Cops, Courts and Fire

Trenton Man Suspected In Wrightstown Burglary


Kyreese Leverett Credit: Newtown Township police

A Trenton man is accused of attempting to get into a Wrightstown home last week. 

Kyreese Leverett, 34, is awaiting extradition from New Jersey to Bucks County as of Friday on charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, and loitering and prowling at night time.

According to Newtown Township police, who patrol Wrightstown, a man driving a black Ford Fusion featuring New Jersey plates attempted to gain access through doors and windows to a home in the 1000 block of Swamp Road in Wrightstown around 2:30 a.m. last Friday

Detectives used security footage from the home to track the car back to a dealership in New Jersey. It turned out the car was rented to Leverett, police said. 

Credit: Newtown Township police

On Wednesday, Newtown Township detectives with assistance from police in the Garden State arrested Leverett. He is being held in New Jersey custody. 

Police said the resident’s attention to detail and review of surveillance video after finding a door ajar led to detectives being able to develop Leverett as the suspect. 

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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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001