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LMPD Police Reports: “Sextortion” Victim, $15K in Unemployment Benefits Stolen plus Identity Docs Compromised and More

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Criminal Mischief – 1600 block of Kathy Dr. reported at 11:25AM. Complainant reported unknown person(s) slashed their vehicle’s tire.

Fraudulent Documents Arrest – Oxford Valley Rd. & Willow Pond Dr. reported at 11:34AM. Police on patrol stopped a vehicle for violations. Further investigation led to the discovery of fraudulent documents and driving without a license. The 41 year old male from Sicklerville, NJ to be summonsed.

Identity Theft – 1900 block of Quarry Rd. reported at 2:22PM. Complainant reported unknown person(s) filed for unemployment benefits in their name. Unit block of Black Rock Rd. reported at 2:09PM. Complainant reported unknown person(s) filed for unemployment benefits in their name.

Retail Theft – 700 block of Stony Hill Rd. at Giant Food Store reported at 1:37PM. Loss Prevention reported theft of $128.44 worth of crab legs by a known female offender on 8/7. She then returned the crab legs for cash at a different Giant. Charges to be filed on the 32 year old female from LMT.

Public Drunkeness block of Polo Run Dr. reported at 10:22PM. Police responded to the report of an unconscious male at the location. Further investigation led to the 36 year old male from LMT being cited for Public Drunkenness.

200 block of Rock Run Rd., reported at 11:52AM. Complainant reported falling victim to a sextortion scam.

Fraud – Unit block of Fairway Dr. reported at 10:24AM. Complainant reported their bank received a forged check in their name.

Identity Theft:-1400 block of Woodview Rd. reported at 10:49AM. Complainant reported unknown person(s) filed for unemployment benefits in their name. 1000 block of Reading Ave. reported at 10:45AM. Complainant reported their identity was compromised and as a result, $15,000.00 in unemployment compensation was used by someone else. Fraud included changing of their driver’s license address and cell phone carrier.

Identity Theft – 1100 block Lily Pond Ln. reported at 9:01AM. Complainant reported unknown person(s) filed for unemployment benefits in their name.

Fraudulent Documents Arrest – 500 block of W. Trenton Ave. reported at 9:57AM. Police on patrol stopped a vehicle for violations. Further investigation led to the discovery of fraudulent documents and the driver driving without a license and insurance. The 38 year old male driver from Trenton, NJ to be summonsed for fraudulent documents and related charges.

Identity theft – 1400 block of Fox Hollow Dr. reported at 1:45PM. Complainant reported unknown person(s) opened a credit card in their name.

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Lower Makefield Man Flees Police for No Apparent Reason, Charged with Assault

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An on-duty Lower Makefield Township Police officer on patrol spotted something that set off his ‘spidey senses’ and now a Yardley man is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing, resisting arrest and two traffic summary charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Thomas Anthony Carelli Jr was sitting in a white in color SUV parked in the area of the Lower Makefield Twp community pool. The patrolling officer notified the Bucks County Radio Room he was leaving his patrol unit to make contact with the as yet unidentified suspect. As the officer approached, the suspect began to flee the area despite commands to stop.

Officer Reardon jumped back into his marked patrol unit, initiated lights and sirens, pursued the suspect east onto Edgewater Rd. as his myriad commands to stop were ignored. The fleeing motorist stopped his vehicle at the registered address, got out of the vehicle while still disobeying commands, and had to be taken physically to the ground even though a taser shot was deployed, court records show.

Police staff noted on Wednesday morning, Carelli Jr was so defiant that a booking photo was not taken and he would be detained at Bucks County Correctional Facility.

Carelli Jr. was arraigned at midnight Wednesday by a Bucks County Judge and posted  bail of 10 percent of $30,000. His next court date is currently scheduled for July 30 and he has no attorney of record listed at this time.

It’s the second time in three days LMPD were involved in a fleeing suspect pursuit. Two in Custody after Police Chase Rips Through Lower Bucks Saturday Night

 

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Lower Makefield Township Police Reports: Cell Phone Hacked, Juveniles Charged for Vehicle Theft and More

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Lower Makefield Township Police Reports July 5 to July 10, 2024 

7/10/24 – Theft from Vehicle –  Unit block of Berkley Dr. reported at 7:35 a.m. Complainant reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered their unlocked vehicles and removed approximately $120 worth of items. 

7/10/24 – Theft from Vehicle – Unit block of Berkley Dr. reported at 7:50 a.m. Complainant reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered their unlocked vehicles and removed approximately $5 worth of change. 

7/10/24 – Theft from Vehicle – 1200 block of Linden Ave. reported at 11:20 a.m. Complainant reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed approximately $300 worth of items. 

7/9/2024 – Identity Theft  – 1600 block of Quarry Rd. reported at 1:07 p.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) hacked their cell phone and used their data to make changes to their mortgage account. 

