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2015

12/2/15

Attempted Child Luring

Lower Makefield Police Department is investigating an attempted luring incident of a 9 year old female on December 2nd.

The 9 year old was waiting for a bus in the Makefield Glen section at Sheffield and Covington Roads. She was approached by a white male described as approximately 40 years old, bald, with a black and gray beard and a black shirt.

At time the male was operating a white work van with a ladder on top and a black grill and bumper.

No further information is available at this time. Police are asking that anyone having information on male or suspected vehicle please contact detectives at (215) 493-4055

 

10/26/15


Lower Makefield Twp. Burglary Investigation

On October 24, 2015, at approximately 7:50PM, Lower Makefield Township Police officers were summoned to a residence on Farmview Drive for the report of a burglary in progress.

On arrival, the homeowners reported that they had returned to the residence at approximately 7:40PM. Upon entering the home, they heard what sounded like voices inside. The homeowners entered the house and observed two black male subjects at the top of the stairs. The males ran down the stairs toward the front door. One of the males had a screwdriver in his hand. The homeowners were not injured.

Both subjects ran from the residence through the front door and fled to the rear of the home through an open field. The victims described the subjects as black males, wearing dark hoodies, between 40 and 50 years of age and being heavyset.

Entry to the residence was made through the rear kitchen window. It appears that they tried to pry the window initially and the resulting force broke the window, allowing them to reach inside and unlock the latch mechanism. The bedroom areas were ransacked and numerous articles of jewelry, including a wedding ring and a watch, were taken.

Responding officers initiated a K-9 track which led through the field toward the area of Dolington Road. Officers found dropped/discarded items including a bucket of change and a flashlight in the area of the home.

Detectives responded to the scene and recovered numerous articles for processing, including several items dropped by the two males. Investigation is continuing.

Lower Makefield residents are advised to leave lights on in the home, have a car remain in the driveway whenever possible and make sure alarm systems are activated on all doors and windows when away or out of the home for a long period of time. And as always, report any suspicious activity.

 

Authority:
Kenneth D. Coluzzi
Chief of Police    

 

10/19/15: Update:

The suspect in this robbery was apprehended

and charged with Felony 3rd degree Robbery and related charges.

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10/15/15

Help Us Find This Suspect

 

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9/30/15

IDENTIFICATION THEFT INVESTIGATION ARREST

Detective Richard Meehl and other members of the  Lower Makefield Detective Division  arrested JEREL DOLLSON of  Liberty Street Trenton, NJ 08629 for stealing a Lower Makefield resident’s identity and cashing $25,000 USC of personal checks in the victim’s name. 

This investigation began in early September when the victim reported their identity was stolen after the victim lost a personal check while conducting a normal bank transaction.  The victim then discovered that five (5) personal checks totaling $25,000 were mobile deposited using a cell phone into an account under an alias name at another major financial institution.

Detectives were then able to trace the victim’s funds back  to ATM withdraws, surveillance photos, wire transfers and a canvass of the 1400 block of Liberty Street in Trenton which lead to the identification of DOLLSON.  Investigation revealed that DOLLSON had been arrested at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, NJ which is the same location where one of the ATM withdraws of the victim’s funds occurred.

Detectives then travelled to Atlantic County Jail where DOLLSON was incarcerated for two (2) failure to appear DUI warrants from Bucks County and Philadelphia and a Bucks County Probation warrant along with several outstanding warrants from New Jersey. 

DOLLSON was also found to be in possession of thirteen other bank cards in various alias names including the bank used to withdraw the funds wired from the victim’s account

A detainer warrant was filed for DOLLSON who is still currently in custody in Atlantic County Jail.  DOLLSON awaits extradition back to Pennsylvania to face charges including Dealing in Proceeds from unlawful activities (F1), Forgery (F2), Access Device Fraud (F3), Identity Theft and related offenses.

8/25/15

TWO LIVES SAVED AFTER LMT OFFICERS ADMINISTER NARCAN

On August 25, 2015 at approximately 2:15PM, officers received a 911 call reporting an opiate related overdose on Westover Rd. Officers arrived to find a 42 year old male on the floor, unresponsive and not breathing. Officer Brian Holder administered Narcan and provided rescue breaths until the Rescue Squad arrived while other officers monitored the patient’s pulse and performed sternal rubs on his chest. The Rescue Squad arrived and administered an intraosseous dose of Narcan and the patient regained consciousness but he refused further medical attention. Paraphernalia at the scene suggested a possible heroin overdose.

Again on August 28, 2015, at approximately 5:00AM, officers responded to another report of an opiate related overdose on Vickers Way. Officers arrived to find a 19 year old female on the floor, unresponsive and barely breathing. Sergeant Jason Braim administered Narcan and within a few minutes, her breathing had slightly improved. The Rescue Squad arrived and administered an intravenous dose of Narcan and the patient regained consciousness. She was transported to Aria Bucks Hospital for further treatment. Paraphernalia at that scene also suggested a possible heroin overdose.

These were the third and fourth Narcan saves by the LMT Police Department since its implementation in February 2015.

2015

LOWER MAKEFIELD POLICE MEDICINE RETURN DROP BOX

Lower Makefield Residents can now dispose of unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications

Drop Off Location: 1100 Edgewood Rd, Police Headquarters

Hours:  8:00am to 4:30pm  - 7 days a week.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth ages 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report using non-medical use of prescription drugs.

Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.

Chief Ken Coluzzi would like all residents to routinely police their homes for unneeded medications. Work together to keep our neighbors and kids safe!

All approved medications can be deposited NO QUESTIONS ASKED

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ACCEPTED – In prescription containersPrescription, Prescription Patches, Prescription Ointments, Over-the-counter medications, Vitamin, Samples, Pet Medications

NOT ACCEPTED - Inhaler, Thermometers, Hydrogen Peroxide, Aerosol Cans, Lotions, Medication from Businesses or Clinics

ABSOLUTLEY NOT ACCEPTED
LIQUIDS
SYRINGES

8/17/15

TRENTON HEROIN DEALER ARRESTED
HAD SALES IN LOWER MAKEFIELD AND NEWTOWN

In July of 2105, the Lower Makefield Twp Police Narcotics Unit received information that a black male with the street name of “J.J.” was selling heroin in the Lower Makefield (Floral Vale) and Newtown Township (Sycamore St.) area.  “JJ” was later identified as DESHAWN ABNER, black male, 26 yrs, of the 400 block of Hermitage Ave Trenton, NJ

An investigation was started and the undercover officers were able to purchase 45 bags of heroin for $260, in the Floral Vale section off of Township Line Rd., Lower Makefield.  On August 15th, a second purchase of 50 bags of heroin was made in the same area of Lower Makefield. 

After the second purchase was made, officers arrested ABNER, and took into custody, the other occupants of his vehicle. 

After positive identification, the other occupants of the vehicle were released.

ABNER is currently in Bucks County Prison.
Abner was charged with the following offenses

  • Delivery of a controlled substance (Felony, 1 count)
  • Possession of a controlled substance (Felony, 1 count)
  • Possession of small amount of marijuana (Misd, 1 count)
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8/6/15

TRENTON HEROIN DEALER ARRESTED
HAD SALES IN LOWER MAKEFIELD-NEWTOWN-MORRISVILLE

In July of 2105, the Lower Makefield Twp Police Narcotics Unit received information that a black male with the street name of “K” was selling heroin in the Lower Makefield (Hampton Inn) and Newtown (Sycamore St.) area.  “K” was later identified as KEVIN LEWIS, black male, 35 yrs, of the unit block of Riverside Avenue Trenton, NJ

An investigation was started and the undercover officers were able to purchase 54 bags of heroin at the Hampton Inn on Stony Hill Rd., Lower Makefield.  On August 4th, a second purchase of 49 bags of heroin was made with the suspect at Smokin’ Joes on E Trenton Rd in Morrisville, using $240 of pre-recorded buy-money.

