September 2, 2014 - At 4:36 p.m. the owner of a South Main Street business reported to police that, at some time during the prior 16 hours, someone had removed a sign from the driveway of the business. The sign is described as metal, 6 feet tall by 2 feet wide, with the word "Hookah" on it, and is valued at $350.00.
September 3, 2014 - At 12:34 p.m. a West Mechanic Street resident reported to police that, at some time during the prior 24 hours, someone had removed a package containing medications, valued at approximately $150.00, from his mailbox.
September 6, 2014 - At 2:21 a.m. Police arrested Charles Davis, 30, of Lambertville, New Jersey, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after he was observed operating his vehicle in an unlawful manner on West Bridge Street.
September 9, 2014 - At 1:47 p.m. the owners of three South Main Street businesses reported to police that, approximately three weeks prior, an individual using a stolen credit card number had purchased in excess of $750.00 worth of merchandise from their respective stores. Police have identified a suspect, and are continuing their investigation.
September 14, 2014 - At 12:15 a.m. Police cited Ronald Laub Jr., 19, of Southampton, Pennsylvania, for Underage Drinking and Public Drunkenness, after he was found to be in an intoxicated state on South Main Street.
September 29, 2014 - At 3:45 p.m. a New Hope resident reported to police that, the previous evening, her wallet had been removed from her vehicle, while the vehicle had been parked in a New Street parking lot.
September 30, 2014 - At 7:31 a.m. an AT&T representative reported to police that, the day prior, he had discovered 4 copper wires, each approximately 14 feet in length, missing from a West Bridge Street site. The complainant was unable to provide a time frame for the theft.
October 5, 2014 - At 2:39 a.m. Police cited Kyle Gordon, 26, of New Hope, for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, after he created a disturbance on Chestnut Street.
October 7, 2014 - At 8:45 p.m. Police arrested Jennifer Saldana Soto, 21, of Ringoes, New Jersey, for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Conspiracy, as a result of an incident which occurred on East Ferry Street.
October 12, 2014 - At 2:00 a.m. Police cited Patrick Malloy, 25, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, after he created a disturbance at a South Main Street establishment.
October 18, 2014 - At 2:23 a.m. Police responded to the Waterworks condominium complex on South Main Street in response to a report of a fall victim. On scene police found that the victim, David Sayers, 45, of New Hope, had apparently fallen three stories from a fire escape onto the pavement below, suffering major injuries as a result. Sayers later succumbed to his injuries, and died on October 23, 2014.
October 19, 2014 - At 2:07 a.m. Police arrested Alicia Cappuccino, 29, of Abington, Pennsylvania, for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, as a result of an incident which occurred in the parking lot of a South Main Street establishment.
October 26, 2014 - At 2:50 p.m. the owner of a West Bridge Street store reported to police that someone had damaged the control panel for his air conditioning unit, which was located to the rear of the business. The complainant was unable to provide a time frame for the damage.
November 2, 2014 - At 1:37 a.m. Police cited Tom Ambron, 54, of Perkinston, Mississippi, for Public Drunkenness, after he created a disturbance on South Main Street.
November 5, 2014 - A resident of Lakeview Drive reported to police that, on November 1, 2014, someone had used his debit card number to make purchases totaling $234.77, all of the purchases being made at convenience stores in Virginia.
November 9, 2014 - At 1:45 a.m. Police cited Francis Ascolese, 21, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, for Disorderly Conduct, after he was observed urinating on the sidewalk while walking on South Main Street.
November 9, 2014 - At 2:15 a.m. Police cited Caralyn Disalvi, 29, of Lambertville, New Jersey, for Disorderly Conduct, after she was observed urinating on the side of a South Main Street store.
November 10, 2014 - At 1:15 p.m. the owner of a North Main Street store reported to police that, at some time over the prior two days, someone had removed a flag, valued at $50.00, from the side of the building.
November 17, 2014 - At 2:30 a.m. Police arrested Jon Patrick, 44, of New Hope, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, as a result of an incident which occurred on South Main Street.
