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Fishing at Bristol Lagoon to Begin, Movie Night is Friday



Fishing at the Bristol Borough Lagoon along the Delaware begins Saturday 6 am officials confirmed this weekend

Stocking at the Jefferson Avenue site was originally scheduled for April, but due to cold water temperatures and consulting with state officials it was decided to delay filling the Canal for a couple more weeks.

Bristol Borough Recreation Board President Aaron Antonelli said the Canal will be  stocked with four types of fish;

  1. 100  Large mouth Bass, 8 to 12 inches
  2. 100 Blue Gil 8 to 12 inches
  3. 200 Crappie
  4. 4000 Minnow

The ratios were approved by Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), he said, over the course of recent months after receiving approval from state officials to fill the shallow body of water with the fish.

We want to get this right from the start that’s why we delayed stocking while continually maintaining contact with the commission and hatchery for input.

You can’t just go into a body of water like that and cram as many fish as you want. It’s a bioload,” Antonelli said. “The goal is maintain the ecological system. We want to make sure we’re doing things right and lasts for years to come.

“One thing we’re emphasizing is a catch and release policy he said, signs will be posted.”

The original idea to stock the Canal came as a result of Raising The Bar President Bill Pezza posing a question on social media about what new activities would locals like to see with Coronavirus concerns were receding.  Antonelli was one of the first to respond with the stocking the canal idea because he loves fishing He has three children and says he’s always looking for something to do and fishing was a natural fit at that moment in time Bringing fishing to the Lagoon became part of a wider effort by Bristol Borough borough over the last 18 months to increase recreational opportunities for kids and families. It’s the main reason Antonelli got involved, he said.

Fishing licenses can be purchased (16 years of age and over) easily online or in person. Children under 16 are not required to have a license. A one-year license costs a little more than $25. And there are two fish for free days coming up- Sunday, May 28,, and Tuesday, July 4

It’s just one of the new things we’ve been working on with the kids in mind, he said. Once you have fishing tackle, its a really an inexpensive way for families to spend quality time together kids outdoors And that’s what are goal is, he said.

In a related Recreation Board sponsored event, Friday May 19, families can head out to Jefferson Ave ball field No 1 for “Movie Night.” for the showing of “Sandlot” at 8 p.m,  Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged as the movie screen will  be set up  at home plate. Concession stand will be open serving up hotdog’s  and popcorn.

All proceeds will benefit the Bristol Borough Little League.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

Shooting Reportedly Under Investigation at Levittown Trace



A swift and intense police presence at the Levittown Trace apartment complex on Ford Road Monday night is reportedly part of a shooting investigation by Bristol Township Police, sources are telling Lower Bucks Source Tuesday.

Police were dispatched out to the apartment complex just before 10 p.m. with a number of patrol cruisers arriving on scene. An image of an officer, guns raised pointing towards the F building spelled out last night’s dangerous drama.

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Officers were observed speaking with several individuals adjacent to the building.

Witnesses on scene told Lower Bucks Source, police were seen picking up what appeared to be shell casings.

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Bensalem EMS was seen transporting a victim and shortly thereafter police were seen taking a man into custody after finding what appeared to be drug related paraphernalia. It’s unclear whether or not that individual is connected to the reported shooting. Online court show that a Bristol man was arraigned and jailed early this morning on criminal trespass and drug related  charges.

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Attempts to contact Bristol Township Police for comment on Tuesday were unsuccessful.

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Nearby: Feasterville Man Charged with Murdering Estranged Wife




Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Springfield Township Police Chief Michael E. Pitkow announce the arrest of Kenneth Shea, 37, of Feasterville-Trevose, for the First-Degree Murder of Elizabeth Shea on April 10, 2024, at her home in Wyndmoor.

The victim was found at approximately 7:30 a.m., April 10, 2024, by Springfield Township Police, who responded to a residence in the 1,000 block of Cromwell Lane for a requested wellness check. Police found Elizabeth Shea dead on the master bedroom floor, with obvious cut wounds to her head and neck, said authorities in a press release. 

A joint investigation into the homicide by Montgomery County Detectives and Springfield Township Police determined that an air conditioning unit had been pushed inside the residence, allowing access through the window. In the residence, four hard drives from the home’s digital recording units and three cellphones had been discarded in the bathroom sink and toilet.

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Detectives obtained Uber records that showed that Kenneth Shea had utilized the ride share service in the early morning hours of April 10, 2024. He was picked up at 12:36 a.m. at Comfort Inn in Feasterville-Trevose and dropped off at 12:55 a.m. on Wainwright Road, which is behind the victim’s residence. At 3:37 a.m., the defendant was picked up on Wainwright Road and returned to the hotel at 3:58 a.m., where video surveillance from the lobby showed him arriving and going to Room 314. Location records for Kenneth Shea’s cellphone showed his phone was in the area of the Comfort Inn in the days leading up to the murder and throughout the day on April 10, 2024. At approximately 6 p.m., Bensalem Police S.W.A.T. officers were stationed outside of Room 314 and arrested Shea as he exited the room.

“This is a tragic case, and our hearts go out to the family of Elizabeth Shea,” said DA Steele. “I also want to thank the Bensalem Police for the significant resources they provided, including drone surveillance and a K-9, as well as numerous officers, which enabled this defendant to be taken into custody without incident.”

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Shea is charged with First-Degree Murder, Second-Degree Murder and Third-Degree Murder. He was arraigned on April 11, 2024, by Magisterial District Judge John D. Kessler. There is no bail available for First-Degree Murder charges, and he was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on April 23, 2024, before Magisterial District Judge Katherine E. McGill.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Falls Township

Bristol Man Charged with Sexual Assault Waives Hearing



A 22-year-old Bristol Township man charged with sexual assault waived his right to a preliminary hearing at Falls Township District Court Tuesday.

Kyle McArthur-Beavers charged for a sexual assault during last year’s holiday season at a friend’s home in Morrisville, “waived” Tuesday’s hearing.

McArthur-Beavers, according to court paperwork, was engaged in a sex act with a 16-year-old victim, who was receptive to the digital stimulation while they were laying together in a Woodside Drive home.

The victim told police she made it absolutely clear to McArthur-Beavers she did not want to engage in sexual intercourse. The suspect, according to the criminal complaint, persisted in seeking sexual intercourse with the victim, she continued to say no.

McArthur-Beavers, according to police, inserted himself without a condom into the victim even though she told him to stop several times. She tried to get up several times,  but he pushed her back down and continued his attack.

McArthur-Beavers was originally arrested and released on unsecured bond  in February charged with sexual assault and corruption of a minor.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May at the Court of Common Pleas in Doylestown. He remains free on bond.







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