After the second purchase was made, officers attempted to arrest Lewis, he was able to evade the officers by accelerating toward officers who were attempting to arrest him.  The suspect left the parking lot by running up and over the sidewalk and out onto E Trenton Ave.  Morrisville PD officers pursued the subject, but broke it off as the suspect eventually fled across the bridge into Trenton NJ.  Trenton PD was notified.  On August 5th, Trenton PD stopped the suspect’s vehicle, but he again fled the officers, this time on foot.

Later the same day, the Narcotics Unit was able to obtain an address where the suspect was located, and notified the US Marshall’s office in Trenton.  They went to the address and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Lewis is currently incarcerated in Mercer County Prison awaiting extradition.
Lewis was charged with the following offenses:

  • Delivery of a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Possession of paraphernalia (2 counts)
  • Dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities (2 counts)
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Simple Assault
  • Fleeing and eluding
  • Driving while suspended
  • Reckless Driving
  • Careless Driving

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7/29/15

LOWER MAKEFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

The office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General is investigating Joseph Lind of Oakdale Blvd. in Lower Makefield Township for suspected child pornography. On August 6, 2015, members of the AG’s Child Predator Unit and Lower Makefield Police served search and seizure warrants at his residence.

Lind possessed and was disseminating child pornography from his computer. He was in possession of 50 videos depicting children under the age of 13 engaged in indecent contact and sexual activity. Lind also distributed through peer to peer software at least 3 videos depicting children under the age of 18 in a state of nudity and/or engage in sexual activity.

He was arrested and charged with fifty (50) counts of Sexual Abuse of Children-Child Pornography, three (3) counts of Sexual Abuse of Children-Dissemination of Videos and Film and one (1) count of Unlawful Contact with a Minor-Use of Communication Device.

He was video arraigned by Judge Vislosky and bail was set at 10% of $200,000.00. Lind was sent to Bucks County Prison.

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7/22/15

TRENTON MAN ARRESTED FOR HEROIN SALES

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit arrested 22 year old VICTOR MILLER of unit block of  Wood Street Trenton, NJ 08618 for delivering one (1) brick of Heroin (50 bags) to undercover officers in the parking lot of the Ace Motel located at 216 Lincoln Hwy, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 in exchange for $260 USC pre-recorded buy money.

This investigation began when Lower Makefield Twp patrol officers responded to a fatal Heroin overdose that occurred in LMT in June 2015. This overdose involved a 21 year old Lower Makefield resident.  Detectives who responded to process that scene, were able to develop Miller as the suspect dealer who supplied the heroin resulted in this overdose death.  Through their investigation it was learned that MILLER also supplied Heroin, which resulted in two (2) other non-lethal heroin overdoses in Falls Township early in 2015. MILLER remains a suspect in the Lower Makefield death investigation.

Interviews were conducted with several witnesses and informants who were also able to identify MILLER as a Heroin trafficker operating in Bucks County. 

MILLER was sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $250K by MDJ Vislosky and is currently in-custody charged with, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Heroin (F), Dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities (F1), Criminal use of communication facility (F3) and Possession of a controlled substance (M).   

Investigation into Miller is continuing.

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3/25/15

OPERATION NEWPORT DOPE
Joint Narcotics Investigation

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit arrested TIMOTHY LEACH, JR. of  Newport Road, Bristol, PA 19007 for delivering three (3) bags of Heroin to undercover officers at his residence in exchange for pre-recorded buy money on two (2) separate occasions on March 11, 2015 and March 21, 2015.  The Lower Makefield Township has been familiar Leach since June of 2012 when information was received that Leach was trafficking Cocaine in the Lower Bucks area.
This investigation began as a collaborative effort between the Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit and the Penndel Police Department.  Undercover Officers from both departments also arranged a controlled buy of two (2) bundles of Heroin (20 bags) from Leach on August 19, 2014 in the area of Leach’s residence.

            On March 24, 2015 officers from Bristol Township, Penndel Borough and Lower Makefield served a narcotics search warrant along with an arrest warrant for Timothy Leach at his residence.  Leach was arrested without incident and found to be in possession of Heroin, a digital scale and the cell phone that was used to arrange the Heroin sales on March 11 and March 21.  Leach was remanded to Bucks County Prison on an outstanding Bucks County Probation Violation Detainer Warrant.

The Lower Makefield Narcotics Unit has filed a detainer warrant for Leach charging him with, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Heroin (F), Dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities (F1), Criminal use of communication facility (F3) and Possession of a controlled substance (M). 

The Penndel Police Department Unit has filed a detainer warrant for Leach charging him with, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Heroin (F) and Criminal use of communication facility (F3).

Leach is currently in custody in Bucks County Prison and faces two (2) separate felony heroin drug delivery cases, a probation violation case from Bucks County Probation and Parole and an open Bucks County Domestics Relations warrant for child support.  Leach also remains a suspect in 2012 Lower Makefield Narcotics Unit Cocaine trafficking investigation.

 

3/16/15

LOWER MAKEFIELD OFFICER ADMINISTERS NARCAN, SAVES LIFE

On March 15, 2015, at approximately 1:10PM, Lower Makefield Township Police received a 911 call reporting a heroin related overdose on the 1500 block of Applewood Circle. Officers arrived at the residence within 3 to 4 minutes and found the patient (male, early 20’s) unresponsive in a hallway who did not appear to be breathing.  Paraphernalia in and about the area indicated a possible heroin overdose.The officer administered 1 mg of Naloxone to each nostril and continued to monitor the patient’s condition until the arrival of both Yardley-Makefield and Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squads.

Responding rescue squads reportedly provided breathing support to the patient and breathing and appearance began to return to normal. The patient was awake, alert and able to answer questions. The patient was then transported to Aria Bucks for further treatment, and released later that afternoon.

Lower Makefield Detectives are continuing the investigation as to the source and possession of the substance.

This is the first NARCAN rescue by police in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that we are aware of.

 

1/15/15

Officers Arrest Man Who Brandishes a Gun During a Road Rage Incident

On January 15, 2015 at 4:39PM, officers received information about a road rage incident at Big Oak Rd. & Oxford Valley Rd. in which a male operating a Volvo chased another motorist, pulled a gun and threatened to kill the operator. Lower Makefield Police searched the area and located a vehicle fitting the description.

The operator (suspect) and vehicle was positively identified and officers recovered a Glock automatic handgun. 30 year old Nickolaus von Dohlen from Lower Makefield Township was arrested for Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon, Simple Assault, Reckless Endangerment of Another Person, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct. He was arraigned by Judge Klein and sent to Buck County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail/10%.

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New Years' Eve Burglaries

Lower Makefield detectives are investigating 5 burglaries that occurred in the evening of New Year's Eve.

3 burglaries occurred in the Meadowbrook/Stony Hill Homes developments and 2 occurred in the
Woodlands development. These developments are approx. a mile apart (road miles) from one another.

