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Lower Makefield to Declare October 15th ‘Kay’s Day’

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The Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors passed a retroactive resolution at Wednesday night’s meeting to honor the memory and birthday of the late Kayden Mancuso, who would have turned nine on Tuesday.

Visibly emotional, Chairman Dan Grenier prior to reading of the declaration, made a brief and poignant statement on behalf of Board of Supervisors 

We do this out sadness both at the loss of one of our residents and also on the hope we can shine a light on childhood safety issues, Kayden’s  (Kathryn and Brian) parents and members or Kayden’s Korner are courageously leading the charge to insure no other families ever have to go through what they did on August 6, 2018 and continue to go through, said Grenier.

I don’t know the Sherlocks,  but I am the Father to two beautiful energetic little girls …every other board member here is a parent. We all have children and I speak for the board, when I say we are truly sorry for your loss,” he said, voice shaking while reading his statement.

“The Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors is declaring October 15th as “Kay’s Day” to honor the memory and birthday of Lower Makefield Township resident Kayden Mancuso. “Kay’s Day” is a day not only to honor her memory but also to remind the Lower Makefield Township community of the importance of child safety and protection and mental health awareness”Grenier said.

Kathryn Sherlock with husband Brian, came to the podium thanking the board for making the resolution happen in short order.

“This means a lot to our family and community…this to come so quickly is an honor. We still have a lot of work to do unfortunately. We thank you for your recognition of those that need to be protected. That being our children” Sherlock said in a barely audible pained voice.

“Thank you so much for dedicating this day to…” Kayden” Kathryn said.

The proclamation agenda item appeared on the Lower Makefield Township website Friday evening when the board’s meeting agenda was posted.

Kayden was murdered in 2018 by her father, Jeff Mancuso, who then took his own life too.

Kayden’s mother, through sheer force of will and determination has made advocating for new laws dealing with child custody issues hr life’s work.

During a recent press conference to announce “Kayden’s Law” bills authored by state Senator Steve Santarsiero state Representatives Tina Davis (D-Bucks) and Perry Warren (D-Bucks) (D-Bucks) and state Representatives Tina Davis (D-Bucks) and Perry Warren (D-Bucks) co-sponsoring a version of the same measure in the state house.

Her commitment to creating change in the system, officials have called “broken” at times, one community source said is “unyielding.”

The commitment to changing the system has also led to state lawmakers scheduling a policy hearing on Thursday in Lowe Makefield to discuss “Kayden’s Law

The hearing will be held by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, which is co-chaired by Santarsiero at the township building community center, 1550 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, Pa 19067, beginning at 11 a.m.

But how can one soothe the wounds of a tragedy for a mother and family?

Grenier answered by saying , “It is my sincere hope this action will aid Kayden’s family in their pursuit of affecting positive changes in our laws and regulations that place the safety of children at the forefront.”

Now, Oct 15th, in Lower Makefield, will be forever known as “Kay’s Day” because township officials, as Grenier said, “recognized it is the right thing to do.”.

For more info about Kayden’s story, please visit Kayden’s Korner, a website dedicated to their memory and the work being done in her name by advocates.

The above is combination of two stories published in October of 2019 about the “Kay’s Day” Proclamation and the board meeting when it was officially announced. 

 

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Ames has lived in Falls Township for most of her life. She currently contributes to Lower Bucks Source doing multiple tasks. Got the reporting "bug" and is in her first year of learning the ins and outs of journalism. Her free time is dedicated to caring for and hanging with her mom. Ames admits to being a news junkie and an avid reader. Also loves the Eagles (a crazed fan) and Phillies. During football season, she loves to remind LBS Publisher/Editor Jeff Bohen "The Giants Suck.."

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Did You Lose Tools in Lower Makefield Recently?

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The Lower Makefield Police Department seeking the rightful owner of tools found on Glenn Drive officials said in a press release Thursday

According to Lower Makefield Township Police Department they recently come into possession of found items on Glen Dr., and we are looking to reunite them with their rightful owner(s). If you have lost any property recently, please take a moment to check if these might belong to you.  If you believe these are your items, please contact the Detectives Division at 215-493-4055 during our business hours Hopefully the tools will be returned to the rightful owner so we can try and do the natural and report out who found the tools and got the police department involved.

