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Bristol Man Jailed for Strangulation Charged in 2nd Assault, Arson Related Warrant Filed



A Bristol Borough man already in jail for allegedly strangling and beating a woman is in deeper trouble Friday as he’s been charged for assaulting another women and now has an additional arrest warrant for arson related offenses filed against him.

David Krescanko, 42 of Bristol currently in Bucks County Prison will be officially arraigned at a later date on one count of reckless burning or exploding, two counts of possession of explosive-incendiary material, one count of criminal mischief, two counts of possession of a  instrument of crime with intent, and one count of disorderly conduct.

Krescanko it is alleged lit a neighbors vehicle on fire in the early morning hours of Friday July 8, because he believed the victim had called the police on him recently.

Bristol Fire Companies 50 and 52 responded to the fire call that morning putting it out.

Bristol Borough Fire Chief, in request for information about the car fire, referred this publication to the Police Department.

“For information concerning the vehicle fire. Please contact the police department. They are handling the investigation,” Slack said.

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After Sunday’s arrest of Krescanko the Bristol Borough Inspections department,deemed the home he was living in  “unfit for human occupancy” at 438 Washington St.

On Tuesday, Police filed a second assault case against him that occurred on June 29, also.

In that case he’a accused of hitting, shoving, and biting a woman, because a family member of hers reported to police he was stealing electricity from a neighboring property to power the “flop house” he was living in, according to that criminal complaint.

Allegedly, the suspect threatened the woman, saying “you’re going to get it tonight.”

Krescanko was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats. and two related summary offenses for the alleged assault.

He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on August 10, the same day, he is scheduled to appear for the first filed against him last weekend.


On Friday Lower Bucks Source was denied access to the arrest warrant filed, according to online court records, Thursday. Although the case is filed on the public assess system. and Krescanko,  was jailed last Sunday, he poses no public safety risk and there is zero chance of  compromising police investigative activities.

Court personnel told the publication Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr  was unavailable to please come back Monday.



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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
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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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