Monday, May 20, 2013
The nine ducklings were trapped in a storm drain at North Penn Marketplace in Upper Gwynedd Monday morning.
If the mother duck could talk, she'd quack "Thank you." As she looked on, guarded, crews from Upper Gwynedd Public Works and officers from Upper Gwynedd Township Police rescued nine ducklings that were crying for help from a storm drain Monday morning. According to police, the storm drain was within the North Penn Marketplace shopping center at Valley Forge Road and Sumneytown Pike. Upper Gwynedd Township Public Works responded with a front-end loader, a bucket and a piece of wood. The wood was used to cover the drain pipe so the ducklings would not venture further into the drain pipe, police said. Public Works employees John Maguire and Howard "Peanut" Quinn lifted off the grate cover, blocked the pipe and jumped inside the drain. There, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Upper Gwynedd Township Police said the burglaries occurred on Second Street and Jones Avenue on Wednesday, March 6. An iPad mini, gold coins and jewelry were taken in both burglaries.
West Point residents in Upper Gwynedd Township should be vigilant and aware of two daytime burglaries that occurred in the area on Wednesday, March 6. Police are investigating two daytime residential burglaries that occurred on the 1900 block of Second Street and the 600 block of Jones Avenue. Police said both burglaries took place between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 6. In both burglaries, entry was made into each home via ground floor windows, police said. Items taken in the burglaries include several pieces of jewelry, an iPad mini and gold coins. Call Upper Gwynedd Township Police at 215-699-5861 with any information on the burglaries or if you have witnessed suspicious activity in the area.
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.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
While no criminal activity has occurred in the township regarding solicitors, police have been receiving complaints from residents about such activity. Protect yourself by knowing the rules of the ordinance
While no criminal activity has occurred in Upper Gwynedd Township regarding solicitors, the police department has been receiving complaints from residents regarding such activity. The complaints involve home remodelers, electric suppliers and meat and seafood vendors, police said. Solicitors in the township must obtain a permit from the police department and it must be displayed by the soliciting individual. Ask to see this permit. Upper Gwynedd Police suggest residents be cautious whenever opening the door to a stranger; if you are unsure, don't open the door. Feel free to call 911 to have an officer investigate any solicitation. You can also email PoliceTips@UpperGwynedd.org. Know the township ordinance as it relates to commercial …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The new Police Athletic League got some parents and teens to commit to being a part of the partnership between law enforcement and the community Saturday at Montgomery Mall
It's once in a blue moon that shoppers will witness an Upper Gwynedd Township Police motorcycle making laps inside the Montgomery Mall. When Officer Fred Lynch briefly wailed the siren, it turned some heads. He greeted shoppers as he drove by, and then said hello to him on his return lap. Lynch then parked the cycle outside the lower level of JC Penney's; before long, children and teens were taking a seat on the cycle themselves, blaring the horn and causing more to turn their heads. Often, those people would see what all the noise was about — and leave with their child signed up for free as a new member of the nonprofit North Penn Police Athletic League. The North Penn PAL kicked off its presence in the area with a sign-up and awareness …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Matthew Copenhaver, 21; Kevin Himes, 22; and Heather Spotts, 19 were arrested and charged with allegedly burglarizing the historic Towamencin property and resisting arrest
Two men and a teenage girl were arrested by Towamencin Police for allegedly burgarlizing Morgan Log House on Weikel Road. The three following residents were charged with felony burglary, felony criminal conspiracy, felony criminal trespass — breaking into a structure, loitering and resisting arrest: All three were arraigned Nov. 3 before District Judge Maurice Saylor of Gilbertsville and each were taken to Montgomery County prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, according to court records. All three remain incarcerated at Montgomery County prison, according to prison records. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. before District Judge Harold Borek in Lansdale. Of the three, Himes is the only one with a prior criminal history …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd and Montgomery Township police departments assisted in capturing the suspects near Wissahickon Park Apartments on Sunday
Two Hispanic males were apprehended Sunday near Valleybrook Drive and Wissahickon Park Apartments in Lansdale after they fled from a hit-and-run accident on East Main Street in Upper Gwynedd. The accident occurred around 12:10 p.m. and the suspects fled toward Lakeview Drive in Lansdale. Sgt. Alex Kromdyk of Lansdale Police said three officers were called to assist in a search around 12:20 p.m. Lansdale officers first responded to the 1000 block of East Main Street for the hit-and-run accident and learned that the two suspects fled eastbound on Main Street and then northbound on Lakeview Drive, police said. Police set up a perimeter and Montgomery Township K-9 was called to assist and track the suspects, police said. One Lansdale officer …