FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
2015 RUN NOW, WINE LATER 5K RUN
As a result of the 2015 RUN NOW, WINE LATER 5K RUN, which will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2015, vehicle travel within the Borough will be impacted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m on that date.
Specifically, West Bridge Street between Kiltie Drive and Main Street, South Main Street between Bridge Street and New Street, New Street, West Ferry Street, Stockton Avenue between West Ferry Street and West Mechanic Street, West Mechanic Street between New Street and Sugan Road, Stoney Hill Road between Sugan Road and West Mechanic Street, and Sugan Road between West Mechanic Street and Stoney Hill Road, will be intermittently closed to vehicle traffic between the noted hours.
In addition, East Ferry Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Persons wishing to travel within the affected areas should plan on delays during the noted hours.
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 residence.
PHONE SCAM ALERT
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 AlertSystem, 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 http://www.readynotifypa.org
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 http://www.buckscounty.org 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)
• 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:
• 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
• 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 http://www.readynotifypa.org and choose the Bucks County icon or you may also go to http://www.buckscounty.org 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 http://www.readynotifypa.org 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.
2014 Girls on the Run 5k Run
As a result of the 2014 GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K RUN, which will take place on Saturday, November 22, 2014, vehicle travel
within the Borough will be impacted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 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 hours.
Persons planning to travel within the affected areas should plan on delays during the noted time.
Any questions can be directed to New Hope Police at 215-862-3033.
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 www.padoglicense.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation. Visit PennDOT’s full website at www.dot.state.pa.us. Media
contact: Jan McKnight, 717-787-0485. Get PennDOT’s local news releases, traffic bulletins and other information
anytime at http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Penndot/Districts/district6.nsf/District%206-0%20Homepage?OpenFrameset.
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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.
Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or by visiting www.511PA.com. 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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