night will consider hiring two part-time police officers to serve the Newtown Borough Police Department. The candidates are Joseph Carcaci, 48, and Michael McAllister, 26. According to the meeting agenda, Carcaci lives in Newtown and is a 1983 Council Rock High School graduate. He served in the United States Marine Corp reserves and attended the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 1987. Carcaci is a retired Pennsylvania State Police Trooper with the Fugitive Apprehension Unit. If approved, Carcaci will earn $18 per hour to start. McAllister is a Yardley resident and a 2004 Council Rock graduate. McAllister graduated from Shippensburg University in 2008. He received his Act 120 training at Delaware …
Monday, August 27, 2012
New car magnets encourage motorist to slow down as they drive through the borough. Do you think they'll work?
In September, Newtown Borough households should expect to recieve a car magnet that carries an important message: Slow down. At a recent borough council meeting, the purchase of 1,000 magnets at a cost that is not to exceed $800 was approved, BucksLocalNews.com reported. “Newtown Borough Pace Car for Safety,” the magnets will read. The yellow magnets will also note the borough's 25 mph speed limit, the website reported. The issue of vehicles speeding through the borough streets has been raised before the council several times in the past. Police have increased traffic details in an effort to slow vehicles down. Speeding vehicles has also been an issue on Sycamore Street in Newtown Township. The township's traffic comitte propsed …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The current car has been hit twice and has a bad anti-lock breaking system as well as electrical problems, Mayor Dennis O'Brien said.
Newtown Borough police will have a new set of wheels on the road in the near future. Borough Council on Wednesday approved the purchase of a new Dodge Charger to replace the department’s 2008 Crown Victoria. The purchase, which is a budgeted item in the 2012 budget, is not to exceed $24,500 including the build out with sirens and lights. Mayor Dennis O’Brien explained that Ford no longer makes the Crown Victoria, so it will get increasingly difficult to obtain parts. The current car has been hit twice and has a bad anti-lock breaking system as well as electrical problems, he added. The department’s Crown Victoria has a trade-in value of $5,000, O’Brien said. The borough may be able to get more if it finds a buyer on its own. The cost of…
Friday, September 9, 2011
Kenneth Mitchell of Curly Hill Road in Doylestown was issued a state citation for meeting or overtaking a school bus after striking a boy exiting a school bus last week in Newtown Borough.
Newtown Borough Police have cited a Doylestown man after he struck a boy who was exiting a school bus last week at Congress and Jefferson streets. Kenneth Mitchell of Curly Hill Road in Doylestown was issued a state citation for meeting or overtaking a school bus. The victim, a Goodnoe Elementary School student whose name was not released, sustained minor injuries and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital as a precaution, school officials said last week. The accident occurred on the first day of school for Goodnoe Elementary School students.