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October 26, 2000 | By Stephanie Doster, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Telling a jury that police had used "Gestapo tactics" to oust a golf-course management firm from Five Ponds Golf Course in Warminster nine years ago, the firm's attorney asked a Bucks County jury yesterday to award his client more than $1.1 million in damages as compensation for lost revenue. During opening statements, Stephen Bolden told the eight-member jury that Warminster Township had unjustly terminated a contract with Links Management and the company's president, Hugh Reilly, who had signed a four-year agreement to operate the municipal course on Street Road.
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March 24, 1993 | By Steve Boman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Police in Bucks County yesterday started swooping down on dozens of people who authorities said had sold cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana and LSD in Warminster Township. Arrest warrants were issued for 37 adult and three juvenile "street dealers," all of whom are expected to be charged with possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance, Bucks County District Attorney Alan Rubenstein said yesterday. Most of those wanted by police live in Warminster, Rubenstein said, and all allegedly sold drugs to undercover agents in deals ranging from $10 to $200.
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August 26, 2003 | By Christine Schiavo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fearing that it would be too emotionally painful, Louis Gonzalez chose not to be in a Bucks County courtroom for the sentencing of his brother's murderer yesterday. He didn't hear Judge John J. Rufe sentence Darrell Wilson, 25, of Philadelphia, to 23 to 46 years in prison for the third-degree murder of Gonzalez's brother, Carl Hott, 18, of Warminster Township, and the aggravated assault of Gonzalez. And he didn't hear Wilson apologize for the shooting. In a letter to the court, Gonzalez, 22, said his brother was "a good kid in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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May 31, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Warminster Township has agreed to pay $650,000 to the family of an 89-year-old woman mistakenly killed by police during a wild shootout at a Street Road apartment complex two years ago, according to a copy of the settlement. The agreement, reached last fall, absolves the township and its police department of blame in the death of Marie Zienkewicz, who was struck in a shoulder by an officer's bullet in February 2013 while a neighbor was shooting at police. As part of the settlement, Warminster agreed to provide its officers with "critical incident training.
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June 14, 1987 | By Lou Perfidio, Special to The Inquirer
Warminster Township's plan to subdivide 4 acres of a golf course being built on land owned by the township has been recommended by the Warminster Planning Commission. The vote at the meeting Wednesday night was unanimous, 4-0. Planning Commission Chairman Ed Smith was absent because he was in Texas. The Warminster Municipal Authority had bought the land, a 132-acre site at Street Road, north of Worthington Road and west of York Road, from George Miller. The authority had intended to tap into the tract's groundwater.
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May 5, 1988 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
Some residents of the Meadowood section of Warminster Township can look forward to new curbs and repaved streets this summer. The Board of Supervisors awarded two contracts totaling $151,615 Monday for work on portions of Sinkle Road, St. Davids Avenue and Worthington Drive. Ventresca & Sons of Warrington was awarded a $109,590 contract for the curbing and other concrete work. Industrial Construction Co. of Penns Park was the low bidder, at $42,025, on the repaving. Homeowners on the streets will be assessed for a percentage of the curbing reconstruction.
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August 29, 2007 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 24-year-old Bucks County man was arrested yesterday after allegedly using the MySpace Internet site to lure a 15-year-old Warminster girl into an odyssey of rape, sex exploitation and drug abuse. During a news conference, officials announced the arrest of Christopher Leasher, 24, of the 800 block of Aster Road in Warminster Township, on sexual assault, drug and related charges. Leasher was released on 10 percent cash bail of $200,000. David Zellis, Bucks County first assistant district attorney, said after the news conference that the incident dramatized the need for parents to become more vigilant in the face of the growing dangers of the Internet.
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January 16, 1986 | By Christine M. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
Charges against two Warminster Township men who were accused of raping a 16-year-old Warrington girl have been dropped because of insufficient evidence, Warminster police said this week. The charges against Francis Acevedo, 19, of the first block of Jamison Street, and Edwin Green, 21, of the first block of Walk Street, were dropped during a preliminary hearing Dec. 18 before District Justice James M. Kelly in Warminster. Both men had been charged with rape, criminal conspiracy to commit rape, indecent assault and involuntary deviant sexual intercourse.
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July 30, 2011
AUTHORITIES ARE searching for Laurie Wint, 23, of Camden, a man who is wanted for a homicides in New Jersey and another in Pennsylvania. Wint allegedly killed a man in Camden's Eutaw Park on June 8 and police in Warminster Township, Bucks County, believe that Wint stabbed Tyrone Newman, 33, multiple times in front of an apartment building July 24. Newman died at a hospital. In addition to Wint, Pennsylvania authorities also are seeking John Briggs, 24, of Camden, on homicide charges in the Newman slaying.
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June 15, 2002 | By Zlati Meyer INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police were looking yesterday for the gunman who fatally shot one man and injured another on a Warminster Township street Thursday night. Police said they considered Philadelphia resident Darrel "Cain" Wilson, 24, armed and dangerous. Carl Hott, 18, of Philadelphia, died from a neck wound at Abington Memorial Hospital. Louis Gonzalez, 22, also of Philadelphia, was in stable condition with a bullet wound in his left leg, according to police. The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. near Vanhorn and Downey Drives in the Warminster Heights section, investigators said.