November 18, 2014 - At 2:31 p.m. the owner of a South Main Street establishment reported that, a few minutes earlier, a woman's coat, valued at $3,200.00, had been removed from the store. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long coat, who was seen leaving the area in a small silver vehicle. Police collected physical evidence at the scene, and are continuing their investigation.
November 22, 2014 - At 12:15 a.m. Police cited Stephen Parcel, 24, and Spencer Parcel, 23, both of Flemington, New Jersey, for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, after they were involved in a disturbance at a South Main Street bar.
November 23, 2014 - Police are investigating three reports of thefts from vehicles parked in a West Bridge Street lot between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on November 22 and 11:00 a.m. on November 23. Among the items taken were a computer, clothing items, and credit cards.
December 16, 2014 - At 2:06 a.m. Police arrested Barbara Allen, 44, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after she was observed operating her vehicle in an unlawful manner on South Main Street.
December 17, 2014 - At 7:40 p.m. Police cited Rolando Martinez Buendia, 34, of New Hope, for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, as a result of an incident which occurred at a South Main Street store.
December 24, 2014 - At 9:34 a.m. the owner of a West Bridge Street business reported to police that, at some time during the overnight hours, two decorated Christmas trees, each two feet in height, and decorated with lights and ribbons, had been removed from in front of the store.
January 2, 2015 - At 5:35 p.m. an employee of a West Bridge Street establishment reported to police that the business had been the victim of a fraud, in that she had paid in excess of $900.00, via MONEYPAK cards, to an individual who phoned the business, and identified himself as an employee of a public utility. The individual who had phoned claimed that, unless the money was paid within 20 minutes, a utility to the business would be disconnected. When another employee of the business later phoned the utility, he was advised that the phone call had been a scam.
January 3, 2015 - A resident of Eden Roc, Village 2, reported to police that, at some time after mid October of 2014, someone had entered her home, and had removed approximately $14,000 from a safe. There was no evidence of forced entry to the residence, and police are continuing their investigation.
January 13, 2015 - Police have charged Joseph Sobatka Jr., 29, of Warwick, Pennsylvania, with Access Device Fraud, and Theft By Deception, following an investigation into an incident which took place between February 27, 2013 and March 14, 2014.
January 16, 2015 - At 1:44 a.m. Police arrested Kenneth Ciarlone, 67, of Southampton, Pennsylvania, for Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol, after he was observed operating his vehicle in an unlawful manner in the area of Riverwoods Drive and South Main Street.
January 17, 2015 - At 11:00 p.m. Police arrested Seth Payne, 30, of New Hope, for Terroristic Threats, Theft of Services, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness, as a result of an incident which occurred in a West Bridge Street parking lot. Payne was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple, and was sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility after failing to post bail.
On January 21, 2015 at about 230AM there was a hit and run vehicle accident on S. Sugan Road. The vehicle was traveling on S. Sugan toward W. Bridge Street when impact occurred causing extensive property damage.
The striking vehicle left the scene of the accident after impact. The striking vehicle is believed to be a 2007 – 2013 Jeep Wrangler and it is also believed to be a local vehicle.
The striking vehicle would have the following damage; Missing passenger side view mirror, moderate damage to the passenger side of the vehicle, Right fender flare and right rear bumper damage. Parts obtained at the scene helped officer’s identify the make and model of the vehicle.
Anyone with any information regarding this vehicle should contact the New Hope Police Department at
January 18, 2015 - At 1:44 p.m. a New Hope resident reported to police that, earlier that morning, her pocketbook, containing cash, credit cards, her driver's license, and a car key, had been stolen from her while she was at a South Main Street establishment.
January 28, 2015 - At 12:41 p.m. the manager of a Union Square establishment reported to police that, two days prior, someone had removed a computer, valued at approximately $1,300.00, from the business. Police have identified a suspect, and are continuing their investigation.
