Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Homes in Upper Moreland, Abington, Upper Dublin and other municipalities were burglarized between November 2008 and October 2010.
A Philadelphia man was sentenced to five to 10 years’ state prison time for his role in committing several burglaries between 2008 and 2010. According to a story on Phillyburbs.com, John D. Wilson, 49, was sentenced earlier this week. Wilson has been incarcerated since October 2010 and his co-defendant, William Perkins, 64, of Philadelphia, the getaway driver, is serving a 10- to 20-year state sentence after admitting to his role in the crimes. Wilson gave police a statement admitting to burglarizing almost 40 homes in the area. According to Abington Police, Perkins and Wilson used a white Ford pickup truck with ladder racks during the burglaries, which was seen leaving the scene of a burglary in October 2010. Abington Police attempted…
President Barack Obama shared the story of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox during a National Peace Officers Memorial Day service.
Fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was singled out by President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day services at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Obama explained Fox's life, and how he lives on in the Fox famiy. "After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine, Bradley Michael Fox retired with honor and followed his dream to becoming a police officer," Obama said. "He'd been with the Plymouth Township Police Department in Pennsylvania for five years before he was shot and killed pursuing a suspect last September. It was the day before his 35th birthday and six months before the birth of his son." "Nothing will replace the enthusiasm he brought to his job or the tremendous pride he had in his…
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 …
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. "…
A look back at some local stories you may have missed over the last week.
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Sunday, May 12
The Abington Board of Commissioners honored Deputy Chief John Livingood and Detective Sgt. Steve Fink Thursday night. Andre Dula pleaded guilty to third-degree murder following the July 2012 shooting death of a 27-year-old man near the North Hills train station. The man said he would put the victim in the trunk and kill the victim. How did your favorites fair during the April health inspections?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Abington Board of Commissioners honored Deputy Chief John Livingood and Detective Sgt. Steve Fink Thursday night.
The Abington Board of Commissioners on Thursday night honored Detective Sgt. Steve Fink and Deputy Chief John Livingood with Class III Commendations for their respective roles in arresting a northeast Philadelphia man allegedly involved in 30 burglaries. Abington was part of a multi-agency taskforce that helped arrest Derrick Carter, of the 4600 block of Sheffield Avenue. Livingood thanked the Upper Dublin Police Department as well as the Pennsylvania State Police. See the initial story from November here. According to Livingood, Carter burglarized residential properties in the daytime, prying in the front or rear door usually. He took jewelry and electronics, including TVs and likely acted with at least one accomplice.
The man said he would put the victim in the trunk and kill the victim.
Abington Police arrested a Warminster man late last month after he allegedly grabbed a victim by the neck and threatened to put the victim in the trunk of his Buick and kill her. Brent Quartez Diggs, 23, of East Street Road, was arrested April 24 at about 1:30 a.m. after he allegedly injured the victim at the victim’s home in the 100 block of Elm Avenue and then fled. The victim had several red marks on the victim’s neck, face and chest. According to police, the victim said Diggs “flipped out” following an argument on April 23 at about 11:30 p.m. Diggs then began choking the victim and started banging the victim’s head on the hood of the victim’s vehicle, police said. Diggs then put the victim in a chokehold, dragged the victim to his car …
Wednesday, May 8, 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 cemeteries in Lower Moreland, Cheltenham, and Horsham, 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 $…
Andre Dula pleaded guilty to third-degree murder following the July 2012 shooting death of a 27-year-old man near the North Hills train station.
Andre “Dre” Dula, 23, of the unit block of North Hills Avenue, pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder stemming from the shooting death of William Butler near the North Hills train station, according to a Phillyburbs.com story. Dula, who was originally charged with first-degree murder, took a limited plea agreement, and will likely be sentenced to 6-and-a-half to 9 years in prison, the story continued. The shooting happened July 17 of last year shortly after 9:30 p.m. According to officials, Dula shot Butler during a confrontation; Butler died at about 90 minutes later at Abington Memorial Hospital. At Dula’s preliminary hearing, the victim’s brother, Kevin Butler, testified that he was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that was …