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Falls Twp. Stabbing Suspect Surrendered to Bristol Borough Police

ByJoshua Diaz-Bend

Mar 25, 2021
Submitted: Falls Township Police Dept.

March 25th, 2021 – A 21-year-old man wanted following a stabbing last weekend in Falls Township surrendered to police Wednesday.

Zachary Santana, of Philadelphia, was the “prime suspect” in the incident that left a 17-year-old boy with stab wounds to the abdomen and lower thorax area. Doctors, according to court papers, said the 17-year-old boy in the hospital suffered two punctured lungs, fractured ribs, both forearms broken, and numerous superficial wounds.

After Falls Township took Santana into custody on March 22nd, 2021; Santana was arraigned at 11:30pm by on-call District Justice Jean Seaman of Jamison Township, Upper Bucks, and bail was set in lieu of $100,000 @ 10%. A preliminary hearing has been tentatively scheduled for March 30th, 2021 at 1:30pm at District Judge Jan Vislosky of Falls Township.

Editor’s Note: Zachary Santana’s hearing has been re-scheduled for May 19th, 2021 at 9:00 with District Judge Jan Vislosky.

According to court dockets, Assistant District Attorney Mary Kate Kohler filed an entry of appearance which is giving notice to the Common Pleas Court that she is the assigned prosecutor for Santana’s proceedings. We have been unable to reach the arresting officer due to this case being on a temporary black-out due to the seriousness of the charges and fear of the suspect being retaliated against possibly by people outraged by the story.

As of March 25th, LevittownNow.com Staff Writer Tom Sofield had mistakenly told people that he was arraigned on Wednesday the 24th. To be sure that his surrender and other information is accurate, I did a quick check of the PA United Judicial System Court Sheets and it said he was arraigned on March 22nd, 2021 at 11:30pm. Below is an excerpt of the docket sheet:

Information: Zachary Santana’s Court Docket Sheet for Case #: MJ-07110-CR-0000172-2021

Joshua Diaz-Bend

Joshua M. Diaz-Bend is the main author for Awakening The Globe. Started in Jan. 2014 and re-opened this year, we strive for impartiality in the news. Joshua is a Jewish-American freelance writer and outspoken critic to the Israeli government. He chooses not to call himself "anti-Zionist" or "anti-Semitic/self-hating Jew", and states, "I will criticize the Israeli government because the anti-Zionist label makes people assume I am against Israel's right to exist and I have never aligned myself with the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel that my people have yearned for, for a very long time." Joshua is also a freelance graphics and web site designer when he is not working on Awakening The Globe.