Friday, May 10, 2013
Jayson Dicho, 32, of Heather Court, a father of at least one child, faces up to 14 years in prison on more than 30 felony child pornography charges, after pleading guilty in county court Friday.
Jayson Dicho, 32, of the first block of Heather Court, Hatfield Township, faces up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to more than 30 felony counts of disseminating and possessing child pornography, according to Montgomery News. Dicho, a father to at least one child, is free on bail pending sentencing and evaluation by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment Board whether or not to classify the Air Force veteran as a sexually violent predator under the state Megan’s Law, according to the article. You can read Dicho’s preliminary hearing coverage at this link.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Boasting made-from-scratch food and 100-plus beers, the independently-owned Red Cedar Grille and Cocktails in Colmar, Hatfield Township wants to bring back reasonable family dining in a non-chain-restaurant atmosphere with no cookie-cutter foods.
Theo Charitos and his father Dino saw a need one day for a new independent restaurant in the North Penn region. In October 2012, they purchased the vacant property at 249 Bethlehem Pike in Colmar, Hatfield Township that once served as the home for Wingwalker Pub and The Inn Flight for over nearly a half-cenutry and renovated it into something new—Red Cedar Grille & Cocktails. Prior to the purchase, Theo was working at the now-closed The Drafting Room in Lower Gwynedd. He also spent time in kitchens in Spring House and Exton. "I made the next step and opened a restaurant," he said. "We saw things that made sense for an independent restaurant to open in the area. Everybody goes to chain restaurants, but a good independent restaurant is hard …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Harley Duval, 19, of the 1300 block of Needham Circle, had his bailed reduced to 10 percent of $500, with an inpatient rehab condition, following a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Duval allegedly sold nine bags of heroin to an undercover Lansdale officer.
A Hatfield teen charged with selling nine bags of heroin to an undercover Lansdale Street Crimes Unit detective is required to head to inpatient rehab in Eagleville upon posting $50 bail, following a waiver of a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Lansdale District Court. Harley Duval, 19, of the 1300 block of Needham Circle, remains charged with three felony counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin, two felony counts of criminal use of a phone, three misdemeanor counts of possession of heroin, three misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and three misdemeanor counts of receipt in commerce, according to court records. His formal arraignment in Montgomery County court is June 19. Duval, represented by attorney Frank …
Friday, May 3, 2013
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Friday, May 3
Hundreds of friends, family and Penndale Middle School classmates packed Memorial Park in Lansdale Thursday night to celebrate and recognize the life of Dennis Kee, 15, of Hatfield, who was killed a week ago by a vehicle on Route 309 in Hatfield. View a few of the photos from the evening in the gallery. Please add your photos to the collection.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Breanna Hitchens, of Colmar, has organized the event, taking place at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park in Lansdale, to recognize and celebrate the life of Dennis Kee, 15, who was killed when he was hit by a car on Route 309 last Friday night.
A candlelight vigil in recognition of the life of former Penndale student Dennis "Denny" Kee, 15, will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lansdale's Memorial Park. Kee was hit by a car as he crossed Route 309 in Hatfield Township late Friday night. He was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Lansdale Borough Parks and Recreation were informed of the request for the vigil at Wednesday night's committee meeting. Lansdale Parks and Recreation Director Carl Saldutti said the request was made by Colmar resident Breanna Hitchens. "There is a gathering in Memorial Park tomorrow evening in recognition of this young man's passing," he said. "We have done this in the past when requests come in. We can't …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Construction and renovations are ongoing, at present, at 1601 N. Broad St. in Hatfield Township to transform the former Salvation Army building into a new learning center.
The old Salavation Army location at 1601 N. Broad St. in Hatfield Township is being renovated and transformed into a new location for a learning center. "It is currently being renovated to be a tutoring center," said Hatfield Township zoning director Ken Amey. "Permits have been issued." The owner of the property is Ashram LLC, who purchased the property in January 2013, according to Montgomery County land records. Ashram LLC also owns Kumon Learning Center at Suite 14 at 1801 N. Broad Street at Pennwood Plaza. Ashram LLC was contacted via the public listing for its address, which was Kumon Learning Center. A message left at the number has not been returned. Amey said Kumon Learning Center "may be moving to the new location" and confirmed…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Dennis Kee, 15, of Cindy Lane, Hatfield, was hit by a vehicle near Mill Drive and Route 309 Friday night. He was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital Saturday morning.
A Hatfield teenager was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at the emergency department of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest campus, according to the Lehigh County Coroner. Dennis T. Kee, 15, of the 1700 block of Cindy Lane, Hatfield, was struck by a car around 11:32 p.m. Friday on Route 309/Bethlehem Pike near Mill Road, according to the coroner's office and police reports. KYW Newsradio reported that Kee was walking with four friends on the side of the roadway prior to the accident. He was transported to Lehigh Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m. His death has reportedly been ruled accidental by the Montgomery County Coroner's office. Authorities located the driver of the car that struck Kee in a …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Hatfield Township Police are searching for a black male who robbed the Lukoil gas station at Cowpath Road and Broad Street Monday morning.
Hatfield Township Police are searching for a black male who robbed the Lukoil at 1900 North Broad Street in Hatfield Monday morning. Officers responded at 9:40 a.m. to the gas station for a report of an armed robbery. Police said a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thid build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a gray and white cloth over his face, entered the gas station, pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money and cigarettes. After the robber received the money and cigarettes, he fled on foot west toward Cowpath Road, police said. You can view a surveillance video at www.hatfieldpolice.org under "Most Wanted and Missing Persons." Lansdale Borough Police, Montgomery Township Police and Quakertown Borough …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Richard Keczely, 22, of Chalfont, and Thomas Yuknus, 20, of Doylestown, allegedly stole watches, iPhones, iPods, and credit cards from the lockers, police said. They then allegedly used the cards at various retail stores in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Hatfield Township Police have arrested and charged two Bucks County men with 32 criminal offenses, including felony theft, in connection with nine thefts from lockers at Hatfield Ice World, 350 County Line Road, Hatfield, between October 2012 and March 2013. Richard Keczely, 22, of Chalfont, and Thomas Yuknus, 20, of Doylestown, allegedly stole watches, iPhones, iPods, and credit cards from the lockers, police said. Keczely and Yuknus allegedly used the stolen credit cards at several retail locations in Montgomery and Bucks counties, police said. Keczely and Yuknus are each charged with felony theft, felony conspiracy to commit theft, felony receiving stolen property, felony conspiracy of receiving stolen property, six misdemeanor counts …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thomas Troy Young, allegedly cut and stabbed the throat, face, back and lung of a woman with a kitchen knife in her Hatfield home, leaving her to die in her bathroom. Young's bail remains at $1 million.
A Hatfield man in county prison on $1 million bail waived an attempted murder charge to Montgomery County court Friday morning in Souderton. Thomas Troy Young, 49, of Hatfield, also waived two charges of felony aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, reckless endangerment, two counts of possessing an instrument of crime and terroristic threats at the preliminary hearing. The hearing in Souderton District Court was presided over by Lansdale District Court Judge Harold Borek. Young will be arraigned in county court on May 22. Represented by attorney Tim Woodward, Young had more charges added by police on April 11. Representatives from the Domestic Abuse Response Team at Laurel House were present at the hearing: Stacy Sweinhart and …