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August 7, 2015 - The New Hope Police Department is warning all business owners of the following individual passing $100.00 counterfeit bills.

On Saturday August 1, 2015 at approximately 6:00PM, a white female was involved in three reported transactions within New Hope Borough where she passed counterfeit one hundred dollar bills. We have also gained knowledge that the suspect had passed two other one hundred dollar bills within the Borough.

The typical scenario is the female makes a small purchase of food or merchandise for ten dollars and pays with a one hundred dollar counterfeit bill. The clerk then changes the counterfeit one hundred dollar bill for legal tender.

The department has received alerts from several different Bucks County towns for the same female and scenario. She has also returned to the various locations and committed the same crime within these other towns. The New Hope Police Department is asking all business owners to be alert when accepting one hundred dollar bills for services or merchandise.

The department has a description of the woman involved in the incidents.

The woman is described as a white female, long curly brown hair, late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’6” tall and around 120lbs.

The New Hope Police Department is asking all business owners who suspect they have received a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill or have contact with a suspect trying to pay with a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill, to call Bucks County Dispatch at 215-348-7400 or 911, if the crime is progress and have a New Hope Police Officer report to your location for assistance.



As a result of the 2015 GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K RUN, which will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015, vehicle travel within the Borough will be impacted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on that date.

Specifically, West Bridge Street between Kiltie Drive and Main Street, and the entire length of North Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic at some point between the noted times.

Persons planning to travel within the affected areas should plan on delays during the noted time.



Holiday Tree Lighting


Holiday Tree Lighting

All Residents and Business Owners are here by advised that on Sunday November 29th from 5pm to 9pm the New Hope Borough Police Department will temporarily close Ferry St. from Main to Stockton Streets.  The street closure will provide safety to the people attending the annual Holiday Tree Lighting.  Residents and Business Owners are asked to move their vehicles prior to the closure.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Greater Lambertville – New Hope Chamber of Commerce at

609-397-3468 or the New Hope Borough Police Department at 215-348-7400.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at the Tree Lighting.



August 10, 2015 - At 11:20 a.m. Police responded to a Stoney Hill Road residence to investigate a burglary, which had occurred within the previous hour.  

Entry to the residence was made by prying open the front door.  The victim reported that jewelry, military memorabilia, and a handgun had been removed from the reside



The New Hope Police Department has received recent complaints regarding phone calls in which the caller represents himself or herself as a representative of the IRS, PECO, or the FBI, and demands immediate payment of a supposed overdue tax bill, utility bill, or fine.  These calls are a scam, and no money or financial information should be provided to the caller. Anyone receiving a call of the above nature should report the matter to police. 


Emergency Management Information


Bucks County Community Alert System (ReadyBucks)

Sign Up for the New ReadyBucks AlertReadyBucks- Alert System and Preparedness ToolsSystem, powered by Everbridge. Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for ReadyBucks.



New Hope Borough has joined the Ready Bucks Notify Community Alert System at

This system is administered by Bucks County. To sign up for alerts, go to the link and sign up for Bucks County Alerts. You may also go to the Bucks County home page at and click on the Ready Bucks Icon, as shown above. This will direct you to the page to sign up as a user. By signing up as a user it will allow you to receive alerts. Users can choose locations and alerts they wish to receive.


Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for ReadyBucks. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. 

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.  


Bucks County and New Hope Borough will use the ReadyBucks System to contact you during a major crisis or emergency. ReadyBucks delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your device.





