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Morrisville Police Reports: Female Juvenile Arrested for Prowling, Lehigh County Man Arrested on Drug Related Warrant and More!

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Morrisville Police Reports August 29 – September 18, 2023

Theft – 08/29/23 @ 13:20 – Report of three Ring Cameras stolen on N. Pennsylvania Avenue.  Value:  $200.00

Arrest/Receiving Stolen Property/Other Charges – 08/30/23 @ 14:49 – Phillip Johnson, age 50, was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property, Drug Possession and other related traffic offenses on S. Delmorr Avenue.  He was processed and released.

Burglary – 08/31/23 @ 01:12 – Report of a Playstation 4 with controllers, games and money stolen from an apartment on Plaza Boulevard.  Value:  $570.00

Arrest/DUI/Other Charges– 09/01/23 @ 21:29 – Lauren Wicker, age 35, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Drug Possession and Endangering the Welfare of a Child for an incident that occurred in the LaVilla Restaurant parking lot.  She was processed and released.

Arrest/DUI – 09/03/23 @ 21:55 – Miguel Lara, age 31, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence after an accident on W. Palmer Street.  He was processed and released.

Arrest/Loitering and Prowling/Other Charges – 09/03/23 and 09/04/23 – A female juvenile was arrested for Loitering and Prowling, Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing and Terroristic Threats for several incidents throughout  Morrisville.  She was sent to the Juvenile Detention Center.

[Theft from Motor Vehicle/Attempted Theft from Motor Vehicle – 09/05/23 – Several motor vehicles were broken into overnight in the area of Clymer Avenue, Barclay Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue.

Arrest/Warrant – 09/05/23 @ 13:40 – Police assisted in the arrest of Michael Cleveland, age 40, for a warrant from Lehigh County Drug Task Force on N. Lafayette Avenue.  He was processed and sent to Bucks County Prison.

Arrest/Warrant – 09/05/23 @ 20:28 – Ryan Small, age 29, was taken into custody for a warrant from Middletown Township Police Department during a traffic stop on E. Bridge Street.  He was released to the Middletown Police Department.

Arrest/Warrant – 09/06/23 @ 14:45 – Sherri Jones-Shinn, age 50, was arrested at Middletown District Court for a warrant from this Department for Receiving Stolen Property on 08/03/23.  She was processed and released.

Arrest/Weapons Possession – 09/07/23 @ 08:44 – A male juvenile will be charged with Weapons Possession for an incident that occurred at the Morrisville High School.

Burglary – 09/08/23 @ 02:12 – Report of an Ipad stolen from the AT&T store overnight on E. Trenton Avenue.  Value:  $500.00

Arrest/Theft/Receiving Stolen Property/Resisting Arrest/Trespassing – 09/10/23 @ 04:55 and 08:07 – Anthony Little, age 29, was arrested for Theft and other charges for incidents that occurred on Franklin Street and Harper Avenue.  He was processed and sent to Bucks County Prison.

Arrest/Criminal mischief – 09/10/23 @ 13:44 – A female juvenile will be charged with Criminal Mischief for an incident that occurred on Center Street.

Arrest/Public Drunkenness – 09/11/23 @ 03:19 – Kaitlynn Fifer, age 28, was cited for Public Drunkenness for an incident that occurred on Harrison Avenue.

Arrest/Warrant – 09/11/23 @ 11:58 – Terence Clark, age 54, was arrested for a warrant from Hamilton Township Police after a well check on E. Bridge Street.  He was processed and sent to Bucks County Prison.

Arrest/Harassment – 09/11/23 @ 23:41 – Jean Augustin, age 65, was cited for Harassment for an incident on N. Pennsylvania Avenue.

Arrest/Drug Possession – 09/12/23 @ 22:39 – Jonathan Clark, age 38, was arrested for Drug Possession during a traffic stop on W. Bridge Street and Francis Avenue.  He was processed and released.

Arrest/Disorderly Conduct – 09/13/23 @ 08:18 – Two male juveniles will be charged with Disorderly Conduct for a fight that occurred at the Morrisville High School.  In addition, one of the male juveniles will also be charged with Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Police Officer, Assault on a teacher and other charges.

Arrest/Warrant – Donald Hardee, age 63, was arrested for a Bucks County Sheriffs warrant following an incident at Giant Grocery Store on W. Trenton Avenue.  He was released to the Bucks County Sheriffs.

Arrest/Harassment – 09/13/23 @ 19:29 – Carl Saunders, age 45, was cited for Harassment after a domestic incident on Plaza Boulevard. Arrest/DUI – 09/14/23 @ 04:27 – Abdiel Andino, age 46, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence after an incident on Grandview Avenue.  He was processed and released.

Arrest/Warrant – 09/12/23 @ 12:57 – On 08/17/23 Jesse McMillan, age 37, fled and eluded Morrisville Police into New Jersey where he was arrested by Trenton Police.  On 09/12/23 he was transported from Mercer County Prison by Bucks County Sheriffs to headquarters where he was processed and released.

