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Updated: Murder, Death by Suicide in Lower Makefield

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Updated 6  p.m  Two men are dead stemming from a shooting incident in Lower Makefield on Friday. 

According to police, Brian Moyer, 59, was found dead in an apartment in The Edge at Yardley apartments on Cornerstone Drive off of Township Line Road.  It was Moyer, police say  who shot and killed another man shortly before 12:30 p.m. 

Reports of the shooting circulated  throughout the area as law enforcement arrived on scene the finding a man dead in a the apartment complex walkway with gun shot wounds to his face and body, Lower Makefield Police Chief Kenneth D. Coluzzi said in a news release.

Police have yet to identify the shooting victim as of Friday night.

Law enforcement sources said shortly after 4:30 p.m. Bucks County SWAT team members entered Moyer’s apartment, where they found him dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound. 

Friday night authorities executed search warrants on Moyer’s apartment as they continued to interview witinesses and try and make sense out the days violence. 

 

Updated 4:40 pm

Bucks  County Swat in tactical gear with with local law enforcement agencies are on the scene  responding to a active shooter situation, in Lower Makefield Township.

Lower Makefield Police say one person was found dead at The Edge at Yardley apartments, on Cornerstone Drive off of Township Line Road.

Sources on the ground say police are still searching for the shooter but  one law enforcement source said Bucks County SWAT has broken a window of an apartment at the complex and is employing a search robot where authorities believe the shooter is alleged to be hiding 

Details are scarce presently, but the area is cornered off at either end of Township Line Rd with authorities asking the public to stay clear of the area. 

The story is still developing and fluid. Additional details as they come in,

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Bucks Breaks Ground on $25 Million Government Services Center in Levittown

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Last month ground was broken along New Falls Road in Bristol Township for the future redevelopment of the Lower Bucks Government Services Center site.  Bucks County Commissioners broke ground where the updated Lower Bucks Government Services Center will be constructed. This project will greatly improve public access to county government.“ For far too long, essential government offices and services have been difficult, if not impossible to access for too many residents of Bucks County,” said Chief Operating Officer Margie McKevitt. “This administration considers it our obligation to ensure the county government serves everyone who lives and works here, and we’re proud to be taking this tremendous step today toward meeting that goal.”

The future two-story, 39,000 square foot building will house accessible offices for 13 County departments, including some row offices and court offices. The ceremonial ground-breaking came just days after Bristol Township Council approved the massive undertaking at the site that sits along New Falls Road in Levittown.Currently the  site houses an annex for county government, a homeless shelter operated by Family Services the district attorney’s warehouse, the Levittown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library, and District Judge Terry Hughes’ court. The new building will replace the existing, outdated 8,600 square foot county government providing updated workspaces for departments in the existing building, while offsite departments will be housed into a single, convenient location.

The existing Lower Bucks County Government Services Center building has been in place for 30 years. Permanent offices in the new building will accommodate the following departments:
Adult Probation
Board of Elections
Children & Youth Social Services Agency
Consumer Protection/Weights & Measures
District Attorney’s Office
Domestic Relations
Health Department
Juvenile Probation
Prothonotary
Register of Wills
Sheriff’s Office
Veterans’ Affairs
Workforce & Economic Development

Construction costs are estimated at about $25 million, but it is not yet finalized. Some work is still out to bid. The bidding process for this project is expected to conclude by the end of the year, officials said.  Construction is set to start in early 2024, with anticipated completion slated for 2026. County officials said the facility will “greatly improve public access to county government.

Designs for the new building have been produced by Erdy McHenry Architecture. Land Development Engineering Services provided by Carroll Engineering. Construction Management will be performed by TN Ward Company.

Township Manager Randee Elton said the county committed to adding sidewalks around the area, but when that happens depends on grant funding for the undertaking along Wistar and Woodbourne roads.

