Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A collection of Montgomery County heath inspection reports for restaurants in Lansdale Borough, Montgomery Township, Towamencin Township, Upper Gwynedd Township, Souderton Borough, and Franconia Township.
Here is a rundown of this month's Montgomery County health inspection reports for restaurants in the North Penn and Indian Valley regions.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Police said Calon Irvin James Wright, 36, of West Mount Vernon Street, Lansdale, has been summoned for invasion of privacy charges, for allegedly filming his coworkers in the staff bathroom at Vantage Academy.
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Tuesday, March 19
A Lansdale man, who is a gym teacher at a Lakeside school in Franconia, was charged via summons with invasion of privacy and attempted invasion of privacy Tuesday by Souderton Police. Police said Calon Irvin James Wright, 36, of West Mount Vernon Street, allegedly admitted to fastening a Vivitar video camera under a chair in the bathroom of Vantage Academy School on Schoolhouse Road, according to Matt Coughlin of PhillyBurbs.com. Authorities recovered an SD card that allegedly shows Wright installing the camera, as well as the woman who discovered the camera, according to Coughlin. The woman was clothed the entire time. Wright has been fired and was escorted off school grounds by police, according to the article. A preliminary hearing is …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Montgomery County Health Department inspections for businesses such as Tex Mex Connection, Henning's Market, Caruso Brick Oven Trattoria, Earl Bowl and Indian Valley Country Club
The Montgomery County Health Department in January and February conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the North Penn and Indian Valley area. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report. North Wales Borough Lower Salford Township Souderton Borough Franconia Township Click here to read the January health inspection reports from Lansdale Borough. Click here for the health inspection reports from Montgomery Township. Click here for the health inspections reports for Upper Gwynedd, Towamencin and Hatfield. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LansdalePatch| Follow us on Instagram | Check out our …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Students told faculty they had seen an armed man in a ski mask.
A man who was out jogging is believed to have been the cause of a lockdown at West Broad Street Elementary School in Franconia on Thursday afternoon, police said. The school was placed on lockdown at about 1:40 p.m. after three fourth-grade students on the school's playground reported seeing a man in a black sweater and black-hooded mask with a gun along a nearby tree line. Franconia Township Police Chief Joseph Kozeniewski said authorities were "confident" that the children had mistaken the unidentified jogger for the armed person. "We are not sure where [the children] came up with the idea of a man carrying a gun," Kozeniewski said. The neighborhoods and streets adjacent to the 530 student, K-5 school were cordoned off as North Penn …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Joseph Patrick Walsh, of Blooming Glen, was apprehended by Telford Borough Police who said he allegedly attempted to rob an elderly couple in front of the police station. His girlfriend, Ashley Getz, of Harrisburg, is charged as a conspirator
An 87-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man from Franconia fought off alleged knifepoint robber Joseph Patrick Walsh, 23, after he allegedly conned them into believing his car broke down and forced them to an ATM when they offered him a ride home on June 19. His girlfriend, Ashley Getz, 26, of Harrisburg, also faces charges in the alleged robbery for allegedly conspiring with Walsh, police said. Walsh, of the 1300 block of N. Main Street in Blooming Glen, Bucks County, faces the following charges after a preliminary hearing at Souderton District Court Tuesday: Two counts of unlawful restraint and two counts of terroristic threats were withdrawn at his preliminary hearing. The robbery charges were increased from second-degree to first-…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Denielle Wolf, 23, of Allentown Road, was sentenced to five years' probation for lying on paperwork to purchase a gun for the 20-year-old Jaleel Cole
Friday, November 16, 2012
Denielle M. Wolf, 23, of the 400 block of Allentown Road, Franconia Township, was sentenced to five years’ probation for lying on paperwork she completed to purchase a handgun in March 2011 at American Arms and Ammo in Hatfield, according to Margaret Gibbons of The Intelligencer. Wolf must also perform 20 hours of community service. Wolf bought the handgun for Jaleel Cole, who was 20 at the time, according to the article. Cole was sentenced to one to five years in prison, according to the article. Cole, of the 200 block of Parkview Drive, Lower Salford, was found guilty of possessing a gun with a license and conspiracy to possess a gun without a license, according to the article. Pennsylvania State Police were informed of the purchase by …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Deborah Ann Hummel, 24, of Pennsburg, is facing a felony aggravated assault charge for an incident where 'everything was a blur' as she allegedly stabbed her estranged husband in his back with a knife during an argument at JBS Packerland in Franconia.
A Pennsburg wife, supposedly incensed with jealousy and anger over her estranged husband's alleged affair, allegedly stabbed him in the back during a fight at JBS Packerland in Franconia Township. Deborah Ann Hummel, 24, of the 500 block of Main Street, told Franconia Township detectives that "everything was a blur" when she allegedly stabbed Nicholas Hummel, 24, inside his office at the Lower Road meat packing plant on Sept. 28 around 12:26 a.m. Hummel faces a felony aggravated assault charge and misdemeanor charges of attempted simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, possessing an instrument of crime and using prohibited offensive weapons, according to a criminal complaint on file with District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The roof fire of the building on Souder Road is still under investigation, but preliminary findings show it may have been started by a faulty electrical transformer on the roof
Update 7:15 p.m. Souderton Perseverance Fire Company Battalion Chief Ben Shearer said the fire was contained to the roof of Section A-D side of the building. "We believe it was an electrical transformer," Shearer said. "We are not sure yet what caused it." Shearer said the fire was coming from the transformer. Souderton was dispatched at 4:20 p.m. by Montgomery County 911, Shearer said. He said the fire was called in by maintenance at JBS Packerland/Mopac Rendering Division. "On arrival, we couldn't fight the fire yet until the electricity was turned off to the building," he said. "With the warm weather and being a holiday weekend, I requested moe companies in the alarm for manpower in the heat." Souderton, Hatfield and Harleysville fire …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A young black bear was caught in Blue Bell on Saturday and will be released back into the wild on Sunday.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
A black bear, originally spotted by residents in Franconia Township, was caught on Saturday night in Blue Bell, according to NBC 10. NBC 10 reported that the Pennsylvania Game Commission said the bear is a young male and was captured once before and released into Schyulkill County, but has made it was back to Montgomery County. “The bear has been tranquilized and will be released into the wild on Sunday,” said the NBC 10 report.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The incident occurred Monday night in Franconia Township
Franconia Township Police are investigating a possible child luring incident that occurred Monday at 3:20 p.m. near Keller's Creamery Road and Indian Creek Road. Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect. According to a press release, a 12-year-old gilr told police she stepped off her school bus and noticed that a car was following her as she walked toward her home. The car pulled alongside the girl, and the driver rolled down the window and asked her if he could take her picture and if she would pose for him, police said. The girl ran to the safety of her nearby home as the car left the scene. The driver was described as a white male in his mid-40s to 50s. He had white, medium-length hair with sideburns. He was wearing a …