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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Borough

Cops: Two Women charged for Attacking Brewery Owner, off duty Police Officer, and two Officers



Bristol Borough Police have charged two area women for an all out brawl last month at a local brewery in which they allegedly assaulted the owner, an off duty police officer and two police officer last month in a drunken attack.

The attack, according to police, occurred at Naked Brewing on the 200 block of Mill Street on December 11, just before 6:30 pm. Borough police were called to the scene for a report of people fighting in front of the popular night spot.

Upon arrival police observed Vanessa Boggi, 45 of Bristol and Lori Coffman, 51 of Philadelphia fighting, cursing and screaming at off duty Bristol Borough Police officer Mike Levitsky.

The responding officer tried to restrain both women but they resisted, police said in court records.

Boggi, allegedly punched the responding officer in the face. The officer was finally able to pull both women off of Levitsky as they tried continue going after him. The officer was able gain control and hold them both against his police vehicle, court records show.

According to the criminal complaint, the responding officer told the suspects they were under arrest, noting the odor of alcohol and blood shot eyes of both suspects. Both women continued to curse and scream at the police.

A second Bristol Police officer arrived  on scene placing Coffman in handcuffs. She allegedly kicked that officer in the groin while continuing to resist, according court records. Both women were placed in separate police vehicles as responding police initiated interviewing a second victim of the alleged attack.

The second victim of the attack,  owner of the establishment, told police, according to the criminal complaint, she observed Coffman and Boggi harassing the off then off duty officer (M.L) The two women were asked to leave by the her and as she was escorting them out of the establishment, Coffman allegedly tried to choke her and Boggi is alleged to have punched her in the face.

Police interviewed off duty officer Levitsky who related the following; He was drinking at the brewery when the suspects asked him a question about a local business. Coffman allegedly began to scream and yell at him about a past arrest he was involved in. During this interaction Boggi allegedly bumped the off duty officer three times and he then walked away. The business owner then began to escort both women out of Naked Brewing. Once outside, Levitsky said he could hear yelling and screaming he became concerned for the owners safety. Subsequently he went out outside and saw the two suspects attacking the owner. He identified himself as a police officer loudly and tried to stop the attack. Levitsky,  said  Boggi punched him in the face as he tried to restrain her, and bit him on the neck, court records allege.

Coffman and Boggi are both charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and two related summary offenses.

Both women are scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at Bristol Borough District Court on February 23 to answer to the charges.





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  1. Krista

    January 9, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Thier children must be so proud.

  2. Donna

    January 10, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Not to mention their mothers

  3. Joe

    January 10, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Hey fuck you Krista and Donna. The off duty cop was harassing those women and then his on duty friend helped cover it up. Mike Levitsky is a fucking pussy.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bensalem Township

Bensalem Twp Council To Vote On Volunteer Fire Company Consolidation Monday Night



Just under two years ago at a Bristol Borough Council meeting, officials were getting an update on the then planned fire company consolidation effort by Steve Reeves,  president of the Bristol Borough Fire Association. At the time, talk of consolidating fire companies in the borough and Bristol Township was a hot topic.

During his presentation Reeves mentioned consolidation talks of the Bensalem fire company volunteer services were also in progress. At the time tidbit was not in the public domain.

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Now after two years of planning, the Bensalem Township Council will vote on a resolution to form The Bensalem Volunteer Fire Department at its next meeting Monday night.

If the resolution is passed, the six legacy fire companies, including Cornwells, Eddington, Newport, Nottingham, Trevose, and Union, will be consolidated into one volunteer fire department. This consolidation plan is necessary to ensure adequate fire/emergency response within the township because of reduced membership amongst the current companies, a press release announced late Friday afternoon.

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Reeves knew what he was talking about at the time. Lower Bucks Source in the following days reached out to area first responder sources, officials and Bensalem area volunteer firefighters. No one anywhere would go on or off the record. LBS was directed, by Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal Robert Sponheimer, to the Deputy Director of Public Safety Robert Race who politely declined to respond to a request for comment at the time.

