Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Two men entered a Lower Moreland home with a gun looking for a safe in May of 2012; police are now charging two men with that crime.
The Lower Moreland Police Department has arrested two men in connection to an armed home invasion on the 1400 block of Heaton Hill Lane. According to a press release issued by LMPD Chief of Police Peter Hasson, Michael Lysaunders and James Christopher Myers have been identified as the two men who held several female adults and children at gunpoint in May of 2012. A third unidentified man, who is believed to have driven the two men to the robbery, is still at large. The two men approached the Huntingdon Valley home and demanded to know where the safe was, police said. They fled the scene with only a computer once the homeowner told the men there was no safe in the house, police said. Myers is a previous employee of the homeowner’s business…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Police were seen searching the area surrounding the gas station with flashlights at 11:20 p.m. Saturday.
The CITGO gas station at the corner of Huntingdon Pike and Byberry Roads in Lower Moreland Township was robbed just after 10 p.m. this evening, according to multiple sources. Montco Alerts tweeted that police are searching for a 20 to 25-year-old white male who is approximately 5-foot-8 and of medium build with a goatee. Earlier scanner reports said that at time of the incident the robber was wearing a black mask with a white hoodie, blue jeans and had a black semi-automatic handgun. Check back for updates as Patch follows this developing story.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Lower Moreland Police Department and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office are looking for Michael Bivans after an armed robbery in Huntingdon Valley.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Lower Moreland Township Police Chief Peter C. Hasson are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the perpetrators of a home invasion robbery in Huntingdon Valley. On May 19, 2012, two men entered a home on Heaton Hill Lane in Huntingdon Valley and held occupants at gun point. Women and children were at the residence at the time of the home invasion. Through video surveillance and forensic evidence, one of the perpetrators has been identified as 23-year-old Michael Bivans. Police say the man should be considered to armed and dangerous. If you have any information, call the anonymous tip line at (215) 546-TIPS. According to the original incident report from the Lower Moreland …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Joseph Canazaro co-owned Finn McCool's in Ambler. Suspects believed to have fled in victims' pickup truck; described as armed and dangerous
Update, 5:03 p.m. The last murder that occurred in Hilltown Township was in 1990 at 12 Key Drive, when Eric Motis stabbed his neighbor Louise C. Hoopes, 42, a secretary at Grand View Hospital, and her sons Douglas, 16, and Daniel, 14, in their beds. Motis, 26, committed suicide in prison in 1998. Motis was facing three life sentences after pleading guilty at trial in 1991. Update, 4:23 p.m. The Reporter reports the black pickup truck has been located in Upper Bucks County. The truck has been located behind Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center on the 1400 block of West Broad Street in Quakertown. Update, 4:14 p.m. Chief Chris Engelhart has identified the victim as Joseph Canazaro, 48. Canazaro lived at the Swartley Road home with his girlfriend…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Philadelphia man who purchased thousands of dollars worth of stolen items from two men who allegedly committed burglaries in Lower Moreland and neighboring areas, was sentenced yesterday.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
According to the Times Herald, Robert Snyder, 73, of Fillmore Street, Philadelphia, was sentenced this week in Montgomery County Court to 10 years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property, receiving stolen property in connection. He ran the now-defunct Lawndale Coin and Collectibles on Rising Sun Avenue in Philadelphia. At sentencing, Snyder paid $250,000 in restitution. According to the story, the burglaries took place in Lower Moreland, Upper Moreland, Abington, Cheltenham, Upper Dublin and Montgomery townships; there were also burglaries in Bucks and Philadelphia counties. The story said the burglaries happened between November 2008 and October 2010. The alleged burglars, John …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The County Line Road branch re-opens Wednesday after man passed a note to teller Tuesday
One day after an alleged bank robber walked out of the branch with an undisclosed amount of cash, the Wachovia Bank in the Marketplace at Huntingdon Valley is back open for business. A person walked into the Wachovia Bank, 2090 County Line Road, and Tuesday and presented a teller with a note demanding cash out of the register. After leaving the bank, police pursued suspect in a car heading towards Philadelphia. Nobody was hurt or injured during the ordeal as the bank closed down shortly after the incident. “There was a robbery yesterday,” said Barbara Nate, communications spokeswoman for Wachovia Bank. “It was a note-passer, probably around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. There was no weapon; our staff and customers were fine.” As police pursued …