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Philadelphia Man Charged in “Road Rage” Shooting, Pine St Standoff Has Charges Added at Prelim

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A Philadelphia man accused of a “road rage” shooting incident from last summer, had two charges added and his cases now moves forward to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

In an unusual move by his attorney Angel Cintron was in the courthouse for Wednesday mornings preliminary hearing, but was not present in the courtroom for the actual proceeding .

Credit: BBPD Angel Cintron

Attorney for the Bucks County District Attorney’s Catherine Pirolli, said Cintron’s attorney requested he be sequestered for the hearing today to possibly challenge witness identifications of the suspect at later court date.

Pirolli, before the proceeding started, said the DA’s office was adding two felony gun related counts against Cintron.

Four witnesses testified, including Cintron’s girlfriend. She said she was there under duress from the prosecutors office through a court appointed interpreter.

As previously reported, Cintron is alleged to have fired a gun at local man after a dispute occurred between them about “cutting” each other off at various points in Bristol Borough on July 6. 

The victim driver testified Cintron fired a total of four gun shots at him while he was driving on Route 413 two separate times.  After allegedly firing the gun shots, Cintron returned with his girlfriends vehicle to Pine Street and forcefully entered a neighbor’s home with his girlfriend.

The neighbor testified that she pleaded with the suspect to leave, at least 15 times and when he didn’t, she packed up and left the home with her daughter.

It was at that point the Bucks County SWAT team was activated and the incident was treated as a barricaded subject. Cintron fled the area at around 5:30 am, police said, after no one was located at the residence he and girlfriend lived on Pine St according to police and witness testimony today.

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Cintron was subsequently arrested after a warrant was issued by Bristol Borough Police, in Philadelphia last October by the  FBI Gang Task on gun related offenses for a separate incident.

A public safety official on the condition of anonymity said the suspect is expected to go to trial this summer on the federal case against him.

Cintron was arraigned  in February on the Bristol Borough charges, court records show.

District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr. ruled there was enough evidence to sustain the six felony and four misdemeanor charges against Cintron.

He is next scheduled to appear on July 15 at the Court of Common Pleas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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