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Borough Police Chase Motorcyclist Who Flees onto Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Bristol Borough Police chased a motorcyclist late Monday afternoon with the suspect fleeing onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Witnesses reported seeing the chase in progress around 3:30 pm on Route 13 with police in hot pursuit, saying the suspect was a man and had a female passenger.

A second witness who was coming off the turnpike exit and onto Rt 13 said he saw about four police vehicles in pursuit.

Another witness told this publication Borough Police stopped chasing the suspect as it entered onto the turnpike ramp at Green Lane.

A source who asked not to be identified said the chase was connected to an earlier incident on Hayes Street but had no further details.

As of Tuesday morning, according to online court records, borough police did not file any arrests with fleeing charges.

In recent weeks, area Police were involved in chases involving suspect Joseph Muccie  who was subsequently arrested and charged. Muccie  was scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing last week. Current online court records however do not provide any information about the hearings outcome of whether it was continued for another date.

State Police chased a blue BMW in May into Bristol which led several people being hospitalized and charges  against the alleged juvenile driver of the BMW.

Police did not respond to the publications request for comment on the reported Monday afternoon.  chase as of Tuesday morning.

The publication recently asked Chief of Police , Joe Moors about the police departments suspect chase policies. Moors said at the time he wants to review the policy information before commenting publicly on such police procedure matters.

 

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State Grant Presented to Bristol Area Fire Companies by Santarsiero, Davis

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State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Tina Davis (D-141) visited four Bristol fire companies Thursday to announce state grant awards to support public safety and the work of the fire companies.

The four awards are as follows:

“Our local volunteer fire companies, the firefighters, administrators, and support personnel, sacrifice so much to protect us all,” said Rep. Davis. “This state funding will help them obtain the equipment that they need to do their job a little more safely and effectively. Thank you to these amazing individuals for their selfless dedication to keeping our community safe.”

“Our volunteer firefighters do tremendous work, putting the community first to keep us safe,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “I was happy to support these funds for equipment upgrades at four companies that serve Bristol Borough and Bristol Township, ensuring these brave men and women have the necessary resources to continue to serve the community.  It is critical we continue to support our fire companies and volunteer firefighters who work tirelessly on the front line to protect us.”

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Street Sweeper Operations Suspended for Sections of Bristol Borough

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Bristol Borough officials announced late Wednesday that due to paving operations in the west ward, street sweeping would cease for one week and restart operations the week of July 24 on those streets.

“Due to paving, the street sweeper will not be sweeping these streets on Thursday and Friday, July 18th and 19th of this week:  Mifflin St., Linden St., Locust St., Maple St. and Green St.  The regular schedule will resume next week,” said a press release from the Bristol Borough Police Department.

 

Paving work being performed in Bristol Borough Wednesday
Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

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Fishing with a Cop Reels in September Date

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The Bristol Borough Police Benevolent Association (BBPBA) announced details for this years “Fishing with a Cop” scheduled for next month at the Delaware Canal Lagoon on Jefferson Avenue.

PBA President, and “acting’ Sergeant Chuck Palmer went before Council last week to receive their support for the event, which he received enthusiastically.

September 7  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Palmer said, is the date of the event and a rain date (Sept 8) has been added this year because of rain at last year’s event.

“We’ve gotten a lot of donations this year from locals, out of towners and businesses this year,” Palmer said.

Applications are available now at the Bristol Borough Police Department, 250 Pond Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a deadline of August 24 to apply. 

Face painting, a D.J., and the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office Dept with its K-9 unit will be on hand.

Fishing gear for children is free and this is a 12 and under event for kids living in Bristol Borough.

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