Former Bensalem cop accused of breaking into home of his son's mother

Jim Melwert
December 17, 2018 - 1:05 pm
Samuel Karley is facing felony charges for breaking into the home of his child’s mother.

Bucks County District Attorney's Office

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BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A former police officer in Bensalem is facing felony charges for breaking into the home of his child’s mother.

According to charging documents, Samuel Karley was mad that a gold chain he’d given to his son was missing, and he blamed the boy’s mother.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Thursday afternoon the woman got an alert on her phone that someone was in her home.

Investigators say video from a nearby elementary school shows Karley running across a field, and they say they found clothes he was wearing in the video in those woods.

The woman told police she recognized Karley in the video. He knows how to get into the home. And, in her words, he was obsessed with the gold chain.

Investigators say when they talked to Karley, he spoke in depth about how the woman had stolen it and refused to give it back.

Karley is charged with two felony counts of criminal trespass, and two misdemeanor counts of stalking.