7/9/24 – Theft from Vehicle – 1100 block of Edgewood Rd. at Stoddart Field reported at 8:54 p.m.. Complainant reported unknown person(s) smashed their vehicle’s window and removed their purse. 

7/9/24 – Theft from Vehicle -1100 block of Edgewood Rd. at Stoddart Field reported at 8:41 p.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) smashed their vehicle’s window and removed their purse. 

7/8/2024 – Motor Vehicle Theft – Unit block of Brook Ln. reported at 6:20 a.m. Complainant reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) removed their 2018 GMC Acadia from their driveway. While awaiting police arrival, the victim received a notification from their bank that a withdraw was attempted at a Wawa in Feasterville, PA. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was in Philadelphia, PA. Upon arrival of LMT Detectives and Philadelphia PD, subjects fled and a foot chase ensued. Two juveniles were taken into custody by PPD. 

7/8/24 – Wanted Person – Rt. 332 & Stony Hill Rd. reported at 2:04 p.m.. While conducting traffic enforcement in the area, police received an LPR alert for a felony warrant out of Upper Dublin. A felony car stop was conducted and the 69 year old male from Philadelphia, PA was taken into police custody. He was turned over to Upper Dublin Police Department for his warrant. 

7/8/24 – Theft – 800 block of Duchess Dr. reported at 4:42 p.m. Complainant reported theft of a package containing a laptop from their back porch. 

7/8/24 – Retail Theft -1600 block of Big Oak Rd. at Shop Rite reported at 4:51 p.m. Loss Prevention detained a 43 year old female from Philadelphia, PA for taking $102.16 worth of merchandise without paying. She was taken into police custody and will be cited for Retail Theft. 

7/8/24 – Criminal Mischief – Rt. 1 & Oxford Valley Rd. reported at 5:41 p.m. Complainant reported being involved in a road rage incident where another driver banged on their door and ripped their car door handle off. After getting back into their vehicle, the offender threw a bottle at the victim’s vehicle. 

7/7/2024 – Receiving Stolen Property Arrest – Rt. 1 & Oxford Valley Rd. reported at 10:35 p.m.. Police on patrol received an alert for two stolen vehicles in the area. Police proceeded to the location to intercept them. After a brief pursuit, one of the vehicles turned onto a dead end street, where multiple juveniles fled on foot. A juvenile male from Trenton, NJ was taken into police custody and will be charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing & Eluding and traffic offenses. 

7/6 – Theft – 1200 block of Yardley Rd. reported at 3:17 p.m. Complainant reported theft of robotic lawnmower from their yard on 7/5. 

7/6 – Theft – 900 block of Hunt Dr. reported at 8:37 p.m.. Complainant reported theft of a bench from their property. 

7/6 – Retail Theft – 1600 block of Big Oak Rd. at Shop Rite reported at 4:13 p.m.. Loss Prevention reported known person neglected to scan $133.92 worth of merchandise at self-checkout since March. Store to handle internally. 

7/6/24 – Public Drunkenness – Stony Hill Rd. & Township Line Rd. reported at 8:35 p.m.. Police responded to the report of an intoxicated female pushing a stroller with two young children in the area. The 53 year old female from LMT was cited for Public Drunkenness. The children were turned over to a family member. 

 

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Two in Custody after Police Chase Rips Through Lower Bucks Saturday Night

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Two men are in custody, early Sunday with a third identified, as a result of a police chase that started in New Jersey Saturday night around 7:30 p.m., law enforcement officials said.

New Jersey State Police were pursuing a red vehicle into Bucks County through sections of Morrisville Borough, Falls Township, and ending in Lower Makefield Township (LMT). The vehicle was abandoned and the suspect(s) reportedly fled on foot.

LMT police Chief Ken Coluzzi said late Saturday,  New Jersey State Police were leading the investigation as the chase is believed to have started with an armed carjacking in New Jersey.

The beginning of the pursuit by police in Morrisville lit up social media for at least 90 minutes with a New Jersey State Police helicopter pursuing the chase from above and attempting to block the vehicle’s entrance onto 295 from the  Route 1/Oxford Valley Road location. LMT officials took precautionary measures issuing a shelter-in-place, which lasted for about 20 minutes and was lifted once no threat to the public existed, officials said. 

Credit: Kelly Yura – Morrisville PA Town Watch FB Comment

People on social media commented on the sirens, police chase, helicopters, and bridges closed to NJ. Pictures showed helicopters over the bridges and armed police activity on the street combing the area for the suspects who fled on foot. Tipsters on the Lower Bucks Source Meta page helped to pinpoint the actual location of the police activity, Route 1/Oxford Valley Road interchange, where police were seen loading the red vehicle they chased onto a flatbed tow truck. 

Credit: Todd Ecksel

During the hot pursuit, police and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission reportedly  blocked its bridges so the fleeing vehicle would not escape into Trenton, officials said

New Jersey State Police did not respond to requests for comment on the chase or the identities of the suspects taken into custody as of publication time.

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