Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Authorities recovered a body from the canal in Lambertville that matches the description of Sarah Majoras.
A body found Wednesday in the canal in Lambertville matches the description of missing New Hope bartender Sarah Majoras, authorities announced. Anthony P. Kearns said investigators will work with the medical examiner's office to positively identify the body. But Kearns, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor heading the investigation into Majoras' disappearance, said officials will continue to work to discover what happened to her. "There’s nothing to indicate that there’s been foul play," Kearns said during a 6 p.m. press conference, the second of the day. He implored the public to come forward with more information that might help them determine exactly what happened to the well-loved woman, whom friends have described as sassy and strong. …
The suspect has used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards at various Walgreens locations in Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties
Towamencin Township Police are working on a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police to identify a man authorities say is responsible for credit card fraud and other theft-related offenses in four Pennsylvania counties. Police said the man used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards during the second week in January 2013. The man used the cloned cards at Walgreens stores in Flourtown, Drexel Hill and the Feasterville-Trevose area, police said. Police said the suspect also used a cloned credit card with the Philadelphia Parking Authority on M Street in Philadelphia on Jan. 10, 2013. The suspect was captured on video in one incident wearing a Billionaire Boys Club varsity jacket with white sleeves and the Roman numerals …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Early reports indicate a resident of Willow Lake was flown by helicopter to Temple.
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Friday, January 18
UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: According to reports from ABC6, the fire has been placed under control. "Initial reports indicate that fire was coming from one of the units in the building," said ABC's report. "The cause remains under investigation." Initial Report Below: Willow Grove Fire Company was dispatched at 5:43 p.m. Friday night for reports of a fire at a residential structure along York Road, according to Montgomery County's Department of Public Safety Web CAD system. The fire is reportedly at York and Lakevue roads at 1120 York Road, Willow Grove. Breaking News Network reported at 6:06 p.m. indicated that the location is a retirement home and that one victim was reported with burn injuries. The extent of the patient's injuries was unknown. …
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 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Troy Dudas, 36, formerly of Limerick, entered an open guilty plea in Montgomery County court Thursday, facing 12 years in prison. David Penna, 36, of Hatfield, also pleaded guilty to lesser offenses and avoids jail time
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Two more drug kingpins in the Montgomery County methamphetamine ringhave pleaded guilty to their crimes. Troy Dudas, 36, formerly of Limerick, and David Penna, 36, of the 1300 block of Cabin Road, Hatfield Township, both pleaded guilty Thursday to their involvement in the ring, according to Peg Gibbons of The Intelligencer. David Penna, however, will not face jail time — he received a four-year probation after pleading guilty to lesser offense. According to Gibbons, Dudas entered an open guilty plea, throwing himself on the mercy of the court. He faces up to 12 years in prison. Two other kingpins have already pleaded guilty in Montgomery County court: Francesco “Frank” Messina, of Upper Gwynedd, and David Penna’s brother, Jeffrey Penna, 42…
Friday, October 26, 2012
The 10-month-old had been missing since Monday. A family friend has been charged in the murders of the child and her grandmother, who reportedly attacked the would-be kidnapper as he tried to take her granddaughter.
The body of Saanvi Venna, the 10-month-old girl who disappeared from the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia on Monday following the murder of her grandmother, was found at about 4:30 a.m. Friday in a sauna room inside the apartment complex, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 26, described by Ferman as a friend of the Venna family, has been charged in the murders of Saanvi and Satyavathi Venna. Ferman said Yandamuri told authorities that he intended to kidnap the child and hold her for $50,000 ransom. See this article's photo section to see a copy of the ransom note. "He believed the family was of sufficient means to pay that ransom," Ferman said. As he was leaving the scene of the elder Venna's …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The brothers, ages 15 and 17, are charged with first-degree murder. They may be tried as adults.
Two teenage brothers lured 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale into their house, strangled her and then dumped her body in a recycling bin, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. The Clayton, Gloucester County, girl had been missing since about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, when she left home on her white BMX Odyssey bicycle. After a relentless two-day search, her body was found in the bin outside a Clayton home late Monday night. Authorities on Tuesday arrested the brothers—ages 15 and 17—who live about five blocks from Pasquale's home. During a news conference in Clayton on Tuesday afternoon, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton declined to release their identities because of their ages. They each are charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Michael Szot had a blood alcohol concentration of .126% when pulled over in Upper Dublin.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
An outage at a Hatboro Verizon center has temporarily blocked subscribers from calling Montgomery County 911
According to a Pottstown Mercury Facebook post, Verizon Mobile customers are without access to Montgomery County 911. The outage affects about seven municipalities, according to PhillyBurbs: Hatboro, Upper and Lower Moreland, Upper Dublin, Horsham, Abington and Cheltenham. Due to an outage at a Verizon central office in Hatboro at around 8 a.m., customers will be temporarily unable to contact the 911 call center and are instead advised to contact their local police department for emergency assistance. Over in Bucks County at around 8 a.m., the 911 system there was out of service due to maintenance. Those needing emergency assistance were advised to call area police agencies. The Bucks County 911 system, which was not associated with the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Authorities say "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs were sold in three states from an Allentown-based distributor.
The owner of an Allentown distribution business and the operators of five gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties are among 15 people who have been arrested in connection with an organization that allegedly distributed "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, authorities said Thursday. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said the arrests were the culmination of a year-long investigation involving the Lehigh County District Attorney's office and a number of municipal police forces in both counties. Ferman described Kenneth Zak Grossman, 52, of Allentown, the owner of J & L Wholesale Distributors, as the "head" of the organization, which authorities …