Thursday, May 23, 2013
Citizen's Bank in Giant on Knapp Road in Montgomery was robbed of more than $1,200 Thursday, but the alleged robber from New Jersey was arrested by Towamencin Township Police.
A Hamilton, New Jersey man allegedly made off with more than $1,200 from the Citizen's Bank in Giant Food Store in Montgomery Township Thursday afternoon, but was nabbed by Towamencin Township Police 15 minutes later. The bank was last robbed March 6. Freddie Feliciano, 38, faces charges of robbery, terroristic threats, theft and other related offenses in Montgomeryville District Court. He remains incarcerated following arraignment by District Judge Rebar, who set bail at $100,000 cash, according to court records. A preliminary hearing is set for May 29. Police said the robbery occurred at 3:14 p.m. inside the 1201 Knapp Road store. Feliciano allegedly approached the teller and passed a demand note, police said. He implied he had a gun and…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Montgomery Township Police and other law enforcement officials will hold several demonstrations on Saturday.
Montgomery Township Police will celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Police week by joining other local law enforcement officials at a Montgomery Mall Police Week event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to the National Police Week website, the event was created through a presidential proclamation by John F. Kennedy in 1962, which designated May 15 as “Peace Officers Memorial Day.” The day and events throughout the week are designed to honor law enforcement officials that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. According to the Reporter, the Saturday event will feature Montgomery Township child identification fingerprinting, K-9 Unit demonstrations and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad robot demonstrations. Event …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Montgomery Township Police are seeking a white male who robbed employees of the Dollar Tree in Montgomery Commons Shopping Center Monday night. Police said the robbery was similar to one in New Britain in February.
Montgomery Township Police are seeking two suspects involved in the Monday night armed robbery of employees at Dollar Tree in Montgomery Commons Shopping Center. Police said the robbery is similar to an armed robbery that occurred Feb. 28, 2013 at 10 p.m. at the Subway in New Britain Township, and another robbery that occurred in Bristol Township. Police said at 10:15 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a reported of an armed robbery at the store at 1200 Welsh Road. A white male confronted employees at the back door of the store and forced his way inside, police said. He was armed with a dark-colored handgun, police said. Once inside, he demanded money from employees, police said. After getting an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The suspect fled the Montgomery Mall in a red Ford Fusion on March 12.
Montgomery Township Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect captured on video surveillance of a theft from Sears at Montgomery Mall. Police said the suspect stole a pair of boots from the store at the Montgomery Township mall on March 12. He fled in a newer red Ford Fusion, police said. If you recognize the suspect, call Montgomery Township Detectives at 215-362-2301.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
No one was injured in the robbery of Citizens Bank inside Giant Food Store in Montgomery Township Wednesday afternoon. Police are seeking a white male in his 20s, who has a bad facial complexion and who was wearing a North Face jacket.
Montgomery Township Police are looking for a bank robber with a bad complexion. Montgomery Township Police said the robber in Wednesday afternoon's bank robbery of Citizens Bank inside Giant Food Store at 1201 Knapp Road is described as a white male in his early 20s, with brown hair, 5-foot-7, 140 pounds with a slender build. The robber was wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and a black North Face jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt pulled up over his head, police said. He has a poor complexion with acne scars on his face, police said. The bank was robbed around 12:18 p.m. Police said the man acted alone. He approached the teller at the counter and demanded money, police said. He implied he had a weapon, police said, but nothing was …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Michael Smagalski, 29, of the 800 block of Continental Drive, Towamencin, has four active drug-related cases in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court system
Towamencin resident Michael Smagalski, 29, — who is a defendant in four seperate active drug-related Montgomery County Common Pleas Court cases — is heading to county court Tuesday on a sixth drug-related case, this one involving alleged prescription pill dealing. Smagalski, of the 800 block of Continental Drive, at Towamencin Condominiums, was the target in a Montgomery County Drug Task Force operation, which involved alleged controlled purchases of drugs made via cell phone. He was arrested during a search warrant on Jan. 14. A search warrant service seized more than 640 prescription pills, according to an affidavit. At a preliminary hearing in Lansdale District Court Tuesday, Smagalski had three felony charges of criminal use of a …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
John J. Rushin, a Mt. Pocono native and part-time officer with Spring City Police, was sworn in as a recruit police officer in Montgomery Township on Dec. 17. Rushin fills a department vacancy left by the retirement of former Chief Richard Brady
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A Mt. Pocono native beat out 324 applicants to grab the one vacancy at Montgomery Township Police left by the retirement of Chief Richard Brady. John J. Rushin — a part-time cop with Spring City Police in Chester County — was sworn in as a recruit police officer by township supervisors on Dec. 17. Brady retired on Sept. 30, after 42 years of service. Rushin was the “top-ranked candidate for the position,” according to police Chief Scott Bendig. Bendig said a recruit testing process was initiated in second quarter 2012, with 324 applicants vying for the position of recruit officer. Rushin, a sergeant with the Philadelphia Warrant Unit, endured a hiring process that included a written exam, a physical agility test, a police oral review board…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Jack McAfee, 29, of Norristown, allegedly attempted to steal scrap metal from Del-Val International on Bethlehem Pike earlier in December
A Norristown man, who was allegedly found attempting to steal scrap metal from inside an exterior bin at Del-Val International Truck on Bethlehem Pike on Dec. 8, had a misdemeanor charge of theft and a summary charge of defiant trespassing held over for county arraignment Jan. 30 following a preliminary hearing in Montgomeryville on Dec. 17. Jack Lee McAfee Jr., 29, had his bail reduced from $5,000 cash to $5,000 unsecured at the hearing, according to court records. The building alarm went off at Del-Val International Truck on Bethlehem Pike on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:17 a.m., and K9 Duke and handler Officer Daniel Rose sprung into action. Duke got track of a scent at the 1034 Bethlehem Pike facility, and it led him to a metal storage …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Mater Dei Catholic School eighth-grade students will re-enact the Christmas Story at its annual Christmas pageant at 7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
1. Today marks the 36th anniversary of the death of Montgomery Township Police Officer David Hancock, 41, who was murdered in 1976 at 3:40 a.m. on the property of the JCPenney Auto Center next to Montgomery Mall. The mall was set to open one month later. The suspect Larry J. Phillips, 19, of Philadelphia, was nabbed two days later and convicted in 1977. He serves a life sentence. Thank you for your service, Officer Hancock. 2. Mater Dei Catholic School eighth-grade students will re-enact the Christmas Story at its annual Christmas pageant at 7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church. 3. The Lansdale Business Association holds its annual LBA Holiday Party from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the LBA Holiday Tree Display, 311 W. Main St., Lansdale. 4. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sterling Dustin Hall Jr., 33, of Morgandale, was arrested by Montgomery Township Police at his place of employment
The second suspect, pegged as a conspirator, in an alleged Towamencin Township vehicle insurance fraud scheme was arrested Saturday by Montgomery Township Police at his place of employment. Sterling Dustin Hall Jr., 33, of the 1000 block of Winfield Court in Morgandale, was arrested Dec. 8 at his job on the 200 block of DeKalb Pike in Montgomery Township on a warrant issued by Towamencin Police, police said. Hall Jr. is charged with felony criminal conspiracy to file a fraudulent or false insurance claim and misdemeanor tampering with evidence, according to court records. Hall Jr. was arraigned by District Judge William I. Maruszczak in King of Prussia, who set bail at $10,000 unsecured, police said. Hall was released from custody. A …