February 1, 2015 - At 11:17 p.m. Police arrested Laura Rieti, 49, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after she was observed operating her vehicle in an unlawful manner on South Sugan Road.
February 2, 2015 - At 12:24 p.m. an employee of a West Bridge Street business reported to police that a soda vending machine, located outside of the business, had been broken into, and an unknown amount of money removed from inside. The complainant was unable to provide a time frame for the theft.
February 3, 2015 - At 9:53 p.m. Police arrested Ulises Vasquez, 42, of Lambertville, New Jersey, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after the vehicle he was operating was involved in a one vehicle traffic accident on West Mechanic Street at Oscar Hammerstein Way.
February 8, 2015 - At 1:28 a.m. Police cited James Douglas, 22, of Ewing, New Jersey, for Public Drunkenness, after he was found intoxicated and sitting in the snow on Route 232 in the area of South Main Street.
February 14, 2015 - At 1:52 a.m. Police arrested Jonathan Volk, 38, of Ringoes, New Jersey, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after he was observed operating his vehicle in an unlawful manner on West Bridge Street.
February 22, 2015 - At 7:44 p.m. Police cited James Rymdeko, 62, of Warminster, Pennsylvania, for Public Drunkenness, after he was found in an intoxicated state in a West Bridge Street parking lot.
March 7, 2015 - At 3:48 a.m. Police arrested Stephanie Rojas, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after the vehicle she was operating was involved in a one vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Routes 32 and 232.
March 15, 2015 - At 2:23 a.m. Police responded to a reported assault in the parking lot of a West Bridge Street establishment. The investigation of the incident indicates that, following a confrontation In the parking lot, a male subject dressed in a red dress and white stockings, and wearing a blonde wig punched the victim in his left eye. Police are continuing their investigation.
March 17, 2015 - At 4:15 p.m. a Carversville, Pennsylvania woman reported to police that, the prior evening, her pocketbook, containing three cameras, a phone charger, gloves, prescription glasses, and her passport, had been stolen while she was at a West Bridge Street establishment.
NEW HOPE CELEBRATES – ROAD CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS
As part of traffic control and security measures which New Hope Police will implement for the New Hope Celebrates parade on Saturday, May 16, 2015, the following road closures and restrictions will be in effect for much of the morning and part of the afternoon on that day:
Access to the New Hope-Lambertville Free Bridge will be restricted from 11:15 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m.
South Main Street from West Bridge Street to New Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11:45 a.m. until approximately2:00 p.m.
All parking meters on South Main Street from Bridge Street to Coryell Street will be bagged “No Parking” starting at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015. Any vehicle which remains in a bagged parking space as of 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, will be removed by police at the owner's expense.
In addition to the noted parade related road closures and restrictions, East Ferry Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Metered parking regulations will be suspended on May 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Any person whose residential parking space falls within the restricted areas may, therefore, park in any non-restricted metered space within the Borough, without charge, during that time. After 2:30 p.m., enforcement of all parking regulations will resume.
Informational signs and detour arrows will be placed at locations throughout the Borough to assist motorists in avoiding the parade route.
Persons who will be affected by these road closures and/or parking restrictions should take appropriate action prior to the start of the parade. Once the parade begins, police cannot guarantee that persons will be able to arrive at or depart from the affected areas.
Any questions regarding these measures should be directed to New Hope Police at 215-862-3033.
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 e-mails.
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 email@example.com.
Dog License Awareness
All residents of Bucks County are being reminded to purchase their 2015 dog licenses. 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, you may go to 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
Officer's are investigating theft of copper downspouts and railings from residential properties and businesses. On October 28th 2013, two reports of theft were reported. The thefts occurred on New Street. There is a third possible theft that officer's are investigating that may have occurred on Mechanic Street. On October 29th 2013, officers received two more calls regarding of a theft of copper. The thefts were copper railings and copper downspouts on Mechanic Street. Residents are advised to report any suspicious noise that they may hear during the overnight hours.