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 …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Abington, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland police departments will hold a gun buy-back program Saturday.
Tauruses for tilapia? Glocks for grapes? AKs for apricots? Local police departments, in conjunction with the grassroots organization Bridging our Communities, will hold a gun buyback program Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Bethel AME Church in Willow Grove. All guns turned in will be exchanged for Giant Food Stores gift cards. The rate? $75 gift cards for handguns and rifles and $125 gift cards for assault rifles. All guns will be turned in anonymously, as in no identification required and “no questions asked.” The guns should be turned in unloaded. No toy or pellet guns will be accepted. Police personnel from the Abington, Upper Moreland and Upper Dublin departments will be on hand to accept the guns, and the police officers will …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Due to the viewing and funeral for Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox, there will be several road closures Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday Sept. 18, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Wednesday Sept. 19, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., the following roadways will be closed in Whitpain and Plymouth townships: SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said bus routes 95 and 98 will be operating, but will be taking local detours. Click on the above links for maps and schedules of each route. "There will probably be minor delays so riders should allow for some extra time on both days, Tuesday and Wednesday," Busch said. Fox was murdered Thursday Sept. 13. See the story here. Anyone wishing to attend the viewing or funeral should park at the Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, where a shuttle will be provided to the church. -- The route for the funeral procession following the …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Abington Police release the names of two of the three burglary suspects who crashed into a tree and two poles early Sunday morning.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Police released the name of the suspect who allegedly burglarized a house in the 1700 block of Twining Road yesterday.
Robert J. Blair, 48, of the 700 block of Lower State Road, North Wales, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and related charges stemming from the burglary of a home in the 1700 block of Twining Road yesterday at about noon, according to Sgt. Michael J. Byrne of the Upper Dublin Township Police Department. The homeowner interrupted the burglar; she declined to comment yesterday. “The victim came home, she saw [the burglar] in the house, and he fled,” Byrne said. “But she got a good description of him and his car, and officers in the area were able to stop him." Byrne said in an email that jewelry from the home on Twining Road was recovered from Blair’s vehicle. Byrne added that the suspect offered no resistance. Earlier …