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Update: Drive By Shooting in Birch Valley, Subject in Custody, One Injured

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Update 8 p.m 

Investigators on the scene have told reportedly residents of the Birch Valley community that a subject has been arrested in connection with Sunday evenings “drive-by”shooting ” that occurred around 4 p.m with one man being treated for a gunshot wound to his upper arm area (original story below).

A second source, who asked not to be identified, observed medics treating the mans wounds in front of Buttonwood Lane residence where gun fire was reportedly exchanged. What appears to be evidence markers for shell casings are seen scattered in images sent exclusively to Lower Bucks Source a short time ago. 

Falls Township Police have yet to reply to requests for comment on the shooting at press time. No arrests have been logged in the county online court system as of 8 p.m.  Lower Bucks Source will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

Original Story

Falls Township Police are on the scene in the Birch Valley section of Levittown for a reported drive by shooting that happened within the last hour with one alleged shooting victim. 

Neighbors reported hearing the the shots  in the area of Barberry and Buttonwood Lanes in the Birch Valley section of the township. 

“We live behind… the house that got shot up”, a neighbor posted.

Witnesses on the scene saw a vehicle prior to leaving the scene of the “drive by” pictured to the left. 

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One area resident posted an image of what appears to be a light colored SUV ( pictured) saying the shooter was in that vehicle and it was described as having no license plates.

Investigators on the scene set up crime scene tape blocking off access to the area. 

A subsequent social media post on the Birch Valley Community Watch Page, alleges one individual was shot in the arm, and the residence in question was “shot up.”

This is a developing story with updates expected. 

 

 

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Giant Co. Feeding School Kids Initiative Returns

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Today, The GIANT Company announced the return of its annual Feeding School Kids initiative. Customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores are invited to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, buy a reusable bag, or convert their CHOICE points into a donation for their local public school districts’ food programs. The initiative, now in its fourth year, will run for three months through March 31 to help meet the needs of many students.

“When children are hungry, it can impact their academic success which is why we partnered with our local public school districts to address and to help eliminate childhood hunger in our communities,” said Jessica Groves, community impact manager, The GIANT Company. “Over the past three years, together with our customers and team members, we have raised more than $6 million through Feeding School Kids to help support hunger relief efforts both at school and at home. This year we are excited to extend the initiative an extra month for schools to raise even more needed funds.”

This year, The GIANT Company will donate $100,000 to launch the program. Through Feeding School Kids, public school districts have been able to support meal programs and address food insecurity from supplying backpacks with weekend food to clearing outstanding student lunch debt to building on-campus food pantries and establishing garden programs.

For example, Frederick County School District (Va.) and Winchester School District (Va.) provided weekend food packs for more than 1,300 students and during the summer supported more than 2,900 students; Norristown School District (Pa.) distributed 10,000 meal boxes in the summer containing five breakfasts and five lunches in each box; York Suburban School District (Pa.) restocked their pantry to double their service to 175 families; and Jefferson County School District (W. Va.) purchased kitchen equipment to improve the quality of meals served.

“The donations we receive from The GIANT Company have gone directly to our Summer Meal Distribution Program,” said David Ludwig, director of food services at Norristown Area School District. “We have converted a school bus we now call the ‘Nest Express’ to meet our students and families in our community parks. During our summer program we distribute 35,000 breakfasts and 35,000 lunches reaching 1,000 students each week. This would not be possible without the district receiving grant funds and donations from organizations like The GIANT Company. Partnering with The GIANT Company has proven to be a great benefit for our students and families in the Norristown Area School District.”

For more information on The GIANT Company’s Feeding School Kids initiative, visit https://go.giantfoodstores.com/eliminating-hunger/p/1.

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Man Killed in Work Place Accident At Mazza Steel Was Driven Over by Front Loader

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Updated: 1:05 pm October 9th, 2023

A man operating a front end loader “accidentally” drove over a 52 year old male resident of Trenton, New Jersey, who is an employee of Mazza Steel, sometime before 8:30 am Falls Twp Police said 

“The preliminary investigation determined that a 32 year old male resident of Quakertown Borough, who is an employee with Mazza Steel, was operating a front end loader when accidentally drove over a 52 year old male resident of Trenton, New Jersey, who is an employee of Mazza Steel, and was engaged in a work-related task unrelated to the operation of the front end loader,” Lt Chris Clark said. 
 
“Due to the severity of the injuries inflicted on the victim, he was pronounced deceased while on scene,” Clark said.   
 
The investigation is still active at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the assigned investigator, Detective Ronald MacPherson at (215) 328-8501, or via email at r.macpherson@fallstwppd.com, or anonymously via email at tiplines@fallstwppd.com
 
 
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An employee of Mezza Iron in Falls Township was killed early this morning in an apparent workplace accident sources tell Lower Bucks Source.

The accident, sources say occurred Mezza’s Keystone Industrial site early Monday.

The accident occurred when an employee we will only identify as “O” was run over by ” a loader ” the sources say.

We will have something to release soon, Operations Lt Chris Clark said a short while ago.

This is a developing story which will be updated as new information comes in.

 

 

 

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Fairless Hills Woman Found In Philly “Safe and Sound” with Family

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Update: Tuesday Oct 10th 8:45 am 

A happy ending for a missing person search came to fruition Tuesday morning.

Masaline Jabateh, 62 was found in Philadelphia around midnight Falls Township Police said.

She had been missing since Friday night. A boost to the investigation came Saturday morning when a local man who gave her a ride to Philadelphia spoke with police.

“She was taken to Jefferson Hospital for evaluation but is otherwise okay. Thanks to everyone for their concern and efforts to locate her and bring her safely home,” said Lt Chris Clark.

A social media post from family members said she was located “safe and sound.”

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Update: Sunday October 8th, 2:35 pm

The man who picked up missing 62 year old Masaline Jabateh told Police Sunday he drove her to the Philadelphia Friday night investigators said.

“The male contacted us and advised that he drove her to 1100 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia,last night,” said Lt Chris Clark.

“We’ve received reports that she was observed in the Fairless Hills area, however none have been corroborated. Philadelphia Detectives South is assisting with disseminating a flyer to the Patrol that covers that District,” he said.

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