3 burglaries occurred on Cinnabar Lane
1 burglary occurred on Mountain Oaks Drive
1 burglary occurred on Country Hills Road.

Patrol and detectives responded and processed each of the homes. Detectives searched for fingerprints, DNA
evidence, photographed the scene and canvassed the neighborhood for potential witnesses.

All of the burglaries occurred while the occupants were away for the evening. Entry was gained through the rear door of each home. Jewelry seems to the primary items taken in all of the burglaries.

While investigating one of the burglaries neighbors informed detectives of another home that was vacant. Detectives checked the home and discovered that it had also been burglarized.

Some unique and identifiable items were taken, and are pictured here.
o  Two (identical) necklace/pendants with the Phillies symbol surrounded by stones in a heart. Women’s names engraved on the rear of each pendant.
o  Gold and pearl necklace
o  Gold Coin Communion bracelet (actual and internet picture)

We are asking the publics assistance. Anyone remembering a vehicle or persons in this area on News Years'
Eve should contact LMTPD 215-493-4055 immediately.

The Lower Makefield Police are asking jewelers to be especially alert for persons presenting these unique items. Any information can be directed to the LMPD Detectives at 215-493-4055.

Authority:
Kenneth D. Coluzzi
Chief of Police

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Two necklaces with pendants were taken with numerous other pieces of jewelry. The necklaces have the Phillies symbol surrounded by diamonds in a heart with engravings of female names on the back. Any information can be directed to Det. John Campbell at johncampbell@lmt.org or desk phone 215-778-1650.

 

 

2014

12/4/14

BURGLARY ARREST

On August 27th, 2014, a local landscapers shop on Stony Hill Rd in Lower Makefield Township, was forcibly entered sometime overnight by unknown person(s).  Taken from the property were multiple pieces of landscape equipment including leaf blowers, saws and trimmers, with an approx. value of over $2200.

During the investigation by the Lower Makefield Detective Unit, several of the items were located in pawn shops in both Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  These items were recovered prior to them being resold.

The detectives interviewed the subjects that had sold the items to the pawn shops, where they admitted that that they had burglarized the shop, took the items and pawned them for $1500.00

Both subjects were charged with Burglary, Conspiracy, Theft and Receiving Stolen Property (RSP). 

Subjects were:  Shaun REHILL, w/m, 30 yoa, of the unit block of Kennedy Dr in Fairless Hills PA, and James HARTH, w/m, 30 yoa, of the 300 block of Main Street Tullytown PA.

Subjects were arraigned and REHILL was released on bail pending trial.  HARTH remains in custody with his hearing pending.

 

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8/15/14

MOBILE METH LAB ARREST


                     
On August 15, 2014 at 12:09AM, a Lower Makefield officer conducted a traffic stop for expired registration on a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta at 61 Oxford Valley Road in Yardley PA (Shell Gas Station)

While speaking with the driver, some drugs and drug paraphernalia were observed in plain view on the floor of the vehicle. Based on these observations, the operator was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. 

An investigation of the vehicle led to the discovery in the trunk, of chemicals consistent with those used to manufacture meth (methamphetamine).  In speaking with the defendant, he admitted that he was trying to manufacture meth in his vehicle (mobile meth lab).

Due to the volatility of such chemicals, the officers evacuated the gas station, and diverted traffic.  A special unit from Philadelphia Police Department arrived to advise the officers in the safe handling of the chemicals.

The defendant was identified as MICHAEL SEMBER 28/w/m of the 100 block Pinewood Drive in Levittown PA

The defendant was arraigned in front of Judge Falcone on charges of Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, and manufacturing and Delivery of Controlled Substances.  Bail was set at $70,000, 10%.  SEMBER was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown.

 

8/15/14

CARE-DEPENDANT ELDER ABUSE ARREST

On Sunday, August 10, 2014, the Lower Makefield Police responded to the Arden Courts Residential Assisted Living facility located at 400 block of Stony Hill Road, for a report of elder abuse by a caregiver.

Relatives of the home’s resident, a 90 year-old female, suspected potential abuse to their relative by care giver(s) at the facility.  The relatives set up a ‘nanny-cam’ in the victim’s room.  On two separate occasions, they had noticed suspicious bruising that no one at the facility could account for.

The tape from the nanny-cam was reviewed and it displayed two (2) segments that constituted abuse.  One segment had the victim physically mishandled by the defendant to the point that the victim cries out in pain, and pleading for help.

Another segment showed the defendant handling the victim with such force that the victim struck a walker and knocking it over.  The victim is forcibly handled upright to the walker, and again, the victim was crying and asking for help.

The female defendant was identified as a Baindu Kromah, 36 years, of the 9600 block of Ashton Rd in Philadelphia.   The defendant was charged with misdemeanors Neglect of Care-Dependant person and Simple Assault.  Defendant was arraigned before District Judge Burns, and set bail at $25,000 unsecured.

 

7/8/14

Permits Revoked

Permits for Renewal by Andersen have been revoked as of 7/8/14.

Also, Power Home Remodeling Group (formerly known as Power Windows and Siding) are back in LMT soliciting without permits.

Both of these companies are now banned from soliciting in LMT indefinitely.

If anyone from either of these companies knocks on your door, please call non-emergency dispatch at 215-493-4011 IMMEDIATELY with a description and last known direction so police can locate them and cite them.

 

5/2/14

CHIEF COLUZZI’S ENDORSEMENT LETTER FOR NARCAN USE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

REF: House Bill 2090  The General Assembly of Pennsylvania

 

I am writing in support of House Bill 2090. Life saving legislation that provides law enforcement, firefighters and EMT’s the ability to administer Naloxone. Naloxone, commonly known as NARCAN, is a relatively safe non addictive medication that almost instantaneously reverses a Heroin and Opioid related overdose.

Specifically, law enforcement officers in almost every case are the first to arrive on the scene of a drug overdose.  Police stand by helplessly as they await the arrival of medical personnel in hopes that NARCAN will be administered. Without passage of House Bill 2090, the window of opportunity to save a life will be lost.

As a veteran law enforcement official with over 36 years of experience, serving both the Philadelphia Police Department and the Lower Makefield Township Police Department, I have seen firsthand the devastation caused by drugs and I have personally witnessed the overwhelming grief of good families who have lost their loved ones to drug addiction. All across Pennsylvania, overdoses are skyrocketing and our children are dying. NARCAN provides a second chance at life and possibly a path to recovery.  

Over the years I have always been a strong advocate for drug education & prevention. I have been in the forefront of aggressive enforcement to stop the influx of illegal drugs in our communities.  But when all else has failed, police officers must have the tools needed to preserve life.

It is my hope that Pennsylvania will join 17 other progressive states and pass of  House Bill 2090.

Sincerely,

Kenneth D. Coluzzi

 

3/14/14

 Lower Makefield Undercover Heroin Operation

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit arrested ROBERT GARCIA, for attempting to steal $100 pre-recorded buy money during an undercover drug operation.  The Narcotics Unit attempted to make a controlled purchase of two (2) bundles of Heroin from Garcia with $100 pre-recorded buy money at an auto garage in the 900 block of Old Lincoln Highway.  Garcia attempted to flee the transaction after acquiring the buy money without delivering any narcotics.

Garcia was apprehended by undercover officers after he attempted to flee on a bicycle.  Garcia was found to be in possession of the $100 pre-recorded buy money and a records check revealed that Garcia was wanted out of Middle Township for a Felony burglary charge.

