Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Collegeville Police Department was thanked for helping when Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was killed in the line of duty in September.
Plymouth Township officials visited the March Collegeville Borough Council meeting to thank the borough, and its police department, for helping the township when Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was shot and killed in the line of duty in September. On March 6, Plymouth Township Council Chairman Sheldon Simpson, Vice Chairwoman Lenora Bruno, Police Chief Joseph Lawrence and Township Manager Karen Weiss attended the meeting, expressing gratitude for the help. “Without any questions or concerns, Collegeville sent their representatives down,“ Simpson said. “Your police officers were protecting our residents, keeping our township safe while we got through our tragedy." According to Lawrence, Plymouth Township has been visiting all…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Benjamin Kane is being charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with the October Turnpike crash that killed West Norriton man Michael SanFelice.
According to The Times Herald, 34-year-old Benjamin Joseph Kane waived his Wednesday hearing in an Oreland district court and charges of vehicular manslaughter, aggravated assault ond others were held in connection with the Oct. 22, 2012 Turnpike crash that took the life of PennDOT worker Michael SanFelice. Kane, of West Conshohocken, is accused of crashing his truck into a work zone on the Turnpike and killing 66-year-old Michael SanFelice, of West Norriton, who was working on the scene. According to the Herald, prosecutors may argue that Kane, who was operating with a suspended license at the time of the crash, was texting on his cell phone at the time of the accident. Kane's arraignment is reportedly scheduled for March. Read more about…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Funds from Norristown police and fire departments' "Night for Brad" will go to support the family of slain Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox.
Norristown Patch ran into officers from the Plymouth Township Police Department this morning in the lobby of the Norristown Police Department. They were there to accompany representatives from Norristown's police and fire departments to the home of the Fox family to deliver the news about the success of the "Night for Brad" fundraiser held at Elmwood Park Zoo on Nov. 2. The event successfuly raised funds to help support the family of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, the eve of his 35th birthday.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A turnpike commission spokeswoman confirmed that a worker was killed while doing "routine maintenance" Monday morning.
Last updated 12:13 p.m. A Pennsylvania Turnpike maintenance worker was killed Monday morning when a tractor-trailer overturned in the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Mimi Doyle, Public Information Manager for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, told Patch. Doyle said that the worker was doing "routine maintenance on the side of the road," but was unable to say whether the worker was on foot or inside a vehicle at the time of the accident. At the scene, road workers could be seen saluting as what was apparently the worker's body was loaded into a maroon SUV with flashing emergency lights. The accident closed the roadway between the Valley Forge and Norristown interchanges at about 8:30 a.m. Monday. The eastbound lanes of the…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Suspect Andrew Charles Thomas' death was ruled a suicide; Thomas was on probation after pleading guilty to forgery in May.
Montgomery County authorities on Friday afternoon identified Andrew Charles Thomas, 44, as the man who shot and killed Plymouth Township police officer Bradley Fox on Thursday evening. Thomas was on probation after pleading guilty to forgery charges in May, authorities said. An examination by Dr. Erica Williams of the Montgomery County Coroner's Office found that Thomas died from two "close contact" gunshot wounds to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide. According to the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, Thomas' forgery charge resulted from a 2005 incident in Upper Merion when he used $140.00 worth of counterfeit Acme gift certificates. He remained at large for seven years until being taken into custody on May 21, …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
"Senseless act" claims 7-year veteran of force; suspect also killed; K9 officer wounded but survived
Update 9:33 p.m. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has confirmed the death of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox. Fox's K9 partner was also shot but is expected to survive. Ferman said that Fox is the first Plymouth Township police officer to die in the line of duty. Plymouth Township police chief Joseph Lawrence called Fox, a veteran of the war in Iraq, a "hero." Ferman also confirmed the death of the only known suspect at this time, saying there's no "imminent danger" to the public. Update 9:08 p.m. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the officer who was wounded is in critical condition. Update 8:47 p.m. A representative of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety said that residents in the …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Montco DA announces the arrest of 10 members of the Norristown-based "Gangsta Killer Bloods."
On Wednesday morning, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman announced the arrest of 10 alleged members of the "Gangsta Killer Bloods," including the alleged leader of the gang, 23-year-old Augustus Anthony Simmons, of Brooklyn, NY. The arrests cap off six months of work by a Montgomery County investigative grand jury, who traced the alleged criminal enterprise back to Simmons' arrival in Norristown in July of 2010. "When Simmons came in last summer, his goal was to organize criminals on the streets behind him," said Ferman. "He came down with the purpose of establishing and solidifying a Blood set in Montgomery County." A large scale investigation was launched on Dec. 15 2010, after a pair of fire-bombings on Stanbridge Street. …