Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The crash happened on Fitzwatertown Road early Monday morning.
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Tuesday, January 22
Upper Dublin Police arrested a Wyncote man for DUI after a crash in the 1300 block of Fitzwatertown Road. According to police, Donald Craig Hinkson Jr., 22, of Gribbel Road, was arrested after he struck a mailbox and a speed limit sign at about 1 a.m. on Monday. Following an investigation, police determined that Hinkson struck a curb at the intersection of Fitzwatertown Road and North Hills Avenue, and then traveled on the front lawn of the first two houses on the Upper Dublin side of the road, hitting the mailbox and the sign. According to police, Hinkson’s vehicle, a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix, then came back onto the roadway and narrowly missed a parked vehicle in the street before coming to rest in the middle of the southbound lane of…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Operator of an Abington Trash Truck says the brakes failed, causing an accident.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
According to Upper Dublin Police reports, On Saturday, Nov. 23, an officer was dispatched to the Abington Trash Transfer Station, 995 Fitzwatertown Rd. in the Roslyn section of Upper Dublin Township for a report for a vehicle that ran over a stop sign and a fence. Upon the officer's arrival, a blue Abington Trash Truck was allegedly parked in front of the property and occupied by driver, George Long, an employee and operator of Abington Township Sanitation Department, which is located on the trash transfer property. According to the police report, the officer spoke with Long, who stated he was operating the truck and headed out from the parking area towards Fitzwatertown Road. According to the report, upon going down the hill towards the …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Abington, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland police departments will hold a gun buy-back program Saturday.
Tauruses for tilapia? Glocks for grapes? AKs for apricots? Local police departments, in conjunction with the grassroots organization Bridging our Communities, will hold a gun buyback program Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Bethel AME Church in Willow Grove. All guns turned in will be exchanged for Giant Food Stores gift cards. The rate? $75 gift cards for handguns and rifles and $125 gift cards for assault rifles. All guns will be turned in anonymously, as in no identification required and “no questions asked.” The guns should be turned in unloaded. No toy or pellet guns will be accepted. Police personnel from the Abington, Upper Moreland and Upper Dublin departments will be on hand to accept the guns, and the police officers will …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Police are investigating a suspected burglary, in which they pursued a suspect from the Fort Washington Office Park into Horsham Township. Police officers from Abington, Cheltenham and Jenkintown assisted in the search.
Upper Dublin Police are investigating a suspected Thursday night burglary attempt in the Fort Washington Office Park, in which they pursued an individual into Horsham Township. The suspect remains at large. According to UDPD Deputy Chief Lee Benson, officers responded to the 1300 block of Virginia Drive, Dresher, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Thursday, after receiving a call about a suspicious person in an office building. Police moved to establish a perimeter around the building when a white Lexus exited the parking lot.
An Upper Dublin Police unit pursued the vehicle, which stopped momentarily before speeding off again, Benson said. Police pursued the vehicle up Limekiln Pike, onto Dillon Road, and eventually onto Welsh Road, where the …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Police released the name of the suspect who allegedly burglarized a house in the 1700 block of Twining Road yesterday.
Robert J. Blair, 48, of the 700 block of Lower State Road, North Wales, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and related charges stemming from the burglary of a home in the 1700 block of Twining Road yesterday at about noon, according to Sgt. Michael J. Byrne of the Upper Dublin Township Police Department. The homeowner interrupted the burglar; she declined to comment yesterday. “The victim came home, she saw [the burglar] in the house, and he fled,” Byrne said. “But she got a good description of him and his car, and officers in the area were able to stop him." Byrne said in an email that jewelry from the home on Twining Road was recovered from Blair’s vehicle. Byrne added that the suspect offered no resistance. Earlier …