• email account (work, home, other)

• cell phone (via SMS)

• pager

• smartphone/PDA (BlackBerry, Treo & and other handhelds)

Alert types may include life safety, fire, weather, flood, accidents involving utilities or roadways, and other disaster notifications. A few examples of the types of messages that can be sent through Bucks County ReadyBucks are:

Emergency Situations





• Notify citizens of the location of the nearest emergency shelter, available bed space, hours of operation during a crisis

• Notify citizens of available evacuation routes during an emergency

Precautionary Warnings:





• Severe weather and flood warnings

• Changes in the Homeland Security Advisory System terror alert level

• Evacuation orders

When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders will notify you instantly using the ReadyBucks System. ReadyBucks is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information. All you have to do is sign up for a Bucks County ReadyBucks account at and choose the Bucks County icon or you may also go to and click on the Ready Bucks icon . You can add multiple devices (cell phones, pagers, PDAs) and have alerts sent to all devices listed in your Bucks County ReadyBucks account.

Sign up today at for the Bucks County ReadyBucks Community Alert System.

ReadyNotifyPA is a Ready Region service funded by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force and the emergency management coordinators of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.



               Dog Licenses

All residents of Bucks County are being reminded to purchase their 2014 dog licenses. All dogs three months or      older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.The state dog warden will be in our area checking for current licenses and to see if you have proof that your pet has a current rabies vaccination. You may purchase a license online at or in person at the Bucks County Treasurer's office, William Snyder, 3rd Floor Administration Building,  55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA. 18901. You may call the following phone number for more information, 215-348-6244.


         Anonymous Drug Tip Line

             Bucks County officials are looking for help from tipsters in the war on drugs.

             Citing a rise in fatal heroin overdoses Bucks County has announced the launch of new tip lines that accept calls, texts, and  


             Sources will remain anonymous allowing anyone to report suspected drug dealers or activity to investigators.

             The District Attorney's office has also established a heroin task force along with a anti-heroin initiative.

             To send ANONYMOUS tips,

             Via Text, text the word BUCKSDRUGTIPS and your tip to TIP411 (847411).

             To call in tips, phone 215-345-DRUG (3784).

             To e-mail tips, send them to  

       New Law Penalizes Motorists for Ignoring Traffic Control Signs


            A  new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore “road closed” or other safety warning signs and devices 

            is now in effect, PennDOT said today.

            Act 114, signed on July 5 by Governor Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs.

            The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where flooding or other hazardous

            conditions exist. “Too often, motorists decide their immediate needs outweigh the safety warning signs and they ignore

            them, which increases hazards for them and emergency responders,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “This law

            underscores that we take safety seriously. When motorists are confronted with emergency road closures, we urge them to

            use common sense and obey the signs that are placed to keep them safe.” Under the law, motorists who drive around or

            through signs or traffic control devices closing a road or highway due to hazardous conditions will have two points added to

            their driving records and be fined up to $250. If the violation results in a need for emergency responders to be called, the

            fine is increased to between $250 and $500. In addition, violators will be held liable for repaying the costs of staging the

            emergency response.

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             contact: Jan McKnight, 717-787-0485. Get PennDOT’s local news releases, traffic bulletins and other information

             anytime at

             Bookmark this site and check it often.


Media Advisory







Myths About Alcohol and Drinking

Myth: As long as you stick to beer and wine, instead of hard liquor, the intoxicating effects are minimized.

Fact: One 12 oz can of beer, 5 oz glass of wine and 1.5 oz of hard liquor all equal the same alcohol content. Count certain drinks that contain more than 1.5oz of one type of alcohol as more than one drink such as martinis.

Myth: Someone who has had too much to drink will show visible signs of impairment.

Fact: Physical appearance can be misleading; just one drink can impair one's ability to drive safely because judgment and motor skills are the first to be affected by alcoholic beverage consumption.

Myth: Drinking coffee makes a person who has had too much to drink sober up more quickly.

Fact: Time is the only solution to intoxication. It takes about one hour to eliminate each drink consumed.

Fact: Pennsylvania has an implied consent law, if you are requested by a law enforcement officer to submit to a chemical test whether its blood or breath; you must submit or lose your driving privileges for one year, automatically if you refuse.

Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is simply not worth the risk because the consequences are serious and real. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant. Please act responsibly. Pass your keys to a sober driver before the big game begins. And remember, real Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk.

Traffic Conditions







Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras.








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