Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Video footage from nearby building may advance investigation into Sep. 3 robbery
Police have not yet identified any suspects in Monday's home invasion robbery of a West Ambler residence, but Whitpain Police Chief Mark Smith said they are hoping to review video surveillance footage of the suspects as they fled the scene. As many as five men wearing ski masks forced their way into the home on Railroad Avenue early Monday afternoon before tying up the occupants and holding some at gunpoint while the house was robbed. The men fled through a back door when a neighbor knocked at the front door of the house. Eyewitnesses may have seen the suspects running from the rear of the home towards a nearby American Legion hall on W. Maple Street, Smith said Tuesday night. "We're looking into cameras that were possibly at the American …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
After multiple foot pursuits, Ambler Borough Police took Arik Garth into custody on early Friday morning.
On early Friday morning, Ambler Borough Police caught sight of Arik Garth, who is charged with four counts of burglary, six counts of theft and three counts of criminal mischief, in connection with a string of break-ins along Butler Pike during the evening of June 11. According to police, a black male was seen reclining in the driver’s seat of a vehicle along Heckler St. Garth exited the vehicle, jumped over residential fences and run through backyards, and a short foot chase ensued through a wooded area near Heckler St. Ambler Police requested a K9 unit, Montgomery Township Police responded, and checked the area for the subject. Police said around 4:30 a.m., Officer Matt Treotola heard footsteps and twigs breaking in the wooded area …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ambler police have issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Arik Garth, of West Ambler, in connection with the break-ins of four businesses during the evening of June 11.
The Ambler Police Department has released a wanted poster for 20-year-old Arik Garth, of West Ambler, who is charged with four counts of burglary, six counts of theft and three counts of criminal mischief, in connection with a string of break-ins along Butler Pike during the evening of June 11. Police allege that Garth gained entry into three of the buildings by breaking a window, and entry into the fourth business was gained by removing a window air-conditioning unit. In total, police stated that Garth stole a small amount of petty cash, as well as the leftover cash in the registers. Records indicate that Garth lives on the 200-block of West Mount Pleasant Avenue in West Ambler, though police have been unable to locate him.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Richard O'Donnell, of Penllyn, was arrested for arson, after setting the Saturday night fire in West Ambler.
On Saturday, May 19, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Centre Square Fire Company and Whitpain Township Police responded to a house fire on the 200 block of Railroad Ave. in the West Ambler section of the township. When an officer arrived at the scene, the first floor of the building was completely engulfed in flames and there was heavy smoke on the second floor. After a joint investigation by the Whitpain Township Police Department, Whitpain Township Fire Marshal’s Office, Montgomery County Detective Bureau and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal’s Office, the cause of the fire was determined to be arson, according to a release from Whitpain Police Department. On Saturday at approximately 11:45 p.m., Officer Seth Homan received a phone …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A fire Saturday night destroyed a home on Railroad Ave. in the West Ambler section of Whitpain Township.
Centre Square Fire Company was called to 232 Railroad Ave. in the West Ambler section of Whitpain Township, on Saturday night for a report of a fire on the first and second floors of a residence. Original reports from Breaking News Network (BNN) said there was possible entrapment in the residence. Centre Square Fire Chief Lee Miller said after primary and secondary searches, firefighters found no entrapment in the home. There were no injuries to occupants of the residence. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The home has been declared uninhabitable and the Philadelphia Red Cross is aiding the five families, consisting of eight people. The Red Cross said they provided the families with food and clothing and the families …