Saturday, May 25, 2013
This week's stories include a homeowner's encounter with a drunken, bloodied man named 'Bill', a naked woman who was doing 'Adam and Eve' and a nighttime robber who used a hockey stick as a weapon.
Man Encounters Drunk, Bloody Intruder Named 'Bill': According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a homeowner thought a family member had returned home from work when he heard the front door open, but instead it was a drunk, bloodied intruder who said his name was "Bill." The man reportedly had a significant amount of blood on his face, and he fled the scene when the homeowner took out his cell phone to call police. He was not found after he fled the residence. Read the full story here. Naked Woman Arrested for Doing 'Adam and Eve': According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a 22-year-old woman was arrested after police found her naked and on all fours pulling grass from a yard on West Main Street. When confronted by police, the woman …
Friday, May 24, 2013
With numerous cars being entered last week and valuables and cash stolen, Ambler Borough Police seriously advise residents to lock car doors, put windows up and take valuables out of their cars overnight.
When leaving your car for an extended period of time, Ambler Borough cops advise to lock it down and roll 'em up. With three homes hit with thefts from vehicle last week in the borough, police are recommending drivers take their expensive items out of their vehicles overnight, and lock all doors and roll up all windows to secure the vehicle.. On May 16, at 9 a.m., a resident of the 100 block of East Mt. Pleasant Avenue reported to police that in the overnight hours someone rifled through the center consoles and the glove compartments of two vehicles, police said. Nothing was taken, however. At 3 p.m., another resident of the same street reported to police that someone entered her vehicle and stole a wristlet purse containing $400 in makeup…
Michael Lilly, 20, of South Main Street, was arrested and released on $10,000 unsecured bail, police said.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Operation 'Weed Whacker' nets eight arrests, four firearms, over $700,000 in cash and 400 pounds of high-grade marijuana.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced eight arrests in connection with Operation "Weed Whacker," which sought to bring down a multimillion-dollar marijuana trafficking ring. According to the press release, the DA's Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) began an investigation in September of 2012 into the trafficking of high-grade marijuana in Whitpain Township. Two months into the investigation, detectives learned that hundreds of pounds of marijuana were being distributed throughout southeastern Pennsylvania by two brothers, identified as Dennis Frederick, 40, of Delaware County, and Jeffrey Frederick, 32, of Philadelphia, the release states. Through the use of wiretaps, investigators tied the Frederick brothers' to …
Matthew Royer, who disappeared after leaving the University of Rhode Island en route to his Skippack home, is safe, police say.
The Pennsylvania State Police are reporting that Matthew Royer, who vanished on his way home to Skippack from the Univeristy of Rhode Island on Thursday night, has been found, unharmed. According to reports from 6ABC, he was found in North Carolina. Police are now considering the case to be closed, and say that it is a private, family matter. For previous coverage on the police search: Police Continue Search for Missing Skippack Man Missing Skippack Student May Have Left Voluntarily New Sighting of Missing Skippack Man's Car Reported
Monday, May 20, 2013
Matthew Royer went missing en route to Skippack from the University of Rhode Island on Thursday; his vehicle was spotted in Lebanon County Friday afternoon.
Editor's Note: According to the Pennsylvania State Police, Matthew Royer has not been found. Click here for more information. Pennsylvania State Police confirmed a new sighting of the car belonging to Matthew Royer, 21, a Skippack Township man who went missing on his way home from a Rhode Island Thursday night, according to abclocal.com. Police say Royer’s car was seen at 1 p.m. on Friday at Route 501 and Route 22 in Lebanon County, where two Subway restaurant employees told Action News that they "feel confident" they saw Royer. Pennsylvania State Police say Royer left the University of Rhode Island on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with his valuables in his vehicle. Before the Lebanon County sighting, Royer was seen at a Sunoco gas station in …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's stories include a man who stole $400 in baby formula before fleeing in a Cadillac, a booking agent who allegedly stole various condiments, and vandalism on Serenity Street.
Man Steals $400 in Baby Formula, Flees in Cadillac, Police Say: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, police are searching for a man who allegedly stole $400 in Gerber Good Start baby formula from the local Thriftway. After making his way out of the store without paying, he jumped into a Cadillac and fled the scene, the report states. Read the full story here. Alleged Condiment Crook Nabbed by Police: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a booking agent in a three-piece suit was arrested after he allegedly stole condiments from a nearby diner. Among the reported items were Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and creamer. The man allegedly told police "I'm a chef. I need this stuff." Read the full story here. Sixteen Vehicles …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
President Barack Obama shared the story of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox during a National Peace Officers Memorial Day service.
Fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was singled out by President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day services at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Obama explained Fox's life, and how he lives on in the Fox famiy. "After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine, Bradley Michael Fox retired with honor and followed his dream to becoming a police officer," Obama said. "He'd been with the Plymouth Township Police Department in Pennsylvania for five years before he was shot and killed pursuing a suspect last September. It was the day before his 35th birthday and six months before the birth of his son." "Nothing will replace the enthusiasm he brought to his job or the tremendous pride he had in his…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The man didn't want his father's car to be towed, police said.
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Tuesday, May 14
Abington police arrested a Willow Grove man after he attempted to pick up his father’s car. Antonio Orlina, 24, of Decatur Avenue, was arrested after he went to retrieve his father’s car after his father was arrested during a traffic stop for having an outstanding warrant, police said. According to police, the stop happened in early March near the corner of Welsh Road and Coolidge Avenue. Police said Orlina didn’t want his father’s vehicle to be towed. Police, knowing that Orlina also had an outstanding warrant, waited by the vehicle and attempted to arrest him. According to police, Orlina immediately turned away from police, became belligerent and resisted arrest. Orlina also attempted to grab a police officer and tried to pull him …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A drug ring that included Montgomery County has recently been on trial in a major wire-tapping case.
He took the stand as a witness for the prosecution, but it was the defense that really got him to talk. An unnamed ringleader of a major drug ring that reached parts of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia counties was the topic of discussion in Judge Gary S. Silow’s courtroom Friday, as more than 24 men and women face charges in the ring, which was caught via wire-tapping by local authorities, reports the Times Herald. The witness admitted on the stand, when questioned by the defense, that he did not know at least one of the men named as part of a drug trafficking organization. He told the defense attorney "No, I don’t know him at all," when the man was brought before him. Other testimony provided information overheard on wire-tap…