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Update Morrisville Giant Co Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, Company Comments

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Update: 1:30 p.m Giant Company Spokeswoman Ashley Flower in response to a request for comment for this story responded Tuesday afternoon. 

“On May 17, we were informed that one of our team members tested positive for COVID-19, or coronavirus. While we cannot identify the team member and ask that you respect that individual’s privacy as well, we can share the following:   The individual works at our Morrisville, PA location (GIANT #6103, 833 W Trenton Ave, Morrisville, PA). This team member has not worked in that location since May 11. We are supportive of this team member who is currently at home, and we wish them a speedy and complete recovery.  We have supported and informed team members at this location. We have shared this information with and remain in contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Upon notification, additional and thorough cleaning and sanitation was executed. The location closed at its normal time to continue strict sanitation protocols and the store remains open” . 

A Morrisville Giant Company employee tested positive for the Coronavirus, Lower Bucks Source learned on Monday from multiple sources who asked not to be identified. 

Employees of the supermarket, located on West Trenton Avenue, began receiving notifications from store management over the last 24 hours. through various forms of communication about the confirmed case as a “COVID-19 Alert.” 

“I wanted you to hear it from me directly that one of our team members has tested positive for COVID-19. We continue to focused on keeping you, our customers and our vendors safe. Our location has since undergone deep cleaning and sanitization following,” state and federal protocols the communication said. 

The anonymous sources voiced concerns about Giant’s response on Monday to the positive test report saying more needed to be done to protect the public and employees.

“Why aren’t they shutting down to protect the community” one of the two sources said, disturbed by the prospect of contracting the virus that has infected more than 4,250 Bucks residents so far.

A second source said not enough “wipe downs” are happening in the supermarket and they have seen shoppers taking their masks off. 

“Nothing is said to them. If you try to enter the store with no mask on, you’re stopped. But who is watching customers after they come in?” 

The notification went on to say “…we care deeply about your well being, so we ask that you please monitor your health and consult your health care provider immediately if you have any medical concerns.” 

The Giant Company since the pandemic swept through the area has created special shopping hours for seniors and those immune compromised, donated to a number of food banks, and sought to hire many workers laid off from other jobs since the beginning of the virus’ spread. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said there is no evidence to support transmission of the virus with food or packaging. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated: Suspect Taken into Custody after Standoff in Morrisville Borough

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Updated: 12:50 pm Concerned citizens tell Lower Bucks Source one man was taken into Police custody after a front door was breached after about a 90 minute standoff.

The sources said, officers part of Bucks County SWAT escorted the man to an awaiting police vehicle and he was subsequently whisked away.

Witnesses to the police activity first described what appeared to be Bucks County Bomb Squad personnel on scene with Morrisville Police.

A neighbor on Wilks Street said the man removed from the residence by police has had mental health issues in the past

Lower Bucks Source contacted Morrisville Police a short time ago and a response was not  immediately provided.

Concerned citizens did not report any injuries.

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The freezing quiet of Christmas Eve morning was broken in Morrisville with multiple reports posted to social saying  police in riot gear are at a Wilks Drive home..

One poster near the scene, who pulled down there post to a Morrisville Town Watch page, Police in riot gear where on Wilk Drive and had it corned off from the community.’

A second and third source described the police activity in similar if not exact ways adding the law enforcement activity is in the area of Trenton Ave and Wilk Drive.

“There looks to be bomb squads and an officer saying something to someone inside their home. men are walking around with helmets and vests,” the source said.

Law enforcement vehicles and trucks parked outside of Morrisville Residence
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Images posted in the far distance police vehicles in front of a residence and parked in the driveway.

On Thursday night the Morrisville community was shaken after a man was shot and killed in an apparent domestic dispute.

As of publication time there is no information saying today’s police activity is related to Thursday’s homicide.

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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.

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Updated: Names of State Troopers Killed on I- 95 Released; One a Bristol Boro Resident

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Updated: 11:50 am Monday:

Pennsylvania State Police have released the names of the two state troopers killed early Monday on I-95 South.

They are Martin F. Mack, a seven-year veteran of Bristol Borough and Branden T Sica who joined the sate police last year.

Investigators are still on the scene as the highway remains shut down.

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Commander of Troop K in Philadelphia Captain James Kem visibly shaken by the deaths,  said the troopers were responding to a report of someone walking on I-95 southbound, just before reaching the sports complex. At 12:45, they met with the individual who was in the left hand lane. 

As the two officers were approaching the suspect, a vehicle traveling at a high speed struck all three individuals. The impact was reported to be so great that the troopers went flying into the northbound lane of I-95, he said. 

Upon arrival of backup, witnesses were performing CPR on the officers, but to no avail, said officials. 

“Right now we are conducting an active investigation that is DUI related” Kem said,

Kem said investigation was now an active DUI investigation.

“We’re here today to mourn the loss of two of Pennsylvania’s finest. Troopers Mack and Sica made the ultimate sacrifice this morning while assisting a citizen in need. These Troopers personified our departments core values of honor service, integrity, respect, trust, courage and duty. These values were exemplified this morning as they braved traffic to assist a citizen whose own life was in danger…there is no greater selflessness, said Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police Colonel Robert Evanchick.

“It’s a very sad day for Pennsylvania. Three families mourning the loss of loved ones” said Wolf.

A processional, law enforcement sources report, will take place for Trooper Mack into Bristol Borough later today.

No additional information has been released by police at this time, including the name of the pedestrian struck and killed.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) took to social media to share his condolences to both families

“An incredibly sad day for PA-01 and the entire law enforcement community. Early this morning, 33-year-old Trooper Martin F. Mack III, resident of Bristol Borough and member of the St. Mark Parish community, was tragically struck and killed by a driver on I-95, as he was trying to come to the assistance of a pedestrian. I am deeply saddened for his wife, young children, extended family, and friends, as well as the family of Trooper Branden T. Sisca.” he said.

Lower Bucks Source extends its deepest sympathies to the Mack and Sica families for their loss.

Updates as they come in

Original story is below. J

Josh Thompson Co-wrote this story

 

Two Pennsylvania state troopers and a civilian were killed closing I-95 in both directions north of Broad Street early Monday.

The crash occurred just around 12:40 am police said on I-95 south, near the spots complex.

According to a report from Action News the state troopers were making a traffic stop at the time, when a vehicle struck them.

Credit: Pennsylvania State Police

State Police confirmed the deaths in a social media post at 5 am.

The report says, a civilian was pronounced dead at the scene too.

Additional information about the crash is unknown at this time.

It is suggested motorists traveling to that section of Philadelphia this more find alternate routes of travel because as of 5 am, lanes in both directions remain shut down as police continue to investigate.

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