Thursday, May 9, 2013
It's been nearly 2.5 years since Diane Corado was allegedly abducted from her Falls Township home; her body was found in a New Jersey creek, according to reports.
Diane Corado, of Falls Township, was declared legally dead in 2011 after she went missing a year earlier, and though officials didn’t have her body, the district attorney’s charged her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth Lamon Patterson, with murder. In a startling turn, reports indicated that after all this time, Patterson, 50, allegedly told authorities where the body was, and Corado’s remains were retrieved from a creek in Camden N.J. two weeks ago, philly.com reported. At the year anniversary of the crime, Falls police Lt. Hank Ward told Patch that investigators had “exhausted everything,” and only had Patterson, who wasn’t talking. On Dec. 16, 2010, Corado was staying with a friend at the Village of Pennbrook apartment complex, when Patterson …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash Saturday morning from the TD Bank on W. Trenton Ave. in Falls Township.
The FBI has reported a man walked into TD Bank in Falls Township Saturday morning and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The man demanded $50 and $100 bills, or he would shoot, Phillyburbs.com reports. The teller gave him the cash and he fled, last seen headed west on West Trenton Avenue. This was the second TD Bank robbed Saturday. Someone shot there way into the TD Bank in Abington, Montgomery County, when the branch was opening. FBI described the Falls robber as a white male in his late 50s, wearing a brown jacket with lighter color collar, jeans and a plaid “newsboy” style cap and glasses. He has is approximately 5-foot seven inches tall with a medium build. The FBI said that the man is considered armed and dangerous.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Falls Township tattoo artist was sentenced to 494 years in prison after being found guilty of 170 sex-related charges.
A Falls Township man was sentenced to 494.5 to 989 years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting more than a dozen children. Judge Diane Gibbons found 36-year-old Walter Meyerle guilty of 170 sex-related charges in back in August 2012, Action News reported. According to Phillyburbs, Meyerle's victims each asked the judge Thursday to give the serial child predator the sentence he deserved. "I can't give him what he deserves,” Gibbons said. “He deserves to know what it's like to be a child and feel fear. To be a child and feel pain and humiliation." Judge Gibbons gave Meyerle the maximum allowed by law on most of the 170 charges he faced and delivered it in increments, naming each victim and described in detail what Meyerle did to that …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friends of Bucks County Technical High School student Ryan Viola raised funds over the weekend to help the Bensalem teen's family.
Chance Dansbury Williams along with two other teens are seen manning a stand at the Pathmark in Fairless Hills over the weekend. The teens were collecting money to help the family of Bucks County Technical High School student and friend, Ryan Viola, who was killed after a strike from a vehicle in Bensalem recently. The teens are set to be collecting money at the ShopRite in Levittown this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Williams' aunt Megan Masterson Soley.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The district attorney is investigating possible tampering in the case of convicted child molester Walter Meyerle.
District Attorney David Heckler confirmed to media outlets Friday that his office has opened an investigation into possible witness tampering that may have occurred during the summer child sexual abuse trial of Falls Township tattoo artist Walter Meyerle. The Bucks County Courier Times first reported in its Friday print edition that a secret grand jury investigation into the possible tamper was underway. The paper reported that Meyerle’s parents were spotted in the Doylestown courthouse for the grand jury. Heckler told Philly.com Friday that his office was investigating whether the convicted 35-year-old and/or those acting on his behalf did “illegal things to influence the proceedings against him.” The District Attorney’s Office is working…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The essential supplies will be available for area residents without power officials said.
Bristol Township, state and federal officials will be providing Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and bottled water to powerless residents of Bristol Township and surrounding communities starting Thursday, officials said. The 18,000 water bottles and 14,000 food servings will be distributed starting at 8 a.m. at the James Gallagher Senior Center located on the grounds of the Bristol Township Municipal Complex at 2501 Bath Road, according to Emergency Operations Director Kevin Dippolito said. The distribution will go until 6 p.m., depending on stock. Power Still Out, Clean Up Continues; Troops Return Dippolito told Patch he requested the food and water through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The two-alarm fire in the Morrisville section of Falls Township drew a response from across Bucks County.
Firefighters from all parts of Bucks County and several New Jersey communities battled a large blaze at SIMS Metal Management in the Morrisville section of Falls Township Tuesday, working well into the evening. One employee of the metal recycling yard on Steel Road suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries but refused to be taken to the hospital, Falls Township Fire Co. Chief Mike McClellan said. Thick black smoke from the blaze could be seen from miles around and was blown by a light wind toward Trenton, N.J. The fire was reported in a 100-foot-long, 35-foot-high pile of stacked vehicles set to be recycled at around 3:35 p.m., McClellan said. When the chief left his home to respond to the call, smoke from the fire could be seen from his …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Those encountering issues asked to use cell phones instead of landlines to make 9-1-1 calls.
According to emergency management offices in Lower Bucks County, the 9-1-1 emergency call center is experiencing problems accepting incoming calls from household landlines. Emergency Management offices in Falls Township, Middletown Township and Tullytown Borough, were among those first reporting problems shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday. Falls Township officials advise residents who need to call 9-1-1 for an emergency to use their cell phones to call 9-1-1 or call 215-547-5222. Those is in Tullytown are asked to call 215-945-3100 or use their cell phones to call 9-1-1. The issue is only affecting household landlines and not cell phones, according to alerts by area officials. According to an alert at 8:10 p.m.: Verizon is currently …