            Garcia is currently in custody in Bucks County Prison and a detainer warrant was lodged against Garcia for, Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F), Criminal use of Communication Facility (F3), Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (F1), Theft by Unlawful Taking (M2), Receiving Stolen Property (M2) and Obstruction of the Administration of Law (M2).

 

 

2013

 

11/4/13

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit has arrested DONALD CRONCE of 45 Morgan Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08619 for delivering four (4) bundles (41 bags) of Heroin to undercover officers on October 26, 2013 in exchange for $225 pre-recorded buy money and one (1) brick of Heroin (50 bags) on October 30, 2013 in exchange for $275 pre-recorded buy money.  Both transactions occurred at the Jiffy Car Wash located at 10 Market Street Morrisville, PA 19067.

The Narcotics Unit  then conducted a buy/bust operation and arrested Cronce without incident on November 4, 2013 at  1258 hours after Cronce made a third delivery of another brick of Heroin in exchange for $275 pre-recorded buy money to undercover officers at the Jiffy Car Wash.  Cronce was also in possession of an additional bundle of Heroin at the time of his arrest.

This investigation began when information was received by the Lower Makefield Narcotics Unit that a white male working as an attendant at the Jiffy Car Wash in Morrisville known only as “DC,” was trafficking Heroin in our area from the Car Wash and throughout Morrisville Borough.  Through investigation “DC”, was positively identified as Donald Cronce.  A total of one-hundred fifty one (151) bags of Heroin were seized during this investigation from Cronce.  Cronce faces a two (2) year mandatory sentence for the weight of Heroin delivered during the controlled buys and enhanced penalties due to a lengthy criminal history.

Cronce was video-arraigned at LMTPD HQ at 1600 hours on November 4, 2013 and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $150,000 (10%).

 

10/31/2013

ROBBERY INVESTIGATION ARREST

October 31, 2013

On Wednesday 10-30-2013 at approximately 8:15PM a masked white male wearing a white color bandana over his face, blue latex gloves and a dark colored hoodie entered and robbed the Country Farms Market in the unit block of Makefield Road in Falls Township. The male suspect displayed a handgun and took approximately $600 in cash, he then ordered the market employee to lie on the floor.  The male suspect later identified as 36 year old Rowland Woodward was apprehended a short time later by the Falls Township Police Department and in his possession were a handgun, cash and a bandana.

The Lower Makefield Township Police Department assisted and worked in conjunction with the Falls police on this joint investigation. Woodward is suspected to have committed three prior robberies that took place at retail establishments in Falls and Lower Makefield Townships last week.

Woodward has been charged with Robbery, Aggravated and Simple Assault, Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and theft. Further charges are pending for the other robberies. He was arraigned Thursday morning and remanded to the Bucks County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $250,000 bail.

FOLLOW UP (7/8/14)

Sentenced to 5-15 Years

10/22/13

 Armed Robbery Investigation

On Sunday, October 20, 2013 at approx. 8:45 at night, Lower Makefield Township Police were summoned to the CVS Pharmacy, located on Oxford Valley Rd and Big Oak Rd, for the report of an armed robbery.

Store employees reported that the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and directed the employees to remove cash from the cash registers (Approx. $500.00). At least one of the employees was ordered to the floor by the suspect.  No one was injured.

The actor was described as a white male, 5’10” to 6’0” in height with a medium build. The suspect was attired in a grey hooded sweatshirt with hood up, baseball cap and a black bandana covering his face.

Review of store surveillance video indicates that the actor arrived at the store in a white Honda Accord style vehicle (approximately 2000 model year).

Falls Township had a robbery with a similar suspect on 10/19/2013 in their jurisdiction. The vehicle was also described as a white Honda Accord with partial PA registration of HJH.

Anyone with information is requested to call Lower Makefield Township Detectives, 215-493-4055

 

Armed Robbery Investigation

On October 22, 2013, at approximately 4:30 pm, Lower Makefield Township Police responded to a call of an Armed Robbery that had just occurred, at the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 696 Stony Hill Road.

Store employees reported that the suspect entered the store and went to the pharmacy area. The suspect entered the pharmacy area, instructing one employee to go to lie on the ground. The suspect demanded that an employee give him certain controlled drugs.  The employee told the suspect that she could not access the safe which contained those drugs.

When the employee was unable to open the safe, the suspect went to the pharmacy cash register and ordered another employee to open the register. The suspect obtained $344.00, placing same into a plastic bag.

The suspect fled the store and witnesses indicated that he left the scene on a bicycle.

Witnesses described the suspects as a W/M, 5’10” to 6’0” in height. He was reportedly wearing either a blue windbreaker or “hoodie” (one witness indicating hood was up), sunglasses and a dark bandana covering his face. A pistol was described as being in the suspect’s hand.

The suspect description is consistent with that of the suspect in the Lower Makefield Township CVS robbery on October 20 and the Falls Township Rite Aid robbery on October 19. In those incidents however, the suspect fled in a white colored vehicle reportedly with a partial PA registration of “HJH”.

Anyone with information is requested to call Lower Makefield Township Detectives, 215-493-4055.

9/27/13

MAN ARRESTED FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE/TRESPASSING ON SCHOOL FIELD

At approx 9:46 am, Lower Makefield Township Police responded to the area Roelofs and Derbyshire Roads, for a report of a suspicious person.

Investigation revealed that a male wearing a white shirt and black pants, had entered the athletic field area of the school grounds of the William Penn Middle School, and exposed himself.  At the time, a group of school students and school staff were using the field.

Lower Makefield officers stopped a subject walking in the area on foot matching the description.  The subject was positively identified by the adult witnesses.

Arrested for Indecent Exposure, Open Lewdness, Trespassing and Disorderly Conduct was a ARUN PATEL, 54 yrs old of the 1000 block of Garey Dr in Lower Makefield Township.

The subject was arraigned in front of District Justice Michael Burns and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

 

9/11/13

2-state chase ends in Bucks County with arrest of 3 NJ men

8/29/13
OPERATION “RE-FEL”

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit has arrested CRAIG CURRY of 250 Plaza Blvd. Apt. # D-2, Morrisville, PA 19067 for delivering ninety (90) Xanax pills to undercover officers on July 26, 2013 and fifteen (15) Oxycodone pills on July 31, 2013.  Both transactions occurred at Curry’s residence.  Oxycodone is a schedule II narcotic controlled substance with highly addictive properties similar to heroin.

The Narcotics Unit  then conducted a buy/bust operation and arrested Curry without incident on August 29, 2013 at 833 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA 19067 at 1140 hours after Curry made a third delivery of Twenty (20) Oxycodone Pills to undercover officers.  Curry was arrested without incident along with Steven Langley of 250 Plaza Blvd Apt D-1 Morrisville, PA 19067. 

Langley was in possession of additional Oxycodone pills that bore the same stamp as the Oxycodone pills that were delivered to undercover officers during the buy/bust operation.  Langley admitted that he supplied the pills for the transaction and that he was looking to make a profit on the transaction.  Langley also drove Curry to the transaction on DUI-related suspended license.

This investigation began when information was received by the Lower Makefield Narcotics Unit that a black male from Morrisville known only as “Craig,” was trafficking Oxycodone and Xanax pills from an apartment located off of Plaza Boulevard in Morrisville.  Through investigation Craig, was positively identified as Craig Curry 250 Plaza Boulevard Apt. # D-2 Morrisville, PA 19067 (Alexandria Apartments). 

