Saturday, February 16, 2013
Car Vision is changing the way they do business.
With more than 500 used cars available, Car Vision, on Ridge Pike in Norristown, will be updating its look and the way it does business, according to a release on PR Leap. The dealership will be "adding new machines for aligning wheels and completing other maintenance tasks," renovation the showroom, and outfitting the staff with smartphones, as well as have launched a new Facebook page. The page will feature monthly giveaways and other contests according to the release. Free seminars will also be held online and in person at the dealership. Learn more about the updates here.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Police are looking for a man they say used a blue mounted dashboard light in his car to pull a local woman over on Evansburg Road in Collegeville.
Authorities are currently seeking information about an alleged police impersonator possibly operating in the area. According to the Lower Providence Police Department, an area woman was driving on Evansburg Road in Collegeville on Monday, Feb. 11, at approximately 9 p.m. when she was stopped by a man driving a small four-door vehicle with a blue dashboard-mounted light. The man reportedly activated his light and the woman pulled into a parking area at Evansburg Road and Germantown Pike. The man, described as a white male in his fifties with short brown hair, was wearing a dark uniform with a patch on the sleeve, according to police. He did not show a badge. According to police, the man only engaged the woman in conversation. Lower …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Zwahlen's homemade chocolates, truffles, caramels and more are perfect for your Valentine with a sweet tooth.
Zwahlen's Ice Cream, in Audubon, is the one stop candy stop for Valentine's Day, and throughout the year. Zwahlen's, which has been open for nine years in June, offers chocolates, chocolate-dipped apples, fresh baked goods, and ice cream - all made in house. Wendy Christie, manager for Zwahlen's, said all the chocolates are Belgian chocolates and are made in house. The fruit fillings are made from all natural fruits. There are no preservatives in the chocolates and everything is made within the past week. Christie told Patch that the most popular chocolate is the sea salt caramels. She added that the turtles are very popular and now they offer them in full size and bite-sized. For Valentine's Day, Zwahlen's is offering pre-filled heart …
Authorities confirm they have identified three women sought in connection with the alleged thefts.
Patch recently reported on the three women being sought in connection with several thefts at a local Giant Food Store in recent weeks and the Lower Providence Police Department has now confirmed that they have identified the women in surveillance footage from the store. Authorities have not yet taken the women into custody and are not currently releasing their identities. According to police reports, officers responded to the Giant Food Store at 2670 Egypt Road on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8:45 p.m. for a report of a theft. On the scene, a cashier and a loss prevention officer for the store reportedly told police that on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at approximately 9 p.m., a woman dressed in blue scrubs approached the customer service desk and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Andre Leon Wilson, 38, of Cardin Place, Lower Providence, allegedly stole a van used by Hattricks Bar in Hatfield Borough for designated driving services
A Lower Providence man is charged with allegedly stealing a van used by Hattricks Bar in Hatfield Borough for designated driving services. Andre Leon Wilson, 38, of the 4000 block of Cardin Place, has been charged with felony theft, felony receiving stolen property, misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle, misdemeanor DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to court records. Wilson was arraigned Jan. 27 before District Judge Juanita Price of Glenside, who set bail at $50,000 cash, according to court records. Wilson remains incarcerated at Montgomery County prison. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser. On Jan. 27, at 1:20 a.m., Hatfield Township Police …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Brittney Yvonne Wallace-Johnson, 22, is facing multiple charges after a crash she was involved in ignited a car fire and shut down a busy intersection Thursday morning.
According to Lower Providence Police, both parties in a vehicle crash that ignited a car fire and shut down the intersection at Trooper and Egypt roads Thursday morning are facing legal repercussions as a result. Police reports indicate that the accident was caused when 38-year-old Ricardo Hernandez, of Norristown, attempted to make a left turn from westbound Egypt Road into the parking lot of the Arby's at that intersection when his maroon Ford Escort was struck by a Silver Chevy Malibu being driven by 22-year-old Brittney Yvonne Wallace-Johnson, also of Norristown. Wallace-Johnson was travelling eastbound on Egypt at what witnesses say was a high rate of speed. Police and EMS reportedly arrived on the scene and found Hernandez bleeding …
Friday, January 11, 2013
An elderly gentlemen reportedly took an Acme shopping cart on a joyride down Ridge and Trooper.
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Friday, January 11
Three Lower Providence police patrol cars converged on the unit block of Trooper Road late Wednesday afternoon in response to a "theft in progress" call from the Acme Markets, located at 2775 W. Ridge Pike, in the township. The haul? A shopping cart. The suspect, an elderly-looking gentleman, was stopped on foot in the driveway of a home at 24 N. Trooper Road. Cops were interviewing neighbors and witnesses at the scene. The man was reportedly taken into custody by police. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Lower Providence Police reportedly found "007"-branded heroin in a motorist’s vehicle.
According to Lower Providence Police, 24-year-old Richard Marshall Leibried, Jr. was pulled over for erratic driving and found to be in possession of several small bags of heroin, each stamped with “007,” as well as a needle in his sock. Leibried, of the 1700 block of Meadowview Lane in Mont Clare, Pa., was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and other related charges. According to police, on Dec. 14, at approximately 8 p.m., Cpl. Michael Slattery was on routine patrol, traveling eastbound in the area of the 2600 block of Egypt Road when he observed a vehicle travelling west and drifting off to the shoulder before abruptly coming back onto the roadway and then …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A New Jersey man was injured and a Pennsylvania man killed when they fell inside of a 100-foot water tower they were working on in Audubon on Wednesday.
Lower Providence officials have identified the victims of Wednesday's water tower accident following notification of the victims' family. According to officials, 38-year-old Miguel Martinez, of Pennsgrove, N.J., was taken to Paoli Hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the incident. Jason Schmidt, 31, of Jacobus, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene. Both men, employees of Corrosion Control Corp. of Pedricktown, N.J., had been working inside the water tower located on Featherbed Lane in the Audubon section of Lower Providence Township. --- Related Story One Dead at Audubon Water Tower
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
An outdoor bathroom stop in the parking lot of the Lower Providence Fire Department on Thanksgiving night led to drug charges for a Spring Mount area man.