Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's stories include a man who stole $400 in baby formula before fleeing in a Cadillac, a booking agent who allegedly stole various condiments, and vandalism on Serenity Street.
Man Steals $400 in Baby Formula, Flees in Cadillac, Police Say: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, police are searching for a man who allegedly stole $400 in Gerber Good Start baby formula from the local Thriftway. After making his way out of the store without paying, he jumped into a Cadillac and fled the scene, the report states. Read the full story here. Alleged Condiment Crook Nabbed by Police: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a booking agent in a three-piece suit was arrested after he allegedly stole condiments from a nearby diner. Among the reported items were Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and creamer. The man allegedly told police "I'm a chef. I need this stuff." Read the full story here. Sixteen Vehicles …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who allegedly listed various drugs on her grocery list, a 'sexting' teacher pleads guilty and accused cemetery thieves strike in Montgomery County.
Potato Salad, Cocaine and Pepsi on Woman's Shopping List: According to a report in the Perkiomen Valley Patch, police discovered a strange grocery list in the vehicle of a 21-year-old woman who had just rear-ended another vehicle. The grocery list included items such as cocaine, potato salad, chicken breast and pepsi, along with a reminder to get high. Read the full story here. Trio of Thieves Strike Montco Cemeteries: According to a report in the Lower Moreland Patch, three people have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies that occurred at local cemeteries. The report states that the robbers preyed on the grieving, stealing purses and personal items from vehicles as visitors mourned their loss. Read the full story here. "…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This week's stories include a man who was robbed of his guns at gunpoint, a pair of fossils that were stolen from an exhibit, and a late night police chase with no headlights.
Robbers Steal Guns at Gunpoint: According to a report in the Perkioman Valley Patch, an Upper Hanover man was robbed of his guns at gunpoint at his home on Wednesday morning. The report states the two armed men stole a total of ten guns, including two pistols and eight long-guns. The men also reportedly stole his truck. Read the full story here. Fossil Theft Reported in Whitemarsh: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, two fossils were stolen from a display table at the Philadelphia Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair. The stolen fossils were identified as ammonite and alaundrusen alum geode. Read the full story here. Man Leads Police on Chase After Crashing Into Bridge: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 46-year-…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week's stories include an alleged panhandler who can't take a hint, an allegedly drunken driver who police say pushed emergency personnel while they were rescuing her and a Norristown man who picked a bad place to sleep one off.
If at First You Don't Succeed: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 22-year-old woman was cited three times in one day after she repeatedly panhandled for cigarettes outside of Redner's. The woman reportedly launched into profanity-laden tirades directed towards the store's manager as well as responding officers. When police declined the woman's request for money, she reportedly said that someone who "is working and making so much" should be able to give her money. Read the full story here. Woman Pushes Through Emergency Responders Trying to Rescue Her: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 31-year old woman was charged with DUI after she crashed her vehicle and pushed through emergency personnel who were …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The county's top five news stories for the month of April shouldn't be missed.
It's hard to keep track of all the sources of news out there. Thankfully, Patch is here to package it all up nicely for you. Even with a frequent eye on the sites, you are bound to miss a few good stories. With over 12 sites in the county, it's nearly impossible to read the best items. Of course, we have a way to make that easier for you, too. Check out these top five stories from Montgomery County Patch sites for the month of April. Did you miss a hot aritcle? Now's your chance to catch up on the latest buzz. Here are the must-see headlines: Did you have a favorite we missed? Share the link in the comments below, so other readers can enjoy a great story just like you.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing candy from Wawa, a birthday gone wrong for another local woman, and nudity at a train station in Norristown.
Stolen Caramel Crèmes Lead to Felony Charges for Local Woman: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 22-year-old woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly stole four bags of caramel crèmes from a local Wawa. The report indicates that the woman had previously been an employee at the Wawa, which lead to police being able to identify her. Read the full story here. Naked Man Strikes Norristown Train Station: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a 50-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct after a passing police vehicle noticed the fully nude man standing at the Elm Street SEPTA station. The report states that upon seeing police, the man quickly redressed. Read the full story here. Woman Facing Charges After …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who is heading to prison after assaulting her husband for buying lousy Christmas presents, a missing cactus in Whitemarsh, and an assault with a lacrosse stick.
You're a Mean One, Mrs. Grinch: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a 51-year-old woman will spend up to 23 months in prison after she menaced her husband with a butcher knife on Christmas. The woman – whom the prosecutor referred to as "the Grinch on steroids" – was reportedly unhappy with the presents her husband had purchased. Specifically, she wanted jewels and a card, but she received an artsy tile and a Bonsai. Click here to read the full story. Boy Attacks Father with Lacrosse Stick: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 16-year-old received a referral on charges of simple assault and harassment, stemming from an incident with his father. The report states that the son allegedly punched his father in the face, …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's stories include a father who allegedly drew a samurai sword during an argument with his son and a woman facing multiple felonies after failing to pay Rent-A-Center.
Man Draws Samurai Sword on Son: According to a report in the Perkiomen Valley Patch, police arrested a 42-year-old man after he allegedly grabbed a samurai sword during an argument with his 17-year-old son. The man is now facing charges of assault-terroristic threats. Read the full story here. Rent-A-Center Default Leads to Felony Charges: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 30-year-old woman allegedly signed a contract to lease nearly $6,000 in items from Rent-A-Center, only to never make a payment. The woman reportedly ignored all correspondence from the store and police, leading to a trio of felony charges and a warrant for her arrest. Read the full story here. It's Raining...Industrial Heat Pumps: According to a report in …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
This week's stories include an alleged mugger who was doused by a cup of hot tea, a man who allegedly attempted to steal from the 'poor box' of a local church, and more evidence that the elderly can still run afoul of the law.
Woman Fights Off Mugger with Cup of Tea: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a man who attempted to mug a woman in a Wawa parking lot left empty handed after she splashed him in the face with her just-purchased cup of hot tea. Making matters worse for the failed mugger was the fact that the incident occurred in front of police, who were parked in a nearby SWAT truck. Read the full story here. Divine Intervention: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a man unsuccessfully attempted to steal from the "poor box" of a local church just weeks before Easter. Read the full story here. Panty Thief Gets Prison Time: According to a report in the Upper Dublin Patch, a Dresher man will spend the next 11½-to-23 months in prison after …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This week's stories include a man who allegedly threw his weed at cops during a traffic stop and a Whitemarsh man who quickly went from a victim to arrestee.
Driver Throws Weed At Cops: According to a report in the Abington Patch, a 44-year-old man is facing drug charges after he allegedly threw a bag of marijuana at an officer during a traffic stop. When police asked the man what he did, he responded, "[Expletive], I can't believe I just threw weed at cops." The man also allegedly confessed to having "a little rock down [his] pants." Read the full story here. If You Can't Beat'em, Join'em: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 19-year old man was hospitalized after his 61-year-old father assaulted him in their home. Police arrested the father a short time later. Roughly 12 hours later, after being released from the hospital, the 19-year-old son returned home and proceeded …