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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Man Injured, Cat Rescued in Solebury Township Fire

Man Injured, Cat Rescued in Solebury Township Fire

Numerous fire and rescue officials responded to the fire, which began in the garage of a home on Ephross Circle.
Police Seek Help IDing Linden Elementary Trespassers

Police Seek Help IDing Linden Elementary Trespassers

Police say three subjects have climbed the roof of the school building when trespassing.
C.J. Polichetti, 47, Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver in Saturday Accident

C.J. Polichetti, 47, Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver in Saturday Accident

Dennis Bennett, 64, of Old Pebble Hill Road in Doylestown has been charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI in connection with the accident that killed Carl J. "CJ" Polichetti III.
Doylestown Man Facing Homicide by Vehicle Charges in Deadly Crash

Doylestown Man Facing Homicide by Vehicle Charges in Deadly Crash

Carl “C.J.” Polichetti III, 47, died in a car accident Saturday night on Kellers Church Road in Bedminster Township.
Buckingham Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Having Sex With Student

Buckingham Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Having Sex With Student

Jessica Streeper waived her arraignment on Tuesday.
Intoxicated Man Cited for Ripping Down American Flag on July 4

Intoxicated Man Cited for Ripping Down American Flag on July 4

Shane Lawrence Dugan, 23, of Feasterville was cited for disorderly conduct after he grabbed an American flag hanging on West State Street and tried to damage the pole.
Hilltown Township Instructor Among Two Injured in Tandem Skydiving Accident

Hilltown Township Instructor Among Two Injured in Tandem Skydiving Accident

Obataiye Samuel, 37, of Philadelphia, and Robert Mandic, 41, of Hilltown Township were injured, according to police.
Arrest Made in Canal Towpath Sexual Assault

Arrest Made in Canal Towpath Sexual Assault

A New Hope man allegedly engaged in lewd conversation and groped another man on July 1.
Tandem Skydiving Accident Reported in Perkasie

Tandem Skydiving Accident Reported in Perkasie

Two people were airlifted after a skydiving accident in Bucks County.
Woman Dies While Kayaking on Delaware

Woman Dies While Kayaking on Delaware

The woman's kayak overturned near Prahls Island and she became stuck.
Man Charged With Aggravated Assault After S.Main St. Fight

Man Charged With Aggravated Assault After S.Main St. Fight

Recent activity as reported by Central Bucks Regional Police Department.
Doylestown Native Released After Seven Weeks in Honduran Captivity

Doylestown Native Released After Seven Weeks in Honduran Captivity

Devon Butler had been wrongfully imprisoned in Honduras for nearly two months.
Doylestown Native Imprisoned in Honduras May Be Freed Soon

Doylestown Native Imprisoned in Honduras May Be Freed Soon

An order has been signed to release the detainees, including 27-year-old Devon Butler of Doylestown.
Lightning Strikes Two Homes, 30K Without Power After Severe Overnight Storms

Lightning Strikes Two Homes, 30K Without Power After Severe Overnight Storms

A chimney on Fox Glove Court in Doylestown was struck by lightning around 3 a.m., county emergency dispatchers told NBC 10 news
Red 'JOP' Graffiti Defaces Three Spots in the Borough, Police Say

Red 'JOP' Graffiti Defaces Three Spots in the Borough, Police Say

Recent activity as reported by the Doylestown Borough Police Department.
PA Woman Paralyzed After Flu Shot Wins $11.6M Lawsuit

PA Woman Paralyzed After Flu Shot Wins $11.6M Lawsuit

Sarah Behie was 20 when she received the flu shot that resulted in Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
Widespread Power Outages Mostly Repaired

Widespread Power Outages Mostly Repaired

At one point Monday afternoon, 31,300 people in the region were without power.
Doylestown Man Admits to Stealing $20K in Jewelry from Montco Home

Doylestown Man Admits to Stealing $20K in Jewelry from Montco Home

Eric M. Small, 37, has been sentenced to two to five years in a state correction facility for the 2013 burglary.
UPDATE: 31K Affected by Widespread Power Outages in Bucks

UPDATE: 31K Affected by Widespread Power Outages in Bucks

More than 31,000 customers in Central Bucks County are without power Monday afternoon.
Doylestown Woman Sues Kohl's After 2012 Fall

Doylestown Woman Sues Kohl's After 2012 Fall

Christine Smizaski is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 as a result of the May 24 fall, the Pennsylvania Record reported.