The Narcotics Unit was familiar with Curry from having arrested Curry for a Felony drug sale of Oxycodone and Xanax at Macclesfield Park.  The case ended with Curry pleading guilty to possession with intent to deliver, related charges and serving three (3) to twenty (23) months in Bucks County Prison.

A total of one-hundred twenty five (125) pills were seized during this investigation.  Both Curry and Langley are convicted Felons.  Craig Curry was remanded to BCP in lieu of 100K (10 %) and Steven Langley 50K (10 %). 

 

7/17/13
OPERATION “GUNS”
The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit arrested ROBERT LOWES, III AKA, “BOB” of 406 Prospect Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067 for delivering a .44 Naval Arms revolver with an obliterated serial number to undercover officers at his residence on July, 24 2013 in exchange for $550 USC pre-recorded buy money.

Information was received regarding a male named “Bob” residing in Morrisville Borough who was trafficking handguns with filed off serial numbers from his residence.  Through investigation, “Bob” was identified as Robert Lowes, III in early June 2013.  An arrest warrant and a sealed search warrant was served on Lowes’s residence located at 406 Prospect Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067 on August 16, 2013 by Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit.  Lowes was arrested without incident.

The following weapons were recovered during the search: a Double Barrel 12 Gauge Shotgun, a .45 1911 Springfield Armory Handgun,  an Iver M1 .30 caliber rifle, a Mossberg 12 Gauge Shotgun and a.22 Bolt Action Rifle along with several boxes of .45 caliber handgun ammunition, .40 caliber handgun ammunition, 12 gauge shotgun ammunition and 44 caliber handgun ammunition.  Crack cocaine, Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also recovered during the search warrant.

Lowes was arraigned by Judge Wagner for Title # 18 PA C.S. 6111(c) Sale or Transfer of Firearms (F3), Title # 18 PA C.S. 6117(a) Altering or obliterating marks of identification (F2) and Title # 18 PA C.S. 7512 (a) Criminal use of communication facility.  He was remanded to BCP in lieu of 100K bail and is currently in custody in Bucks County Prison. 

 

7/21/2013  

Robbery Investigation/Arrest

On July 21, 2013, at approximately 1950hrs, the Lower Makefield Township Police Department received a report of an armed robbery which had occurred at the Exxon Service Station located at 812 Big Oak Road.

Information received indicated that the suspect had produced a knife and took approximately $150.00 from the gas station attendant. The victim (station attendant) advised that the suspect was a white male attired in a gray hooded sweatshirt with a bandana covering his face.  The victim believed that the suspect had cut himself, with the knife, and was bleeding. The victim advised that the suspect fled through the wooded area at the rear of the gas station, toward the adjacent Pennsbury School properties.

Responding officers formed a perimeter around the school properties and initiated a canine track utilizing a Lower Makefield Township canine. The track by canine led to the discovery of a discarded gray hooded sweatshirt.

Officers requested that local hospitals be aware of any subject appearing at a hospital with lacerations. Subsequently, Aria Bucks hospital notified police that a subject had come to their Emergency Room with lacerations to his hand and blood upon his person.

Lower Makefield Township Police responded to Aria Bucks and found the subject in the emergency room. He was found lying on an emergency room bed with lacerations on both hands, blood upon his person and his shoes and socks dripping water unto the floor.

The victim positively identified the suspect. The suspect provided a statement to police implicating himself in the robbery. He told police that he knew that gas station attendant would give up the money and that he needed money to pay bills and for his drug habit.

The investigation revealed that the suspect had driven to a friend’s home, in Lower Makefield Township, and requested that his friend take him to the hospital for the treatment of his wounds. He reportedly told his friend that he was injured while playing with a knife.

His vehicle was found near his friend’s home, on Spring Hill Court, in the Yardley Corner’s development. Blood was observed on the door handle of the vehicle and on the steering wheel. Knife(s) were also observed in the vehicle.

The vehicle was towed to LMTPD and secured pending the issuance of a Search Warrant.DNA evidence was gathered during the investigation.The suspect was charged with Robbery, Theft and related offenses. He was arraigned and remanded to Bucks County Prison in lieu $50,000/10% bail.

His name is being withheld by police at this time.

 

7/22/2013 

Sexual Offences – Open Lewdness

On July 18th, 2013, police received information that a black Grand Cherokee SUV type vehicle has been reported in the rear of the pool area, parked along the access road in between the softball fields and the pool, directly across from the slide area.  She also stated that this same vehicle was observed in the same area last pool season.

The vehicle tends to stay at that location for approx. an hour then drives off.  The vehicle has heavy dark tinted windows with a PA tag from the vehicle of HZP-7779.  The pool employees were made aware and instructed to call if the vehicle returns.

PennDot records revealed the vehicle belonged to a Marlene Piasecki, of the 100 block of Overlook Dr in Upper Makefield Twp.  A records check also revealed that at the same address a Megan’s Law offender resided.  This was James Piasecki, and the Megan’s Law information advised that he also drove the above described vehicle with the same registration.

A check of the pools camera systems did show the vehicle was parked on the access road.  Police Administration requested the Public Works Department post the area with an ‘Authorized Vehicles Only’ sign.

At approx. 12:40 pm on Sunday July 20th, a pool employee called the police to report that the vehicle was back in the same location.  Police responded.  Upon arrival, James Piasecki was found inside the running vehicle.  The vehicle was in a position to clearly see the pool area from the windshield of the vehicle.

Piasecki was removed from his vehicle by police at that time. Piasecki was taken into custody. Piasecki admitted to going to this area 5-6 times last week, and was aroused by observing women in bathing suits, and then would gratify himself.

Piasecki was arrested for Defiant Trespass and Open Lewdness.

 

Town Watch Personnel should notify police immediately if this male or vehicle is spotted in residential neighborhoods.

5/24/13

OPERATION MEGA (LMTPD) HEROIN ARREST
The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit has arrested SHELTON SNEAD AKA, “MEGA” of 1106 Sweetbriar Road, Morrisville, PA for four (4) controlled buys of heroin from Snead between July 25 and August 15 in Morrisville Borough and Falls Township.  Investigation revealed that Snead was on probation for felony heroin sales at the time of his arrest and that Snead is listed as a member of the BLOODS STREET GANG, “GANGSTA KILLA BLOOD SET,” as identified by the Trenton Police Department in June of 2009. 
Two (2) of the four (4) controlled buys from Snead were for mandatory minimum amounts of heroin during which sixty-seven (67) and sixty-four (64) bags were purchased from Snead.  Each of these buys carries a three (3) year sentence due to Snead’s prior felony delivery convictions.  Police outfitted the confidential informant in this case with an audio wire. On the wire, Snead could be heard bragging about the quality of his product.  In all, 178 bags
(3 Bricks) of heroin were recovered from Snead during this investigation. The drugs were purchased with $1,480 pre-recorded buy money.
A sealed search warrant was applied for at the Court of Common Pleas and executed.  The sealed search warrant was served on Snead’s apartment located at 1106 Sweetbriar Road, Morrisville, PA (Wellington Woods Apartments) on August 21 by Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit and members of the Bucks County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force. 
A loaded .22 caliber pistol was recovered next to a piece of mail addressed to Snead from Mercer County Probation along with $1200 U.S.C., of which $ 300 was matched to the serial numbers of the bills used for the fourth controlled purchase of heroin from Snead.  A digital scale along packaging bags and rubber bands were recovered in Snead’s apartment.  Snead is also facing enhanced penalties for being a convicted felon and being in possession of a firearm. This investigation began after a routine vehicle investigation on July 22, 2012 during which a confidential informant identified Snead by his street name, “Mega.”  The confidential informant advised that Snead was operating in the Oakdale Section of Lower Makefield Township and various locations in Morrisville and Falls Township
Snead was video arraigned by Magisterial District Justice Vislosky (7-1-10) at Bucks County Prison where he was being held on a Probation Violation.  Bail was set for Snead at $750,000 (10 %).  Snead will remain in custody due a detainer issued for him by Bucks County Probation and Parole.

