Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The ordinance, which will allow field lights at Methacton High School, was approved upon the second revision.
The Worcester Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the long-reviewed Lighting Ordinance at a special meeting, April 2. The vote came immediately after the second public hearing of the ordinance. The ordinance allows athletic field lights to be installed at Methacton High School. According to Worcester Township solicitor Jim Garrity, the second public hearing was called due to revisions of the ordinance made after the first hearing, Jan. 16. “When we had the first public hearing of this ordinance, there were a number of suggested changes from Methacton School District and the neighbors,” Garrity said. Such changes included: [The approved Lighting Ordinance may be read in detail in the media gallery of this article] Moving Forward While …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Attemped arson in Worcester, spray-painted racial slurs and a smashed car window Trappe and Schwenksville, respectively.
Attempted Arson in Worcester On Jan. 8, a man from the 2200 block of Nyce Way in Worcester Township reported to the Pennyslvania State Police that someone tried to set the victim’s vehicle on fire. The attempted arson occurred between 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 9. Police are investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSP – Skippack at 610-584-1250 and reference incident number K03-1896133. Criminal Mischief in Trappe Pennsylvania State Police reported that derogatory slurs were spray pained on the vehicle of a 50-year-old Trappe Woman on North Borough Line Road. The incident occurred between Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. Police are asking anyone with information to contact …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the incidents
Theft by Unlawful Taking in Worcester Township Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft at the 2200 block of Warner Road in Worcester Township between Aug. 21 and Aug. 28. Unknown actor(s) arrived at the home of the victim, a 55-year-old female, and removed jewelry from a standing jewelry box in the master bedroom, according to the police report. The actor(s) then fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact PSP-Skippack at 610-584-1250 and reference K03-1872210. Burglary reported in Skippack Township Police are investigating a burglary at the 1100 block of Anders Road in Skippack Township between Aug. 11 and Aug. 13. According the Pennsylvania State Police, unknown …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Woman sustained minor injuries in one-car accident on Route 73
Jennifer Madeira, 22, of Schwenksville, was arrested on July 22, in Worcester Township, for suspected DUI after her car collided with a guard rail, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report. Madeira was driving her 2002 Ford Escape west on Skippack Pike just after 1 a.m. when she looked away from the road and lost control, hitting a guard rail on the right side of the road, according to the report. Madeira was transported to Mercy Suburban Hospital for minor injuries, and was taken into custody for suspected DUI, according to the report. Charges will be filed in district court. Skippack EMS, Worcester Fire Department and Worcester Fire Police assisted at the scene. Madeira’s vehicle was removed by Kelly’s Towing.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
DUI in Worcester, thefts in Schwenksville and Worcester
Editor's note: The following items include information provided by the Skippack Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction. DUI on North Whitehall Road Nicholas A. DeCarlo, a 22-year-old Norristown resident, was arrested for DUI on June 30, according to a report by the Pennsylvania State Police. The report states that DeCarlo was traveling southbound on North Whitehall Road in his 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. After failing to negotiate a curve due to high speeds and a wet roadway, he went off the roadway and struck a utility pole, breaking it in half. According to the report, after showing signs of impairment during a police interview, police administered a field sobriety test and …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Kevin Gilchrist was wanted in connection with three recent central Montgomery County bank robberies. His alleged accomplice was arrested last week.
Kevin Gilchrist, who was wanted by police in connection with three recent bank robberies in Worcester and Lower Providence townships, was arrested Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police said late Wednesday morning. Lower Providence Township Police said they apprehended Gilchrist, 38, in cooperation with the state police at the Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia. Gilchrist was "taken into custody without incident," police said. Gilchrist's alleged accomplice, David Sprintz, was arrested at his South Philadelphia home last Thursday in connection with the May 15, May 21, and June 7 robberies. Police attempted to arrest Gilchrist at his nearby home the following morning but were unable to locate him. Police said Gilchrist is being held on $400,…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Kevin Gilchrist's alleged accomplice was arrested last week.
Pennsylvania State Police have issued a wanted poster for the second suspect sought in a recent series of central Montgomery County bank robberies. As previously reported by Patch, police attempted to arrest Kevin Gilchrist, 38, at his South Philadelphia home on Friday morning but were unable to locate him. Gilchrist's neighbor and alleged accomplice, David Sprintz, 35, was arrested last Thursday evening and is being held on $100,000 bail. Gilchrist and Sprintz are alleged to have robbed a Worcester bank on May 21 and two banks in Lower Providence on May 15 and June 7. According to his Facebook page, Gilchrist graduated from high school in Louisiana, is engaged to be married, and has four daughters, including one born earlier this year.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Wanted in connection with Worcester break-in Tuesday
Pennsylvania State Police are looking for an unidentified man and a possible accomplice in connection with a Tuesday burglary in Worcester Township. The burglary occurred at about 10:20 a.m. at 1301 Dell Road, off Valley Forge Road. Police said the suspect or suspects forced their way into the residence through a back door. According to police, about 20 minutes earlier, a homeowner on Horseshoe Drive, just over a mile from the burglary scene, called police to report that two "suspicious" black males had come to his residence. The homeowner told police one of the men rang his doorbell before departing in a silver car, possibly a 1992 Buick LeSabre. Another man wearing a red hat was seen in the passenger seat. The men reportedly departed …