Thursday, May 2, 2013
In addition to requesting information on the burglary, police are urging residents to lock their homes and vehicles.
The New Hanover Township Police Department is seeking public assistance in obtaining information regarding a residential burglary that occurred yesterday on the 300 block of Moyer Road in the Pottstown section of the township. The request for assistance comes only days after police announced that they received numerous reports of thefts from vehicles in the Windy Hill development and the Kleman Road and Bow Lane area. If you have information regarding any of these incidents, contact the New Hanover Township Police Department at 610-327-1150, or dial 9-1-1 if you observe suspicious activity in the area. Police are also reminding residents to keep their homes and vehicles locked at all times. Follow along with the New Hanover Township Police…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Copper piping was stolen from the 100 block of Main Street, police say.
Homes on the 100 block of Main Street in Trappe Borough were broken a total of three times in the month of April, and copper piping was stolen from the basement, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. As previously reported on Patch, individuals allegedly tried unsuccessfully to break into 133 W. Main Street between April 11-13, but did gain entrance to 135 W. Main Street, both of which were owned by a Boyertown man. No items were reported stolen at the time, according to the police. Between 2 p.m. on April 19 and 11 p.m. on April 28, individuals gained entrance to one of the homes by breaking out a window on the rear door, police said. They then allegedly broke into a second house and cut copper piping from the water heater and …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
This week's stories include an accused killer seeking money for legal fees from the victim's estate and a thief who allegedly tried to sell stolen items in the parking lot of the store he just robbed.
Accused Killer Seeks Money from Victim's Estate: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a man accused of killing his mother, father and brother with a sword in 2011 has filed a request to draw money from the victim's $1 million estate. The accused killer stated in court documents that he needs the money to retain counsel, as well as hire expert forensic psychiatrists to defend against the charges. He was previously given $16,000 in public funds for his defense. Read the full story here. Home Burglarized While Resident Showered: According to a report in the Upper Dublin Patch, an Oreland man was robbed after leaving the front-door unlocked while showering. A gray Samsung laptop that was sitting next to the front door was stolen, but…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Items were stolen from Camp Rainbow, which serves underprivileged children.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report of a burglary at Camp Rainbow in Schwenksville that occurred overnight Wednesday. According to police, unknown individuals broke into the medical office of the campgrounds and took medical supplies. There were also unsuccessful attempts made to gain entry to other buildings in the camp. Camp Rainbow, located at 989 Clemmer’s Mill Road in Schwenksville, provides “a physically and emotionally safe one-week overnight camping experience to deserving children in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania,” according to the organization.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Collegeville man removed gambling chips from another player's unattended stack, police said.
Staff at the Valley Forge Casino hope that a lifetime eviction from the establishment will be enough punishment for one Collegeville man to learn his lesson. He allegedly broke a Cardinal Rule in gambling: thou shalt not touch another player's chips. According to Upper Merion Police, a man, 54, of Collegeville, whose name was not released, allegedly stole seven $25 gambling chips from a table at the Valley Forge Casino last weekend. On Friday, Feb. 8 around 6:30 p.m., police said the man removed the chips from a nearby gambler's stack. The victim, age 42, whose name was also not released, had left them unattended, according to the police report. Police located the alleged thief and ordered him to pay the $175 back to the victim. The man …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Lower Providence police confirm they have identified the three women sought in connection with the alleged thefts.
Patch recently reported on the three women being sought in connection with several thefts at a local Giant Food Store in recent weeks and the Lower Providence Police Department has now confirmed that they have identified the women in surveillance footage from the store. Authorities have not yet taken the women into custody and are not currently releasing their identities. According to police reports, officers responded to the Giant Food Store at 2670 Egypt Road on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8:45 p.m. for a report of a theft. On the scene, a cashier and a loss prevention officer for the store reportedly told police that on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at approximately 9 p.m., a woman dressed in blue scrubs approached the customer service desk and …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who was fined $200 for cussing out a crossing guard, and a convicted robber who decided to thank his victims.
Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Passing Out at McDonald's Drive-Thru: According to a report in the Limerick Patch, a 27-year-old man has been charged with four counts of DUI after he allegedly passed out in his vehicle while at the McDonald's drive-thru. Court documents state that upon arrival by police, the driver smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and seemed lethargic. He was later taken to a local hospital to have blood drawn for testing. Read the full story here. Convicted Robber Thanks Victims for Cooperation: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 22-year-old man will serve the next six to 20 years in prison after stealing $20,000 of narcotics from the Whitpain CVS. Upon receiving his sentence, the man thanked his …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's stories include an intoxicated man who allegedly stole a designated driver van, a "crazy naked guy running through the streets" of Norristown, and an act of littering that lead to drug charges.
Drunk Man Charged with Stealing Drunk Bus: According to a report in the Lower Providence Patch, a 38-year-old Lower Providence Township man is facing felony theft, DUI, and multiple other charges after he allegedly stole a van used for designated driver services while under the influence of alcohol. The report states that the vehicle was recovered a short time later, and the suspect was placed in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $50,000 bail. Read the full story here. Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute (especially when there are drugs in the car): According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 21-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was stopped by police for …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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 14, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police reported 114 incidents.
Perkiomen Township officials released the police logs for the month of December, which totalled 114 Pennsylvania State Police calls. Pennsylvania State Police Three thefts were reported to the Pennsylvania State Police, including one theft from a motor vehicle. Three assaults were reported – two harassment and one simple assault – along with eight domestic incidents, one suspicious person, three DUIs, four reports of criminal mischief, and one disturbance. There were 18 total collisions in the township. There were also three reports of debris on the roadway. See Also: Perkiomen Police , Fire & EMS Stats: November Perkiomen Police, Fire & EMS Stats: October Perkiomen Police, Fire & EMS Stats: September Perkiomen Police, Fire & EMS Stats: …