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Bristol Twp Man Convicted for 2019 Shooting

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A 22-year-old man was convicted by a Bucks County jury on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, of shooting at a group of people that included a 4-year-old child during a November 2019 encounter in Bristol Township.

Sysco Schruby, of Bristol, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault – attempting to cause serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony; two counts of aggravated assault – attempting to cause serious injury with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony; one count of carrying a firearm without a license, a third-degree felony; one count of possession of an instrument of crime, a first-degree misdemeanor; and six counts of recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor.

The guilty verdict comes at the end of a three-day trial before Commons Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley. Sentencing was deferred to a later date.

Charges were filed against Schruby in March 2021, following an investigation into the Nov. 22, 2019, shooting by Bristol Township Police Department, Bucks County Detectives, and the Bucks County Investigating Grand Jury.

During closing arguments, Deputy District Attorney Edward M. Louka told the jury that Schruby fired at least twice toward a group of people, which included a 4-year-old child, because he felt disrespected about an earlier argument, he had outside a beverage store at 1100 Green Lane in Bristol Township.

“This didn’t have to happen but for the defendant’s actions,” Louka said.

Louka presented surveillance video as evidence that captured the entire incident, starting with Schruby and his friends walking into the beverage store, and walking out.

Outside, Schruby encountered a man he knew, and a group of the man’s friends.

The video showed Schruby and the man exchange words, and then walk away from each other, with Schruby continuing to shout at the man’s group in a heated argument in the parking lot.

Schruby got into the rear passenger seat of a silver Honda Accord, the video showed, and the car then drove past a parked vehicle where the man was gathered with his girlfriend, his 4-year-old child and three others.

As the car drives past, Schruby’s arm can be seen extending out the back passenger window and firing two to three times at the group gathered around the parked vehicle.  Schruby then fired another shot before fleeing the parking lot.

No one was hit, but the surveillance video showed one shot going through the windshield of a parked vehicle.

During the trial, Schruby claimed he didn’t fire the gun, even though he admitted, and video surveillance showed, that he was sitting in the rear passenger seat – the same side an arm could be seen extending out the window holding a firearm and firing in the direction of the group. Schruby also claimed that someone else may have fired the gun, but he was ducking and couldn’t see who.

Louka described Schruby’s testimony as a “sham story.” The shooting was investigated by the Bristol Township Police Department and Bucks County Detectives and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Edward M. Louka.

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Randall Ave Bridge Restoration Project to Begin Next Week

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The long awaited and much anticipated work to the Randall Avenue Bridge in Bristol Township will begin in earnest next week, township manager Randee J. Mazur said Thursday.

We have an executed agreement with Haines and Kibblehouse based in Chalfont H & K) in the amount of  $1,085,260.00. The project was originally planned to start June 21st and was pushed back a week by Amtrak to now begin Friday, June 28th,” she said.

Mobilization for the work began earlier today, with  setting up the construction laydown areas. They plan to use a portion of Pitt Avenue that is closed and will set up temporary chain link fence with a lock to secure all materials and equipment, officials said.

The Project Schedule is as follows:

6/28/24 to 7/1/24 – 55 Hour Outage on Track 3 with nighttime outage on Track 2

7/12/24 to 7/15/24 – 55 Hour Outage on Track 2 with nighttime outage on Track 3

7/26/24 to 7/29/24 – 55 Hour Outage on Track 1 with nighttime outage on Track 2

The bridge work, with no delays to the schedule, should be completed by the end of July, Mazur said.

Randal Ave Bridge Closed
Credit: Lower Bucks Source

“Gilmore and Associates is finalizing the abutment project bid and details, should be completed early July and then we will solicit bids for this work.”

If the abutments are ready for work, then with contract awarded, this work could start as early as July or August and is estimated to take three months. The abutments are what is required for the 3.5-ton limit and there is discussion with the work being done that it may be able to be increased once completed. The township manager said, our police department was advised we will need truck enforcement for the bridge to enforce whatever weight limit there is while we continue to work on design and funding for a full bridge replacement.

