Friday, May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police will conduct the checkpoints throughout Bucks County.
Pennsylvania State Police at Trevose issued a statement Wednesday of their plan to conduct a "Sobriety Checkpoint" some time or times between Friday and Sunday. "A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired drivers," the statement said. In other words, troopers will stop drivers and ask them questions. If drivers easily answer them and show no other signs of impairment, there's no problem. The purpose of the checkpoints is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and to lower the number of impaired drivers on …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
State police reported to a complaint of a suspicious person who turned out to have a stolen vehicle, police say.
Police reported to a complaint of a suspicious person who, after investigation, turned out to be in possession of a stolen vehicle, police said. On March 14 just after 10 a.m., state police reported to the rest area near mile post 49 on I-95 South after receiving a complaint of a suspicious person in the area, according to a police report. After initiating an investigation, Trooper Adam M. Jacobini found that a 28-year-old Philadelphia man had a vehicle that was reported stolen from a location in Bensalem Township the previous day. After further investigation, Jacobini also discovered that the man was in possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, the report said. The man was taken into custody for receiving stolen property and was …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
State Police released recent crime information, including charges for DUI.
A Bristol man was pulled over for having expired registration, then was arrested for driving under the influence, state police said. According to recent state police reports, Trooper Kevin Lee observed a Silver, Acura RSX with expired registration while on patrol on Jan. 29 at 1:35 a.m. The vehicle's operator was also seen swerving on 95 N at mile marker 37.9 in Bensalem, police said. Lee initiated a traffic stop and after further investigation, the operator of the Acura, a 26-year-old male from Bristol, was found to be intoxicated, the report said. The man failed field sobriety tests and was then arrested for driving under the influence. Charges are filed in relation to DUI at Magisterial District Court, police said.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The State Police have complied with State Rep. Todd Stephens' request to have mental health records included in a national gun check database.
It took 18 months, but State Rep. Todd Stephens said the Pennsylvania State Police have begun sending the mental health records of people prohibited from buying firearms to a federal database. Stephens (R-151) of Horsham, has been working for a year and a half to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Without that inclusion, Stephens said anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. Earlier this month, Stephens said he intended to introduce legislation that would require that the state's …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
State Police released recent crime information, including three DUI citations.
DUI charges are pending for three individuals after state police responded to three separate incidents, according to reports. On Jan. 19 just before midnight, Trooper Craig M. Acord observed a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner traveling north on 95 near mile marker 33 in Bensalem, a police release said. The operator of the vehicle, a 29-year-old male from Philadelphia, was found to be intoxicated. He was transported to the state police's Trevose Station where he was evaluated by Drug Recognition Expert Trooper Christopher Nacious and was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The man was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for chemical testing before being transported back to the station where he was processed and …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A Philadelphia man attempted to remove a catalytic converter from a car parked at the Cornwells Heights Park and Ride.
After fleeing the scene, a Philadelphia man was apprehended by state police for attempting to remove a catalytic converter from a car with a saw, according to reports. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, an off-duty Philadelphia police officer observed a man using a portable saw to remove a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in the lot at the Cornwells Heights Park and Ride. At 3:10 p.m., the officer confronted the 34-year-old man from Philadelphia and called the state police to inform them of the situation, the police report said. The man fled the scene, and the off-duty officer followed him. The officer supplied dispatchers with updated locations while police attempted to intercept the man's vehicle. After attempting to elude the state police …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
State Police released recent crime information, including three DUI citations.
DUI charges are pending for three individuals after state police responded to three separate incidents, according to reports. Just after midnight on Sunday, Jan. 13 a state police officer on patrol observed a silver Mazda Tribute swerving and weaving on I-95 southbound at mile marker 37, reports said. Trooper Kevin Lee initiated a traffic stop and after further investigation, the operator of the vehicle—a 39-year-old male from Bensalem—was found to be intoxicated, the police report said. Lee conducted field sobriety tests, and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence. Then at 2:52 a.m., Trooper Geerlof pulled over a 30-year-old male from Philadelphia at I-95 south at exit 35 for several traffic violations, a police report …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
State police charged a 24-year-old Levittown man with criminal mischief after he was caught defacing a wall with graffiti.
A Levittown man was charged with criminal mischief after being caught defacing a wall with graffiti on Monday, Jan. 7, according to a State Police report. The 24-year-old was seen using spray paint just after 12:30 a.m. to deface a concrete wall at the Durham Road overpass southbound on 95 in Middletown Township, police said. The man was placed into custody by Trooper Horlacher and taken to the Trevose Station of the Pennsylvania State Police, where he was processed and released, the report said. Charges have been filed for violations of the PA Crimes Code.
Friday, January 4, 2013
State Police cited a man for trespassing at Parx after having been previously excluded from the property.
A Delaware man was cited for trespassing at Parx Casino by Pennsylvania State Police, according to a recent report. On Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 4:35 p.m., state police issued a 52-year-old man with a non-traffic citation for criminal trespass after being previously excluded from the casino.
State Rep. Todd Stephens of Horsham plans to introduce legislation that would require the Pennsylvania State Police to upload information about people not legally permitted to buy guns in Pennsylvania into a national database.
As it stands now, anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. State Rep. Todd Stephens (R-151) of Horsham is looking to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). “What I’m proposing is already the law in 17 other states,” Stephens said. “I’ve been working on this initiative for a year and a half urging the state police to add this data to the national database.” Currently, the Pennsylvania State Police include mental health commitments in the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS), according …