SNEAD PLEAD GUILTY ON APRIL 30, 2013 TO POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HEROIN), POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON, CRIMINAL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILTY AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

SNEAD WAS SENTENCED TO A FOUR (4) TO EIGHT (8) YEAR PRISON

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5/2/13

Way To Go, Jasmine and K-9 unit!

K-9 Track of Bank Robbery Suspect

On May 2, 2013 at approximately 3:40PM, the PNC Bank located at 301 W. Trenton Ave. in Falls Township was robbed at gunpoint by a black male with a medium to dark complexion in his mid-20’s. He was approximately 5’11” tall wearing jeans, a black hoodie and a scarf or mask over his face.

A Lower Makefield Township K-9 officer was called to assist Falls Township Police with a search for a bank robbery suspect. Cpl. Brian Golder started the K-9 track with Jasmine at the last place the suspect was seen by the bank teller. Jasmine led officers to a dumpster in the Lincoln Arms Apartments in Morrisville where she located a black hoodie and mask identical to what the suspect was wearing. Evidence was turned over to Falls Township Police.

K-9 Find of Burglary Suspect

A Lower Makefield Township K-9 officer was called to assist Falls Township Police on May 2, 2013 with a search for a burglary suspect seen entering a second floor rear window of a residence. Police located the locked bedroom where the suspect was last seen and gained entry. Cpl. Brian Golder deployed K-9, Jasmine, in the attic where she located suspect, Dennis Dailey III, hiding under insulation. Dailey failed to comply with police commands and was forcibly taken into custody by K-9 Jasmine. Dailey suffered a bite to his leg, complied and was taken into police custody.

Dailey was arraigned before District Judge Jan Vislosky for burglary, criminal trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of 10% of $150,000.00 bail

 

April 19, 2013

Mail and More Robber Arrest

Male Arrested for Multiple Gun Point Robberies in Bucks County/Montgomery County and Hold –Up in Lower Makefield Twp.

On April 19, 2013, search and seizure warrants were obtained for a male suspected of an armed robbery of Mail N’ More in Lower Makefield Township and numerous other robberies throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

At approximately 5:00AM this morning, South Central Tactical (SWAT) Officers were called out to an apartment complex located at 2180 Veterans Highway. Officers forcibly entered this location, the residence of the suspect, and apprehended him without incident.

Lower Makefield Detectives were on the scene and immediately took the male into custody. He was questioned regarding the December 2012 gun point robbery of Mail N More located at 668 Stony Hill Rd. The suspect admitted to entering Mail N More armed with a hand gun and demanding money. He was identified as Jesse Smoot, white male, 5’8”, DOB 2/15/1986, 2180 Veterans Highway, Levittown, PA.

He is currently being processed and will be charged with multiple counts of armed robbery.

Investigation into this male is continuing

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TRENTON MAN ARRESTED DEALING DRUGS

3/4/13

Lower Makefield Township undercover narcotics officers arrested TERRY GRAVES of the unit block Hillcrest Avenue Road Trenton, NJ 08638 after a successful buy/bust operation on Ferry Road in the area of Stafford Place and the Canal Path.

Graves delivered three (3) Bricks of Heroin - (150 bags) stamped, “Iraq,” in red ink to Undercover Officers in exchange for pre-recorded buy money.

When undercover officers attempted to arrest Graves, he accelerated towards a Morrisville PD undercover officer striking the officers vehicle as he attempted to flee eastbound on Ferry Road. The officer from Morrisville PD was part of the undercover team.

Graves’s vehicle then became stuck in heavy brush as he was attempting to run down undercover officers that were holding him at gun point.  Graves was eventually removed from his vehicle and after a brief struggle he was placed in restraints.   

Graves was subsequently interviewed at LMTPD HQ and admitted to officers that he picked up three (3) Bricks of Heroin on the Westside of Trenton and was attempting to sell it. 

A Criminal History check of Graves revealed that he had five (5) prior felony drug delivery convictions in New Jersey, multiple convictions for assaults on police including, hindering apprehension and resisting arrest.  In all, Graves has seven (7) felony convictions in the state of New Jersey.

This investigation began with several undercover buys in the area of West Trenton Ave along the border of  Lower Makefield Township.  As a result of the these undercover buys several police informants were developed and they identified a black male named “T” that was selling bricks Heroin near the Canal Path and in the area of Ferry Road and Stafford Place. 

Terry Graves was video arraigned at LMTPD HQ by MDJ Burns and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $250,000 (10 %).

 

LMT Burglary Arrest

2/14/2013

On 11/27/12, Patrol responded to Overton Ave. for a reported burglary. Neighbors and a sanitation worker reported hearing glass break and a short time later observed a white male with a brown hat running from the residence with a medium size box in his hands. The male ran to a dark green Jeep SUV, with gold rims. The vehicle left the area towards Morrisville Borough. A PA registration was obtained by the sanitation worker which came back as stolen from the Yardley Train Station the previous day.  On Overton, officers on the scene confirmed that the rear door was forced open. The home owners were contacted and confirmed that a jewelry box was missing from the master bedroom. ($1,000 worth of jewelry).
 
On 11/29/12, Lower Makefield Officer Zimmerman observed a Jeep matching the description, in a driveway in Yardley Borough. The Jeep was registered to that residence. Patrol and Lower Makefield detectives began to conduct surveillance on the vehicle. Photos of that vehicle where shown to neighbors, who confirmed that it matched the description of the vehicle seen during the burglary.
 
On 12/3/12 the Jeep was followed to the Yardley Train Station, the sight of the earlier stolen tag, where it was observed circling through the north and south parking lots. The Jeep stopped in the west side of the
south lot then drove through several Lower Makefield neighborhoods.
 
On 01/29/13, LMT Officer Zimmerman observed the same Jeep driving through the parking lots of the South Corporate Center and 777 Township Line Rd. The Jeep stopped in the lot and the driver, was observed attempting to steal a tag off another vehicle. After a brief investigation, the driver/suspect was arrested by Officer Zimmerman for theft and possession of drugs and an instrument of crime.
 
On 02/13/13, after further investigation the suspect was also arrested for the Overton Ave. Burglary and related theft offenses. Arrested was a Blake Ammons, 31 yrs, a W/M, of the 100 block of North Main St.
Yardley Borough. Subject was arraigned and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

2/8/13

Police: High tech license plate reader

 

1/28/13

Public Safety Information (Home Solicitors)

In an effort to protect our residents from unwanted solicitations at their home, the police department strictly enforces Lower Makefield Township’s solicitation ordinance. All solicitors are fully screened and must have a permit issued by the Chief of Police prior to allowing them access to our residents. It has come to our attention that many companies and individuals are avoiding the background and screening process and soliciting without permission of township police.

