Thursday, May 16, 2013
Man wanted for passing fake $100s to Pennsylvania, New Jersey businesses.
He is wanted by Upper Merion Police Department, but that isn't the only spot he's allegedly hit up with fake dough. The man seen in the video above is wanted for passing counterfeit bills, according to Upper Merion Police, according to a report on 6ABC. Police say the male suspect may have a tattoo on his right knuckles that reads "BUENO." Anyone with information should contact Detective Andrew Rathfon at the Upper Merion Township Police Department at 484-636-3879. For the full story on the man wanted for passing counterfeit $100 bills, visit 6ABC's report here.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Upper Merion is selling a Chevy Impala, two Dodge Chargers, a Ford Taurus, two Ford trucks and other traffic machinery and equipment in an online auction that ends Monday.
Sunday, May 12
From Upper Merion Township: In an online auction that started on April 29 and ends on Monday, Upper Merion Township is selling the following items at online auction: By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities called Municibid.com, Upper Merion is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The township is auctioning the surplus vehicles and other traffic machinery online because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The 14-year-old girl was sent to her room by her foster parents and was attempting to lower herself down from the window using a makeshift rope.
According to Philly.com, the 14-year-old girl who tragically fell to her death from an 8-story window in the Marquis Apartments in Upper Merion on Tuesday, April 9, was trying to lower herself to the roof below using a rope she crafted of shoe laces and power cords. She had reportedly been sent to her room by her foster parents as punishment. Police reportedly found the makeshift rope still tied to a heater in the room when they responded to the scene. "The makeshift rope extended from her window down to about 10 feet off the roof," Upper Merion Police Chief Tom Nolan told Philly.com "It is our belief that she fell while exiting the window, because we do not believe the makeshift rope would have remained intact with her weight on it." Read…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The 14-year-old girl was climbing out of a window at the Marquis Apartments and fell to the roof of the parking garage below. She later died of her injuries.
UPDATE: [4/10/13; 10:20 a.m.] Upper Merion Police have confirmed that the 14-year-old girl who fell from the eight-story window at the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia Tuesday night has died from her injuries. Authorities have not released the girl's identity. --- Original story: Patch alerted readers Tuesday evening via our Facebook and Twitter pages to the report of the child who fell from the eight-story window at the Marquis Apartments in the 200 block of West DeKalb Pike in King of Prussia sometime around 6:30 p.m. last night. According to Action News 6ABC, the child, a 14-year-old girl, survived the fall and was taken to Mercy Suburban Hospital for treatment. The girl had reportedly been climbing out of the window of her …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Police say a Montgomery County man killed 10-month-old baby, grandmother.
Even with his own confession caught on tape, one Montgomery County man entered a not guilty plea in court on Friday in the case of the murdered Saanvi Venna, 10-months, and her grandmother back in October of 2012. As Patch reported in 2012, Saanvi's body was found bound in a suitcase at the Marquis apartment complex in Upper Merion Township in October 2012. Police arressted Raghunandan Yandamuri, 26, after discovering a ransom note and evidence that the man was going to attempt to kidnap the girl for money. The botched kidnapping resulted in the death of two, both Saanvi and her grandmother, police said. Yandamuri confessed to police that he was the murderer. When Saanvi began crying, Yandamuri allegedly said, he "stuffed" a handkerchief …
Monday, March 4, 2013
An Upper Merion man who allegedly killed his mother, father and brother with a sword in 2011, now needs money from mother's $1 million estate to help pay for legal fees.
Police say he killed both of his parents and his brother with a sword. In a story that rocked the region last year, Joseph C. McAndrew Jr., 25, of Upper Merion reportedly killed his own family and now is awaiting trail for charges of first- and third-degree murder, according to court documents. But, all those court cases, an attempt to plead insanity and counseling services for alleged mental illness get to be costly. According to The Times Herald, McAndrew now seeks to access his mother's $1 million estate to help pay the bills. McAndrew was taken into custody, according to police reports, when he allegedly stabbed and killed his parents, 70-year-old Joseph C. McAndrew, 64-year-old Susan C. McAndrew, and his twin brother, James McAndrew, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rafael Robb bludgeoned his wife to death at their Upper Merion home just before her 50th birthday.
Thursday, January 17
A University of Pennsylvania professor who confessed to beating his wife to death with a chin-up bar at their Upper Merion home a few days before Christmas in 2006 is set to be released from prison later this month. KYW Newsradio reports that Rafael Robb, once recognized among the world's leading economics theorists, had his parole approved last November. If he is released as expected, he will have served close to the minimum portion of his 5-10 year sentence for voluntary manslaughter. The 62-year-old Robb, who is originally from Israel, pleaded guilty to that charge in November 2007 as part of a plea agreement. He is currently incarcerated at SCI Mercer, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. Ellen Robb, who was about to celebrate her 50th …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Members of the Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition spoke Wednesday with Upper Merion residents about the problem of sex-trafficking.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, President Barack Obama declared January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to The Times Herald, Rachael Yudt, chair of the Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, and another coalition member spoke with resident at Upper Merion township building on Wednesday about the problem of human trafficking in our area. One case specifically noted by the presenters was that of men who smuggled women into the U.S. from Mexico after fathering children with them. The children were held in Mexico while the women were forced into prostituion in America. "We have done several cases in Norristown and Philadelphia," an unnamed coalition member told the group, …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Acting superintendent Jane Callaghan was officially given the position vacated by former superintendent Melissa Jamula in September.
According to The Times Herald, the Upper Merion School Board voted 7-2 Monday night to officially name Jane Callaghan as Upper Merion Area School District's new superintendent. Callaghan had been filling in as acting superintendent since Melissa Jamula stepped down in September. School board members Fran Littlewood and Michelle Barainyak reportedly voted no, but expressed that it was more a protest of the process rather than a commentary on Callaghan's suitability for the post. "By no means does my vote no for the current superintendent reflect the fact that I will not support her and her team 150 percent going forward," said Littlewood, according the Herald. "In the end, I feel that Jane could be and might be our best candidate and I do …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Montgomery County District Court released the 23 minute video containing the confession of alleged murderer Raghunandan Yandamuri.
Montgomery County District Court has released the footage of Raghunandan Yandamuri alleged confession to the murders of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna in October. According to NBC10, Yandamuri claimed both murders were accidental. In the video, he claims that he slit the grandmother's throat accidentally and stuffed a handkerchief in Saanvi's mouth and Wrapped a towel around her head to stop her from crying. Authorities have said the murders were part of a botched ransom scheme in which Yandamuri planned to demand $50,000 from Saanvi's parents for her safe return. Several copies of a ransom note were found at the murder scene. The Montgomery County District Attorney's office is reportedly …