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River Rd in Lower-Upper Makefield Closed for Pipe Replacement, PennDOT Says

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that emergency pipe replacement is scheduled on Route 32 (River Road) in Lower Makefield and Upper Makefield townships, Bucks County.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

Local access will be maintained. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Lower Makefield Township

Lower Makefield Twp Police Reports: TP in Trees, Tobacco Sale Violation and More

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Lower Makefield Twp Police Reports: June 7, 2024 – June 13, 2024

6/13/2024 – Criminal Mischief – Bluestone Dr. & Tall Meadow Ln. reported at 2:40 a.m. Complainant reported toilet paper in trees.

6/13/2024 – Attempted Burglary – 200 block of Rock Run Rd. reported at 11:18 a.m. Police responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the location. The homeowner reported hearing glass break and observing two unknown males dressed in black hoodies with yellow safety vests and gloves attempting to enter the residence via a basement window. They fled in a silver Chrysler Pacifica minivan with a NJ tag. The same minivan was observed on Pondview Ct. a short time later scraping stickers off the van and switching the license plate. Investigation ongoing.

6/13/2024 – Tobacco Sale Violation – 500 block of Washington Crossing Rd. at Village Marker reported at 12:03 p.m. Complainant reported sale of tobacco products to an underage person. Village Market cited.

6/13/2024 – Identity Theft – 200 block of Parkside Ave. reported at 12:51 p.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) opened a car insurance policy in their name.

6/12/2024 – Retail Theft – 1600 block of Big Oak Rd. at Shop Rite reported at 7:40 p.m. Loss Prevention reported a known female committed retail thefts on 5/6 and 6/7. Same female attempted to commit theft on this date, but paid when confronted. Investigation ongoing.

6/11/2024 -Fraud – 1300 block of Violetwood Ct. reported at 10:31 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.

6/10/2024 – Identity Theft – 800 block of Big Oak Rd. reported at 11:16 a.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) used their information to open an online bank account.

6/10/2024 – Solicitors – Hudson Dr. & Schuyler Rd. reported at 6:10 p.m. Police observed a damaged vehicle with its hazards on at the location and did a well check. It was determined the individual was soliciting for Sunny Mac without a permit. They were obtained to cease soliciting until a permit was obtained.

6/9/2024 – Criminal Mischief – 1700 block of Langhorne-Yardley Rd. at Edgewood Café reported at 6:57 a.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) poured 15-20 gallons of combustible fluid all over the building. Investigation ongoing.

6/9/2024 – Criminal Mischief – 2000 block of Polo Run Dr. reported at 11:47 a.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) scratched the windshields on two of their vehicles.

6/7/2024 – Retail Theft – 1600 block of Big Oak Rd. at Shop Rite reported at 11:34 a.m. Loss Prevention reported retail theft in progress. The 49 year old female from LMT was taken into police custody for taking over $600.00 worth of merchandise without paying. She was arraigned by District Justice Kronnagel and released on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

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Lower Bucks Police Departments Assist with Arrest of Warrington Man on Child Sex Abuses Charges

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A Warrington Township and now suspended Bucks County Corrections officer is behind bars in Montgomery County for alleged child sexual abuse offenses Thursday.

According to a press release  on or about March 6, 2024, the Bucks County District Attorneys Office and the Warrington Township Police Department initiated an investigation into a cybertip submitted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip, advised that a Kik Messenger user shared, disseminated, and/or uploaded apparent child sexual abuse material utilizing their platform.

Authorities say  through their investigation it was found that the account in question was registered to Christos Rallis of Warrington, PA. An arrest warrant was issued for Rallis, who turned himself in to investigators from the Warrington Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office on June 7, 2024.

According to the New Hope Free Press,  a spokesperson for the Bucks County government, confirmed Rallis,  was suspended from his correctional officer duties in late May due in part to the investigation.  He was hired to work at BCCF in February the publication said.

A spokesmen for the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said defendants are sometimes moved to neighboring county jails for security reasons.

He was arraigned before  District Judge Stacy Wertman who set bail in the amount of $250,000.00/10%. Rallis posted bond the same day

The Warrington Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office would like to thank Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Warwick Township Police Department, the Bensalem Township Police Department, the Middletown Township Police Department, the Hilltown Township Police Department, the Falls Township Police Department, and the Lower Makefield Police Department for their assistance with this investigation, a public safety spokesperson said.

Rallis is scheduled to appear for  preliminary hearing on August 5  and according to court records is represented by Parlow & Lang LLC of  Bensalem.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Lower Makefield Township

Lower Makefield Township Police Reports: Kohl’s, ShopRite, Wegman’s Retail Thefts and More

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Lower Makefield Township Police Reports: May 31 – June 6, 2024

6/6/2024 – Retail Theft – 1600 block of Big Oak Rd. at Kohl’s reported at 1:57 p.m. Police responded to the report of a retail theft in progress by three individuals. Police located one suspect in the wooded area across from Kohl’s. The 23-year-old female from Newark, NJ was taken into police custody for taking $503.50 worth of merchandise without paying. She was arraigned by District Justice Kronnagel and released.

6/6/2024 – Retail Theft – 1600 block of Big Oak Rd. at Shop Rite reported at 5:01 p.m. Police responded to the report of a retail theft in progress. Two previous retail thefts were committed by this person on 5/14 and 5/22. The 63-year-old female from Philadelphia, PA was taken into police custody for taking $250.07 worth of merchandise without paying. A total of $708.01 was taken during all three thefts. She was arraigned by District Justice Baranoski and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

6/3/2024 – Fleeing/Eluding Arrest – 900 block of Stony Hill Rd. at Shady Brook Farm reported at 3:49 a.m. Complainant reported attempted theft of motor vehicle in progress by a subject in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Officers attempted to conduct a felony car stop, however, the vehicle fled. A pursuit was initiated but terminated shortly after when the vehicle entered I-295 in the wrong direction. Officers were later able to locate the vehicle on the 2200 block of Yardley Rd. A juvenile male admitted to being the driver and he was taken into custody.

6/3/2024 – Fraud – Unit block of Lavender Dr. reported at 12:20 p.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) intercepted a mailed check, altered it, and attempted to cash it.

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6/3/2024 – Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft – :600 block of Palmer Ln. reported at 11:16 a.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) smashed their rear driver’s side window and tampered with the ignition.

6/3/2024 – Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft – 600 block of Palmer Ln. reported at 1:47 p.m. Complainant reported unknown person(s) smashed their rear driver’s side window and damaged the ignition.

6/3/2024 – Retail Theft – 900 block of Vasant Dr. at Wegmans reported at 4:37 p.m. Loss Prevention reported two unknown males entered the store and removed $180.56 worth of merchandise without paying. When confronted, they dropped the merchandise and fled on foot.

5/31/2024 – DUI Arrest – Big Oak Rd. & Knightsbridge Dr. reported at 1:05 a.m. Police on patrol observed a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. Further investigation led to the arrest of the 28-year-old male driver from LMT for Driving Under the Influence.

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