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Posted on: September 17, 2021

BRISTOL MAN CONVICTED OF THIRD-DEGREE MURDER IN FATAL DUI CRASH THAT KILLED MAN, WOMAN

Kevin Peters

A Bucks County jury on Friday, September 17, 2021, found a 38-year-old man guilty of two counts of third-degree murder for a high-speed drunk driving crash in December 2019 that killed a man and woman and seriously injured two others on I-95 in Bristol To...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

STAATS, QUINN UNVEIL CHILD WELFARE REFORM LEGISLATION IN MEMORY OF GRACE PACKER

Grace Packer

Reps. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) announced the introduction of a legislative package to better protect children in the Pennsylvania child welfare system. The bills are crafted in honor of Grace Packer, a 14-year-old girl who was m...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

MORRISVILLE MAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR KILLING OF WOMAN IN FALLS TOWNSHIP MOTEL

Evan Smith

A Bucks County man charged with killing his girlfriend two months ago in a Falls Township motel was ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, appeared via video before Magis...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

LEADER OF DUBLIN METHAMPHETAMINE RING SENTENCED TO NINE TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON

Gary Moyer

The leader of a methamphetamine ring taken down in a joint Drug Strike Force investigation last year was sentenced on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, to nine to 20 years in a state prison. 

Gary Lynn Moyer, 72, of Dublin, ran the operation out of his ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2021

CHECKPOINT IN WARRINGTON LEADS TO 13 DUI ARRESTS, TWO OTHERS FOR DRUGS

On Friday, Sept. 3, a dozen Bucks County law enforcement agencies and state police held a checkpoint on both northbound and southbound lanes of Easton Road in Warrington, leading to several arrests.  

The checkpoint, which ran from 10 p.m. to 3 a....

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

MAN CHARGED WITH CAUSING FATAL CRASH IN DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP

Paul Foster

A 24-year-old man was charged Tuesday with homicide by vehicle and related charges for causing a fatal crash on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 where he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in Doylestown Township. 

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

YARDLEY MAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR SHOOTING CHIEF JOSEPH KELLY

Colin Petroziello Mugshot

A 24-year-old man charged with shooting Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly earlier this month was ordered to face attempted murder and related charges in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Judge Corryn L. Kronnagel ruled during a prel...

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Posted on: August 29, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DA'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Falls Township on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. 

Falls Township Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Federal Lane at 12:04 p.m. on ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 2 ½ TO 5 YEARS FOR DRUNKEN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT INJURED TWO IN BENSALEM

Almondo Merjia

A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, to a hit-and-run crash of two pedestrians, one who suffered serious injuries, on New Year’s Day 2021 in Bensalem Township.

Almondo Merjia, of Bensalem, was sentenced to 2 ½...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

RAPPER PNB ROCK PLEADS GUILTY IN BENSALEM DRUG, STOLEN GUN CASE

Rakim Allen

A 29-year-old Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, to charges related to a 2019 arrest following a Bensalem Police investigation that netted five pounds of marijuana, a stolen .40-caliber handgun and more than $33,000 in cash.&nbs...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

MAN SHOT TRYING TO HELP MIDDLETOWN DOMESTIC ASSAULT VICTIM; SUSPECT KILLED IN PHILADELPIA

A man who was killed in a fatal officer-involved shooting in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, had earlier shot a man in Middletown Township who was attempting to help the victim of a domestic assault.  

Officers with the Middletown Town...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

MAN FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE FOR SHOOTING YARDLEY POLICE CHIEF JOSEPH KELLY

Colin Petroziello Mugshot

A 24-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday night on attempted murder and related charges for shooting Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly who was assisting a Bucks County probation officer on an offender check at the Yardley Commons Condominiums.  

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

FALLS TOWNSHIP MAN SENTENCED TO 3 1/2 TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISSEMINATING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Kenneth Roberts

A 26-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, to 3 ½ to 7 years in state prison for the dissemination of child pornography. 

