Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Robert Kessler, of Stewart Road, said he stole items from the Comcast Warehouse in Lower Providence and sold them online.
A former Comcast Cable supervisor admitted to stealing almost $75,000 in tools from a company warehouse and selling them online, according to The Times Herald. Robert Kessler, of Stewart Road in Perkiomen Township, was sentenced to seven years of probation after pleading guilty to the felony charge of theft by unlawful taking after admitting to stealing items from a Comcast Warehouse over a 14-month period between 2010 and 2011. Kessler, 51, who worked at the warehouse on Van Buren Ave in Lower Providence, was also ordered to pay $74,985 in restitution to Comcast as part of a plea agreement. While Judge Joseph A. Smythe said that he might consider early termination of the probation once Kessler paid the restitution, prosecutors denied …
Monday, October 1, 2012
An Allentown man was added to the list of defendants in 'Operation Hard Target' – a sophisticated theft ring that allegedly defrauded Target stores throughout Pennsylvania of more than $20,000.
Chance Cameron, of Allentown, was the third man arrested for his alleged involvement in a sophisticated theft ring, in which suspects are accused of affixing lower-priced UPC labels to higher-priced products to defraud Target stores and selling the products online for profit, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's office. Cameron's arrest was announced when one of the other defendants in "Operation Hard Target," Eugene Joseph Romano of Center Valley, Pa., appeared in a Montgomery County court room last week. According to a complaint filed in District Court 38-1-03, Romano 34, and Cameron, 35, have been charged along with Damian Gasdaska of Phillipsburg, NJ, with committing 46 individual retail thefts at Target Stores in …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The law enforcement community responds to the first Plymouth officer killed in the line of duty.
"Brad Fox is a hero." That simple statement bookended Plymouth Township Police Chief Joseph Lawrence's address to the media Thursday night, as he stood in the suddenly cool night air just a few hundred yards from where Officer Bradley Fox was killed in the line of duty. "Brad was with [the department] for seven years, and just recently graduated the Philadelphia K-9 school with his partner, Nick," said Lawrence, adding that Fox is survived by an expectant wife and young daughter. "This was a senseless, senseless act." The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners also issued a statement on Fox's death. "This senseless act tragically reminds us that, even in a place like Montgomery County, when our law enforcement personnel go to work every …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Natalie’s grandmother, aunt and mother discuss Natalie, and the police investigation surrounding her mysterious death
Natalie Marella’s family is speaking about her death and the police investigation that began when her body was found Aug. 29 in a New Hanover Field. “I would like to clear up some rumors regarding Natalie’s situation,” Marella’s mother, Marion Devicchis Marellla, posted on Natalie’s Facebook page. “We do not know anything as of yet. The detectives are working on finding out what happened. Until then no one knows. If anyone has any info regarding her whereabouts from Sunday to Wednesday, please come forward! Thank you!” Natalie Marella, 26, lived in Ambler and had been studying to be a nurse, according to her aunt, Karen Marella. She was last seen by family on Sunday. “Her mom and dad are kind of working with the police to find out what …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Actions found to be in self defense
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Friday, March 23, 2012
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office released the following information: The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police have completed a review of the Saturday, December 17, 2011 shooting incident involving Angel Gonzalez, Joshua Levin and Zachary Levin. We find the use of deadly force by Gonzalez was justified and proper under the attendant circumstances. Based upon a thorough review of all the available evidence, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman concludes that Angel Gonzalez acted reasonably and with proper justification in his use of deadly force on Saturday, December 17, 2011. On Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM, the Pennsylvania State Police, Skippack Station, responded …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Alleged shooter Mark Geisenheyner's anger reported stemmed from insurance fraud scheme.
A murder suspect who led police on a manhunt for much of the weekend and was later killed by SWAT team gunfire apparently lived in Pottstown. Mark Richard Geisenheyner allegedly shot Paul Shay and his wife Monica, Joseph Shay, Kathryn Erdmann and her son Gregory in a Renninger Road house in Douglass Township, Saturday. Joseph Shay, 43 of Yarmouth, MA and New York, NY; and Gregory, 2, were shot in the head and killed. Kathryn Erdmann, 37 of Fall River, MA, was also shot in the head. The Renninger Road house owners Paul Shay, 64 and Monica Shay, 58 of New York, N.Y. also suffered gun shot wounds to the head. Monica Shay remains hospitalized in critical condition. Erdmann and Paul Shay, who are hospitalized and expected to survive, were able…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Court ruled that recently enacted ethis ordinance does not apply to the district attorney's office.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and invalidated the county’s ethics ordinance. Ordinance 09-1, which was enacted in 2009, placed a mandatory ethics code on all county offices, both elected and appointed. Chairman James Matthews and Vice Chairman Joe Hoeffel passed the ordinance while Commissioner Bruce Castor opposed the legislation. Ferman said she believed the ordinance was invalid and against the law because she is an independently elected official and the county should not have control over her office. Ferman filed a lawsuit with the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in May 2009. The court ruled in favor of Ferman, as did the Commonwealth Court when the …