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May 31, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Warminster Township has agreed to pay $650,000 to the family of an 89-year-old woman mistakenly killed by police during a wild shootout at a Street Road apartment complex two years ago, according to a copy of the settlement. The agreement, reached last fall, absolves the township and its police department of blame in the death of Marie Zienkewicz, who was struck in a shoulder by an officer's bullet in February 2013 while a neighbor was shooting at police. As part of the settlement, Warminster agreed to provide its officers with "critical incident training.
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July 25, 2012 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
An off-duty Warminster Township police officer shot and killed a man who broke into the officer's Andorra house early Monday, police said. A second burglar fled from the house, but was apprehended later Monday after driving off in the officer's car. Philadelphia police said the incident appeared to be random, but the investigation is ongoing. The officer shares the home with his wife and four children. No one was injured, police said. Police said Edward Mehlberger, 39, and Tim Zgrzepski, 29, broke in through a ground-story window in the officer's Sagamore Road home around 4 a.m. Monday.
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October 3, 2011 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
"William Tennent slept here" may not be the greatest tourism pitch in the world. The 18th-century Bucks County preacher, after all, never did anything quite so grand as fathering a country. But Tennent was a pioneering teacher who did much to seed America's higher-education system. Dozens of colleges, including Princeton University, trace their origins to students taught by the Scottish-born Presbyterian in a rustic school near his home along York Road in Warminster.
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October 2, 2011 | By Larry King, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"William Tennent slept here" may not be the greatest tourism pitch in the world. The 18th-century Bucks County preacher, after all, never did anything quite so grand as fathering a country. But Tennent was a pioneering teacher who did much to seed America's higher-education system. Dozens of colleges, including Princeton University, trace their origins to students taught by the Scottish-born Presbyterian in a rustic school near his home along York Road in Warminster.
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July 30, 2011
AUTHORITIES ARE searching for Laurie Wint, 23, of Camden, a man who is wanted for a homicides in New Jersey and another in Pennsylvania. Wint allegedly killed a man in Camden's Eutaw Park on June 8 and police in Warminster Township, Bucks County, believe that Wint stabbed Tyrone Newman, 33, multiple times in front of an apartment building July 24. Newman died at a hospital. In addition to Wint, Pennsylvania authorities also are seeking John Briggs, 24, of Camden, on homicide charges in the Newman slaying.
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July 29, 2011 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are searching for a Camden man wanted in two recent homicides. Laurie Wint, 23, also known as "Lance" and "Turtle," allegedly shot Kevin Miller, 19, of Camden, in the chest on June 8 after the two argued over a woman, according to Camden County Assistant Prosecutor Mary Alison Albright. Wint is also wanted by police in Bucks County for the stabbing death of Tyrone Newman, 33, on Sunday, July 24, said Chief S. Michael Murphy of the Warminster Township police.
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August 29, 2007 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 24-year-old Bucks County man was arrested yesterday after allegedly using the MySpace Internet site to lure a 15-year-old Warminster girl into an odyssey of rape, sex exploitation and drug abuse. During a news conference, officials announced the arrest of Christopher Leasher, 24, of the 800 block of Aster Road in Warminster Township, on sexual assault, drug and related charges. Leasher was released on 10 percent cash bail of $200,000. David Zellis, Bucks County first assistant district attorney, said after the news conference that the incident dramatized the need for parents to become more vigilant in the face of the growing dangers of the Internet.
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June 26, 2007 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in less than a week, Buddy and Holly Mullen hosted a positively reptilian overnight guest in their Warminster basement: A three-foot alligator, which Buddy Mullen helped capture Sunday afternoon in Pennypack Creek, in Upper Moreland Township's Masons Mill Park. The gator is not to be confused with the nearly five-footer that Mullen helped bag Thursday in Pennypack Creek, less than a mile downstream in Bryn Athyn. That gator was taken to the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown.
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August 11, 2005 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State health officials announced the spraying of a small section of Warminster Township at dusk today after finding mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus there yesterday. The first finding anywhere in the state this year of mosquitoes with the virus occurred July 19 at an undisclosed location in Warminster. Since then, mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in 22 traps across the state, including three in Bucks County, one in Montgomery County, and one in Philadelphia, according to the state Health Department.
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April 6, 2005 | By Christine Schiavo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Admitting to "extremely poor decisions" and pleading guilty to more than 100 counts of theft and related charges, former Warminster Police Chief James Gorczynski asked a Bucks County judge yesterday to leave him free to work and pay restitution. But Judge Kenneth G. Biehn said such a violation of public trust warranted jail time and sentenced Gorczynski to no less than 364 days and no more than two years minus one day in prison. He gave Gorczynski, 40, of Warrington, 16 years of probation to pay back the $130,406 owed the township.
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