Monday, April 8, 2013
Six people, including four from Montco, were arrested and charged following a target-specific wiretap investigation.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced the arrest of six people stemming from a target-specific wiretap investigation titled "Operation Walled In." In total, law enforcement recovered more than 50 pounds of marijuana, $23,248 in cash, four vehicles and two weapons. Charges for the six people range from corrupt organization to drug and weapons charges. Members of the Montgomery County Detectives, the Pennsylvania State Police, and officers from the Upper Dublin, Hatfield, Upper Providence, West Norriton, Upper Merion, Plymouth Township, Norristown and Pottstown Police departments participated in the investigation. To read the full story on Patch, click here.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Both Quinn and Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s Director of Curriculum, have resigned amid allegations the two were engaged in a relationship in violation of the Pennsylvania Public School Code.
Methacton School District Superintendent Dr. Timothy J. Quinn has resigned from his position, effective immediately. The announcement was made at Tuesday night's school board meeting. Quinn, who was hired as the Methacton superintendent in 2008, was at the center of a scandal in recent months for an alleged relationship he was having with Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s director of curriculum. Barrie also resigned, effective June 13, according to The Times Herald. The district issued the following statement regarding Quinn's resignation: The Methacton School District has accepted the resignation of Dr. Timothy Quinn, Superintendent of the School District, effective Tuesday, March 26th, for personal reasons. The resignation follows the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
No charges have been filed yet in the Monday afternoon crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman while she was jogging in Limerick Township.
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Tuesday, March 5
District Attorney Risa Ferman's office has begun an investigation into a fatal crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman on Monday. Merinda Thompson was jogging when she was struck from behind by a green Ford Focus driven by an unidentified 18-year-old man. Visit Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch for full coverage.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Authorities obtained surveillance camera video of a red Nissan Maxima picking up the unidentified individuals wanted in the January home invasion killing.
A red Nissan Maxima picked up the unidentified individuals wanted in connection with the Jan. 18 home invasion killing of a local businessman, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Wednesday. Authorities want to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle that morning around 10 a.m. behind Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center on the 1400 block of West Broad Street in Quakertown. "If (the video and photos) ring any bells at all, call 215-453-6011," said Heckler. "The most striking thing (of the vehicle) is the shortness of the trunk lid in proportion to the rest of the vehicle. Certainly, we are interested in information from people who saw it that day." Joseph Canazaro, 48, was killed in his Hilltown home at 321 Swartley Road …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hilltown Township Police and Bucks County District Attorney's Office will ask the public's help for information developed during the murder investigation in January
Hilltown Township Police and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office are seeking the public's assistance for information on the murder of Joseph Canazaro on January 18 in Hilltown. Hilltown Township Police Chief Christopher Englehart and District Attorney David Heckler will hold a press conference at noon at the Hilltown Township Police Building to "ask the public’s assistance for information developed during the investigation" of the home invasion and murder of Canazaro, according to a press release. Canazaro, 48, was killed in his home at 321 Swartley Road on the morning of Jan. 18, where he resided with his girlfriend and two children. Canazaro was the co-owner of Finn McCool's Tavern in Ambler Borough. The suspects were described …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Towamencin Township Police are investigating the burglaries at Sotter Apartments, which occurred Friday, Feb. 8
Towamencin Township Police are investigating three attempted burglaries of three separate apartments at Sotter Apartments, 1211 Allentown Road, police said. The attempted burglaries occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 8, 2013, police said. Entry was attempted by either cutting or prying exterior window screens to the apartments. Entry was not made to any of the apartments, police said. Call Towamencin Township Police at 215-368-7606 with any information about the incidents.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Police said entry was made through a ground-level basement window between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Jan. 31
Towamencin Township Police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred Jan. 31 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the 2000 block of Kriebel Road. Guns and an unspecified amount of jewelry were taken in the reported burglary, police said. Forced entry was made through a ground-level basement window, police said. Call Towamencin Police at 215-368-7606 with any information on the burglary.
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…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hatfield Township Police are investigating a robbery at gunpoint that occurred under a bridge in Centennial Park in Hatfield Borough Wednesday night
Hatfield Township Police are searching for a man in his 30s who robbed a man at gunpoint of cash and property under a bridge in Centennial Park in Hatfield Borough Wednesday night. The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 150 to 200 pounds, wearing blue jeans, tan work boots, and a black-hooded sweatshirt, police said. His face was covered by a black bandana, police said. On Jan. 23, at 6:55 p.m., Hatfield Township Police responded to an armed robbery dispatch at Centennial Park on Cherry Street in the borough. An investigation revealed the victim was walking in the park, when the man was grabbed from behind, police said. The suspect displayed a handgun and forced the victim under a …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Gene "Ray" Kulp, 18, and Michael Anthony Creciun, 21, of Lansdale, admitted their involvement in the Jan. 21 robbery, police said. Stolen items were found in a search of their Edgemont Avenue home, police said
It all started with a black Marlins cap and ended with a gun permit application. In just two days of investigation, Lansdale Police have arrested and charged cousins Gene “Ray” Kulp, 18 and Michael Anthony Creciun, 21, who both reside on the 500 block of Edgemont Avenue, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day robbery of Hen's Coins and Collectables on West Main Street in Lansdale. Both were arraigned before District Judge Henry Schireson of Narberth on the following charges: Creciun’s bail was set at $50,000 cash, police said. Kulp’s bail was set at $25,000 cash bail, police said. Both were sent to Montgomery County prison. A preliminary hearing in Lansdale is pending. Creciun and Kulp were arrested by Lansdale Police officers following a …