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BREAKING: Shooting in Warrington

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

One person was shot, Sunday night, after a robbery near the intersection of Easton Road (Rt .611) and County Line Road in Warrington.

The suspects are reported to be four males, two of the men were wearing ski masks, according to an alert issued by police.

One victim was reported to be shot in the leg and taken to Abington Memorial Hospital, according to reports.

On BuxMontNews’ Facebook page a commenter said the incident occurred at the IHop restaurant located near the Regal Movie Theater.

A .22 caliber revolver was said to have been used in the robbery, police reported.

We have placed calls to Warrington police and are awaiting more information.

Categories: Police, Warrington

Cops: 50 Hypodermic Needles Discovered by Mother with Child; 1 Child Pricked

March 12, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

File - (Tom Sofield)

Police in Northampton are investigating the discovery of nearly 50 hypodermic needles that were found in the Village Shires section of the township.

The department is warning residents to stay away from the retention basin located in the neighborhood due to the discovery of the needles, some of which where uncapped.

Friday afternoon police were called to the retention basin, located at the end of Portsmouth Court just off Buck Road, after a mother with her child had discovered at least 10 hypodermic needles, according to reports.

Officers discovered a 9-year-old child was pricked by two of the needles earlier in the day, Friday. The parents were asked take the child to the hospital by police. The 9-year-old was treated and released, police said.

Police think the 50-or-so needles were dumped into a storm drain on nearby Banbury Court and were washed into the basin during recent rain events.

If you discover a hypodermic needle police ask that you don’t touch it and contact them to dispose of it.

Categories: Holland, Northampton, Police

Upper Southampton Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

March 11, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

File - (Tom Sofield)

Authorities from Bensalem and Upper Southampton arrested a 22-year-old Upper Southampton man for allegedly possessing 150 files of child pornography, according to PhillyBurbs.com.

The website reported, Carl Wisniewski, 22, of the 900 block of Woodland Drive, was arrested Tuesday, after a search of the home he shared with his 11-year-old brother and parents, on charges of sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

Two undercover Bensalem police detectives downloaded 20 files that showed the sexual abuse of children, reported George Mattar of Phillyburbs.com.

Internet service provider Verizon, confirmed the images were being traced back to the 900 block of Woodland Drive in Upper Southampton.

Wisniewski according to the site admitted he been downloading child porn for more than a year.

He was sent county jail on $100,000 bail.

Car Vs. Postal Truck Accident in Upper Southampton

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

A tractor-trailer truck belonging to the Post Office was involved in an accident with a PT Cruiser this afternoon in Upper Southampton. No serious injuries were reported in the crash that happened around 1 p.m. at Kutcher and Street roads, in front of the Southampton Post Office. The accident ruptured the trucks diesel fuel tank and fire crews worked to contain the leaking fuel. No serious injuries were reported, police said. Police stayed mum on whether any citations would be issued. (Tom Sofield)

A Post Office employee removes packages from the back of a mail truck that was involved in the accident outside the Southampton Post Office. (Tom Sofield)

Upper Moreland Investigating Vehicle Theft

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

Sunday evening, someone stole a pick-up truck from the Shell Starwash gas station, located in the 2500 block of Marlyand Road in Upper Moreland.

The victim left the truck unattended, with the keys in the ignition, while he went to pay for gas, when he came back his 2008 silver Chevrolet Silverado was gone, police said.

The pick-up truck which had an extended cab was valued at $35,000, police reported.

The vehicle theft occurred minutes before 6 p.m., according to police reports.

Upper Moreland police entered the truck into the National Crime Information Center database (NCIC).

Categories: Police, Upper Moreland

I-Phone Stolen from Library; Suspect in Custody

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

File - (Tom Sofield)

Police say, a young man was caught minutes after he allegedly stole a librarian’s I-Phone, Tuesday evening, in Upper Moreland.

It was around 6:10 p.m. when two teenage white males swiped a librarian’s I-Phone from the Upper Moreland Library located on Park Avenue in the Willow Grove section of the township, according to details Upper Moreland police released.

The librarian noticed their phone was stolen and pursued the suspects, telling police the two teens fled toward York and Easton roads.

Minutes later, Upper Moreland police Officer Scott Metheny watched a teenager matching the description given by the librarian, at nearby War Memorial Park, said police.

Upper Moreland police Chief Thomas Nestel said, Officer Metheny approached the male, who then fled towards the Giant Food Store where Officer Thomas Sokolis captured him.

The suspect was identified as the thief who stole the I-Phone. The phone was recovered, Nestel said.

The library is located just feet away from the police station.

No word on what happened to the second suspect who fled the library.

Police Seek Man Who Robbed Trevose 7-11

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

Suspect at the counter. (LSTPD)

After checking the candy aisle a man lunged over the counter and stole nearly $100 from a 7-11 in Feasterville, late Sunday evening, police said.

It was raining when a crook picked-up lollipops and brought them to the counter of the convenience store located in the 1900 block of Brownsville Road in Trevose section of Lower Southampton. The crook next handed the clerk and dollar bill and when the clerk opened the register the criminal lunged onto the counter and swiped the cash, according to Lower Southampton police.

The suspect in the robbery then quickly fled for the exit and headed on foot out the back and police believe, after viewing surveillance footage, escaped in a light colored pick-up truck.

(LSTPD)

The pick-up truck that police think the suspect fled in is believed to have headed east on Bristol Road.

Police from Lower Southampton and Bensalem searched the area for the suspect, who was described as being a white male about 6 feet tall, wearing a blue hoodie with white writing on the front, black baseball cap, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Authorities do not believe this robbery is related to last weekend’s set of knife point robberies, said Lower Southampton police Lieutenant John Krimmel Jr.

If you have any information on this incident call Lower Southampton police at (215) 357-1235.