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Cops: Bensalem woman’s threats targeted Bucks District Judges, others


A 43-year-old Bensalem woman was charged this week with making more than 100 false 911 calls in nine months and 13 threats targeting Bucks County district judges, the Bristol Township Police Department, a county employee, and others.

In late May, a threat against District Judge Kevin P. Wagner in Bristol Township caused his district court to be evacuated and closed for several days.

An investigation by police in Bensalem, Bristol Township and Bucks County Detectives culminated in Monday’s arrest of Valerie Joy Travis, 43, of Bensalem, according to a statement the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office put out on CRIMEWATCH.

The evacuation of the Bath Road court building caused an eviction proceeding against Travis’s mother to be postponed.

Travis faces felony counts of terroristic threats, criminal use of a communication facility and unlawful use of a computer, as well as misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and violation of emergency communication services.

The statement said the investigation also found that Travis made 116 unfounded 911 calls, 13 threats of mass shootings or explosions, threats of violence against two other Magisterial District courthouses, an employee with the Bucks County Department of Human Services, the Bristol Township Police Department, two Bristol Township motels where Travis had lived with her mother, Philadelphia City Hall and LGBTQ/Pride events.

Travis was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750,000 bail.

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