The 169-foot span bridge in the Edgely section of the township has been closed since February of 2023 after chunks of the bridge fell onto the ground and onto the Amtrak and SEPTA rail lines below. For 14 months Township officials have worked feverishly reviewing solutions, applying for grants, speaking, and meeting with  civil construction companies and leveraging county, state, and federal officials seeking help.

The project has gone back to using hi rail equipment for some of the work. H&K has their hi rail inspection scheduled for June 26th. H&K is planning to mobilize today and start setting up the construction laydown areas today and tomorrow (6/20 & 6/21). They plan to use a portion of Pitt Ave that is closed and will set up temporary chain link fence with a lock to secure all materials/equipment.

A community meeting held by the township in January involving officials from state, federal, and Amtrak offices seems to have put the project in motion. For almost a year there was little to no movement on what exactly should be done, due in part to Amtrak’s specific guidelines and requirements, one official, who asked not be identified said.

 

 

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Bristol Woman Charged for Pulling Fire Alarm, Shutting Power at Village Lodge Motel

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A Bristol woman with a long history of mental health issues and convictions walked into a local motel grabbed a fire extinguisher, discharged its contents and subsequently pulled its fire alarm leading to her arrest early Thursday morning.

According to police, Chrystal Brewington, 33 walked into the Villager Lodge Motel located on the 5300 block of Bristol Pike at just after 4 a.m., Thursday, June 20. She grabbed the fire extinguisher from the wall and discharged its contents in the parking lot. A motel employee implored her to leave the premises immediately. Brewington, not following directions,  returned to the hotel lobby and pulled the fire alarm which led to police and the Third District Fire Company being dispatched to the motel.

Brewington was told to leave again by the establishment’s overnight clerk.

She walked  outside, returning moments later, headed for the breaker panel and shut off the electricity in the motel, the criminal complaint alleges.

Police noted the senselessness of Brewington’s actions since there was no actual fire at the motel.

A second motel employee told police Brewington damaged the alarm system with needed repairs costing $700.00.

She was charged with three misdemeanor offenses- false alarm, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, She was jailed with bond set at 10 percent of $20,000 and tentatively scheduled for preliminary hearing on July 3.

Prior to this incident Brewington was involved in an incident at the Rodeway Hotel in which Alfred Camp allegedly stabbed her in the leg. 

His preliminary hearing was scheduled for today, however case information has yet to be updated online.

 

 

 

 

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Bristol Twp Police Reports: BMX Bike Stolen, Man Charged with Assault, and More

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Bristol Twp Police Reports June 15 to June 16. 2024

Arrest 6-15-24, 0028 hours, Beaver Dam Road, Bristol, Pa. The below subject was arrested on a Bench Warrant out of Bucks County and Philadelphia.  The subject was released to the Philadelphia Sheriff’s. Jamaal Danelle Singleton, B/M, 44 years old Willits Road Philadelphia, Pa

Arrest 6-16-24, 1145 hours, Bristol Pike, Bristol, Pa. The below subject was arrested on a Bench Warrant out of Bucks County and released to the Sheriff’s. Brittany Ann Knoll, W/F, 33 years old Main Avenue Croydon, Pa

Arrest 6-16-24, 1713 hours, Gamewood Road, Levittown, Pa. The below subject was arrested on the charges of Simple Assault and Harassment.  The subject was processed and arraigned by Judge Wagner.  Bail was set at $25,000/unsecured. Joan Proffitt, W/F, 62 years old Gamewood Road Levittown, Pa

Theft 6-16-24, 0524 hours, Indian Creek Entry, Levittown, Pa. On 6-15-24 between 2000 hours and 0000 hours an unknown subject removed a Thruster BMX bicycle from a residence.  The estimated value is $500.00.

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