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More than 80 Police Departments across Southeast Pennsylvania to Target Aggressive Drivers during Statewide Mobilization

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that more than 80 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will join the Pennsylvania State Police in a coordinated aggressive driving enforcement wave. This collective effort, part of a statewide mobilization running through August 18, is aimed at reducing the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on our area roadways, ensuring your safety on the road.

The enforcement wave will target heavy truck violations, pedestrian safety, red light running, and tailgating. Motorists demonstrating unsafe behaviors, such as driving too fast for conditions or other aggressive actions, will also be cited.

Law enforcement will utilize strategies such as traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement, and multi-jurisdictional patrol to identify and cite aggressive drivers.
The enforcement is part of Pennsylvania’s Highway Safety Program and is funded by part of PennDOT’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you encounter an aggressive driver, PennDOT offers these tips:

  • Get out of their way and don’t challenge them.
  • Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact, and ignore rude gestures.
  • Don’t block the passing lane if you drive slower than most traffic.
  • Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle. You or a passenger may call the police. But, if you use a cell phone, pull over to a safe location.
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    According to 2023 PennDOT crash data, there were 1,363 aggressive driving crashes, resulting in 39 fatalities and 104 suspected serious injuries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Aggressive driving crashes involve at least two aggressive driving factors in the same crash. Factors include, but are not limited to, running stop signs or red lights, tailgating, careless turning or passing, and driving too fast for conditions.

    The goal of targeted enforcement is to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways throughout the state. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.

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Lower Makefield Township Police Reports: Blackmail, Extortion, Fraud and More

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Lower Makefield Twp Police Reports June 28, 2024 – July 3, 2024

7/3/2024 – Solicitors – 1200 block of Candlewick Ct. reported at 10:49 a.m. Complainant reported solicitor for Paramount Home Solution soliciting without a permit. They were advised to cease soliciting until permits were obtained.

7/3/2024 –  Retail Theft – 1600 block of Big Oak Rd. at Shop Rite reported at 2:52 p.m. Loss Prevention reported that on 6/30, an unknown male removed a merchandise scanner without paying. Approximate value $1,618.00.

7/2/2024 – Motor Vehicle Theft – 200 block of Elm Ave. reported at 8:19 a.m. Complainant reported theft of 2024 Jeep Wrangler from the driveway. Vehicle was later recovered in Trenton, NJ

7/2/2024 – Fraud – 1300 block of Pepperbush Ct. reported at 10:23 a.m. Complainant reported hiring Home Repair LLC to complete work on their residence that was damaged by a hail storm. The insurance check was cashed, but the work has not been completed. The company has not responded to the homeowner’s attempts to contact them. Investigation ongoing.

7/2/2024 – Blackmail and Extortion –  2000 block of Farmview Dr. reported at 11:39 a.m. Complainant reported falling victim to a sextortion scam.

7/2/2024 – Theft from Vehicle – 200 block of Arborlea Ave. reported at 11:56 a.m. Complainant reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed a pocket knife.

7/2/2024 – Retail Theft – 900 block of Vasant Dr. at Wegmans reported at 5:06 p.m. Loss Prevention reported theft of $200 worth of Redbull.

7/1/2024 – Theft – 1300 block of Violetwood Ct. reported at 2:18 p.m. Complainant reported theft of $120 from a wallet in the residence.

7/1/2024 – Solicitors – Knox Dr. & Dawes Dr. reported at 3:29 p.m. Complainant reported solicitor in the area soliciting for sealing driveways without a permit. He was advised to cease soliciting until a permit was obtained.

6/29/2024 – Identity Theft – 500 block of Long Acre Ln. reported at 5:32 p.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) used their information to purchase a cell phone.

6/28/2024 – Criminal Mischief – 700 block of Stony Hill Rd. reported at 1:25 p.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) damaged the vehicle’s windshield wiper while unoccupied in the parking lot.

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