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CBRPD Collaboration Receives Federal Funding for Body-Worn Cameras

CBRPD is one of 73 law enforcement agencies nationwide that will receive U.S. Department of Justice funding for body-worn cameras announced by the Obama administration on Monday, September 21, 2015. "We are pleased to be awarded this grant as the lead agency on behalf of nine Bucks County law enforcement agencies. This is a collaborative endeavor to improve public safety and public trust between police and citizens. We want to deliver a positive experience to our communities," said Chief James Donnelly of CBRPD.

CBRPD was awarded $52,805 in federal funds for the BWC Pilot Program on behalf of the collaboration. The collaboration's contribution will be $54,595 netting a total of 120 BWC's to be implemented by 2016. The Departments entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement tailored toward the funding and consists of the following Departments: CBRPD, Chalfont, Plumstead, Buckingham, Warrington, Warminster, Lower Southampton, Northampton, and the Bucks County Sheriff's Department. "This pilot program has the potential of affecting a population of over 626,000 crossing all socioeconomic boundaries as well as age, race, and ethnicity," stated Sheriff Edward Donnelly of Bucks County Sheriff's Department.

The collaboration will be meeting on a regular basis to establish a plan of implementation, training procedures, and operational policy that is consistent with BJA guidelines prior to the purchase of cameras. Chief Bill Wiegman of Lower Southampton Police said, "In addition to improving the high-quality public service expected of our officers, video footage will provide powerful demonstrative evidence for successful prosecution, officer training, reduction in citizen complaints, and prevent unfounded complaints."


ARREST WARRANT – 08/24/15 – Christopher Shellenberger, 22, Doylestown, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Endangerment for allegedly choking the victim during an incident that took place at Center Square Towers on 08/16/15.  Shellenberger was arraigned, bail set at 5% $50,000 with additional conditions, remanded to Bucks County Prison.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – 08/23/15 – Michael Rainey, 26, Chalfont, and Rodger Volpe II, 29, Doylestown, were cited for DC for public urination on E. State Street.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – 08/23/15 – Rachel Chroscinski, 24, Southampton, was cited for DC for public urination in the alley next to the Gap store.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNES – 08/22/15 – Manfred Carfagno, 51, Doylestown, was cited for PD after police responded to an unresponsive person laying on W. Oakland Avenue.  Carfagno was woken up and transported to Doylestown Hospital for medical assistance.

PUBLIC DRUNKNNESS – 08/21/15 – Chul Ahn, 25, North Wales, was cited for PD after police responded to N. Main Street for report of a male lying in the street.

UNDERAGE DRINKING – 08/20/15 – Nicholas Ford, 20, Doylestown, was cited for underage drinking after police responded to Decatur Street for Ford’s request for police assistance with his friend who wanted a ride home.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE – 08/20/15 – Resident on Evergreen Drive reported theft of approximately $15 in quarters and $5 in currency from vehicle during the overnight hours.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – 08/20/15 – Employee of Tap House reported vehicle being “keyed” while parked on W. Ashland Street.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – 08/15/15 – Matthew Fournier, 23, Raliegh, NC, was cited for DC public urination in the alley by Doylestown Bookshop.

THEFT – 08/15/15 – Resident on E. Oakland Avenue reported a bicycle theft from an unlocked garage.  Taken was a red “Gudreit” touring bike valued at approximately $1,200.

BURGLARY – 08/14/15 – Police are investigating a burglary at the Knoell Factory, E. Butler Avenue, where scrap metal was taken.

THEFT – 08/13/15 – Mercer Museum reported a “Bus Parking Only” sign, along with attached pole, had been removed and taken from the property.  Approximate value $50-$100.

THEFT – 08/13/15 – Resident on W. Ashland reported two electric Craftsman leaf blowers were missing from unlocked garage.  Approximate value $49/each.

THEFT ARREST - 08/13/15 – John Paxson, 34, New Britain, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Loitering and Prowling, and Theft from Motor Vehicle, after police responded to a suspicious person call at Rissi’s Garage on E. Butler Avenue.  Paxson was arraigned, bail set at 10% $50,000 and remanded to Bucks County Prison.

THEFT ARREST – 08/11/15 – Christopher Dimmick, 38, Perkasie, was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property following an investigation into reported residential theft of jewelry.  Dimmick had been working as a subcontractor at the S. Main Street residence when the items were stolen.  Dimmick was arraigned and bail set at 10% of $25,000.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE – 08/11/15 – A resident at Valley House Condos reported the following items taken from vehicle:  Nikon Camera, Sigma Lens, Nikon Fisheye, Camron Lens and Camera Tripod totaling approximately $3,600.

