Dresher Man Arrested for Glove Box Gun

A Dresher man was arrested in Abington for having a loaded gun in his glove box.


Abington Police arrested Edward Francis Bennis, 29, of Thrush Drive, Dresher, Jan. 10 at 11:51 p.m. following a traffic stop.

Bennis was driving faster than 50 mph while he was headed eastbound on Jenkintown Road, where the speed limit is 35 mph, police said. The stop happened near the corner of Tyson and Fairhill avenues.

According to police Bennis' license was DUI-suspended and Bennis had a .40-cal. Smith and Wesson handgun in the glove box of his vehicle. The weapon was loaded with 13 rounds of PPU 40 hollow point bullets. Bennis does not have a license to carry a firearm, police said. 

Bennis was also arrested in March 2010 in Abington for DUI and arrested in Abington in 2006 for drug possession. Bennis was arrested in Upper Dublin for simple assault last February, though the charges were dropped.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 8 at 1 p.m. in front of District Justice Juanita Price.



James January 30, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Sandy Run Middle School students walk by his house to and from school. He lives in the same neighborhood as the school. How can he not be in jail full time given all of his prior activity described in this article? The parent or parents of this guy should have to go to Sandy Run and Jarrettown and answer to every parent's concerns and face everyone directly. A loaded hand gun within a few hundred feet of Sandy Run alone should put him in jail for a few years. I don't think all of Upper Dublin parents reading this article realize that he lives within walking distance to the middle school.
ward January 30, 2013 at 06:54 PM
"the parents of this guy should have to go to Sandy Run" ..... he is 29 years old


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