Police Blotter

Posted: July 04, 1996

BENSALEM * Jewelry, a cordless telephone, clothing and personal papers, valued at a total of $1,000, were reported stolen June 22 from a house in the 1000 block of Whittier Avenue. The burglary was reported at 6 p.m. Police said there was sign of forced entry.

* A stereo receiver, valued at $500, was reported stolen June 21 from a house in the 3400 block of West End Avenue. The burglary was reported at 5:20 p.m. A rear window had been forced open.

BEDMINSTER * At least 30 mailboxes were reported vandalized Saturday on Center School Road, Spring Lane, Applebutter Road and Twin Oak Drive.

Investigators said the vandalisms occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning. All were reported Saturday morning.

BRISTOL BOROUGH * A videocassette recorder, a microwave oven, a compact-disc player and compact discs, a cordless phone, fishing rods, and jewelry, valued at a total of $9,700, were reported stolen June 24 from a trailer at Danny Paul's Trailer Park, Route 13 and Second Avenue. The burglary was reported at 10 a.m. Entry was gained through a door.

* Charges of retail theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, and making false reports to police were filed Saturday against Warnie Smith, 29, of Bristol Pike, Croydon.

Smith was arrested at 5:26 p.m. as he left the Penns Purchase Outlet Center, 5861 York Rd., after an employee of one of the stores reported that Smith and a woman had been acting suspiciously in one of the stores.

Police stopped Smith's car and found items totaling $404 that had been stolen from three stores, Geoffrey Beene, Petite Sophisticates and So-Fun Kids. A further check of the vehicle disclosed an additional $716 in merchandise stolen from several outlet stores in Flemington, N.J.

Smith was arraigned before District Justice Robert A. Schnell in New Britain Township and sent to Bucks County Prison after he was unable to post $10,000 bail. The woman, identified as Robin K. Rogers, 26, of Ewing, N.J., was charged with receiving stolen property and conspiracy and released pending the receipt of a summons through the mail.

Smith had originally identified himself to police as Darius Davis. But when he was sent to prison, a prison guard recognized him as Smith and confirmed the suspicions by checking his fingerprints against records.

FALLS * Jewelry, valued at $800, was reported stolen Sunday from an apartment at the Pennsbury Woods Apartments, 9101 New Falls Rd., Levittown. The burglary was reported at 12:21 p.m. A door to the apartment had been left open.

LOWER MAKEFIELD * A basement window was reported broken June 26 in a burglary at a home in the 600 block of Tomlinson Lane. The living room and bedrooms were ransacked. It was not known what was taken. The burglary was reported at 1:25 p.m.

* A Kawasaki motorcycle, valued at $2,000, was reported stolen June 26 from a shed on a property in the 400 block of Stony Hill Road. The theft was reported at 7:53 a.m. Entry was forced.

LOWER SOUTHAMPTON * A 1978 Chevrolet van, valued at $1,000, was reported stolen Monday from the parking lot of Somerton Auto Glass Co., 237 Philmont Ave., Feasterville. The theft was reported at 10 a.m. The vehicle had been left for repairs.

MIDDLETOWN * A 1987 Pontiac Trans Am, valued at $7,500, was reported stolen June 22 from Sherwood Gardens Apartments, 2000 New Rodgers Rd., Levittown. The theft was reported at 3 p.m.

* Four video-game cartridges were reported stolen June 22 from an apartment at Foxwood Manor Apartments, 2180 New Rodgers Rd., Levittown. The burglary was reported at 11 p.m. A pane had been removed from a bedroom window.

* A door was reported smashed Friday at Wendy's Restaurant, 1100 Oxford Valley Rd. The burglary was reported at 6 a.m. The restaurant manager told police it appeared that nothing was taken.

* A 1994 Nissan Sentra, valued at $13,000, was reported stolen Friday from the parking lot of the Oxford Valley Mall, East Lincoln Highway. The theft was reported at noon.

NORTHAMPTON * Kitchen fixtures and supplies, valued at a total of $4,700, were reported stolen June 25 from a house under construction in the 500 block of Golden Gate Drive. The theft was reported by a Toll Bros. employee at 2 p.m.

* U.S. savings bonds were reported stolen June 26 from a house in the first block of Deerpath Drive, Churchville. The burglary was reported at 10 a.m. A back door had been forced open.

The house had been ransacked, and the owner was compiling a list of other missing items.

UPPER SOUTHAMPTON * Money was reported stolen June 22 in an armed holdup at the Exxon Service Center, Second Street Pike at County Line Road.

An employee, who reported the holdup at 7:25 p.m., told police that he was approached by two men, one of whom displayed a handgun. After the employee complied with their demand for money, the pair ran east, he said.

* Police credited heavy rains with preventing the theft of a 1984 Ford pickup truck from a driveway in the 800 block of East Maple Drive, Southampton, on June 21.

The owner reported finding his truck stuck in the wet grass at 7:30 a.m. with its ignition damaged. Police said the intended thief or thieves apparently gave up when the truck got stuck.

DUI ARRESTS * The following people were arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. State law prohibits driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.100 percent or greater. Refusal to submit to alcohol testing results in a one-year suspension of driving privileges.

* Rodney Anderson, 34, of Williamsport, Pa., was charged at noon June 23 after he was stopped for driving erratically on York Road, near Deer Run Road, Warwick. Township police said Anderson failed a field sobriety test. Blood was drawn at Allegheny University Hospitals, Bucks County in Warminster, but results of alcohol testing were not yet available.

* Deborah Wade, 32, of the 4500 block of Infield Street, Philadelphia, was charged at 8:45 p.m. June 23 after an accident in the parking lot of the Yellow Freight Co., 2627 State Rd., Bensalem. Township police said they found Wade wandering around the lot and the front of her car wedged under a parked trailer. Police said she refused to submit to testing.

* Michael Edwards, 29, of the 200 block of Chilton Way, Fairless Hills, was charged at 8:11 p.m. Friday after he was involved in an accident on Lincoln Highway at Lincoln Circle, Falls. Edwards refused testing after police detected an odor of alcohol on his breath.

* Kenneth Monahan, 31, of the 400 block of Spring Meadows Circle, New Hope, was charged at 2:57 a.m. Saturday, after he was involved in an accident on Oxford Valley Road in Falls. Monahan was taken to Delaware Valley Medical Center, where blood was drawn for testing; results were not yet available.

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