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An unknown suspect is wanted for destroying a memorial for deceased Snyder student Peter Romano

Vandalism to Romano memorial

Source: Bensalem Police

On Jan. 1, at 2:15 a.m., an unknown subject destroyed a memorial for slain teenager Peter Romano, a student at Snyder Middle School who was shot on Halloween night when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of juveniles gathered in a shopping center near Bristol Pike and Woodbine Avenue. 

Shortly after the shooting, Romano’s family set up a memorial at the location in his memory. Surveillance video shows the unknown subject damaging objects at the memorial with a baseball bat or club. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719 or submit an anonymous tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/

Bensalem Police announce promotions

Source: Bensalem Police

Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo, director of public safety Bill McVey and the Command Staff recently announced the promotion of Lt. Michael Brady and Sgt. Matthew Malcolm. 

Both will be supervising the uniformed patrol division. 

Bensalem releases weekly warrant list

Source: Bensalem Police

The Bensalem Township Police Department has released its active weekly warrant list for Jan. 10. If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of these subjects, submit an anonymous tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/ or call Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719. Do not approach or attempt to restrain them if you see them. Dial 9-1-1 and report their name and location to the 911 dispatcher. 

  • Robert Shoffner, retail. Date of birth is Nov. 20, 1966; warrant issued Jan. 8. 
  • Naim Austin, firearms. Date of birth is July 16, 1997; warrant issued Dec. 3, 2023. 
  • Kristin Lawrence, retail. Date of birth is Dec. 3, 1982; warrant issued Jan. 8.
  • Robert Negron, drugs. Date of birth is Feb. 26, 1980; warrant issued Nov. 30, 2023.
  • Sean Sklodowski, retail. Date of birth is Nov. 30, 1985; warrant issued Jan. 3. 
  • George Cruz, retail. Date of birth is Aug. 28, 1992; warrant issued Dec. 21, 2023. 
  • Christian Vazquez, retail. Date of birth is July 3, 1978; warrant issued Jan. 1. 
  • Giavana Mollica, drugs. Date of birth is Feb. 6, 2004; warrant issued Dec. 6, 2023.
  • Chelsea Johnson, retail. Date of birth is Nov. 23, 1994; warrant issued Dec. 13, 2023. 
  • John Luce, retail. Date of birth is March 8, 1982; warrant issued Dec. 4. 2023.
  • Florence Davis, retail. Date of birth is Aug. 28, 1957; warrant issued Dec. 21, 2023.
  • Megan Vickers, retail. Date of birth is Dec. 30, 1987; warrant issued Dec. 7, 2023.
  • Jaden Diacheysn, drugs. Date of birth is Jan. 13, 1988; warrant issued Nov. 30, 2023.
  • Jennifer Issel, drugs. Date of birth is Nov. 9, 1969; warrant issued Dec. 13, 2023.

Persons on this list may have already been arrested on an active warrant. Police will confirm the warrant before taking them into custody. 

Wawa assault

Source: Lower Southampton Police

Charles T. McGroarty Jr., 35, of Trevose, has been identified by Lower Southampton Township Police as the male who assaulted the Wawa employee on Nov. 4, 2023, at 2:40 a.m. The Wawa is located at 676 Rosewood Ave. in Trevose.

A criminal complaint has been filed on McGroarty listing the following charges: 1 count Simple Assault, 1 count Disorderly Conduct and 1 count of Public Drunkenness. 

A court date will be scheduled in the near future regarding this matter. 

Lower Southampton Police are grateful to those who provided tips during this investigation, which assisted with the identification being made. 

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