Sunday, May 19, 2013
Drowned woman's sons sue party host, judge reduces theft amount for former vet hospital employee also among recent area police news.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 19
No one was injured in a shooting that occurred Monday morning in Newtown Borough. The Bucks County District Attorney has taken over the investigation. The police officer who killed an 89-year-old neighbor of the man involved in a shootout with police at a Warminster apartment complex in February has identified himself in court. The sons of Jean Carson, the woman who drowned after falling into Neshaminy Creek while attending a party on Dec. 19, are seeking compensation from the party's host. The Warminster woman who is facing charges for allegedly stealing thousands from the Newtown Veterinary Hospital as a former employee recently had a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Donald Nasshorn.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Terrance Malik Anderson is facing charges for allegedly attempting to sell heroin during a foiled drug deal in Hatboro.
An alleged Philadelphia heroin dealer whose criminal rap sheet dates back to 1999 had his day in Hatboro District Court postponed. After sheriff's officers transported Terrance Malik Anderson, 29, formerly of the 2700 block of W. Master Street in Philadelphia, from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility more than an hour after his scheduled preliminary hearing on Thursday, Hatboro District Judge Paul Leo agreed to Hatboro Police's request for a continuance. Authorities allege that Anderson had 120 bags of heroin, seven bags of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana in his possession during a foiled hand-to-hand drug exchange in the Aaron's parking lot at South York Road and Lehman Avenue in Hatboro last month. According to court …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A 2009 Ford F350 truck was stolen from Hatboro's municipal parking lot, according to police.
Hatboro residents should be wary of parking their vehicles–or bicycles–overnight in borough parking lots following two recent thefts. According to Hatboro Police, the front wheel of a bike parked and locked at the SEPTA train station in Hatboro was stolen sometime between May 10 and May 11. The wheel has an estimated replacement value of $50. Police said a 2009 Ford F350 truck was stolen from the borough's parking lot on West Moreland Avenue near York Road sometime between 5 p.m. on May 7 and 8 a.m. on May 8. The truck was recovered on Monday after it turned up in a parking lot in Philadelphia, police said.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Lawn care worker allegedly gets fired and refuses to leave property; sex offender arrested for failing to register.
Lawn Care Worker Cited for Trespassing A 33-year-old Feasterville woman has been cited for trespassing after refusing to leave the Sunset Memorial Park cemetery after a lawn ca... Sex Offender Arrested for Failing to Register A 38-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested Friday for failing to comply with Megan's Law by registering as a sex offender... Cemetery Thieves Stole From People Visiting Graves, Police Say Police departments in seven Bucks and Montgomery communities believe Bensalem Police nabbed a trio of alleged thieves who stole from cars...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hatboro resident Cheryl Bremble, a former Upper Dublin High School teacher, has admitted to having inappropriate contact with a female student.
A former Upper Dublin High School teacher accused of "sexting" a female student has pleaded guilty to a felony charge stemming from improper contact, including giving a minor child a sex device on school property, according to The Times Herald. Cheryl Bremble, 42, of the 200 block of West Moreland Avenue in Hatboro, on Wednesday pleaded guilty in Montgomery County court to a felony charge of disseminating obscene and other sexual materials to a minor and a corruption of a minor charge in connection with incidents that occurred between October 2010 and May 2011. Bremble, who has been free on $25,000 bail since her June 2011 arrest, is awaiting sentencing and faces a possible maximum sentence of six to 12 years in prison, according to The …
The Hatboro-Horsham School District is discussing with Hatboro and Horsham police departments the possibility of adding school resource officers.
Against the backdrop of a projected school tax increase and a staffing reduction, the Hatboro-Horsham School District is looking at ways to pay for the addition of armed police as "another layer of safety and security" at district schools. The so-called school resource officer, if the district and Hatboro and Horsham opt to hire such a police officer (or officers) to patrol schools, could start as early as next school year. But, before then, administrators and municipal officials must find ways to pay for the additional salary. Do you think school resource officers or armed police should be hired for Hatboro-Horsham schools? If so, who should pay their salaries and benefits? One possibility that the Hatboro Borough Council is actively …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police arrest three people for allegedly breaking into cars at cemeteries—including in Horsham—while the owners visited graves.
Police departments in seven Bucks and Montgomery communities believe Bensalem Police nabbed a trio of alleged thieves who stole from cars in cemetery lots while people visited graves, according to reports. Phillyburbs.com reported that court records link the three–Pamela Hummel, 30, of Morrisville, Jose Leon, 44, no fixed address, and Nathan Phillips, 29, of Bristol —to thefts at cemeteries in Horsham, Glenside, Cheltenham and Lower Moreland in Montgomery County and Bensalem, Middletown, and Lower Southampton in Bucks. They mostly targeted women at the cemeteries, Bensalem police sergeant Andy Aninsman told CBSPhilly, stealing purses from unoccupied cars at the cemeteries. About $5,000 was stolen in cash and unauthorized credit card use. …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A 600-gallon spill of industrial bleach is called 'sabotage;' police offer $1,000 to catch an alleged arsonist and more.
Empty Suitcases Cause Bomb Scare Warminster Police responded to a call about a "suspicious person" who allegedly saw two brown suitcases at the rear of 590 West Street Rd... 'Highly Intoxicated' Man Found 'Grunting' on Sunbury Court: Police A contractor at the Poet's Walk construction site on Thursday reported that sometime between 4:30 p.m. on April 24 and 7:30 a.m. on April... Police Offer $1,000 for Help Catching an Arsonist A truck was set on fire April 4 in the 1100 block of Mildred Ave., Bensalem and police and fire investigators want help finding the suspe... Wastewater Plant Cleans Up 600-Gallon Chemical Spill Soil in the immediate area of a 600-gallon spill of industrial bleach is being removed at the Bristol Township Wastewater …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Pimp found guilty of rape; alleged bank robber says he was 'desperate' and more.
Pimp Guilty of Rape, Promoting Prostitution, Drug Delivery and MorePhiladelphia pimp Enoch Smith was found guilty of rape, promoting prostitution, drug delivery and related charges, according to PhillyBur... 74-Year-Old Burdick's Robber May Spend Life in JailA 74-year-old Hatboro man with a lengthy rap sheet could spend the rest of his life behind bars for the January 2012 armed robbery of Bur... Attempted Bank Robber Told Teller He Was 'Desperate,' Police SayThe man who attempted to rob the TD Bank Thursday morning told the teller he had a weapon and was desperate, police said. He left the ban... 7 Held Hostage in $80K Extortion Plot, Police SayThree men were arrested Monday after allegedly holding seven people hostage for $80,000 ransom…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Police in Hatboro and Upper Moreland worked together to nab alleged drug dealer.
A Philadelphia man was found with 120 bags of heroin, seven bags of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana during a foiled drug exchange in Hatboro on Wednesday, the Montgomery County District Attorney said. Terrance Malik Anderson, 29, of the 2700 block of W. Master Street, Philadelphia, was charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver, possession of controlled substances and possession of marijuana. "Hatboro Police received information indicating that Anderson was engaged in the illegal distribution of narcotics in the Hatboro area," Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said in a statement released Thursday. Hatboro Police and Upper Moreland Police, assigned to the Montgomery County Drug Task …