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Man Wanted for Infant Sons Death Turns Himself into Bensalem Authorities

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Daniel Howarth turned himself into Besnsalem authorities Wednesday as he is charged with involuntary manslaughter and related offenses in the death of his four-month old son.

Howarth obtained an attorney who instructed him to turn himself in on the warrant, police said.

Howarth came to the Bensalem Township Police Department today at 1:00 pm. Daniel Howarth obtained an attorney who instructed him to turn himself in on the warrant.  Howarth came to the Bensalem Township Police Department today at 1:00 pm, said Detective Sergeant Glenn Vandegrift

He was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Falcone who set his bail at 10 percent of $10 million and he was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility.

Howarth is next scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on April 28.

Felicity Westmoreland mother of the infant boy and Donna Westmoreland were arrested and jailed last week

 

 

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Updated: Man Charged with Homicide and 2 Counts of Murder by Bensalem Police in Apt Complex Fight, Shooting

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***Update – 7/7/24 – 12:30pm***

Lower Bucks Source (LBS) learned from authorities that Bensalem police questioned numerous witnesses at the scene and determined that Mendoza Ramirez lives in the Bucks Meadows Apartment Complex.

***Original Story***

A man has been charged with criminal homicide, murder in the first degree and murder of the third degree by Bensalem authorities early Sunday morning in what appears to be a man killing another due to a bruised ego.

Abel Mendoza Ramirez, 31, was arraigned by on-call District Judge Joseph P. Falcone just after midnight Sunday. Bail was denied for the suspect who, as of publication time, has no known address.

The  shooting incident occurred late Saturday afternoon with Bensalem Police responding to the  Bucks Meadows Apartment Complex 3100 block of Knights Road around 5:30 p.m. police said in court records.

Police said  Jose Miguel Tenorio Ruiz, just turned 40 last month, and Abel Mendoza  Ramirez, were involved in a minor physical altercation at the apartment complex of which Tenorio Ruiz was the victor. Following the altercation, Mendoza Ramirez  walked back to his vehicle, which was parked in the rear parking lot of building 7. Mendoza  Ramirez returned with a greenhandled semiautomatic pistol in his waistbandMendoza Ramirez approached Tenorio Ruiz, and the two exchanged words. Mendoza Ramirez  removed the firearm from his waistband and fired two (2) rounds into the ground by Tenorio  Ruiz. Tenorio Ruiz moved towards Mendoza Ramirez and attempted to take the firearm away  from him. Mendoza Ramirez fired, shooting Tenorio Ruiz in the torso, court records allege. 

Tenorio Ruiz was transported via ambulance to Jefferson- Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia for emergency medical treatment. Tenorio Ruiz succumbed to the gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased, said investigators. 

Following the shooting, Mendoza Ramirez entered his 2006 Ford Van with a Pennsylvania registration and fled the parking lot. Mendoza Ramirez was located in Newtown Township at 6:38pm and was subsequently taken into custodyMendoza Ramirez’s vehicle was secured and towed to Bensalem Township for further evidence collection, according to court records. 

Mendoza Ramirez is currently scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on July 17 in front of Magisterial District Judge Michael W. Gallagher.

 

 

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“Armed Man” Initiates Lockdown for Levittown Elementary School Thursday, No Charges Filed

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Brookwood Elementary

**Update: Friday 4 a.m.**

Earlier Thursday, Brookwood Elementary in Bristol Township instituted their “Lockdown Procedures” due to an alleged report of a “armed man” in the area of the school.

Parents received a community update notice which said they were in lockdown due to a security concern in a nearby neighborhood.  The notice said updates would be provided as they occur and to please not come to or contact the school.

Police dispatched to the elementary school raced up Haines Road one witness told the publication taking one man into custody, authorities  said.

“There was an incident involving an adult male, who was in possession of a firearm near the school crossing guard post (Kenwood Drive North & Key Lane.) There is no information at this time that he attempted to enter the school. The matter is under investigation. No one has been arrested as of this time,” said Lt. Sean Cosgrove in an e-email exchange with Lower Bucks Source, shortly after the incident.

At 1:30 p.m., the lockdown was lifted without further incident.

 

 

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Morrisville Police Reports: Woman Charged with Harassment, Man Charged with DUI after Crash

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Morrisville Borough Police Reports March 26 to April 1, 2024

Arrest/Harassment – 03/28/24 @ 21:13 – A 24 year old female was cited for Harassment for an incident at an apartment complex on the 300 block of Plaza Boulevard.

Motor Vehicle Theft – 03/29/24 @ 16:08 – Report of a BMW stolen from an apartment complex on the 400 block of Plaza Boulevard. Value:  $10,000.00

Retail Theft – 03/29/24 @ 17:25 – Report of merchandise stolen from the Giant Food Store on W. Trenton Avenue.  Value:  $120.00

Arrest/DUI – 03/30/24 @ 02:59 – A 29 year old male was arrested for Driving Under the Influence after a traffic accident on W. Hendrickson and Harper Avenues.  He was processed and released.

Warrant/PICS – 04/01/24 – A warrant will be issued for a 28 year old male for Unsworn Falsification to Authorities in attempting to purchase a firearm at the Mega Pawn Shop on W. Bridge Street on 02/27/23.

 

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