Connect with us

Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

Cops: Bristol Man Arrested for April Kidnapping

Published

on

A 47-year-old Bristol man sits in county jail after being arrested Sunday night on a felony charge for an alleged  kidnapping and related offenses back in April of this year.  

The alleged kidnapping took place on Friday, 4/19/24 at 11:30 p.m., when the female victim arrived at Wawa on  Green Lane to meet with her longtime boyfriend, Richard Phillips, in the parking lot. When she arrived, Phillips entered her vehicle and the victim thought he was ‘high’ on methamphetamine. He grew aggressive with her. She said Phillips poked at her, grabbed her in a headlock, and told her to get out of the vehicle. She exited the vehicle out of fear and Phillips told her to get into his vehicle, a 2014 white Chevrolet Silverado, bearing PA registration ZPX1976. The victim, remaining scared, told Phillips she had to go to the bathroom and headed towards the Wawa in an attempt to get away from him, police said.

Wawa parking lot camera footage obtained by police showed the suspect retrieve an item after reaching in his pockets and waistline. He followed the victim and grabbed her before entering Wawa. Phillips began to pull her back towards the direction of his vehicle, telling her that he had a knife and to get in his vehicle or he was going to kill her. The camera footage showed suspect holding the item he retrieved, according to the affidavit.

The camera footage continued to show the victim fearfully complying with Phillips, walking back across the parking lot, a distance of around 30 yards, towards his truck. Phillips continued to say he was going to kill her if she did not get in the truck. She entered the truck and saw the knife by which she was threatened, said police.

Phillips drove his vehicle, with the victim, to his friend’s house  on Mulberry Street in Bristol. The victim said she was not allowed to leave and Phillips made her stay by taking her vehicle keys and cell phone. Phillips then sent his friend back to the Wawa to retrieve her vehicle, said in the probable cause.

Once the friend returned with the vehicle, the victim pleaded to Phillips for her to leave, but Phillips grabbed her and said she was not going anywhere. She pushed Phillips away then ran from the property to a church and hid for over 45 minutes. She returned to Mulberry St. She was able to retrieve her phone and keys to her vehicle after asking Phillip’s friend for them. She escaped the area and called 911 at 6:15 a.m. reporting the incident to the Bristol Borough Police Department, who then instructed her to report the incident to the Bristol Township Police Department, said in the criminal complaint.

Late Sunday afternoon, June 9, Phillips was arrested at the Sunoco on Route 13 and Bath Road by Bristol Township Police assisted by Bristol Borough and Tullytown Police. 

Phillips is charged with one felony count of kidnapping to inflict injury/terror and also charged with false imprisonment, simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. Late Sunday night, he was arraigned by on-call Judge John T. Galloway, remanded to Bucks County Correctional Facility (BCCF) in lieu of bail set at 10%/$200,000. His preliminary hearing is set for June 26, 2024, according to court records.

Credit:

Ms. Joanne Ames is a Falls Twp resident who handles financial transactions, and for feature and important stories copy edits content when she's not working her other job as retail manager at a local cigarette/vape outlet. Ames' free time is dedicated to hanging out with her "Mom" ensuring she is cared for, comfortable, and loved at all times. Ames is also a crazed Eagles fan and who spends much of her Sunday's reminding LBS Publisher/Editor Jeff Bohen "The Giants Suck.." Ames recently has gotten the reporting bug and is in the midst of preparing for her first big story.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

Randall Ave Bridge Restoration Project to Begin Next Week

Published

on

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 the 16 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 and support.

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.

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 Avenue that is closed and will set up a temporary chain link fence with a lock to secure all materials/equipment, Mazur said.

 

 

Continue Reading

Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

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

Published

on

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.

 

 

 

 

Continue Reading

Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

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

Published

on

By

Bristol Twp Police

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.

Submitted:

 

 

Continue Reading

NOAA Weather

Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, PA

Last Updated on Jun 5 2024, 7:54 am EDT

Current Conditions: Fog/Mist

NOAA Icon

Temp: 68°F

Wind: East at 5mph

Humidity: 87%

Dewpoint: 64.0°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance

Subscribe to E-Letter


Categories

Trending