On June 10, 2020 at approximately 1700 hours, officers from the Upper Makefield Township Police Department were dispatched to the area of Jonathan Way and Jericho Run Drive for the report of a speeding and reckless driver. The driver was reported by approximately 5 callers which had a similar description of the vehicle and its driving habits. The driver of the vehicle was stated to be speeding in a residential neighborhood and he almost struck another vehicle and caused several bicyclists and pedestrians to leave the street. Officers responded to the area and located a witness which advised officers of the registration plate of the vehicle. Officers quickly identified the address of the owner and went to the residence.
When the Officers arrived at the registered vehicle owner’s address, another witness was located at the residence to prevent the vehicle from leaving the scene. The witness stated that the driver of the vehicle almost struck her vehicle as she was exiting her driveway. Officers knocked on the door of the residence and no one answered. Another Officer saw the juvenile male attempting to leave the residence on bicycle through the backyard area towards the canal. The juvenile male was quickly stopped and questioned on his whereabouts that evening. Officers soon confirmed that he was the driver of the vehicle and admitted that he did not have a Driver’s License. The juvenile male also admitted to damaging two mailboxes in the 1200 block of Taylorsville Road. Evidence was gathered at the scene that matched the vehicle in the area of the struck mailboxes. The male was taken into custody and transported to Police Headquarters.
This subject was able to be quickly identified and apprehended due to the numerous reports and cooperation from our residents. Multiple residents waited for Officers and identified the vehicle and the registration plate as well as the driver. Due to the awareness of the residents, the Upper Makefield Township Police were able prevent further incidents involving the driver and to maintain the safety of the community. We thank everyone that reported this incident and we encourage residents to report any suspicious or unlawful activity. With the cooperative relationship with the residents, we are able to maintain and enhance our commitment to community service and safety.