Perkasie Borough Settles with Family in Fatal Shooting

A June 9th, 2012 incident that resulted in the death of a Sellersville man at the hands of a Perkasie Borough Police officer has been settled for a reported 550-thousand dollars. Michael Marino Jr. was arrested and handcuffed, but during a struggle with police while the 26-year-old was in handcuffs, one of the officers fired a shot that hit Marino in the chest, killing him. The Bucks County D-A ruled the shooting legally justified, which set off a period of community outrage. Marino suffered from mental illness, according to court papers. The terms of the settlement allows Perkasie Borough not admit to liability, which includes officers and insurers. an independent analysis, conducted by Abington Township Police Chief, William Kelly, concluded that the Perkasie Borough Police department needs additional hands-on training and more comprehensive guidelines.    

Sentence Handed Down In P-W Hit and Run

wnpv_police_beatIt will be at least a year behind bars for the Philadelphia woman who struck and killed a teenage girl on Germantown Pike near Plymouth Whitemarsh High School 13 months ago.  

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Organizer of Menlo Pool Party Charged with Deception.

A pool party that got out of hand at the Menlo Aquatics Center in Perkasie on August 11th results in charges against the person who rented the pool, Antwan Garfield. According to police, Garfield told officers he organized the party for his brother, Dion Waters, an NBA player. Garfield told officers he did not sell tickets to the event that was supposed to have 100 guests, but more than 700 people showed up. During the night an assault was reported and damages to the pool area were estimated at nearly 10,000 dollars. Garfield is being charged with deception. He faces an October 21st court date.

Missing Woman Declared Officially Dead

Bucks_County_CourthouseA Bucks County judge has declared presumed murder victim Diane Corado officially dead, allowing her family to settle her estate.

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