King of Prussia Man Charged with Stalking and Burglary After Alleged GPS Tracking Incident

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BENSALEM, PA — A King of Prussia man faces serious charges after allegedly stalking a woman he met on a dating website and tampering with her home. Matthew Bustin, 33, was arraigned on June 1, 2024, following an investigation by the Bensalem Police Department.

The case began on April 16, 2024, when a female victim reported finding all the circuit breakers in her home turned off and her internet connection manually unscrewed after returning from vacation. The victim had recently ended a relationship with Bustin and blocked him on social media due to his unsettling behavior. Despite this, Bustin continued to text her and show up unannounced.

Bensalem detectives inspected the victim’s vehicle and discovered a magnetized GPS tracking device attached to its underside. Further investigation revealed that the tracker data, which started transmitting on April 5, 2024, was linked to an account belonging to Bustin. Surveillance footage from the victim’s workplace in Montgomery County showed a man fitting Bustin’s description attaching the device to her car.

Analysis of Bustin’s cell phone location data placed him near the victim’s home and workplace at least nine times after their relationship ended. Records from PECO confirmed that the power to the victim’s home was turned off between 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM on April 14, 2024, while she was on vacation. During this time, Bustin’s phone was detected near her residence.

Bustin surrendered to the Bensalem Township Police Department on June 1, 2024. He was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, stalking, and harassment. District Justice Lisa Gaier set his bail at 10% of $2,000,000, and he was remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Facility.

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Bensalem Police urge anyone who may have experienced similar interactions with Bustin to come forward. Detective Connor Farnan can be contacted at (215) 633-3632.

All charges are allegations, and Bustin is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The investigation continues, and further details may emerge.

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