Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2020

Pineville Tavern owner charged with shooting at 2 homes with pellet gun

Andrew Abruzzese

An Upper Makefield man who owns a popular local restaurant was accused of firing a pellet gun at two homes on the night of Feb. 3 — one in Solebury, and the other in Upper Makefield.

Andrew “Drew” Abruzzese, 36, who runs the Pineville Tavern in Wrightstown, was charged Tuesday with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, recklessly endangering another person, and criminal mischief.

A criminal complaint filed by Solebury and Upper Makefield police alleges that a house in Jericho Run in Upper Makefield was fired upon at 11:42 p.m. on Feb 3 by a man driving by a silver Audi, according to surveillance video. One adult and two children were inside the house when it was hit by pellets.

About an hour later, a man in a similar vehicle fired upon a home at Darley Circle in Solebury Township, according to the police affidavit. Two adults and two children were present at the time. Surveillance video showed the driver firing several shots at the house and a car parked in the driveway, both of which sustained “significant damage.”

The police report alleges that the homeowners were friends with Abruzzese before a falling out, and that he “previously harassed and/or threatened them.”

Police also said that an anonymous source told them that Abruzzese asked an employee of the tavern on Feb. 3 to leave a CO2 canister outside the business for him to retrieve later in the evening. Abruzzse’s silver Audi was seen outside the tavern the next day with what appeared to be a pellet gun and the canister, the affidavit says.

Abruzzese was released on $50,000 unsecured bail, and is scheduled to appear in court again on March 23.


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  1.' Pebbles says:

    Andrew Patric Abruzzese was arrested in Florida on March 4, 2021 at 5:03AM by Delray Beach police. He is charged with possessing a fake drivers license, using a fake credit card, and cocaine possession. He gave police an address in Boca Raton, Florida as his residence.

    If you enter his name in the link below to the sheriff’s website, you’ll see the arrest record.

  2.' Jim says:

    Rich kid who never learned properly. Along with a bad attitude is a recipe for disaster.

  3.' JoeSchmoe says:

    Wow, that’s just dumb.

  4.' Tom says:

    Anyone remember him on the NBC reality show about Rocco DeSpirito opening a NY restaurant? It was clear then that he needed help.

  5. The boy has a bad temper! He needs help!

  6.' Natta says:

    Any reason why did he do this? Friendships falling out can’t cause this sore of action ….

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