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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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Woman Who Threatened Officer With Handgun Taken into Custody in Trenton, N.J.

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Updated: 10:30 a.m. Monday July 1

Falls Twp Police said Monday morning Karen Stevens-Nunez, wanted by Falls Police for aggravated assault, and related offenses, was taken into custody by police in Trenton, New Jersey. 

 

Falls Township Police issued an arrest warrant for a woman who threatened a police officer and led him on a high speed chase Saturday, Lt Chris Clark said Sunday.

According to the arrest warrant filed  on Saturday afternoon, a passing motorist flagged down a Falls Township officer asking for a wellness check on a person in the Fairless Hills Self Storage parking lot on South Oxford Valley Road.  The officer positioned his fully marked patrol vehicle behind a blue Mitsubishi hatch back displaying no registration. The subject, Karen Stevens-Nunez, was sitting outside by the opened front driver’s side door.

Clark said anyone encountering the suspect should call 911, anyone with information on the suspect or incident is asked to contact the assigned investigator, Detective Ronald MacPherson, at (215) 302-3347, or via email at r.macpherson@fallstwppd.com. Information may also be provided anonymously at (215) 949-9120, or via email at tiplines@fallstwppd.com.

 

Nunez then stood up and reached into the front driver’s compartment pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun, turned to face the officer and pointed the gun towards him. In fear for his safety, he put his vehicle in drive and went around Nunez and her vehicle on the passenger side. The officer created distance and gave orders over his vehicle’s loud speaker for her to drop the weapon, according to the probable cause.

Nunez got into her vehicle and fled. The officer activated his vehicle’s overhead lights and siren and got behind her vehicle. She failed to stop, made a right out of the shopping center and proceeded north on South Oxford Valley Road. The officer continued to pursue the vehicle while she was yelling out the window to him. She was fumbling her hands and the officer observed her display the firearm in a cardboard box. The pursuit continued onto Trenton Road when she made a right turn and began heading east. At this time, she accelerated at a high rate of speed in a 35 mile per hour zone. During this time, there were other vehicles on the roadway. The officer hit speeds up to approximately 89 miles per hour and lost sight of the vehicle around the intersection to South Olds Boulevard, said in the criminal complaint.

 

Nunez, according to the criminal complaint, is homeless.

When taken into custody by police she will be charged by warrant with aggravated assault,  fleeing, simple assault and driving summary offense according to online court records.

 

Editors Note: Publisher Jeff Bohen contributed to this report.

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Falls Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery-Stabbing at Levittown Apt Complex

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Falls Township Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred early Saturday in which the victim suffered a stab wound requiring medical attention.

According to police,  on Saturday, June 29, officers  responded to Pennsbury Woods Apartments, 9000 block New Falls Road, Levittown, to investigate an attempted robbery which just occurred. The victim, a 43 year -old male resident of the complex, reported that at approximately 1:00 AM he was walking to his parked vehicle when he was accosted by a six-foot tall, thin black male, who appeared to be in 30’s, with short black hair, wearing jeans, a white shirt, and tan Timberland boots.

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

“During this time the male brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s keys and wallet. The victim actively fought the male during which time he sustained defensive wounds as well as a stab wound to his abdomen, caused by an unknown item/weapon. The suspect fled on foot and was not apprehended,” said Lt Chris Clark

The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, New Jersey, for his injuries, said Clark

Anyone with information on the suspect or incident is asked to contact the assigned investigator, Detective Ronald MacPherson, at (215) 302-3347, or via email at r.macpherson@fallstwppd.com. Information may also be provided anonymously at (215) 949-9120, or via email at at tiplines@fallstwppd.com.

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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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