Officials said 70 employees will work out of the new facilities when fully operational, whereas about 40 do so presently.The existing wing will be torn down by the county. The county said it had no plans to demolish any of the other buildings at the site.   Bristol Township Council President Craig Bowen said the lower end of the county has always felt left out of county government, but that has changed over the past decade.  No other buildings will be  removed officials said and the space that houses the probation and parole department and other official offices will go back on to the “tax rolls” for a private entity to purchase and develop.Bowen was really excited  about that prospect. It’s a win, win for us (Bristol Twp) he said,  we get a new office center and a property back on the rolls “This is definitely what we needed down here,” he said. 8888 County Chief Operating Officer Margie McKevitt said it’s the county’s duty to make its offices accessible to all residents of  Bucks County. For far too long, essential government offices and services have been difficult, if not impossible to access for too many residents of Bucks County,” she said “This administration considers it our obligation to ensure county government serves everyone who lives and works here, and we’re proud to be taking this tremendous step today toward meeting that goal.” 

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FBI Raid in Levittown Part of Multi-State Investigation, Two Lower Bucks Men Arrested

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The raid Tuesday morning in the Middletown section of Levittown was part of a multi state, multi agency investigation coming out of New Jersey, led by Greater Trenton Safe Streets Task Force. 

Thirteen individuals were charged today with various drug trafficking and firearms offenses arising from an investigation targeting unlawful activities in a northeast neighborhood in the city of Trenton, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. 

Screen Shot: Pam Jones on Facebook

Ten of the defendants were arrested this morning as part of a takedown coordinated by federal and local law enforcement authorities. One defendant is currently detained on related charges with a A 13th defendant, Alterrick Livingston, 42, of Trenton, arrested and charged today in a separate case, officials said. 

Glenn Moore, 29, of Levittown, was among 12 people charged in the raid part and was among 10 of the defendants arrested this morning, along with Clinton “C-Rod” Rodriguez, 46, of Morrisville. 

Credit: Pam Jones

They were charged, according to Department of Justice officials, with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, according to court documents. 

The charges filed today are the result of an investigation by the Greater Trenton Safe Streets Task Force. Led by the FBI, the Task Force is comprised of various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and its mission is to combine the resources and intelligence of the participating agencies to enhance the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of individuals involved in gang-related activities, violent crime, and drug distribution in and around the greater Trenton area, a DOJ press release states. 

Wilson was charged with three counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including 100 grams or more of heroin, 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and additional quantities of cocaine. Meekins was charged in three counts with distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Livingston was charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The remaining defendants were charged with varying counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including heroin, cocaine base, and cocaine. Those arrested today are scheduled to make their initial court appearances this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni in Trenton federal court, Sellinger said. 

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According to number of posts originating on a social media page focusing on Levittown, federal authorities raided a private residence.

The home located on Tulip Tree Road, in Levittown has been swarming with investigators identified by locals as FBI agents.

One person was taken into custody by multiple sources who witnessed it, however that information has yet to be confirmed by any public safety organization.

According to Jones’ post ,the storming of the residence took place just after 11:45 am, Tuesday. 

All of the information collected by Lower Bucks Source so far has been based on witness accounts of public safety activity. Calls to officials from the FBI, Bucks County DA’ office, and Police were not returned as of 12:50 pm.  

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Mont Co Woman Charged for Fatal Crash that Killed 2 State Troopers, Pedestrian on I-95

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The Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Montgomery County Woman for killing two state troopers and a citizens in the crash on I-95 Monday. 

A statement from PSU says Jayana Tanae Webb has been charged with following subsequent to their  investigation into the crash.

Webb, 21, of Eagleville, is with the following:

  • murder of the third degree, 18 Pa C.S. § 2502(c), three counts;
  • homicide by vehicle while DUI, Title 75 § 3735, three counts;
  • homicide by vehicle, Title 75 § 3732, three counts;
  • manslaughter of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, 18 Pa C.S. § 2507(d), two counts;
  • involuntary manslaughter, 18 Pa C.S. § 2504, three counts;
  • recklessly endangering another person, 18 Pa C.S. § 2705, three counts;
  • driving under the influence, Title 75 § 3802; and
  • summary traffic violations, which include failing to drive at a safe speed, careless driving, and reckless driving.

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Authorities also released the name of the deceased pedestrian who is identified as Reyes Rivera Oliveras, 28, of Allentown.

Several passing motorists called 911 after observing the pedestrian, identified as Oliveras, walking in the southbound lanes of travel on I-95. Troopers Martin F. Mack III and Branden T. Sisca, of Troop K, Philadelphia, located him and were in the process of securing him in their patrol vehicle when they were struck by Webb just before 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21.

Continue to follow Lower Bucks Source for updates to this story.

 

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