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Late last year, according to a Lower Bucks Times report, Bensalem officials spoke rather openly about dwindling volunteer numbers.  This led William McVey, director of public safety, to ask for council approval to apply for a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant through FEMA, which was subsequently approved in November by council.

This past February the township announced the hiring of Mark Antozzeski as the first career Fire Chief in Bensalem history. He is leading the volunteer fire services, as well as Bensalem Fire Rescue, career staff. McVey told Bensalem the hiring was an important piece of the consolidation process.


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Earlier this month,  Nottingham Fire Department Chief Ron Harris was named the Bensalem Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief as part of the consolidation effort, according to published report. 

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Beginning Friday evening, shortly after receiving the Bensalem announcement on the expected consolidation vote, first responder sources Lower Bucks Source contacted said that back in 2022 when first contacted they declined to comment because the topic was sensitive in nature and a real possibility of backlash existed and concerns about “sabotaging” the process were also omnipresent. Those sources again declined to comment on the record.

Consolidation Efforts in Bristol Borough & Bristol Township

In February, Bristol Borough voted to consolidate their volunteer fire services. Prior to that step the borough approved applying for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Grant in the amount of $1.5 to build a new fire house at a yet to be determined location.

As far back as February of 2022, a smaller plan in size and scope was being discussed in Bristol Township involving Newportville Fire Company #1, Third District Fire Company with career fire personnel from the township which came off the heels of  a fire study completed in 2020.  That plan is no longer in play, fire officials say. Third District Fire Chief Howard McGoldrick said it’s a “complete mystery” why Newportville ultimately decided against the discussed move and merger.

” Volunteer fire services in Bucks County are changing right before our eyes” one first responder said last year.

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In each of the consolidation efforts, public safety, declining volunteer numbers and increasing costs have been cited repeatedly by officials publicly.

“It’s just not sustainable anymore financially for fire companies, the municipalities they serve, and taxpayers. It’s consolidate or die”, a high ranking first responder source said Friday.

Bensalem Council is expected to pass the resolution with its vote tonight.

Editor’s Note:  Each of the images in this story come from the volunteer fire companies serving Bensalem Township.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bensalem Township

Thunderstorm Rips Through Lower Bucks Area Friday Evening



A Friday evening thunderstorm ripped through the Lower Bucks County area causing power outages, trees to come down, and other related damage.

The storm swept the area beginning around 6 p.m. just as the evening rush hour for motorists was ending.

Scattered wind gusts were expected, with up-to 1/4 inch sized hail and intermitted lightening were called for by forecasters before the storm landed.

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In the Winder Village section of Bristol Township, public safety officials say a tree landed on a vehicle while the motorist was operating the vehicle. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle under his own power with no injuries, Third District Fire Company officials said.

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In the Bensalem -Bristol areas, dozens are still without power, as of 7 a.m. Saturday morning, Information, according to PECO, is still pending assessment in the Croydon  and West Bristol sections of Bristol Twp.

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No information on any injuries sustained as a result of the storm at this time.

Approximately 400 customers remain without power, PECO officials say in the Lower Bucks County area as of publication time.

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Breaking News - Bensalem Township

“Armed Man” Initiates Lockdown for Levittown Elementary School Thursday, No Charges Filed



Brookwood Elementary

**Update: Friday 4 a.m.**

Earlier Thursday, Brookwood Elementary in Bristol Township instituted their “Lockdown Procedures” due to an alleged report of a “armed man” in the area of the school.

Parents received a community update notice which said they were in lockdown due to a security concern in a nearby neighborhood.  The notice said updates would be provided as they occur and to please not come to or contact the school.

Police dispatched to the elementary school raced up Haines Road one witness told the publication taking one man into custody, authorities  said.

“There was an incident involving an adult male, who was in possession of a firearm near the school crossing guard post (Kenwood Drive North & Key Lane.) There is no information at this time that he attempted to enter the school. The matter is under investigation. No one has been arrested as of this time,” said Lt. Sean Cosgrove in an e-email exchange with Lower Bucks Source, shortly after the incident.

At 1:30 p.m., the lockdown was lifted without further incident.



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