Levittown Man Charged for Attempting to Steal Fire Company Radio
A Levittown man was caught in red handed by Croydon Fire Chief Tom Tryon trying to steal a portable radio from the fire company on Sunday.
Christopher B. Reese, 34 was jailed and charged with two counts of theft related felonies and a related offense for his alleged attempt to steal a portable fire radio.
He was sent to Bucks County Prison by District Judge Corryn L. Kronnagel in lieu of 10 percent of $75,000.
According to the probable cause affidavit, police were called to the Croydon Fire Station on State Road by Tryon, who reported he saw Reese in the process of attempting to leave the fire station with the radio valued at $8000.00. Tryon yelled stop at the suspect, who put the radio down, got on a black bike and tried to flee the area.
Tryon told police, he attempted to stop the man, but got away, and the Fire Chief with Cryodon firefighters in hot pursuit, caught up with him at the Cedar Avenue Bridge, calling police after they stopped Reese.
Back at the firehouse, police, according to court documents, were able to review video footage of the suspect, sticking the an item in his pants from a shelf in the station and then removing the radio from stall where the first responders keep their gear.
The black bike Reese was riding, according to police, was reported stolen earlier in the day from a Wawa located on the 5200 block of New Falls Road, in Levittown.
Reese is currently scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Bristol Borough District Court on Noevember 3rd.
“As a member for the past 49 years I would say the first 15 or 20 so years we never had to lock our doors. But times and people change. Thank you, be safe and always be aware” he said about closing the doors and the Sunday’;s incident,