Friday, May 17, 2013
Local authorities are searching for a man who has exposed himself, masturbated in public before walkers in both townships.
After five reported cases, the area's police are working together to find a man that has been exposing himself in public. Lower Providence and Upper Providence Township Police Departments are investigating five reported incidents of indecent exposure occurring between April 6 and May 12 in both Lower Providence or Upper Providence townships. The incidents have occurred in the late afternoon and early evening as area residents walk along roads or trails, according to police. Each of the five reports were filed as having happened between 3:20 and 7:25 p.m. Police say that the man would be in place prior to the walkers approaching, jump out of his vehicle without any pants on, or with his pants pulled down. The offender would look at the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Two men allegedly damaged a window at the senior living development.
Two Norristown men are facing were cited in connection with a May 3 incident in which they allegedly damaged a window of Highland Manor in Perkiomen Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Brandon Lee Harris, 19, and Jonathan Alexis Perez, 21, both of Norristown allegedly damaged the window the senior living development just after midnight, according to police. The property, located at 2 Highland Manor Ave, is owned by Grosse & Quade Management Co in Perkiomen Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Harris pleaded guilty to the citation; Perez’s case is still active.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The trooper was responding to an incident with emergency lights activated.
A Norristown teen was cited after being struck by a state police car in Worcester. The car had its emergency lights activated, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. It happened on Friday, April 19 at approximately 9:15 p.m. The 17-year-old girl was reportedly traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet Cavalier on Germantown Pike near West Adair Drive in Worcester when she was struck by State Trooper Kevin Allison, 40, who was making a left onto West Adair Drive in a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle. At the time, Allison was responding to an incident with emergency lights activated on his 2010 Crown Victoria. The teen was charged with violating “duty of a driver on approach of an emergency vehicle,” Pennsylvania Vehicle Code 3325A. Both …
Friday, March 29, 2013
For some it's a holiday, but for state troopers, it is a time to gear up safety enforcement.
As many prepare for a long holiday weekend, the state's troopers are gearing up to keep the communities of Montgomery County safe. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) have announced that the 2013 Easter holiday enforcement period will run from Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31. "During this time, extra efforts will be made to ensure citizens can safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday," said PSP media contact, Cpl. Gerard B. McShea. The Easter enforcement period can be a dangerous time in the area. In 2012, during the three-day Easter holiday enforcement period, the Pennsylvania State Police in Troop K, which covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The State Police have complied with State Rep. Todd Stephens' request to have mental health records included in a national gun check database.
It took 18 months, but State Rep. Todd Stephens said the Pennsylvania State Police have begun sending the mental health records of people prohibited from buying firearms to a federal database. Stephens (R-151) of Horsham, has been working for a year and a half to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Without that inclusion, Stephens said anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. Earlier this month, Stephens said he intended to introduce legislation that would require that the state's …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Four crashes were reportedly also alcohol related.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 2
Twelve people were arrested for impaired driving by Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police over the New Year's Day holiday period, the agency said Wednesday. The Skippack-based troop said the 12 DUI arrests were made during "extra enforcement efforts" intended to "ensure citizens could travel safely along the Commonwealth's highways" during the holiday's increased traffic. Troop K covers highways in Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties, in addition to providing local law enforcement for municipalities without their own police departments. In addition to the arrests, the state police issued 469 citations and handled 45 crashes during the two-day holiday enforcement period. Four of the crashes were alcohol related, police said.
Monday, December 31, 2012
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the area over the New Year’s holiday enforcement period.
Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police announced a New Year’s holiday enforcement period between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. “During this time, extra efforts will be made to ensure citizens can safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday,” said the PSP, Troop K - which covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, as well as numerous municipalities without police departments, State Police will work through Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and S.T.E.A.D.-D. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk-Driving) during the enforcement period. Operation C.A.R.E. is a national program to reduce crashes on interstate highways during …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Montgomery Township Police K9 Officer Duke and handler Officer Daniel Rose allegedly found Jack McAfee, 29, hiding in an exterior storage bin at Del-Val International.
The building alarm went off at Del-Val International Truck on Bethlehem Pike on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:17 a.m., and K9 Duke and handler Officer Daniel Rose sprung into action. Duke got track of a scent at the 1034 Bethlehem Pike facility, and it led him to a metal storage container outside of the building. As Duke and Rose approached, 29-year-old Jack Lee McAfee, of Norristown, allegedly sprang up out of the container, hands up, police said. McAfee allegedly admitted to attempting to steal scrap metal from the same container, police said. Next to the container — 25 pieces of scrap metal, police said, that were allegedly removed by McAfee. Nearby, on the property, was McAfee's vehicle, with scrap metal in it, police said. McAfee was arrested…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The sting at West Main and Knox streets last week was a joint operation between the Norristown Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police.
UPDATE: [Nov. 8, 12 p.m] According to police records, only 13 men were arrested in last week's prostituion sting. The records department initially reported 14 incident numbers connected to the case, but now report that only 13 arrests were made. The story has been updated to reflect the new information. --- Original Story: Norristown and Pennsylvania State Police departments conducted a joint prostitution sting in Norristown on Friday, Nov. 2, and arrested 13 men ranging in age from 18 to 76. The men face charges including patronizing prostitutes, criminal solicitation and disorderly conduct. One of the alleged perpetrators is also being charged with resisting arrest. In the sting, focused on the area of West Main and Knox streets, two …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
New act and state budget will combine for more support of PSP.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) used to be in law enforcement himself. As a former officer, he said funding for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is a crucial need. “Proposals to increase state police funding died under the former administration, but thanks to Gov. Corbett’s leadership, the legislature worked together in a bipartisan manner to ensure that the Pennsylvania State Police has funding for 100 new cadets this year under the 2012-13 state budget,” Vereb said in a statement released on Monday. “Public safety is one the most important jobs of any government and securing adequate funds to fight crime in communities across Pennsylvania is one of my top priorities, without increasing spending or implementing any new taxes on our …