Friday, February 1, 2013
William Morris, 27, of Norristown, allegedly caused more than $5,000 in damage to the inside of the Wawa at Forty Foot and Welsh roads in Towamencin in October. He faces a felony criminal mischief charge
Felony criminal mischief with intent to damage property was held over for Montgomery County court Tuesday against William James Morris, 27, of Norristown, accused of causing more than $5,000 in damage to the interior of a Wawa in Towamencin in October 2012. Other misdemeanor and summary charges were held at the Lansdale preliminary hearing in connection with the incident at the Wawa at Forty Foot Road and Sumneytown Pike on Oct. 26: Four counts of misdemeanor terroristic threats, a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, according to court records. Morris remains out on 10 percent of $25,000 bail, according to court records. Here's what happened, according to police: Wawa employees told police on…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Authorities recovered a body from the canal in Lambertville that matches the description of Sarah Majoras.
A body found Wednesday in the canal in Lambertville matches the description of missing New Hope bartender Sarah Majoras, authorities announced. Anthony P. Kearns said investigators will work with the medical examiner's office to positively identify the body. But Kearns, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor heading the investigation into Majoras' disappearance, said officials will continue to work to discover what happened to her. "There’s nothing to indicate that there’s been foul play," Kearns said during a 6 p.m. press conference, the second of the day. He implored the public to come forward with more information that might help them determine exactly what happened to the well-loved woman, whom friends have described as sassy and strong. …
The suspect has used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards at various Walgreens locations in Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties
Towamencin Township Police are working on a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police to identify a man authorities say is responsible for credit card fraud and other theft-related offenses in four Pennsylvania counties. Police said the man used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards during the second week in January 2013. The man used the cloned cards at Walgreens stores in Flourtown, Drexel Hill and the Feasterville-Trevose area, police said. Police said the suspect also used a cloned credit card with the Philadelphia Parking Authority on M Street in Philadelphia on Jan. 10, 2013. The suspect was captured on video in one incident wearing a Billionaire Boys Club varsity jacket with white sleeves and the Roman numerals …
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 …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Neighbors were evacuated from the 100 block of West Hartranft Boulevard Thursday afternoon after residents reported a strong order of gas in the area.
UPDATE: [5:35 p.m.] A PECO representative confirmed that they are now letting residents return to their homes after being evacuated for a gas leak in the 100 West Hartranft Boulevard. Crews are still working to cap the leak and clean up the scene, but are checking houses for residents' safety before allowing them to enter. According to The Times Herald, a total of 15 customers were affected by the service shut off. --- UPDATE: [5 p.m.] Firefighters from Norriton Fire Engine Company have secured the scene of the gas leak in the 100 block of West Hartranft Boulevard.in East Norriton. Fire Chief James Staufenberg said PECO crews have taken over operations on the scene and are digging to pinpoint the leak and plug it. A PECO representative …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Cause of death is still under investigation.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
According to Whitpain Police, officers responded to the Deck Motel on DeKalb Pike for a medical emergency call on Friday morning Sgt. Cathy Penecale told Patch that witnesses saw a woman collapse at the motel, but the cause of death of the woman is currently under investigation. Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.
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…
Friday, November 30, 2012
A dump truck driver was killed when his truck tipped over and slid into electrical pole.
A man was killed Friday morning when the dump truck he was driving collided with a utility pole on Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Sergeant John Jackson of the Plymouth Township Police department said a preliminary investigation indicated that the driver, whose name has not yet been released, ran a red light while traveling westbound at Alan Wood Road. "We're not one hundred percent sure, but we think he ran the red-light and for whatever reason slammed on his brakes and started to turn," Jackson said. Jackson said the truck then tipped onto its passenger side and slid cab first into an electric pole. The pole was completely obliterated and also brought down lines on both sides of Ridge Pike, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Troy Dudas, 36, formerly of Limerick, entered an open guilty plea in Montgomery County court Thursday, facing 12 years in prison. David Penna, 36, of Hatfield, also pleaded guilty to lesser offenses and avoids jail time
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Two more drug kingpins in the Montgomery County methamphetamine ringhave pleaded guilty to their crimes. Troy Dudas, 36, formerly of Limerick, and David Penna, 36, of the 1300 block of Cabin Road, Hatfield Township, both pleaded guilty Thursday to their involvement in the ring, according to Peg Gibbons of The Intelligencer. David Penna, however, will not face jail time — he received a four-year probation after pleading guilty to lesser offense. According to Gibbons, Dudas entered an open guilty plea, throwing himself on the mercy of the court. He faces up to 12 years in prison. Two other kingpins have already pleaded guilty in Montgomery County court: Francesco “Frank” Messina, of Upper Gwynedd, and David Penna’s brother, Jeffrey Penna, 42…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Authorities say there was no sign of foul play in the death of Carlos Enrique Velasco.
Police have identified the body of the man recovered from the Schuylkill River near Riverfront Park in Norristown on Monday, Nov. 19, as Carlos Enrique Velasco, of Guatemala. Norristown Police Chief Russel Bono confirmed the late 20-something year-old man had been drinking heavily the night before he was found. On Tuesday evening, Chief Bono said police were still awaiting the results of an autopsy from the Montgomery County Coroner's office. "Our investigation led us to learn that he was drinking, rather heavily, with friends at the location Saturday night, and he was reportedly so drunk that his friends left him there to sleep it off," Chief Bono told The Times Herald. "From there, we’re not sure what happened, whether he fell in or …