CRIME & SAFETY
Phillipsburg Police Allege Former Phillipsburg Business Owner was Impersonating a Federal Agent and Trespassing
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Former Phillipsburg business owner Daniel M. Risis of Livingston, was arrested and served a complaint summons on December 6, 2023 for falsely posing as an official authority and trespassing. Risis, who is the previous owner of the Phillipsburg Antique Mall and Toby’s Cup, was arrested and issued a summons by Phillipsburg Police. According to the summons, Risis “pretended to hold a position of public service” by claiming to be a federal agent. The incident was captured on video by an agent of the property owners as he was being arrested. Risis is alleged to be in violation of N.J.S. 2C:28-8 (B) - A Disorderly Persons Offense - for stating he was a federal agent upon arrest. Additionally, Risis was also cited for violating N.J.S. 2C-18-3A - A Petty Disorderly Persons Offense - for entering a structure or a separately secured or occupied portion thereof knowing he was not licensed or privileged to do so, specifically after being served by the sheriff’s office to not be on the property. Risis is scheduled to appear in Phillipsburg Municipal Court on December 13, 2023.
Local Tow Company Owner Faces Fraud Charges: Impact on Bucks County Residents
Vlad Andrei Ungvari, owner of Glenn’s Towing, faced insurance fraud charges on December 7, 2023. The charges stemmed from an incident where Ungvari reportedly overcharged an insurance company for a towing service in Warrington Township. The charges included filing a false insurance claim, unlawful computer use, criminal communication facility use, and theft by deception.
Two California Men Accused of Running Gift Card Scam at Multiple Giant Food Stores in Bucks County
Two men from Monterey Park, CA, are in custody at the Bucks County Correctional Facility after they allegedly ran a gift card draining scam at multiple Giant locations. According to court documents, the arrests were made on Dec. 2 when police in West Goshen Township stopped a vehicle that had been linked to a pair of suspects who had allegedly targeted multiple locations in Bucks County for their scam. The occupants of the vehicle, identified as 28-year-old Jian He and 35-year-old Min He, were both taken into custody.
When killer nurse Charles Cullen admitted: I killed 40 people | Historical headlines
It was a stunning admission: Charles Cullen, a nurse who worked at several hospitals in the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey, told investigators that he was responsible for up to 40 patient deaths. Cullen’s statement to police 20 years ago this week spurred not only criminal charges but weeks of...
Prowlers attempting to gain access to vehicles, home in Lower Makefield Twp. caught on video: police
Lower Makefield police released videos of three suspects attempting to gain access to vehicles and a home Wednesday morning.
Check 'washing': Police warn of thefts from residential mailboxes in Bucks County
WARWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police in Bucks County are investigating a number of recent thefts from residential mailboxes. Warwick Township Police say mailboxes at the curb, near the end of resident’s driveways, are seemingly the ones being targeted,. They say the thefts are happening on week days, around lunch...
Bucks County Babysitter Pleads Guilty to Molesting Young Boy in Chalfont
A Bucks County woman has pleaded guilty to molesting a 5-year-old boy in Chalfont while serving as his babysitter. Camryn Taylor, 20, of Quakertown, pleaded guilty last week to felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors in Bucks County. Additional counts of each charge, as well as two felony counts of corruption of minors, were dropped in exchange for Taylor’s plea, court records show.
Warrington Police Find Man Overdosing on Floor of a Michaels Store
WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA—Warrington police arrested a man this week who they found overdosing on the floor of a Michaels store after allegedly shoplifting. On Dec. 6 at about 4 p.m., police arrived at Michaels and found that Matthew David Foulke, 38, had fallen out of his wheelchair onto the store’s floor. They determined that Foulke was allegedly overdosing on illegal narcotics. Police then found that Foulke possessed drug paraphernalia and several items he had allegedly stolen from Michaels and the nearby Staples. The items from both stores totaled more than $500. When police talked to Foulke, he allegedly gave them a false name. Once police determined his identity, Foulke was arraigned and charged with crimes including theft, providing false identification to a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. A judge set bail at $100,000 unsecured. Don’t miss out on Doylestown news! Sign up for our newsletters.
