Friday, May 10, 2013
Upper Gwynedd Police are investigating a reported child luring incident that occurred in a wooded area of the Parkside Place walking trail near Beaver Street and Sumneytown Pike Thursday night.
"Hey little girl ... I want to talk to you ..." Upper Gwynedd Police reported Friday that that statement was uttered by a white male standing in a wooded area on the Parkside Place trail to a 14-year-old girl Thursday at 8:10 p.m. near Beaver Street and Sumneytown Pike in the township, right before North Wales Borough. Police said the girl was walking on the sidewalk toward Beaver Street from Parkside Place. The man stepped out from a secluded wooded area near the Parkside Place walking trail, police said. The man attempted to talk to the girl by asking her where she was going and what her name was, police said. The girl sped up her pace, and he kept pace right with her, police said. She then took off her shoes and ran across Sumneytown …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Bridge beams will be erected on the bridge that carries Sumneytown Pike over the turnpike in Towamencin Township.
Drivers of the Northeastern Extension will have to find detours between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will close an 11-mile stretch of I-476 in both directions between Mid-County and Lansdale in order to erect steel girders for the Sumneytown Pike bridge spanning the turnpike in Towamencin Township. According to a press release, at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, southbound traffic will be diverted at the Lansdale exit. Northbound access to the Northeastern Extension from Mid-County will be prohibited. Commuters traveling north from Mid-County or from I-276 East or West will be directed to the Fort Washington Interchange of I-276 to return to I-476 at Lansdale. The PTC will close the left lane of the turnpike …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Two people were trapped and later extricated by Upper Gwynedd Fire Co.
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Friday, February 1
Four vehicles were involved in a crash at Sumneytown Pike and Dickerson Road in Upper Gwynedd Friday morning, according to Geoff Patton of The Reporter. Deputy Police Chief David Poirier told The Reporter that two people were trapped and injured, and were extricated by Upper Gwynedd Fire Co. and taken by Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale to Lansdale Hospital, according to the article. View photos at this link.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Gwynedd Square Nursing Center offers diverse culture, food, healthcare for Korean patients.
Wednesday, January 23
At the Gwyendd Square Nursing Center in Upper Gwynedd, 40 of the facility's 180 residents are Korean, according a story on philly.com. To meet the needs of such a large population, the Center has hired staff to support the needs. Morris Kaplan, administrator there, said to philly.com that he has hired staff that speak Korean, chefs that cook culturally appropriate foods, and has even expanded worship services, arts and crafts and bingo to include the Center's Korean population. "When you revere their elders, they revere you," said Kaplan to philly.com. Some families have a hard time placing their loved ones in such specialized care. The creation of what today is known as Penn Asian Senior Service all started when Im Ja Choi had to find …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A lone suspect robbed the BP at Sumneytown Pike and Broad Street at gunpoint Thursday night and fled with cash toward Sumneytown Pike
Upper Gwynedd Police are seeking a man who used a handgun to rob the BP gas station at 868 Sumneytown Pike in Upper Gwynedd Thursday at 9:52 p.m. Police said the suspect entered the store and asked for a pack of Newports. The clerk opened the register and the man produced a black semi-automatic handgun, police said. He then jumped on the counter and pointed the gun at the clerk, police said. He then reached into the register and took an undetermined amount of cash. He then left the store and walked toward Sumneytown Pike, police said. A Montgomery Township K9 tracked the suspect to a nearby parking lot, police said. It is believed the man left from that lot in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s, with a …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The former Genuardi's at Sumneytown Pike and Church Road was acquired by Giant and underwent a multi-million dollar remodeling and update
Giant Food Store will open at Church Road and Sumneytown Pike at 8 a.m. Sunday. The former Genuardi's location - incorrectly called West Point instead of its real locale in Upper Gwynedd - was closed in June as it underwent a multi-million dollar remodel and update of amenities, according to Chris Band, spokesman for Giant Food Stores. Other stores that underwent remodeling and are set to open Sunday are located in Huntingdon Valley, Jamison, Kennett Square and West Chester. Remodeled departments in clude produce, bakery, meat, deli and seafood. "It's an exciting time for all of our store teams as we look forward to opening the doors and introducing the Giant shopping experience to each community," said Giant President Rick Herring in a …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Police said the driver appeared to be having a medical emergency on the side of the road, and then accelerated and hit a tree
Towamencin Township Police Sgt. Dan Jusko said a female driver hit a tree in front of Freddy Hill Farms after she stopped on the side of the road for what appeared to be a medical emergency. The woman was taken out of her maroon Chevy Trailblazer by Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale and transported to Abington Health-Lansdale Hospital. Jusko said officers on regular patrol on Sumneytown Pike came upon the woman in her vehicle on the side of the road. He said officers were not able to stop her from driving into the tree. "Officers saw her pulled off on the side of the road. It looks like she was having a medical emergency," Jusko said. "And then ended up driving into the tree." There were no other occupants in the vehicle, Jusko …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Fire was contained to the overhang of the front porch at 1643 Sumneytown Pike
A homeowner using a gas-fired torch to remove paint from the underneath of the roof of a porch at 1643 Sumneytown Pike was the cause of a minor fire Wednesday afternoon that snarled rush hour traffic on Sumneytown Pike. "The homeowner was doing some renovations on the porch. He was using a torch to remove some paint and that started some of the wood smoldering. Then, eventually openly burning underneath the overhang of the porch," said Towamencin Township Fire Co. Chief Dean Miller. Towamencin firefighters contained the fire to the porch area and under the eave. Miller said the fire spread to underneath the windowsills of windows on the second floor, but firefighters opened the roof of the porch to let out some heat before hitting it with …