Burglars Hit Two Homes in Franconia Township

Franconia Township Police are investigating two home burglaries that happened Tuesday afternoon. Police say, The first incident happened on Cowpath Road just after 3pm. Police say, it’s not known how the perpetrators made entry to the home, but the resident reported to police that multiple pieces of jewelry were taken during the burglary. Police say, about an hour after the first burglary, another home was hit on Clearview Drive. According to investigators, the thieves entered the home by kicking down the front door. The burglars made off with an ipad tablet.

Bucks County Murder Victim

Funeral arrangements are pending for a Bucks County woman murdered by her ex-husband last Thursday night.   45-year-old Violeta Isackov of Northampton was shot in her car with her teenage daughter in the front passenger seat.   Her ex-husband Kenneth Philipp was killed by police a few miles from the crime scene in Feasterville.   He was scheduled to appear before a Bucks County judge on April 29th for a parole violation related to the protection from abuse order his ex-wife had against him.

Crash Between Two Rigs Snarls Traffic on Sumneytown Pike

Twisted wreckage on westbound Sumneytown Pike near the intersection of Wambold Road snarls traffic for several hours Wednesday. Towamencin Township Police say it happened when a tractor trailer hit another 18-wheeler that was parked on the side of the road. The driver that caused the crash was treated at the scene and then taken away by police. According to reports, the big rig that hit the tractor trailer on the side of the road, was carrying fertilizer. The truck on the side of the road was hauling agricultural limestone.

National Campaign Focuses on Distracted Driving

There are numerous ways drivers can allow themselves to be distracted. A local Police Officer is cautioning motorists to focus while behind the wheel. Montgomery Township Public Safety Officer, Dave Dunlop says there are just too many drivers using cell phones and texting.

“At any giver time there are approximately
800-thousand drivers across the United States that either talking on their cell phone or texting. That’s nearly one million at any given time. Drivers are about 4 times likely to have an accident while on a cell phone. The numbers for drivers who are texting is much higher. Drivers who text are 8 times more likely to be involved in a crash.”

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month

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