BEWARE: Police Issue Urgent Warning to PA and NJ Giftcard Buyers
Be extra wary if you'll be purchasing gift cards this holiday season! Scammers are on the move. Officials are warning gift card buyers of a new scam that's already wreaked havoc at a Giant grocey store in Pennsylvania, according to Fox29. Police are calling it the "card draining scam", and so far it's affected more than 100 gift cards from the store.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash and Unsolved Murder Shake Williams Township
Two incidents occurred in Williams Township, Pennsylvania this week. The first incident involved a fatal head-on crash on SR-209, resulting in the death of a 17-year-old driver. The second incident pertains to an ongoing investigation into the murder of Jamie Lee Metzger, whose body was discovered in a plastic bin six years ago. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the resolution of the case.
Philly Man Sells 1K+ Fentanyl Pills In Bucks Co. Every Month Since 2021: DA
Brian Franklin, 24, is being held on a $9 million bail bond on multiple charges related to drug trafficking, prosecutors said. Investigators believe Franklin had been distributing fentanyl pills pressed to look like Percocets since May 2021. Authorities said he was moving more than 1,000 of the pills into Bucks County every month.
15 Corrections Officers Indicted by Grand Jury on Conspiracy and Misconduct Charges Regarding Inmate Assaults at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility
ELIZABETH, N.J. - A state grand jury has returned a superseding indictment against corrections officers involved in an incident that occurred in January 2021 at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. It is alleged that inmates were forcibly removed from their cells without cause, leaving two of the victims seriously injured. This news was released today by the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA). “The State has a responsibility to protect individuals in our custody and our care,” said First Assistant Attorney General Lyndsay V. Ruotolo in a press release...
Project Blue Light Wreath Lit in Old Courthouse Building Window
DOYLESTOWN, PA—On Wednesday, local law enforcement officials gathered to light a wreath to honor 16 Bucks County law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. The wreath, which is made up of blue lights and white ornaments, can be seen on the third floor of the old courthouse overlooking the front lawn. It’s part of the county’s participation to Project Blue Light, a national program that honors officers killed in the line of duty. Daniel Friel, Chief of Warrington Township Police Department, led a somber ceremony that was attended by about 50 people. The group included police officers,...
Burglar steals $10K worth of jewelry in 40 seconds from store in Warrington
Warrington Township Police Department is investigating a burglary in which they say one individual stole more than $10,000 worth of jewelry in 40 seconds from a jewelry store.
Bucks County Sheriff and BCDAC Offer Local Residents Tips for a Substance-Free Holiday Season
The Bucks County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (BCDAC) to offer advice on staying substance-free during the holidays. The goal is to help those who find this time of year difficult, with tips on sobriety, safe transportation, and supporting those in recovery.
Fugitive Arrested in Forks Township
FORKS TOWNSHIP, PA – On Wednesday, the Forks Township Police Department apprehended Garry Nicholas Bunting, following a warrant issued by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Bunting, a resident of the…
2 arrested, charged in connection with gift card scheme in Bucks County
Police say two suspects placed about 75 Visa gift cards on the shelves there on November 28, having already skimmed information from the gift cards.
Local Police Warn of 'Card Draining' Gift Card Scam in Bucks, Montgomery Counties
Beware of the latest gift card scam known as "card draining"! Local police in Bucks and Montgomery counties warn shoppers about scammers who steal card information to drain its value. Learn how to spot a compromised card and protect your money.
Couple in Mercedes-Benzes Involved in Highway Disturbance: Police
A married couple from Easton who were driving separate Mercedes-Benzes on Rt. 33 and I-78 in Lower Saucon and Williams townships were involved in a disturbance on the highway last week, Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast said Friday. Est. Read Time: < 1 min. A married couple from Easton who...
Burglar steals more than $10K worth of jewelry from Bucks County store in 40-second heist
The thief was in and out of the business within 40 seconds and left out a rear door, according to police.