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Croydon Man Gets Sentenced for Terrorizing Local Family



A Croydon man will spend up to 23 months behind bars as he entered a guilty plea for terrorizing a Bristol Township family in 2021.

Tyler Perkins 22, entered into a negotiated guilty plea on August 3 with prosecutors admitting guill to charges of felony attempted aggravated assault multiple counts, discharge and conspiracy to discharge a firearm, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, and multiple related criminal offenses, according to prosecutors.

Perkins will not be credited with the more than 16 months of time he’s served to date as part of his sentencing agreement authorities said.

Additionally President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr sentenced him to a minimum  of nine months and a maximum of 23.00 months in Bucks County Prison. Wallace also ordered he serve three years of probation after completion of his jail time, and no contact with the victim at anytime and he must notify authorities when, and if approved, for the jail work release program.

Violent offenders generally aren’t approved for such jail related programs ,however, if Perkins Complies with the general rules, regulations and conditions governing his sentence its possible he would be approved for such a jail program privilege.

The negotiated deal combines cases filed against Perkins for menacing the Croydon family beginning with his arrest in August of 2021 and subsequent arrests in March of 2022. Perkins has remained in Bucks County Prison since the Marcy arrest.

The cases against Perkins and his efforts to intimidate the Bristol Township family were brought to the attention of Lower Bucks Source after a January of 2022 arrest. At the time, the sources alleged Perkins targeted the family because of a boyfriend – girlfriend issue, involving a “buddy” of Perkins.

That alleged motive has never been confirmed by Police or Perkins himself.

Bristol Township Police changed the lead investigator of the case to Detective Jason Mancuso in January of 2022. The victims alleged the previously assigned officer fell down on the job to watch over them, when Perkins shot up their home. 

Tyler Perkins after a Preliminary Hearing in Bristol Borough District Court in 2022
Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

The incident referred to is when Perkins fired several gunshots at and into their home in October of 2021. Police said in the criminal complaint.

Perkins is alleged to have gotten into a fist fight with a juvenile victim causing an unspecified injury. The young man, according to police, was taken by a family member to Police Headquarters to file a report, in which charges were filed for the altercation. 

While filing the report, Perkins drove by the victims house and pointed a handgun at a second family member on the 2000 block of Colonial Drive, according to Police. A short time later, Perkins, police say, fired at least two gunshots in the direction of the victims as they scattered for safety.

Police said the gun shots struck a vehicle in the victim’s driveway and the door of a home, where a six-month old child resided in Croydon home.

In 2022 Perkins pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and one count of harassment of a member of the same family. He was sentenced to 360 days of probation and ordered to comply with all rules and regulations of the Bucks County Probation and Parole Department and pay costs of more than $1245.00 by Judge  Raymond McHugh, according to online court records.

The victims and Bristol Township Police did not respond to requests for comment on this story as of Friday evening.

Perkins also has to pay more than $3500.00 in court costs and fines as part of his guilty plea agreement with authorities.

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Street Sweeper Operations Suspended for Sections of Bristol Borough



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



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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Cyber Tips Lead to Arrest of Bristol Man for Child Pornography Charges




A Bristol man has been charged with felony related child pornography offenses after tips come in exposing his criminal lust and pornographic need for children as sex objects.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office initiated the investigation, in early April, of two CyberTips that were submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  MediaLab/Kik submitted both reports from a person with the screen/user name “cptsnacks” to NCMEC, said police.

The first CyberTip report included six different online incidences, four seeking child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and two separate chats, one with a purported 13-year-old and the other with a purported 15-year-old. The six incidences in this report happened in February of this year, ending with four incidences on February 14, authorities said.

The chats seeking CSAM ranged from questions on type of material to payment methods. Chats with the purported minors ranged from location and  preferences to their comfortability of certain acts. In conversation with purported 15-year-old, he questioned her comfort level with his age and marital status, according to the affidavit.

The second CyberTip reported that a Kik Messenger user saved, shared and/or uploaded apparent CSAM, said in the probable cause, on or about February 14 at approximately 2 a.m. The material consisted of two videos and two image files.

The device allegedly used by “cptsnacks” utilized the Android operating system.  Verizon was identified as the internet provider and their records showed the IP address as a Bristol Borough location. PennDOT records identified Joshua Lee Hill, 37. At the time of the alleged incidences, he was 36, married and resides near Philadelphia was consistent with the chat information given by “cptsnacks”, police said.

During a June search of his residence, multiple electronics were seized and an interview with Hill was conducted. In the interview, Hill stated that “cptsnacks” and the email address associated with it were used in the past. He did not acknowledge any activity alleged in the CyberTips prior to his invocation of counsel, said police.

Analysis of the electronics was not available at time of criminal filing. One electronic device held in excess of 50 CSAM images and also included a chat thread in which he allegedly provided the email address, he stated he no longer used,  to another party.

Hill  was arraigned by District Judge Terrence Hughes who set bail as unsecured. His next court date is scheduled for July 17 and will be represented by  Ethan William Paraboschi, Esq. of Philadelphia .



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