Friday, May 24, 2013
SEPTA officials stated that the incident involved a 56-year-old man who was struck by a commuter train, May 22.
Phillyburbs.com reported that a 56-year-old man was killed in Lower Moreland after being struck by an outbound SEPTA train at approximately 7:30 a.m., May 22. The incident was reported to have occurred in the area of Philmont and Byberry roads, between the Philmont and Forest Hills SEPTA stations. For more on the story, visit www.phillyburbs.com.
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 …
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…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who allegedly listed various drugs on her grocery list, a 'sexting' teacher pleads guilty and accused cemetery thieves strike in Montgomery County.
Potato Salad, Cocaine and Pepsi on Woman's Shopping List: According to a report in the Perkiomen Valley Patch, police discovered a strange grocery list in the vehicle of a 21-year-old woman who had just rear-ended another vehicle. The grocery list included items such as cocaine, potato salad, chicken breast and pepsi, along with a reminder to get high. Read the full story here. Trio of Thieves Strike Montco Cemeteries: According to a report in the Lower Moreland Patch, three people have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies that occurred at local cemeteries. The report states that the robbers preyed on the grieving, stealing purses and personal items from vehicles as visitors mourned their loss. Read the full story here. "…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Five Montgomery County cemeteries among those hit, police say.
No one should steal. It is against the law. Somehow, stealing from the grieving relatives of the recently deceased just adds another level of disturbance to the entire crime. According to police, three have been arrested for such crimes, allegedly stealing from 10 cemeteries in Bucks County and five in Montgomery, including one in Lower Moreland, said a report on CBS Local. "Police used surveillance footage of the suspects using stolen credit cards to track down and arrest Pamela Hummel of Morrisville, Pa.; Nathan Phillips of Bristol, Pa.; and Jose Leon, who has no fixed address," said the report. Between February and April, the three allegedly preyed upon those greiving at local cemeteries, stealing over $5,000 in cash and racking up …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Applications for the fire-safety tool are available through the Lower Moreland Fire Marshal’s office and Township website.
According to the Lower Moreland Spring/Summer newsletter the Lower Moreland Township Fire Marshal office has applications to acquire a Knox Box, which may be installed for rapid access to a commercial or residential property in times of emergency. Under the Township Departments, Fire Marshal tab of the township’s website, Knox Boxes are required to be installed on the outside of commercial buildings for firefighter access, if no one is present. Likewise, residents may apply for a Knox Box for their homes through the Fire Marshal’s office. The newsletter states that the residential Knox Boxes are strictly optional. According to www.knoxbox.com, the residential Knox Box is a high-security safe designed for single family homes that only …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This week's stories include a man who was robbed of his guns at gunpoint, a pair of fossils that were stolen from an exhibit, and a late night police chase with no headlights.
Robbers Steal Guns at Gunpoint: According to a report in the Perkioman Valley Patch, an Upper Hanover man was robbed of his guns at gunpoint at his home on Wednesday morning. The report states the two armed men stole a total of ten guns, including two pistols and eight long-guns. The men also reportedly stole his truck. Read the full story here. Fossil Theft Reported in Whitemarsh: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, two fossils were stolen from a display table at the Philadelphia Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair. The stolen fossils were identified as ammonite and alaundrusen alum geode. Read the full story here. Man Leads Police on Chase After Crashing Into Bridge: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 46-year-…