Kenneth Richard Roberts III, of Falls Township, pleaded guilty on April 22, 2021, to dissemina...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOOTING AT BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PARK

Taariq Norris

A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, to attempted murder for his role in a shooting at a Bristol Township basketball park in March 2019.  

Taariq Alfons Norris, 26, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

BILL WASYLENKO JR. MEMORIAL CAR SHOW THIS SATURDAY IN BENSALEM

This Saturday, the Bensalem Business Directory will be hosting the Bill Wasylenko Jr. Memorial Car Show at Bensalem High School, 4319 Hulmeville Road. 

The car show will be on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN BUCKS COUNTY

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Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub visited several locations in the county Tuesday as those who protect and serve our communities hosted National Night Out events. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promot...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

BENSALEM MAN FACES DOZENS OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN DIGITAL “SEXTORTION” INVESTIGATION

Ian Pisarchuk

A man who was charged in June for sexually extorting and harassing six victims now faces 40 additional charges after nine more victims have been identified.  

Ian Pisarchuk, 26, of the 3600 block of Skyline Drive, Bensalem Township, was charged Tu...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF CORPORAL CLIFF HORN - JULY 26, 2021

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub: 

"The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is aware of the investigation and arrest of CBRPD Corporal Clifford Horn in Atlantic County, New Jersey.  Our office has assigned p...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

RING RETURNED TO FAMILY OF 1977 SLAYING VICTIM

Love Ring

For 44 years, a gold ring that spells out the word “Love” sat in a Bucks County Detectives evidence locker. The ring, with a diamond chip in the center of the letter “O,” was among the crime scene evidence from one ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

JUDGE HANDS DOWN 22-46 YEAR SENTENCE TO BRISTOL MAN WHO ATTEMPTED TO KILL ESTRANGED WIFE

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A Bristol man who repeatedly stabbed his estranged wife during a brutal attack in August was sentenced Thursday to 22 to 46 years in state prison. 

Walter Joseph Vandoren Jr., 44, of Bristol Township, had pleaded guilty in May to attempted homicid...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE ARRESTS BCCF OFFICER FOR SMUGGLING SUBOXONE INTO JAIL

Anthony Miller

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Drug Strike Force arrested a correctional officer on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, for smuggling suboxone strips into the Bucks County Correctional Facility. 

Anthony Louis Miller, 28, of Quakertown,...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

FALLS TOWNSHIP TEACHER’S AIDE CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT OF STUDENT

Jennilynne Derolf

A Falls Township teacher’s aide was charged Thursday, July 15, 2021, with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. 

Jennilynne M. Derolf, 38, was charged with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statu...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

NEW YORK COUPLE CONVICTED IN ASSAULT OF TEEN SESAME PLACE EMPLOYEE

Troy McCoy

A Bucks County jury found a New York couple guilty on Friday, July 9, 2021, of assaulting a 17-year-old Sesame Place employee last summer, leaving the teen with several injuries, including a broken jaw. 

Troy McCoy, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., was found g...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

PENNDEL MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIVE BOYS

Louis Aiello

A Penndel Borough man was found guilty Wednesday, July 7, 2021, on all charges related to the sexual assault of five boys from 1993 to 2010. 

In a waiver trial that began on Tuesday, Common Pleas Judge Diane E. Gibbons ruled that Louis Charles Aie...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY HUNTER PLEADS GUILTY, SENTENCED FOR KILLING JASON KUTT AT NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK

Kenneth Heller

The Bucks County hunter who shot and killed 18-year-old Jason Albert Kutt at Nockamixon State Park in October pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 7, 2021, and was sentenced to seven to 20 years in state prison. 

Kenneth Troy Heller, 52, of Warminste...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

AFTER VICTIM DIES, BUCKS COUNTY MAN NOW FACES HOMICIDE CHARGE IN NEW FALLS MOTEL ASSAULT

Evan Smith

A Bucks County man arrested last week in the brutal domestic assault of his 39-year-old girlfriend is now facing a homicide charge after the victim died on Sunday. 

Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, was charged last week with Aggravated Assa...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

BUCKS MAN CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF GIRLFRIEND AT NEW FALLS MOTEL

Evan Smith

On Friday, July 2nd District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the arrest of a Bucks County man in connection to a domestic assault that has left a 39 year old woman clinging to life.  

Late on Thursday, police were dispatched to 201 Lincoln Highw...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

BUCKS DA, BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PD SEEK INFORMATION ON FATAL HIT AND RUN CRASH

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The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Bristol Township Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the hit-and-run-driver who struck and killed a 53-year-old bicyclist in the 5500 block ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

FORMER WARMINSTER OFFICER ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF FIVE TEENS

James Carey

Bucks County prosecutors presented sufficient evidence Monday to send all charges against former Warminster Township police officer James Carey, accused of sexually assaulting five teen boys, to the Court of Common Pleas. 

Carey, 53, of Cape May C...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE CHARGES FILED AGAINST MAN ACCUSED IN UPPER SOUTHAMPTON KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY

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A 36-year-old man awaiting trial for robbing and kidnapping a man in Upper Southampton Township in March is now facing attempted homicide charges for that crime. He is also being charged in Philadelphia with killing a man in the city, less than a week bef...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DETECTIVES CHARGE BRISTOL TOWNSHIP MAN WITH POSSESSING, SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Brendon Lauff

A 21-year-old man was charged Friday with possessing several videos and images of child pornography, which he shared on an instant messaging app. 

Brendon Vladimir Lauff, of Bristol Township, was charged with dissemination of photo or film of chil...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY BROTHERS CHARGED IN RICHLAND TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE

Anthony Gamble Arrest Photo

District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced Thursday, June 17, 2021, that two New Jersey brothers will be charged with killing a man found dead in Richland Township. 

Anthony Joel Gamble, 19, and Joshua David Gamble, 17, both of Somerset, N.J., are...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO CHARGES AGAINST WOMAN FOR CAUSING MAN’S OVERDOSE DEATH

CORRINE SMITH

A Montgomery County woman is being charged with delivering the drugs that caused the June 2020 overdose death of a 33-year-old Bensalem man. 

Corrine Marie Smith, 42, of Jenkintown, is facing charges of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal u...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

FORMER WARMINSTER OFFICER FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIFTH VICTIM

James Carey

Former Warminster Township police officer James Carey was charged this week with sexually assaulting a fifth teenage boy while working as a DA.R.E. officer more than two decades ago.

Carey, 52, of Cape May Court House in New Jersey, was arrested on April 7...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF OFFICER MATTHEW REISS

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub: 

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office has cooperated and worked with Montgomery County authorities since being made aware of the investigation into Matthew Reiss.  This offic...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

MORRISVILLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO COUNTY JAIL FOR FILING SEVERAL FALSE AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS

Shaminga Davis

A 32-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to four to 23 months in county jail for submitting a series of false auto insurance claims over the past few years that defrauded two auto insurance companies of almost $40,000. 

Shaminga L. Davis, of Mo...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

CHALFONT WOMAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR CYBER HARASSING THREE TEENS ON DAUGHTER’S CHEER SQUAD

A 50-year-old Chalfont woman was ordered Friday, May 14, 2021 to face trial for harassing three teens on her daughter’s cheerleading squad. 

Raffaela Spone was charged in early March following an investigation by the Hilltown Township Po...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

BRISTOL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE OF ESTRANGED WIFE

Walter VanDoren

A Bristol man who repeatedly stabbed his estranged wife in August pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted homicide and related charges. 

Walter Joseph Vandoren Jr., 44, of Bristol Township, appeared before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley and pl...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DETECTIVES WARN OF SCAM USING SPOOFED DA'S PHONE NUMBER

A Bucks County resident received a phone call today telling him his personal information was being used out of state with the caller ID showing that the call came from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

The call did not come from this o...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DETECTIVE TIM CAMPBELL EARNS DESIGNATION AS CERTIFIED INSURANCE FRAUD INVESTIGATOR

Recently, Bucks County Detective Tim Campbell was designated a Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI) with the International Association of Special Investigative Units (IASIU).  

The Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator program is an accr...

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