Thursday, January 31, 2013
Multiple sources say Philadelphia narcotics officer Gerald Gibson has been put on administrative leave.
Last updated 6:20 p.m. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the son-in-law of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police. Sources tell NBC10 that Gerald Gibson, a narcotics officer, has been placed on administrative leave. Police reportedly issued a brief statement about an officer being removed from his duties after a joint investigation by the FBI and Internal Affairs. The officer was not reportedly identified and has not been arrested or charged with a crime. WPVI-TV (6 ABC) reported that Gibson was allegedly found in possession of marked money that was used during a police sting operation. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that according to its sources in…
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…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham School District said that the person or persons responsible for the dissemination of GPA and class rank information has been 'adjudicated through the Montgomery County Juvenile Court system in a manor we believe to be fair and just.'
The mystery about how Hatboro-Horsham High School students' grade point averages and class rank information was obtained and shared with fellow students has been solved. However, district officials are keeping mum on who is responsible for the information leak and the punishments levied against the person or persons. In a statement released to the media on Tuesday morning, the district announced the "successful conclusion" to a nearly seven-month-long investigation into the release of the information, but said the district would not release the name, grade or "any other identifying information of anyone charged in this matter." "Hatboro-Horsham also will not be releasing if the district took any kind of disciplinary action against those …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Though the Internet is a great place for sales on Cyber Monday, the FBI warns there are also a lot of scams.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, November 25, 2012
At this time of year, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reminds consumers to be wary of Internet fraud during the holiday shopping season. Here are a few of the scams to look out for: In addition to more information on specific Internet scams, IC3’s latest warning also includes tips to help you avoid being a victim of cyber scams (#1 tip: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is).
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Police said a white man wearing a clear face mask robbed Vantage Point Bank in Horsham at gunpoint Thursday morning.
Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating the man responsible for an armed robbery at Vantage Point Bank in Horsham Thursday morning. The FBI described the suspect as a white man between 40 to 50 years old, approximately 6'0" tall, with gray hair (in a "bowl" style cut), wearing a tan plaid suit jacket, tan paints, gray shirt, reddish/orange tie, and dark sun glasses. Authorities said he wore white rubber style gloves during the robbery, which occurred at about 9:30 a.m. at Vantage Point Bank, 100 Gibraltar Road. Police said the man entered the bank wearing a full, clear, face mask, drew a black handgun and demanded money from tellers. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled in an unknown direction. …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The FBI and Horsham police are looking for the man who robbed the Colonial American Bank on Welsh Road Friday evening.
The Horsham Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public's assistance to identify the suspect responsible for the armed robbery of the Colonial American Bank located at 300 Welsh Road in Horsham. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Friday, the subject entered the bank wearing a large-brimmed straw hat, some type of sack or pillowcase over his head with eye holes cut out, sunglasses, dark pants, a suit coat, tie and gloves. The suspect's race is not known. Police said he was 5'7" to 5'11" tall with a heavy/stocky build and was wearing a handgun in a shoulder holster on his right side. The man ordered the bank employees onto the ground, and then fled the bank in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. This individual…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A student is suspected of disseminating class rank and GPA information to hundreds of Hatboro-Horsham High School students.
Expulsion is the least of the worries for the individuals involved in last month’s email distribution of sensitive information pertaining to the Hatboro-Horsham High School student body, according to a district official. With the FBI and Horsham Township Police on the case to find out how the information was sent via “hundreds of emails,” Hatboro-Horsham Assistant Superintendent John Nodecker told Patch that officials are “much closer” to determining the culprit – or culprits – behind the mass email. if it was a senior who sent the emails as a prank – as was rumored at the outset - Nodecker said that expulsion would be the most lenient of punishment. “The issue is much deeper than that,” Nodecker said of the school’s discipline of the …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The FBI has dubbed the suspect 'The Silent Bandit.'
The man who robbed the PNC Bank located in the Warminster Shop Rite has struck three more banks since the April 11 incident, according to an alert issued by the FBI. His most recent heist happened this morning at a PNC Bank in Flemington, N.J., NBC 10 reports. Surveillance photos posted by the law enforcement agency show a similar looking man robbing another PNC Bank in the Shop Rite in Hopewell, N.J., on April 14 and a QNB Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Richland on April 17. The three new incidents brings the tally to six bank robberies attributed by the FBI to the man dubbed "The Silent Bandit." He also hit KNBT Bank at the Giant grocery store in Bethlehem on April 3 and a PNC Bank at the Shop Rite in Marlton, N.J. According to …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The U.S. Attorney's Office indictment alleges that Dr. Norman Werther provided fake examinations and wrote phony prescriptions to obtain oxycodone-based drugs.
A Horsham physician is at the center of a nearly two-year drug trafficking ring in which conspirators are said to have unlawfully acquired and distributed more than 200,000 pills containing oxycodone. Dr. Norman Werther, of Horsham, is one of 53 suspects charged Wednesday in a 498-count indictment, according to a press release issued by the FBI of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Werther is accused of being in cahoots with a Northeast Philadelphia pharmacist to provide exams to fake patients, and in doing so, write phony prescriptions to obtain oxycodone-based drugs without there being a medical need. In addition to drug possession and drug distribution charges, the indictment contains 240 counts of health care fraud. Agents from …