One group in particular, Power Windows and Siding, also known as Power Home Remodeling Group, Pure Marketing, Premium Advertising, Impressive Advertising or any other name is not approved by the township. However, they have been reported in various areas of the township knocking on doors and soliciting our residents. Whenever possible, police have identified, cited and/or arrested these individuals, however, it appears they are persistent and continue to solicit without permission. Police are asking our residents cooperation in promptly reporting any suspicious solicitors but in particular, this group, by immediately calling the police non-emergency number at 215-493-4011. People should not patronize anyone offering anything for sale or services without thoroughly checking their reputation & verifying that they are legitimate.

 

1/25/2013

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero with Chief Ken Coluzzi and Officer Michael Pell of Lower Makefield Police Department, as well as McGruff the Crime Dog, following Santarsiero's donation to DARE on Jan. 17.

 

1/18/2013

BANK ROBBERY – POINT OF GUN

At approx. 0910 hrs, Friday January 18th, Lower Makefield Police responded to the Wells Fargo Bank at 706 Stony Hill Rd (Lower Makefield Shopping Center), for a report of a robbery.

Prior to police arrival, a white male, approx. 5’10”, about 200 lbs, wearing a gray hoodie, gloves, a black ski mask, and possible blue eyes entered the bank. The suspect was armed with a black automatic style handgun.

The suspect pointed the weapon at bank employees and ordered a bank employee to fill bags with cash from both the teller drawers. The male then ordered an employee, at gun point, to enter the vault for additional money.

The suspect then fled the bank in a white mid size auto, leaving through the shopping center on Stony Hill Rd towards Heacock Rd.

Area banks were notified for their safety and the suspect’s description and auto was broadcast to all police.

Detectives were called to the scene and are interviewing bank employees and processing the scene for evidence. Detectives are culling all possible video in the area.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area at that time, and observed the vehicle to call Lower Makefield Township Police at 215-493-4011.

 

1/11/13

Narcotics Arrest

The Lower Makefield Narcotics Unit arrested KYLE BROOKS of Keenan Court, Bensalem, PA.

The Narcotics investigators received information from the Patrol Division that they believed Brooks was trafficking Oxycodone throughout Lower Bucks County.

The investigators set up a series of controlled buys which occurred in Morrisville, Trevose and Lower Makefield Township. Brooks was taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned at Lower Makefield Township Police Department Headquarters and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $50,000 (10%) by District Justice Burns.

Police Investigate Fatal Auto Accident

The Lower Makefield Township Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred at approximately 8:40am on January 11, 2013 in the 700 block of Township Line Rd.

Initial investigation indicates that a Mitsubishi sedan traveling north on Township Line Rd. crossed over into the oncoming lanes of travel and struck a Ford SUV that was traveling south. Investigation also indicates that the Mitsubishi may have been traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was identified as 29 year old Aliaksandr Sayatsevich, a resident of the 1900 block Lynbrooke Dr, Lower Makefield Township. Sayatsevich suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The decedent’s family was notified.

The driver of the Ford SUV, a 63 year old woman from Lanoka Harbor NJ, suffered non-life threatening injuries. She was stabilized at the scene by paramedics and transported by ambulance to St. Mary hospital. 

Police are actively searching for the driver of a silver Jaguar that may have witnessed the accident.

Anyone having information is asked to call the Lower Makefield Township Police at (215) 493-4055.
           

 

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12/20/12

Man jailed for allegedly assaulting officer

 

12/11/12

Armed Robbery!

On Monday December 10, 2012 at Mail-N-More in the Lower Makefield Shopping Center, located in the 700 block of Stony Hill Rd, an armed robbery took place.

The robbery occurred at 6:28PM by a white male, approximately 5’8”. He was wearing a dark colored hoodie, a face mask, gloves, black pants and boots. He entered the business around closing time and displayed a semi-automatic, which he removed from the pocket of the hoodie. The suspect took approximately $450.00 cash from the registers. He was last seen fleeing on foot out the employee’s entrance to the store. Investigators are viewing security cameras.

If anyone has further information regarding this case please contact the Lower Makefield Township Police Dept at 215-493-4055 during normal business hours 8:00AM to 4:30PM or you can call the 24 hour Non-Emergency number at 215-493-4011 and tell the dispatcher you have information regarding this incident. Investigators are viewing security cameras.

As a reminder it is the holiday season and you should be more aware of your surroundings; especially when out shopping at local business establishments and area malls.

11/29/12

Meth ring tied to resident of LMT

 

11/15/12

NJ woman who made $100 off drug deals facing felony charges

 

10/14/12

Serial burglars charged in seven break-ins in Lower Makefield

 

9/13/12

Identity Thief Caught

 

9/12/12

A Lower Makefield man is facing felony drug charges for allegedly selling prescription painkillers.

Man charged with multiple counts of forgery, credit cards stolen or forged, theft by unlawful taking, identity theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy and access device crimes

 

8/31/12

Convicted drug dealer arrested on charges of dealing heroin

 

8/23/12

Man charged in road raid incident

 

8/10/12

Home Invader Caught

 

8/9/12

Alleged betting ring goes bust

 

Narcotics Arrest

6/7/12

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit arrested John Koleski of Morrisville for delivering Oxycodone 30mg pills to undercover officers in the parking lot of 251 South Olds Blvd. Fairless Hills, PA on 4-9-12 and on 4-25-12 at his residence.

The controlled buy on 4-9-12 occurred within 1000 ft. of the Pen Ryn School located at 235 South Olds Blvd. Fairless Hills, PA for which Koleski could face a mandatory one (1) year minimum sentence along with a probation violation.

Koleski was identified as the main source of Oxycodone pills during a buy/bust operation of a low level middle man that occurred in March 2012 at the Oxford Oaks Shopping Center. Koleski was linked to several individuals trafficking Oxycodone inside Lower Makefield Township.

Koleski was previously convicted of delivering a pound and a half of marijuana to undercover officers in April of 2011. An offense for which he was on probation for at the time of his arrest. Koleski’s 2008 Toyota Tundra was seized and petitioned for forfeiture to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Koleski was video arraigned at LMTPD HQ at 1135 hours on 6/7/12 and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $75,000 (10%) bail.

 

Police Charge Suspect with 3 Burglaries in Township

6/7/12

During the month of May, the Lower Makefield Township Police Department responded to several reports of burglaries and thefts from residences within the Township.

On May 22, a resident of Dyers Lane reported the theft of a large amount of change (from a five gallon water jug). The change was valued in excess of $1,000.00. A witness at the residence had observed a white male subject at the residence on the day of the incident.

On May 26, a resident of Meadow Lane reported finding a window of the residence broken. The victim reported change and several gift cards stolen from the residence. The victim suspected Kyle Marks, whom they advised had done remodeling work on the home in the past.

On May 27, a resident of Ward Drive reported hearing a subject entering/attempting to enter the home’s garage. The Police Department responded and found a broken garage window and evidence that the suspect(s) had injured themselves during the entry/attempt to enter the home.

Lower Makefield Township Detectives initiated an investigation of the above incidents and developed Kyle Marks as a suspect. Detectives recognized Marks as an individual involved in recent pawn shop sales in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Additionally, detectives determined that Marks had a relationship, either personal or working, with all of the victims.

Lower Makefield Township Detectives performed surveillance of Marks and subsequently Marks was stopped after being observed acting suspiciously in residential area(s).  During the stop, drug paraphernalia was observed in Marks’ vehicle and he was taken into custody.

