Monday, March 18, 2013
Collegeville Police Officer Mike Shirey, a member of the Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team, will be recognized for his actions in a shooting incident that occurred in Pottstown last year.
The ASIS International’s Philadelphia Chapter will recognize and honor four members of the Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team (CMERT) for their exceptional service and bravery for their actions in arresting a barricaded shooter at a Pottstown apartment complex in February of 2012. The CMERT is a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team. The members of this law-enforcement team, who will be recognized at a special March 20 ASIS International Philadelphia Chapter ceremony, are: The ceremony will take place at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill. The Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team members will be among a group of 25 Philadelphia-area law enforcement officers to receive honors and recognition. According to a Pottstown Patch report on the …
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…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Traffic backed up past Ursinus, up Ridge Pike.
A multi-car accident has snarled rush-hour traffic in Collegeville. Traffic is reportedly backed up past Ursinus College on Main Street, for an accident that took place at Main Street and Route 29. Passers-by report that the cars have mostly been removed from the roadway, and that local traffic has opened, but is going by slowly with reduced lanes. Many of the damaged vehicles were moved into the area of the McDonald's parking lot at Second Avenue and Main Street to continue an investigation out of the way of traffic. The emergency units were dispatched at 3:55 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Department of Safety website. Injuries were reported, but the extent of which are not yet known. Many police units from the Collegeville …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Police Officer Matt Cubbler delivered a borough resident’s baby at 6:30 a.m. Thursday when he was first to arrive on an EMS call.
This article was updated Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m., after Patch interviewed officer Matt Cubbler and Trappe Ambulance Captain Paul Gianini. Collegeville Police Officer Matt Cubbler delivered a borough resident’s baby at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. According to Cubbler, the resident went into labor around 5:30 a.m. and was traveling down Park Ave in a vehicle with her two children. When the woman realized she wouldn’t make it to the hospital, she pulled into the TD Bank on 2nd Avenue in Collegeville and called 911. Cubbler, the overnight officer on duty, responded to the call before an ambulance arrived on the scene. "I heard the maternity call, so I went out - I was the first one there," Cubbler said. The baby was crowning when Cubbler pulled up, and …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A child was airlifted from the scene after crash on East Main Street.
One child was airlifted to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children after a crash on Wednesday afternoon, according to Montgomerynews.com. According to the Collegeville police, a vehicle with three occupants crashed into a pole on the 400 block of E. Main Street just after 2 p.m. One child was airlifeted by Mid Atlantic MedEvac, and the two other occupants were not seriously injured. Read more here.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
More than $1,200 in valuables were stolen from the three vehicles.
Three thefts from vehicles were reported overnight at Ursinus College, Clahor Ave. and 11th Ave, according to Collegeville Police. The police stated that all three vehicles were likely unlocked at the time of the thefts. At 12:23 a.m on Oct. 7, police received responded to Parking Lot B of Ursinus College, where a man said his yellow Chevrolet Cobalt had been broken into. A laptop, Garmin GPS and satellite radio were stolen, at a value of $850. The second incident was reported at 12:32 a.m. on Oct. 7, when an 11th Ave. man reported that his Garmin GPS and cords were stolen from his Chevrolet Impala, valuing $200, that had been parked in his driveway. The victim also stated that his glove box and center console had been gone through, and …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Suspect considered armed and dangerous
The Collegeville Police Department and the Philadelphia Division of the FBI are seeking public assistance to identify and locate the suspect responsible for the late-morning robbery of the First Niagra Bank in Collegeville. According to a press release from the FBI, the male suspect entered the bank at approximately 11:35 a.m. on Monday morning, and presented a bank teller with a threatening note demanding money and indicating that he had a gun. The suspect then received an undisclosed amount of money, before fleeing on foot. He was last seen heading east on Main Street. The suspect is described as being a white male in his late 20's with a height of 5'6. He was wearing glasses, a Philadelphia Flyers baseball cap, a green shirt and capri-…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Troop support groups, EMS personnel and community members welcome Lt. Stephanie Rees, of Collegeville, and her boyfriend, Lt. Joshua Worth, home from their deployment to Afghanistan
When Lieutenant Stephanie Rees returned home from her deployment in Afghanistan on the evening of August 2, she was expecting a quiet trip home to Collegeville with her parents and her boyfriend, Lt. Joshua Worth, who returned from deployment with her. Instead, scores of veterans, emergency services personnel and citizens were waiting to welcome them. “I am so surprised,” Rees said, with Worth, her parents, Jill and Rod, and her dog, Lilly, by her side. “I was just expecting my parents to take me to dinner!” Click here to see video of Lt. Rees' arrival home! Rees, a company executive officer and maintenance platoon leader for the 233rd Transportation Company, and Worth, a seven-year Army veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star for his …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
"High-end electronics" reported stolen
Collegeville Police Department have been investigating a burglary case at Ursinus College. According to a Collegeville Police Department report, around 4:45 a.m., May 24, Officer Matthew Cubbler responded to a report of a burglary at Ursinus College in Richter North Hall. "Upon arrival, I first noticed the exterior of the building where there was glass debris, candles and (a) screen on the grass outside the window. There was also half of a brick ... in the grass .... The one window was smashed and the other window had the screen cut," Cubbler wrote. There was also "suspected blood on shards of glass and on pieces of furniture and miscellaneous items inside the room," according to the report. Cubbler also noted partial footprints on the …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A Militia Court resident reported that someone smeared dog feces on his car's door handle sometime between 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and 9 a.m. Friday, May 25, according to Collegeville Police. The resident suspected he knew who the perpetrator was, but did not have any proof, police said.