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Nearby: Police Seek info on Suspect in Back -to Back Robberies

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Police in Warminster Township are searching high and low for a suspect who they say robbed  two businesses’ before noon on Friday.

Police were dispatched to Minutemen Press on the 500 block of North York Road, for a ‘robbery in progress,’ complaint.

The victim told police that at around 11 am a white male, about 40, standing 5’9  wearing a hoodie and mask entered the shop, demanded money while threatening to have a firearm.

Witness also told police the suspect was sporting a patch of hair on the left side of his balding head, said Police

Police said the suspect onto south York road with an undetermined amount of cash.

While officers were conducting the first robbery investigation, at approximately 11:10 hours Police were dispatched to 590 W. Street Road, Dunkin Donuts, for a report of a second “robbery in progress,” said investigators.

A victim from the Dunkin  reported a similar white male  entered the store demanding money, but had fled prior to getting any cash.

The suspect  was last seen running out of the back of the store into the Speedway section of Warminster Township.

During both robbery investigations, Police with the help of Bucks County Police Radio, contacted both Nativity of Our Lords Grade School and Archbishop Wood High School and requested both schools go into lockdown while the investigation was evolving and ongoing.

Police notified the schools they could lift the lock down just before 1 pm.

Police said in the case of the Dunkin Donuts robbery, a witness reported seeing the suspect  hanging around the area before the robberies.

Warminster Police are actively seeking the public’s help in this matter.

Anyone who may have encountered the actor in the area, knows the actor, or may have security camera footage in the area of either the robbery’s or Speedway section of the Twp are asked to call at Police (215) 672-1000.

You can also submit confidential tips at this link

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Waiving Vehicle Fees for Decorated and Injured Veterans Heads to Governor’s Desk

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 An omnibus transportation bill –HB 2301- including language from a bill introduced by state Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, to waive vehicle title and registration fees for Veterans who were captured, injured or received the Congressional Medal of Honor while serving has been sent to the governor’s desk.

The proposal had been previously introduced by Ciresi as a standalone bill (HB 105), which passed the House unanimously in April. With its inclusion in and the passage of HB 2301, it is now on its way to be signed into law.

“When veterans return home, the impact of their traumatic experiences are further compounded by financial hurdles such as relocation, finding new homes, applying for jobs and registering their vehicles,” Ciresi said. “These heroes deserve our compassion and gratitude, and that’s why I introduced this legislation to help relieve some of the pressure by waiving vehicle registration fees. By permanently removing registration fees for veterans who were injured, captured, or received our highest military decoration, we would show our permanent appreciation for their sacrifices and service.”

Currently, recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, seriously injured veterans, and former POWs pay a $10 vehicle registration processing fee. Under the recently passed legislation, this fee will be removed, and they will no longer be subject to titling fees.

For recipients of the Purple Heart, who currently must pay titling and registration fees in full, they will no longer be subject to paying either.

The bill passed 202-0.

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Tomlinson, Hogan Bill for Stiffer Penalties for Street Racing Passes House

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A measure authored by state Reps K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bucks) and Joe Hogan (R-Bucks) to increase penalties on those convicted of street racing passed the House Friday.

House Bill 2266 increases penalties on those convicted of street racing. According to Tomlinson and Hogan, their legislation increases the fine from $250 up to $2,000 per violation and on the second violation, the driver’s vehicle will be taken away to stop them from using it in future street races. Organizers of the street racing event would also be held accountable. This would update the current penalties outlined in Title 75.

“The safety of my constituents is always my top priority. When I learned that in my district alone we’ve had over 40 incidents in the last year and a half, I knew this was something we needed to address. Adults, children and law enforcement have been hurt or even killed at these events. By increasing the penalties for those convicted of street racing, we will keep both our streets and law enforcement safe,” Tomlinson said Friday.

Many of these illegal races include many different drivers and are usually organized on social media as “meet up” events. Those who organized the event should face penalties for creating and fostering these dangerous events. This bill will also hold the organizers accountable, the state reps said when introducing the bill last year. 

The bill now moves onto the state Senate for consideration.

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Shooting Reportedly Under Investigation at Levittown Trace

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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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