Detectives interviewed Marks who admitted to committing the above burglaries and thefts.

Marks was charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft and Receiving Stolen Property. He was arraigned before District Justice Vislosky and remanded to Bucks County Prison.

Detective Campbell was the assigned investigator.

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LMT Police participate in DARE Graduation

5/21/12

Lower Makefield Township students benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed officer-led program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

It teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Thank you to LMT Police Department for its participation in this program!

 

Press Release from LMTPD - RETAIL THEFT AT CVS

5/12/12

On 5/12/12 at 1:32PM, police responded to the report of a retail theft at the CVS on Yardley-Langhorne Rd. Upon police arrival, they observed two black men exiting the store and walking toward a vehicle. The men were detained while officers investigated.

The investigation revealed that 42 year old Eric S. Conover and 48 year old Kevin A.Young, both from Trenton, NJ, were in possession of four (4) brand new electronic devices and seven (7) boxes of Trojan condoms valued at $390.39. Young was also responsible for three (3) other thefts that occurred at this CVS; twice on 5/10 & once on 5/11 totaling $983.31. Conover provided a false name to police. Both males were also in possession of crack pipes. A check of both men’s records revealed multiple retail theft convictions out of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Both men are multiple time convicted felons. Felonies include burglary, drug distribution, sexual assault, kidnapping, weapons possession and assault.

Kevin A. Young was charged with four (4) felony counts of retail theft, one (1) count of conspiracy and one (1) count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Eric S. Conover was charged with one (1) felony count of retail theft, one (1) count of conspiracy, unsworn falsification to authorities, false identification to law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men were preliminary arraigned and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $75,000/10% bail.

 

3 charged in Lower Makefield drug bust

2/26/2012

The Lower Makefield police Narcotics Unit charged three men with drugs offenses and seized drugs, thousands of dollars cash and a few weapons from a home on Ivy Lane.
Two men, 30-year-old Nicholas Sabato and 21-year-old Johnathan Marzocchi, were arrested on Friday and charged with felony drug offenses, police said. A third, Kyle Shaw, 23, was issued a summons for misdemeanor drug charges and faces a possible probation violation, authorities said.
The Narcotics Unit launched its investigation on the home in July 2011 after confidential informants reported suspicious activity.
A news release by the department said the investigation showed that Sabato was selling marijuana and Percocet pills out of his house. Undercover police conducted surveillance of the home and stopped several vehicles coming and going. As a result, police developed informants and the authorities arranged three undercover deals with Sabato and Marzocchi, his roommate, authorities said.
Police arrested Sabato at 7:14 a.m. Friday following a routine car stop outside his house. They arrested Marzocchi in his room on the second floor of the house, police said.
In executing search and seizure warrants at the home, police found and seized a loaded .38-caliber handgun equipped with a laser sight, 5 ounces of marijuana, 120 oxycodone pills, a bottle of suspected Suboxone pills, a digital scale, a stun gun, two pairs of nunchucks, “some type of medieval weapon with a spike,” a switch blade knife and $6,270 cash. Police also seized four flat screen TVs, a motorcycle and a safe from the basement.
Sabato and Marzocchi were arraigned by District Judge Jan Vislosky and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $750,000 bail, according to online court records.

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Two Arrested and Sentenced for Trafficking Pills

12/16/2011

After a lengthy investigation by Lower Makefield Township Narcotics officers, two Yardley area dealers were arrested earlier in the year, and recently sentenced.
Craig Biggers, 30 years old, of South Canal Street in Yardley Borough and Patrick McGrath, 22 years old, of Letchworth Ave. Yardley Borough, were charged with making sales to undercover officers for sales of Percocet and Oxycontin.
Biggers was identified as a trafficker of Percocet and Oxycontin in November of 2010 and was operating inside Lower Makefield Township and Yardley Borough. Biggers was believed to be working with and supplying Patrick McGrath, also known as (Fat Pat) to his customers on the street. Based on this information, Lower Makefield officers launched an extensive undercover narcotics investigation.
These dealers, as far back as 2008, sold Pecocet and Oxycontin by the thousands and Marijuana to area residents in Lower Makefield, Yardley and other jurisdictions.
Biggers recently plead guilty to the charges of possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, and criminal conspiracy (all felonies) and was sentenced to eleven and a half (11 ½) to twenty three (23) months in Bucks County Prison.
A search warrant executed on McGrath’s residence yielded narcotics, packaging material and digital scales. McGrath plead guilty to the charges of possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, and criminal conspiracy (all felonies) was sentenced to twelve (12) to twenty three (23) months in Bucks County Prison.
Lower Makefield Police are continuing to pursue drug investigations that are affecting the area communities, residents, and young people.

Male Arrested for Abduction and Rape

2/8/2011

Lower Makefield Township Police received information that a female was abducted in New Jersey (Lawrence Twp) by a male, and then taken by vehicle to a park in Pennsylvania. While at the park she was sexually assaulted by the male at point-of-gun.

After the assault, the victim was taken back to NJ. She contacted the Lawrenceville Police to report the assault. Lawrenceville PD then notified Lower Makefield Police.

After further investigation by Lower Makefield Detectives  it was determined that the location of the assault was in the parking lot of the 5-Mile Woods park in Lower Makefield Township just off of Big Oak Road.  A search of the crime scene area was conducted and the gun used was recovered.

The defendant, JOHN PERRY III, DOB 3/15/1947 (64), W/M, of the 400 block of Greenwood Ave in Trenton NJ, is being charged with  charged with the following felonies: Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Indecent Assault, Kidnapping, Unlawful Restraint, and False Imprisonment.

 

 

Narcotics Arrest

11/14/2011

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit arrested Brian Shipp of Manor Lane in Yardley, PA and Shipp’s source, Christopher Rivera of Forest Avenue in Bristol, PA for delivering a quarter pound of Marijuana to an undercover officer in a parking lot in Yardley.

Rivera attempted to flee the buy/bust operation but was apprehended by the Narcotics Unit after a pursuit that ended with Rivera crashing into a median at Taylorsville & I-95 and ramming a marked LMTPD patrol unit.

An unidentified black male and source of Shipp and Rivera, known only by the street name of “J.R.” fled the transaction into a heavily wooded area adjacent to I-95 and Taylorsville avoiding apprehension.

The Narcotics Unit was able to identify “J.R.” as Al-Hakim Nunez of Terry Street in Bristol, PA through an investigation and an interview with a confidential informant. A felony arrest warrant has been prepared for Nunez for possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, flight to avoid apprehension and dealing in proceeds from unlawful activity.

Nunez was previously arrested by LMTPD for possession of marijuana and at the time of arrest, Nunez was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia consistent with drug distribution.

 

Narcotics Sentencing

10/25/2011

The Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit arrested Daiquan McKoy AKA “D” of Morrisville, PA for delivering one (1) eight-ball of cocaine and one (1) ounce of cocaine to an undercover officer on two (2) occasions in the parking lot of 1406 Kathy Drive, Yardley, PA 19067 on August 23, 2011 (Belmondo Apartment Complex).

McKoy was identified by an LMTPD Narcotics Unit confidential informant as a trafficker of Heroin and Cocaine operating inside Lower Makefield Township. McKoy is facing a mandatory THREE (3) TO SIX (6) YEAR State Prison Sentence for the investigation initiated by the Lower Makefield Township Narcotics Unit.

 

K-9 is Hero in Foot Chase

5/17/11

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