ASSAULT – FIREARM – ARREST 08/09/15 - Esperanza Motolina, 40, Doylestown, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, and Harassment after police responded to a dispute involving a firearm at Regency Woods Apartments.  Motolina was arraigned and bail set with conditions at 10% of $500,000 and remanded to Bucks County Prison.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – 08/08/15 – Samuel Anastasio, 23, Doylestown, was cited for DC public urination in an alleyway on N. Main Street.

PUBLIC DRUNKNNESS – 08/08/15 – Jessica Bennett, 21, Doylestown, and Katie Mclean, 22, Doylestown, were cited for PD when police observed the two laying on the ground yelling at each other.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – 08/05/15 – CB West reported broken 4’ x 3’ Plexiglas on the athletic field press box.

THEFT – 08/03/15 – Additional charges were filed against Aris Benson, 36, Philadelphia, for Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property after a member of Fusion Gym reported vehicle keys stolen.  The keys were found in Benson’s possession after his arrest on 07/30/15.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – 08/01/15 – Samuel Blurton, 21, Lansdale, was cited for DC public urination a parking lot on Main Street.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS – 08/01/15 – Sean Whelan, 25, Doylestown, was cited for PD when police observed Whelan asleep in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in the Wawa parking lot.

THEFT – 08/01/15 – Ooka Restaurant reported a “dine and dash” incident in the amount of $42.32.

OPEN LEWDNESS – 07/29/15 – Richard Davies, 50, Doylestown, and Tracy Rivera, 36, Oreland, were charged with Open Lewdness, Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct after police responded to the courtyard on E. State Street for suspicious activity.  Davies and Rivera were allegedly intoxicated and found to be in various stages of dress.

The Central Bucks Regional Police Commission presented Officer Blake Hamer with an Official Commendation of Merit.  Officer Hamer was recognized at the July 27, 2015 Police Commission meeting for his exemplary work in a burglary investigation that took place on June 13, 2015.  As a Crime Scene Technician, Officer Hamer conducted a thorough and complete assessment of the scene followed by identifying the actor and consequent arrest later that day.

(Pictured: left to right - Ofc Hamer, Chief Donnelly, Mayor Strouse)
The Police Commission presented a Department Recognition at the Police Commission meeting on July 27, 2015  from Doylestown Township Police to Lieutenant Pat Penecale, Corporal William Doucette, A/Sergeant Ed Hilton, Detective Wayne Jones, Officer Mark Bolender and Officer David Interrante.  These officers were recognized for their quick response and coordinated efforts in apprehending an actor in a robbery on June 5, 2015.

(Pictured:  left to right - Chief Donnelly, A/Sgt Hilton, Ofc Bolender, Ofc Interrante, Lt Penecale, Mayor Strouse)
Part-Time Officer Taylor Ashburn was sworn in by Mayor Strouse at the July 27, 2015 Police Commission meeting.  Officer Ashburn graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Alvernia University and attended the Reading Police Academy.  He previously served with the security department at Haverford College and is currently employed as a Part-Time Officer in Bethel Township, Delaware County.  Welcome Officer Ashburn!

Part-Time Officer Cody Young was sworn in by Mayor Strouse at the July 27, 2015 Police Commission meeting.  Officer Young graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Temple University and attended Montgomery Community College for his Municipal Police Training.  He was most recently employed as a Security Officer for Dorney Park in Allentown.  Welcome Officer Young!

Central Bucks Regional Police Department has been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant by the Pennsyvlania Liquor Control Board to fund a two-year project designed to combat underage and dangerous drinking.

Police Chief James Donnelly will administer the grant with support and involvement by representatives from Chalfont Borough Police Department, Delaware Valley University Security, and the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.

“We are pleased to have been afforded this opportunity.  Irresponsible alcohol consumption can lead to dangerous behavior, property damage, and violence.  Our goal will be to increase consistency in patrols, partnerships, and education throughout the Boroughs of Doylestown and New Britain.  The patrols are part of a multi-faceted strategic plan to reduce underage and high-risk drinking.” said Chief Donnelly.

CBRPD anticipates the outcomes and impact of the project will reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents and enhance quality of life and community safety.

CBRPD is the only entity in the entire Bucks County region to receive a portion of the nearly $2.3 million in PLCB grants awarded to schools, municipalities, community groups and law enforcement agencies.


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