Cops, Courts and Fire

Man Awaiting Hearing On Alleged Theft From Vehicle In Upper Makefield

Jeffrey Jay Ward
Credit: Upper Makefield police

Upper Makefield police have charged a man they allege was working to steal from a parked vehicle.

Jeffrey Jay Ward, 42, who has listed addresses in Bristol and Levittown, was charged with theft from motor vehicles, loitering and prowling, and driving while operating privilege were suspended or revoked. Police said they processed him Friday ahead of a preliminary hearing scheduled for next week.

Ward, according to police, was the man behind the a theft from vehicle incident that happened last November 3 around 12:30 a.m. on Heritage Hills Drive.

By the time officers arrived to Heritage Hills Drive, Ward had fled in a vehicle on Taylorsville Road toward I-95. Lower Makefield officers were able to identify Ward and his vehicle, police said.

Ward was charged via summons and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing on a similar case in Middletown. In 2017. Ward pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and sentenced to probation in two separate Bristol Township and Bensalem cases.

Editor’s Note: All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from police and public court documents.

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