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A Family Was Home When Fire Hit Their Buckingham House. Here’s How They Stayed Safe

August 15, 2022

DOYLESTOWN, PA—A fire at a Buckingham home on Saturday night left a garage and its contents heavily damaged, but the family that was home at the time was able to escape without any injuries thanks in part to fire safety messaging they had seen.

On the night of Aug. 13, 2022, Buckingham police went to the 3200 block of Antler Drive responding to the report of a house fire. The homeowner ...

What Roads Are Open and Closed This Week Around Doylestown?

DOYLESTOWN, PA—Here's a look at road closings and slowdowns you'll face in the Doylestown area for the week of Aug. 14, 2022.

In Bedminster and Tinicum townships, Fretz Valley Road/Creamery Road is scheduled for lane closures between Bedminster Road/Route 113 and Durham Road. The work will be done between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Aug. 19, 2022.

In Chalfont Borough, Route ...

Scam Alert: Warrant for Your Arrest From the Bucks County Courts

DOYLESTOWN, PA—The Bucks County District Attorney Office is warning residents about a new e-mail scam that sends victims a fake arrest warrant and threatens them with arrest if they don’t pay up.

The Bucks County DA said that an out-of-state resident received one of these fake warrants. The paperwork said that the victim was wanted for being in contempt of court. The warrant ...

Man Convicted of Straw Purchase of Six Guns From Chalfont Firearms Store

DOYLESTOWN, PA—A man was convicted this week for the straw purchase of six guns from a Chalfont gun store that were pulled off the streets as far away as Wilmington, Del.

Bashir T. Shakir of Upper Darby was found guilty of 12 felony counts related to the straw purchase. Shakir purchased four 9-millimeter handguns and two .45-caliber handguns on Nov. 13, 2020, at the Bunker Gun Shop II on ...

Foundations Employee Charged with Punching, Kicking Nonverbal Patient

DOYLESTOWN, PA—A former employee of Foundations Behavioral Health has been charged with assaulting an 18-year-old nonverbal patient at the Doylestown facility in June. Foundations is a behavioral health facility that serves children, adolescents and young adults.

Police said Jophany Raphael, a 25-year-old mental health technician at Foundations, tried to restrain the patient, who has ...

Man Accused of Breaking Into Same Apartment Twice—Then Sending Threating Texts the Next Day

DOYLESTOWN, PA—Central Bucks police are looking for a man accused of breaking into a man’s apartment, grabbing the victim by the neck and punching him—and doing it all twice in the same day. Then on the next day, the police say, the man sent threatening texts to the victim, earning him even more charges.

On Aug. 9, an arrest warrant was issued for Brian Richard Gunn of ...

What Roads Are Open and Closed This Week Around Doylestown?

DOYLESTOWN, PA—Here's a look at road closings and slowdowns you'll face in the Doylestown area for the week of Aug. 7, 2022.

In Bedminster and Tinicum townships, Fretz Valley Road/Creamery Road is scheduled for lane closures between Bedminster Road/Route 113 and Durham Road. The work will be done between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. through mid-August.

In Chalfont Borough, Route 152/Main ...

Warrington K-9 Officer Makes Her Fourth Capture This Summer

DOYLESTOWN, PA—A Warrington Township K-9 officer racked up her fourth capture of the summer when a suspect fled the scene of a retail theft in Doylestown Township and ended up crashing in neighboring Warrington Township.

On July 31, 2022, around 1:00 p.m., Warrington police got involved in the apprehension of the three people suspected of taking part in the theft. After fleeing ...

Warrington Man Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend With a Hammer

DOYLESTOWN, PA—Plumstead Township Police Department last month responded to a complaint of a man striking a woman with a hammer.

On July 23, 2022, Plumstead officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 5100 block of Old Easton Road. An adult female complained that her boyfriend, 59-year-old Michael Leedom of Warrington had hit her with a hammer after he pulled her ...

Doylestown’s National Night Out Brings Together Police, Community

DOYLESTOWN, PA—On a hot and sunny Tuesday afternoon, Doylestown Township hosted its second National Night Out in Central Park. The event is billed as a “community-building campaign” that aims to enhance the relationship between residents and police and other emergency responders. Communities across the country hold events that give residents a chance to meet police and other ...

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TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...