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NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE REPORT: Files reported stolen from business; man caught stealing items at ACME; residents report fraud, scam incidents

FRAUD >> At 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 8 a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report fraud. The complainant explained that he received some mail that contained a credit card from Walmart. When he went onto the website to check the account that had been created in his name, it requested h


Trenton cop charged with sexually assaulting two minors

A Trenton police officer was indicted Thursday on charges that he sexually assaulted two minors, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said Friday. William L. Sanchez-Monllor, 37, of Burlington Township, was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault, eight counts of sexual assault, an


Bucks County man sentenced to life in prison for murder, attempted rape of teenage cousin

Blank-faced and silent, a Croydon man pleaded guilty Thursday to the brutal murder and attempted rape of his 14-year-old cousin last spring. “The fear she must have felt is unimaginable," Common Pleas Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. said to Colin Haag III inside his Doylestown courtroom. "The brutality


Bucks Co. Woman Reported Missing Has Been Located, Police Say

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A 34-year-old Levittown woman reported missing earlier this month and thought to be in the Washington Crossing area has been located and is safe, police said.


Federal court will hear case of man who claimed Capital One Auto Finance violated Pennsylvania laws

PHILADELPHIA -- A district court has denied a motion to remand filed by a person who sued Capital One Auto Finance after his vehicle was repossessed. On Jan. 23, Judge Harvey Bartle III for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Randy Langer's motion to remand on the


Newtown Township gives the final go-ahead for significant renovations at Fred Beans dealership on Sycamore Street

NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The board of supervisors has finally formalized plans for a major renovation at the Fred Beans of Newtown dealership and auto body shop at 10 North Sycamore Street.


Langhorne man arrested for Newtown Township DUI accident

NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP — A Langhorne man was arrested and faces several charges in connection with a Jan. 27 accident in Newtown Township that seriously injured a 12-year-old youth, township police announced Thursday via Crimewatch.


Carl Risoldi pleads guilty in Bucks County Clairemont arson fraud case

The 10-acre, million-dollar Buckingham estate called “Clairemont” that once hosted Republican fundraisers and political candidates will soon be state property under a plea agreement reached with the son of its owner — a one-time socialite now convicted felon.


Pennsylvania child Cherrie Mahan still missing after getting off school bus in 1985

February 22, 1985 began like any other Friday for Cherrie Mahan's family in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Cherrie was just eight years old and was in the third grade at a nearby school, just north of Pittsburgh.


Police Searching For Man Suspected Of Stealing $300 Worth Of Merchandise From Bucks County Wegman’s

WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – Police in Bucks County are asking for the public’s help tracking down a suspect wanted for a Valentine Day’s theft. Officers say a man walked out of Wegman’s in Warrington Township on Thursday with more than $300 in merchandise, including flowers and Valentine’s Day


Lanes To Close On I-95, I-295 In Bucks Next Week

Lanes on Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 will be closed once again next week as construction in the area continues. The overnight, single-lane closures will be in both directions between the Academy Road and Rt. 332 (Newtown-Yardley) interchanges. They'll run Monday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 2


The Top of the Mountain

Wow! I could barely find a spot to squeeze myself in under a seat at Edmond Town Hall this past Saturday, when Flagpole Radio Café returned to the stage, after a two-plus year hiatus. Lots of great music from the Flagpole Orchestra was interspersed with skits and guest appearance by comic writer Tom


Upper Southampton Police Arrest Man For Burglary

UPPER SOUTHAMPTON, PA — Police in Upper Southampton say they arrested a man in the act of burglarizing a home early Thursday morning. Charles Robert Segear, Jr., 30, is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and loitering in the incident in the 1000 block of Churchville Road.


PFAS Detected in Newtown Township's Water Supply

By now, Newtown Township, Newtown Borough, and Some Middletown residents have received a letter from the Newtown Artesian Water Company (NAWCO) alerting customers that "a recent round of [water source] samples have shown detectable limits" of Perfluorinated Compounds (i.e., PFOS and PFOA Definition)


Pennsylvania man accidentally runs over, kills wife in their driveway

PALMER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their Pennsylvania home. Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car.


Mercer County K-9 Unit Helps Find Missing Woman In Frigid Cold

When a 42-year-old woman went missing earlier this week, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office's K-9 unit was called into action. Amid frigid conditions in a winter storm, the sheriff's office was successfully able to find the woman.


Groom Facing Charges Of Sexually Assaulting Juvenile At Own Wedding Reception

Groom Matthew Aimers left his own wedding reception in handcuffs. Richboro, PA – A newly-married groom left his own wedding reception in handcuffs after he allgedly sexually assaulted a teenage waitress and started a drunken brawl with country club staff.


Kevin Kerchner to share his love of antiques at Newtown Historic Association meeting

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The next meeting of the Newtown Historic Association will be held on Monday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Half Moon Inn, 105 Court Street, Newtown. Kevin Kerchner will be sharing his knowledge and love of antiques. He is an avid collector of early 18th century furniture and dec


Police: Trenton man charged with 'swatting' in Florence

FLORENCE — Authorities have charged a Trenton man with “swatting” after he allegedly reported several false crimes in the township and surrounding municipalities. Township police responded to a report of five armed men trying to break into a home in the 600 block of West Second Street on Jan. 22. Af


Cops bust man they say was burglarizing vehicles. He’s charged with 22 so far.

Two patrol officers arrested a man in East Trenton Monday that detectives have linked to 22 recent vehicle burglaries in the area, Trenton police announced. Officers Yusef Addar and Dionaldi Rodriquez were on the lookout for suspicious characters recently because of a spike in the burglaries during