Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hatboro resident Cheryl Bremble, a former Upper Dublin High School teacher, has admitted to having inappropriate contact with a female student.
A former Upper Dublin High School teacher accused of "sexting" a female student has pleaded guilty to a felony charge stemming from improper contact, including giving a minor child a sex device on school property, according to The Times Herald. Cheryl Bremble, 42, of the 200 block of West Moreland Avenue in Hatboro, on Wednesday pleaded guilty in Montgomery County court to a felony charge of disseminating obscene and other sexual materials to a minor and a corruption of a minor charge in connection with incidents that occurred between October 2010 and May 2011. Bremble, who has been free on $25,000 bail since her June 2011 arrest, is awaiting sentencing and faces a possible maximum sentence of six to 12 years in prison, according to The …
Friday, February 22, 2013
An explosion at a Hatboro home sends locals for emergency care.
Three people were left burned after a gas explosion at a Hatboro home in Upper Moreland Township. Two have been taken to local hospitals for care. According to the Department of Public Safety of Montgomery County, emergency crews were called out at 10:38 p.m. to a call in Upper Moreland Township to the 2700 block of Broadway Avenue. A medivac helicopter was called in, and landed at Willow Grove Mall in order to transport one victim who had "life threatening injuries" according to scanner reports. A second victim was being taken to a local hospital. The person's status was unknown to Montgomery County Dispatch, but discussions of taking the burn victim via helicopter or ambulance was still being decided at this hour. A third ambulance was…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
After 40 years, a new owner has taken over Village Pretzels and upgrades and new food choices are on the horizon.
With the exception of deep dish pizza, Peter Lin savors the tastes of Chicago when he has a chance to visit the Windy City. Lin, who last month took the reins of the 40-year-old Village Pretzels, is planning to incorporate some of Chicago's tastes - in particular Vienna beef hot dogs, sausages and roast beef sandwiches - into the eatery's menu in the coming months. "We’re going to get hot dogs imported from Chicago," Lin said. "We'll be assembling the premium hot dogs to order." But, Berks dog-lovers need not worry, Lin said that popular variety will be sticking around. "People seem to like them," he said. As Lin looks to expand his on-the-bun offerings, another Hatboro hot dog eatery - Denny's Dogs - is in the works. "I’m not too …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
An outage at a Hatboro Verizon center has temporarily blocked subscribers from calling Montgomery County 911
According to a Pottstown Mercury Facebook post, Verizon Mobile customers are without access to Montgomery County 911. The outage affects about seven municipalities, according to PhillyBurbs: Hatboro, Upper and Lower Moreland, Upper Dublin, Horsham, Abington and Cheltenham. Due to an outage at a Verizon central office in Hatboro at around 8 a.m., customers will be temporarily unable to contact the 911 call center and are instead advised to contact their local police department for emergency assistance. Over in Bucks County at around 8 a.m., the 911 system there was out of service due to maintenance. Those needing emergency assistance were advised to call area police agencies. The Bucks County 911 system, which was not associated with the …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Attorneys differ on whether the arrest of former Hatboro Police detective sergeant John Becker, who was assigned to the Montgomery County Drug Task Force, could impact arrests he made.
A criminal defense attorney contends that “every case” that ex-cop John Becker assisted with could potentially be jeopardized and Montgomery County may have been “exposed to liability." Becker, 42, of Horsham, a 17-year Hatboro Police veteran, as well as a special county detective for the Montgomery County Drug Task Force for more than a decade, is accused of coercing informants to buy drugs for his own personal use. He has also been charged with allegedly stealing cash, guns and drugs from the Hatboro Police Department’s evidence locker. The thefts alone - some of which Becker admitted to in this criminal complaint - are enough to taint his credibility, according to criminal defense attorney Peter Scuderi. “Who knows what to believe? Why …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Former detective accused of coercing others to buy drugs for him
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
A Horsham man and former Hatboro detective was arraigned today on charges that he used police department informants to make drug purchases on his behalf. John Becker, 42, is alleged to have stolen valuables from the police department’s evidence room, including firearms, cash and drugs. Additionally, Becker is accused of engaging in a series of thefts from the evidence room of the Hatboro Police Department, where he served for many years as the evidence custodian. Between 2003 and 2011, Becker allegedly stole 10 firearms, including a rare German 9mm Luger pistol, along with numerous other handguns and a 12-gauge shotgun, according to authorities. Read the full story on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.