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Morrisville Borough Manager, Councilman Resign, Interim Mgr & New Police Chief Hired

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Tuesday night’s Morrisville Borough Council meeting was filled with comings and goings of officials.

Almost three years to the day when Lower Bucks Source reported Morrisville Borough hired a new manager, Judith Danko turned in her resignation Tuesday.

She was hired months after the tragic passing of Scott Mitchell.

Her resignation is effective as of June 22nd.

Judith Darko
Credit: Kutztown Borough

Danko, whose salary was prorated upon hire, according to borough documents obtained through an open records request, was paid $135 K annually with a performance review clause.  If approved by council, that will bring her yearly salary to $140,000.00 annually. When hired,  she declined to answer question related to traveling back and forth from Morrisville to her home in the Bethlehem area.  A Lower Bucks Source 2021 open records request of her contract did not spell out the specifics of a pay-back plan for the cash strapped municipality at the time.

The Bucks County Courier Times, around the time budget discussions were ramping up, reported the borough paid for Danko’s  hotel stays and Pennsylvania Turnpike fees.

She brought with her  has over 20 years of borough management experience serving Slatington Borough (2017-2018), Freemansburg on two separate occasions for a total of 15 years and Bath Borough for just over 7 and 1/2 years when hired. 

Bristol Borough Manager Jim Dillon agreed to temporarily take on an interim role in Morrisville as he maintains his fulltime duties in Bristol Borough.  Both boroughs are similar in population size.

Dillon did not respond to a request for comment Thursday morning.

Morrisville Borough Council President Helen Hlahol, at Tuesday night’s meeting, thanked Bristol for allowing Dillon to help.

Council also approved the hiring of Richard Ciampa as the new Chief of Police.

In recent weeks, then Officer in Charge William Smith, turned down offers from Morrisville to lead the police department sources told this publication.

The borough terminated former Chief George McClay late last year. 

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McClay told Patch.com he reached an agreement with Morrisville for $200 K as  part of  a termination settlement, last month.

Councilman John Vitarelli’s submitted his letter of resignation as third ward councilman  effective June 18, 2024.

The borough is currently taking applications to fill the vacancy.

Mayor Gary Wallace did not immediately respond to requests for comment on this story Thursday morning.

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Morrisville Police Seek Help Finding “Run Away” Teen

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On June 12, 2024 at approximately 1700 hours, Ricardo Harding, age 15, ran away from home on the 400 block of Hillcrest Ave. He was last seen at the McDonalds on W. Trenton Ave. wearing a black Champion shirt and grey shorts. He is about 5 feet 1 inches 100 pounds with short black hair. He has light brown skin and brown eyes. He has no cell phone or any other form of communication with him.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ricardo, please contact d.chrzanowski@morrisvillepolice.org  or call 215-295-8111.

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Morrisville Police Reports: Deep Fryer Oil Stolen, Woman Jailed in Bensalem for Retail Theft, Now Charged for Same in M’Ville

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Morrisville Borough Police Reports June 4 to June 10, 2024

Retail Theft – 06/04/24 @ 14:45 – Report of food stolen from the Giant Grocery Store.  Value: $225.03

Warrant/Arrest – 06/05/24 – A Warrant has been issued for a 48 year old female for a Retail Theft that occurred at the Giant Grocery Store on 05/23/24.  On 06/07/24, the female was taken into custody by Bensalem Police for a retail theft in their jurisdiction.  She was sent to Bucks County Prison.

Arrest/Retail Theft – 06/05/24 – A 50 year old female was cited for incidents that occurred at Giant Food Store on 06/01/24 and 06/02/24.

Retail Theft – 06/06/24 @ 15:15 – A 25 year old male will receive a summons for stealing four cases of Snapple that were stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value:  $55.96

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/06/24 @ 16:54 – Report of a wallet stolen from a vehicle while the victim was returning a shopping cart at Giant Food Store.  Value:  $120.00

Theft – 06/07/24 @ 05:14 – Report of deep fryer oil stolen from fuel tanks at three restaurants in the Morrisville Shopping Center that occurred within the past two weeks.  Value: $600.00

Retail Theft – 06/07/24 @ 13:40 – Report three boxes of Red Bull stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value:  $91.41

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/07/24 @ 14:20 – Report of jewelry and money stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 200 block of Harrison Avenue.  Value:  $46.00

Arrest/Public Drunkenness – 06/09/24 @ 03:35 – A 54 year old male was cited for an incident that occurred on the 100 block of N. Washington Street.

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/10/24 @ 12:40 – Report of money and membership cards stolen from a vehicle on 06/08/24 on the 300 block of Osborne Avenue.  Value:  $5.00

Retail Theft – 06/10/24 @ 13:41 – Report of hygiene merchandise stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value:  $1,994.16

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