Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Horsham police and elected officials pay tribute to police dispatcher Joseph Lutz, of Hatboro.
During emergencies, police dispatchers are generally either calm - as in a dog urinated on a homeowner's lawn - or adrenalized for major emergencies. But, not when Horsham Township Police dispatcher Joseph Lutz was on duty. "It was all the same," Horsham Township Police Chief Robert Ruxton said during Wednesday night's Horsham Township Council meeting while honoring Lutz for his eight years of service. "Joe kept everything calm, kept everybody on the street even keeled." The former Hatboro Borough Councilman and long-time Enterprise Fire Company member retires this week from his dispatching post. As Ruxton jokingly shared that without Lutz, he will now be the oldest on the rolls, Lutz, rising from his seat in the audience, wiped away …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A Hatboro teen was after attempting to break into a Horsham residence early Thursday.
Horsham Police said alcohol may have played a role in an attempted break-in this morning in the 200 block of Pine Avenue. Kevin Patrick Brizzi, 18, of Hatboro, was arrested Thursday at 4:52 a.m. and charged with trespassing and alcohol-related charges after police said he entered a Horsham homeowner's shed and then pulled on a back kitchen door. The caller who reported the incident said that Brizzi staggered out of the shed and appeared to be intoxicated, police said.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Officers were recognized most recently for their work in assisting with a string of arsons.
They’ve rescued people from burning buildings, saved lives of prisoners trying to commit suicide and caught a rapist red-handed. All of the more than a dozen Horsham Township Police who were recognized during Wednesday night’s council meeting were described as going above and beyond the call of duty. “We have the best police department that I know of,” Horsham Township Manager Bill Walker said moments before Chief Robert Ruxton honored his officers, as well as two Upper Moreland police officers. “No offense to Upper Moreland. You’re the No. 2 police department.” But, on April 21, as emergency personnel from Upper Moreland worked hand-in-hand with Horsham on a string of arsons set along Blair Mill Road, Ruxton noted the importance of having…