Friday, September 14, 2012
Residents and law enforcement joined in ushering slain Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox on his final journey.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
The body of slain Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox was transfered to Boyd-Horrox Funeral Home on Germantown Pike in East Norriton today via a procession of police and emergency vehicles. Patch reader Kathy Walsh was on hand to photograph several legs of the procession and agreed to share her photos. We're asking other readers to share their photos from any memorials for Officer Fox. This tragedy has touched many of us and as much as we may want to, we can't all attend every ceremony. With our readers help, maybe we can all feel a little closer to the rest of the community who are grieving the loss of a good man. Log into your Patch account and click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to add your own images and video.
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Chalfont police officer was wounded after being shot in the chest early Monday morning near the Lenape Valley Swim Club.
A standard piece of police equipment just may have saved the life of a Chalfont police officer Monday morning. Chalfont Borough officer Jon Cousin was shot in the chest early Monday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle. But he was wearing a bulletproof vest, and within hours, had been treated and released from an area hospital. The officer was shot around 3:30 a.m. when he was checking into a suspicious vehicle on the 100 block of Westview Avenue, near the Lenape Valley Swim Club. Police said Cousin was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was shot in the chest. He was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment. A hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning that he already had been treated and released. Authorities searched …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Carmike 12 movie theater in West Pottsgrove has been evacuated following a bomb threat on Friday morning
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
David Cook, stepbrother of slain Quakertown man Michael Marino Jr., told Perkasie Borough Council that his brother was not violent and said Police Chief Joseph Gura's investigation is a conflict of interest
The stepbrother of slain Quakertown man Michael W. Marino Jr. who was killed unarmed by Officer Seth Mumbauer in June 9 in Sellersville, an action deemed justified homicide by Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, came to Perkasie Borough Council and demanded an outside, independent investigation into the shooting. According to Jennifer Connor of The Reporter, David Cook told council Aug. 6 that Marino "has never been in trouble or done anything to harm another person." Cook had known Marino Jr., 26, when the latter was six years old, since the 1996 marraige of Cook's mother to Marino Jr.'s father. The article states that council President Matt Aigeldinger announced the Perkasie Police Chief Joseph Gura would do a thorough, …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
After a deadly shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh Temple Sunday morning, the greater Philadelphia Sikh community calls for more gun control and cultural understanding.
This weekend, over 2,000 members of the Sikh community from the Philadelphia area and beyond came to Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill to participate in the Philadelphia Sikh Society’s (PSS) 12th annual Sikh Games of Philadelphia. According to Narinder Singh, secretary of the PSS, which is located in Millbourne, Delaware County, the festive two-day event draws members of the Sikh community from as far away as New York and Maryland. The Aug. 5 event at Bonner had participants of all ages playing volleyball, soccer, wrestling, races and the traditional "Kabbaddee," a tag-game similar to Jailbreak. "Our reason is to memorialize the Sikh martyrs," Dharam Singh Khalsa, a PSS founding member, said. He explained that the annual sporting…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
"Zombies were coming to kill" Marino, he told Hilltown Township Police during a 2011 incident where he had to be Tasered
In his 10-page findings of the investigation into the justified shooting death of Michael W. Marino Jr., who lived in Perkasie and Quakertown, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler wrote that the victim had prior violent police contact last year. On March 9, 2011, at 3:07 a.m., Hilltown Police were dispatched to 602 South Perkasie Road, located in Hilltown Township, which was Marino's residence at the time, Heckler said. Calls to police radio indicated Marino was breaking windows and damaging property because "zombies were coming to kill him," according to Heckler. When Hilltown Township Police arrived in the area, Marino was found running down South Perkasie Road, police said. "Marino was perceived by the officers to be in an …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Off-duty cop says he was on steroids, was angry at law enforcement and was ready to kill fellow police officers as he committed suicide by cop.
DOYLESTOWN (PA) - The suspect in the 10-hour armed standoff in Doylestown Township on Sunday told his family he was ready to die and wanted to take fellow police officers out with him. Court documents on Monday shed more light on the possible motivation in the mind of Richard Klementovich, who police said held them at bay in his estranged wife's home on Father's Day. In the documents, Doylestown Township Lt. Matt O’Connor said he spoke with Klementovich’s parents, Richard and Dolores. The couple told police that they had been in text communication with their son as he remained holed up at 25 Bittersweet Drive. At about 4:35 p.m., Klementovich, 42, allegedly texted to his parents "tell the police I have a surprise for them, this is the way …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The suspect, an off-duty New Jersey police officer, exchanged sporadic fire with responding officers as mid-afternoon standoff lasts until nearly midnight.
DOYLESTOWN (PA) - In the end, Richard Klementovich had nothing to say. The off-duty police officer from Clifton, NJ, was escorted from the back of a Doylestown Township squad car shortly after midnight Sunday after a 10-hour armed standoff that forced neighbors to evacuate their homes in this affluent suburb of Philadelphia. Klementovich remained silent as officers ushered him into the police department where he would be booked to face at least 13 charges of criminal attempted homicide and reckless endangerment. About a half hour earlier, Klementovich had surrendered without incident to officers on the front lawn of his estranged wife's home at 25 Bittersweet Drive in the Doylestown Lea neighborhood of Doylestown Township. As police began …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Family and friends are welcomed at the memorial this afternoon at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home. A vigil is planned at Marino's death site in Sellersville on Saturday afternoon
Family and friends of Michael W. Marino Jr., the 26-year-old Quakertown man and former Souderton Area High School student, are invited this afternoon to a memorial service. The memorial will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. A vigil in honor of Marino is planned for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Clymer Avenue and East Old State Road in Sellersville. This is the location where Marino Jr. was shot to death by an unidentified Perkasie Police officer. A memorial currently exists at the location. A petition calling for justice for Marino's death and police reform has 648 supporters on Facebook. The Bucks County District Attorney is investigating the actions of the officer to justify the …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Friends and family of deceased Quakertown man Michael W. Marino Jr., who was shot by a Perkasie Police officer on Saturday, have started petitions calling for police reform and justice
Three days after the shooting death by a Perkasie Police officer of Quakertown man Michael W. Marino Jr., 26, friends and family members have taken to Facebook and Change.org calling for justice and police reform. A petition for justice for Marino and police reform has begun as a public event on Facebook. The petition itself has 529 supporters as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. A similar petition has begun on Change.org as well. You can sign the "Petition for Justice and Police Reform to Respect Consitutional Rights" by clicking this highlighted link. The Change.org petition was started by Stephen Reichman of Perkasie. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, it had 46 out of 500 signatures. The petition's purpose on Change.org is as follows: The police in Pennsylvania …