Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The accident took place in Salford Township Tuesday morning on Route 563. Ryan Petrille, 21, was killed in the crash.
An Upper Gwynedd man was killed early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Salford Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. Police said Ryan Alexander Petrille, 21, was a passenger in a 2000 Honda Civic being driven by Sean Christopher Sperl, also 21, on Route 563 shortly after midnight. According to police, Sperl, of Lansdale, was traveling at a "high rate of speed" and "failed to negotiate a curve" in the road. The car struck a utility pole and was torn in half, ejecting Petrille from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner's office. Aerial images published by NBC 10 showed what were said to be the two halves of the car on opposite sides of the road, about 50 yards apart. Sperl is being …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Charles N. Gamber, 37, of Ascot Court, was warned earlier in the night of September 29 by police not to drive his moped, according to The Intelligencer. He did it anyway.
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Wednesday, April 17
A Montgomery Township moped driver, now convicted thrice for driving under the influence, is heading to jail for up to five years, according to The Intelligencer. Charles N. Gamber, 37, of the 600 block of Ascot Court, was weaving back and forth on Upper State Road on the night of September 29 in Montgomery Township, according to the article. According to the court affidavit, Gamber was pulled over for improper registration. He then pulled the new one out of his backpack; the backpack also contained beer cans. Gamber also had alcohol on his breath, according to the complaint. Hours earlier, Gamber, who was drunk at the time, police allege, was told by police not to drive his moped. Police had responded to Gamber’s home on Ascot Court for …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Basement dweller William Keith Kane, 23, had the sole felony charge dismissed at a preliminary hearing in Lansdale District Court Thursday. Kane allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill his landlord with a knife and tire iron.
Franklin Street basement tenant William Keith Kane, 23, of Lansdale, will not face a felony charge of aggravated assault in Montgomery County court in May for allegedly assaulting and threatening his landlord with a knife and tire iron. The charge was dismissed at a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in Lansdale District Court. All other charges against Kane were held by District Judge Harold Borek: misdemeanor possessing an instrument of crime, three counts of misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor reckless endangerment and summary harassment. Kane has been free on 10 percent of $10,000 bail since March 19, according to court records. Kane allegedly assaulted his landlord with a knife one day, and allegedly threatened him with a tire …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Gerald F. Boyce, 41, of the 600 block of Wissahickon Avenue, pleaded guilty to the indecent exposures charges in December for incidents that occurred between June 2011 and May 2012. Boyce heads to jail on Feb. 4, according to The Intelligencer
A Lansdale father, who masturbated in plain view of women and girls under the age of 18 on five occasions in Lansdale Borough, was sentenced to 30 days to 23 months in Montgomery County prison Wednesday. Gerald F. Boyce, 41, of the 600 block of Wissahickon Avenue, pleaded guilty to the indecent exposures charges in December for incidents that occurred between June 2011 and May 2012. Boyce heads to jail on Feb. 4, according to Peg Gibbons of The Intelligencer. Boyce, who was charged with attempted rape in Philadelphia in 2000, committed five public masturbation incidents wherein eight of the 10 victims were underage. Boyce has a criminal history of indecent exposure and corruption of minors, according to court records. Boyce is the father …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Allegedly showed police to an area near Black Walnut Road where people loiter and drink.
Whitemarsh Township Police arrested a Lansdale man on Jan. 7 after a traffic stop on Spring Mill Road when police allegedly found marijuana, paraphernalia, plastic baggies and a scale in the Nissan Maxima he was driving. Sung Joo Lee, a 22-year-old from Line Street in Lansdale, was stopped at 37 Ridge Pike after his parked along a wooded area on Spring Mill Road near Black Walnut Road, accordig to police. During the stop, Lee told him that his car was parked along the road because he had gone into the woods “to start a fire,” police said. The reporting officer said that he detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and that Lee was lethargic and his eyes were red. The officer also noted that there were sandwich baggies …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Mark Fiorino, of Lansdale, accepted an offer from Philadelphia to allow a $25,000 judgement to be entered against all defendants
Lansdale open-carry law advocate Mark Fiorino, who filed a civil rights lawsuit against Philadelphia Police this month, has accepted an offer from the city of Philadelphia to allow a $25,000 judgement be entered against all defendants and in favor of Fiorino. The court filing can be found here: http://www.aclupa.org/downloads/Fiorino3812.pdf “This was never about the money," said Benjamin Picker, of McCausland Keen and Buckman, the attorneys representing Fiorino along with the ACLU of Pennsylvania. "Mr. Fiorino was seeking change in the way the city trains its police officers and vindication in connection with the violation of his constitutional rights. The city and the individual officers, including Commissioner Ramsey, have agreed to …