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Angelo Torres-Nantipia, of Trevose, has been arrested for the attempted homicide of his stepfather

Attempted homicide arrest

Torres-Nantipia. Source: Bensalem Police

At 8:34 p.m. on May 21, Bensalem Police were dispatched to Boston Avenue, Trevose, for the report of a stabbing. The caller stated that his brother, Angelo Torres-Nantipia, had just stabbed his father, Oscar Macas, in the chest. 

When officers arrived, they encountered Torres-Nantipia, 21, Boston Avenue, in the front of the home armed with a knife. He was taken into custody without incident. Officers found the victim, Macas, as he was lying on the patio deck of the home with a sucking chest wound from an apparent knife wound. 

Officers retrieved a trauma bag from the police vehicle, applied a chest seal and performed other lifesaving measures. Bensalem EMS personnel arrived and transported the victim to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he was immediately taken into surgery. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

The victim is the stepfather of Torres-Nantipia. It was found that Macas had obtained a temporary (6-month) Protection from Abuse Order on March 13, from Bucks County Common Pleas Judge Matthew Weintraub for his stepson. 

Torres-Nantipia was charged with Attempted Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Indirect Criminal Contempt and related charges. He was arraigned by District Justice Corryn Kronnagel and remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on $1 million bail.

Warminster robbery suspect

At approximately 2:13 p.m. on May 28, Bensalem Police received a radio call that a vehicle involved in a robbery in Warminster Township was heading east on Street Road toward Bensalem. A witness observed the black Dodge Charger traveling at a high rate of speed when someone threw an object out of the window at Street Road and Trevose Road. Police converged in the area where the vehicle was last seen near Street Road and Brookwood Drive.

A short time later, a 9-1-1 caller stated that a car matching the description was “ditched” at the intersection of Brown Avenue and Olga Avenue in the Eddington section of the township, and two males exited the vehicle and ran. Officers responded to the area and found a subject matching the description on Woodbine Avenue at Eddington Avenue. The subject was detained and transported to the Bensalem Township Police Department. Through investigation, it was discovered that there was not a second subject in the vehicle. The subject in custody was the only person in the Dodge Charger.

Bensalem Police searched near the train tracks at Street and Trevose roads, and a cell phone was recovered. The phone was turned over to Warminster Township Police. Warminster Police Detectives responded to the scene to tow the vehicle and to the Bensalem Township Police Department to interview the subject who was taken into custody. All questions regarding the robbery and identity of any of the subjects involved in this incident should be directed to the Warminster Township Police Department. Bensalem Police will not provide any other information at this time.

Citizens Crime Commission Award

Kolb (second from L). Source: Bensalem Police

The Citizens Crime Commission hosted the 43rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon recently. Bensalem Police Detective Ryan Kolb was honored with the Bucks County Outstanding Police Service Award for his proactive child predator investigations as a member of the FBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

His efforts directly led to the arrests of 11 child predators in 2023. In all of these cases, the suspects traveled to Bensalem Township thinking they were meeting a juvenile for sex. These cases protected innocent children from being victimized.

Kolb was among many other award recipients from the Delaware Valley who exemplified exceptional police service.

iPhone theft

Source: Bensalem Police

Bensalem Police are investigating residential thefts that occurred on May 2 and May 17 of delivered packages containing Apple iPhones. The unknown male suspect dresses as an Amazon delivery driver and steals the packages right after FedEx delivers them. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a white Honda Accord with an unknown registration. He also has a distinct birthmark on his leg. 

If you have any information regarding his identity, submit an anonymous tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/ or call Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719.

Playa Bowls provides lunch for Bensalem Police

Source: Bensalem Police

Annalia Nelson, manager of the newly-opened Playa Bowls on Street Road, stopped by the police department recently to provide lunch to officers and support staff.

Barnes & Noble retail theft

Source: Bensalem Police

Bensalem Police are investigating a retail theft at Barnes & Noble, 300 Neshaminy Mall, on May 12. It was reported at approximately 2 p.m. that an unknown black male wearing a backpack stole $800 worth of vinyl records. The man fled the area in an unknown direction without paying for merchandise. If you have any information regarding his identity, submit an anonymous tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/ or call Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719.

Child pornography arrest

Schnee. Source: Bensalem Police

On April 9, Bensalem Police Detectives received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The report stated that someone on Discord, a popular online chat server, may have been sharing child pornography with other users. 

Detectives discovered that Richard Schnee, 50, Inlet Drive, Bensalem, created and used the Discord account from the report. Upon further investigation, detectives were able to confirm that Schnee was sharing and trading child pornography with other users on the account. Numerous graphic messages from Schnee were also discovered that depicted his affinity for children.

On May 7, a search warrant was executed at Schnee’s residence when various electronic devices were seized. Forensic examinations were conducted on his devices, and upon the examinations’ completion, various files depicting child pornography were found on his cell phone, laptop and desktop computer. On his phone, in particular, various files depicting prepubescent children, including an infant, being sexually assaulted were found. 

On May 24, Schnee turned himself in at the Bensalem Township Police Department. He was charged with Sexual Abuse of Children: Disseminiation, Possession of Child Pornography and related charges. He was arraigned by District Justice Joseph Falcone and remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $2 million bail.

Red light cameras go live for citations

Bensalem Police have reviewed over 8,000 automated red light violations since the beginning of the 60-day grace period on April 1, and issued over 7,500 warnings for drivers who ran the red at Street Road and Knights Road, and Route 1 at Old Lincoln Highway.

The grace period ended June 1. Now, those who commit a red light violation will receive a civil violation in the mail for $100. 

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