Friday, March 8, 2013
The former Philadelphia Eagles safety is the guest speaker tonight at Indian Creek Foundation's Celebrity Event fundraiser.
Brian Dawkins, aka B-Dawk, the former safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, is the guest speaker for Indian Creek Foundation's Celebrity Event fundraiser tonight at 7:30. This event will raise funds for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by Indian Creek Foundation, according to its website. "Weapon X" will engage the audience in storytelling and then a question and answer session. You can buy tickets by clicking this link. Adult tickets are $50, and student tickets are $25. You can buy a family four-pack for $140. Tickets are sold out for the meet and greet and preferred seating. Dawkins, who landed on the Eagles in 1996, holds many team records, including most regular season games played at 183; most…
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 …
Green Street Luxuries, 617 W. Main St., Lansdale, holds a networking, business card exchange and fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, February 27
1. Hilltown Township Police and Bucks County District Attorney’s Office hold a press conference at noon at the Hilltown Township Police headquarters to ask the public’s assistance for information developed during the investigation into the death of Joseph Canazaro in January. 2. Register your Pinewood Derby car at Lowe’s in Hatfield and Montgomeryville at the customer service desk today for official entry in the store’s Pinewood Derby Car Show from March 2 to March 8. Cars will be displayed near the front of the store and the public will vote on a winner from different age classes. 3. Green Street Luxuries, 617 W. Main St., Lansdale, holds a networking, business card exchange and fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 4. Business Play Group …
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 …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The buyer is Lansdale-based developer Turnersville Estates, reports Jennifer Lawson of The Reporter
Souderton Area School District will sell its old high school property for $6.91 million to Lansdale developer Turnersville Estates, according to Jennifer Lawson of The Reporter. An agreement was made for the 44-acre property at 41 N. School Lane on Thursday after months of private negotiations, Lawson reported. As the property is in Hilltown Township, Bucks County and Souderton Borough, Montgomery County, the portions will be sold as such: $3.71 million for the Souderton portion, closing March 2014, and $3.2 million for the Hilltown portion, closing May 2015, according to the report. In 10 days, Turnersville Estates will deposit a $185,500 escrow for the Souderton parcel, according to Lawson. It will deposit $150,000 for the Hilltown …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Chris Palmer of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Canazaro owed more than $10 million to various casinos, banks and the government
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 22
Chris Palmer of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Hilltown robbery and home invasion murder victim Joseph Canazaro was $10 million in debt to casinos, banks and the government. Bankruptcy documents from 2008 showed Canazaro owed hundreds of thousands of dollars to casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Biloxi, MS, according to the article. A matter was settled in bankruptcy court where Canazaro cashed $210,000 in faulty checks with two check-cashing agencies, Palmer reports. Locally, Canazaro owed taxes to Hatfield Township and New Britain Township. Hilltown Township Police and the Bucks County District Attorney believe Canazaro’s Swartley Road home, which he rented, was targeted for robbery by two men who are still wanted by …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Joseph Canazaro co-owned Finn McCool's in Ambler. Suspects believed to have fled in victims' pickup truck; described as armed and dangerous
Update, 5:03 p.m. The last murder that occurred in Hilltown Township was in 1990 at 12 Key Drive, when Eric Motis stabbed his neighbor Louise C. Hoopes, 42, a secretary at Grand View Hospital, and her sons Douglas, 16, and Daniel, 14, in their beds. Motis, 26, committed suicide in prison in 1998. Motis was facing three life sentences after pleading guilty at trial in 1991. Update, 4:23 p.m. The Reporter reports the black pickup truck has been located in Upper Bucks County. The truck has been located behind Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center on the 1400 block of West Broad Street in Quakertown. Update, 4:14 p.m. Chief Chris Engelhart has identified the victim as Joseph Canazaro, 48. Canazaro lived at the Swartley Road home with his girlfriend…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Former Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins is the celebrity guest for Indian Creek Foundation's fundraiser at Calvary Church in Hilltown Township
B-Dawk, No. 20 himself, is coming to Hilltown Township on the evening of March 8 to share his personal stories and take part in a live Q&A session. Brian Dawkins, the former Philadelphia Eagles safety, is the celebrity guest at Indian Creek Foundation's Celebrity Event Fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Church, 820 Route 113, Hilltown Township, Bucks County. Dawkins will not be signing autographs at the event. All proceeds will directly benefit unfunded and underfunded programs at Indian Creek Foundation for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a press release. Dawkins began his football career in 1996 with the Eagles, and became a Philadelphia phan phavorite and record-setting star. Dawkins …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bob Keeler of The Souderton Independent reports that the sprinkler system of the home prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the Hampshire Drive house from the garage
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 2
A faulty refrigerator was the cause of a fire on the 200 block of Hampshire Drive in HIlltown Township on Christmas Day. Bob Keeler of The Souderton Independent reports that the sprinkler system in the home kept the fire from spreading from the attached garage. Keeler reported that homeowner Patti Cage and three of her family members were displaced. The family was able to salvage only clothing; Christmas presents were not saved. Read the full story at this link at The Reporter Online.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Hilltown Township Police have charged two residents in two separate retail theft incidents at the store on Bethlehem Pike
Hilltown Police have charged two Lansdale residents with retail theft for two separate incidents at Walmart on Bethlehem Pike in Hilltown. According to PhillyBurbs.com, Teraysa Garcia, 19, was arrested after she attempted to leave Walmart with $60 in merchandise in her purse on Oct. 8. In a separate incident, Robert Merriweather, 27, was charged after he attempted to steal $80 in mercandise on Oct. 18, according to the article. Read more Hilltown Township arrests at this link.