Monday, May 13, 2013
The incident occurred Sunday evening at 189 Wissahickon Ave. No one was injured in the incident.
A fire on the rear porch of a twin home at 185 and 189 Wissahickon Ave. in Upper Gwynedd Township was extensively damaged in a fire on Mother's Day. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Marshal and damages are estimated in excess of $200,000, according to Upper Gwynedd Fire Chief John Scheiter. Around 6:14 p.m. Sunday, Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Company responded to the home located on the corner of Wissahickon Avenue and Beaver Street, according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety computer-aided dispatch system. According to Broadcastify.com, the units reported seeing heavy smoke showing from the rear of the home. According to reports on the scanner, around 6:36 p.m., …
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.
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 …
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 …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A burglary was reported on Park Road in West Point on Tuesday, and another one on Monday afternoon on Crest Road
Upper Gwynedd Township Police are investigating two reported burglaries that occurred over two days. The first burglary was reported Monday night at 7:45 on the 900 block of Crest Road, but was believed to have occurred during the late afternoon to early evening. Unknown persons forced entry into the home and stole a number of items, police said. A Cheltenham Township Police K9 assisted with a search of the area, police said. Crest Road is located between Valley Forge Road and Supplee Road, off Anders Road. The second reported burglary occurred Tuesday afternooon on the 600 block of Park Road. Police were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. Unknown persons forced open a side door and gained entrance into the home, police said. A Montgomery …
Monday, November 5, 2012
A look at where to vote, how to get there and who's on the ballot
Hurricane Sandy may have made the past week fly by for many North Penn area voters, but, ready or not, the polls open tomorrow morning. Here are some resources for residents of Montgomeryville, Lansdale and surrounding municipalities interested in learning where to vote, how to get there, and who is on the ballot. Where You Vote If you want to make sure you're registered to vote, or you forget where to vote, click here to visit the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Getting to the Polls Both political parties will often help voters get to the polls. Montgomery County Democratic Committee: 610 272 2000 Montgomery County Republican Committee: 610 279 9300 Who's on Your Ballot The Montgomery County Board of Elections allows readers to view…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Upper Gwynedd Township Police are investigating a burglary on Station Drive and an attempted burglary on Patriot Drive that occurred Friday
Upper Gwynedd was the choice locale for burglaries Friday by a suspected burglar or burglars. The burglary and attempted burglary occurred in the daytime. At 11:06 a.m., police responded to an attempted burglary on the 900 block of Patriot Drive. Sources posted the address as 921 Patriot Drive in Upper Gwynedd. The homeowner heard loud knocking at the door, but did not recognize the vehicle in the driveway, police said. When he went to check it out, he saw a black male at the back door, attempting to gain entry, police said. The burglar fled upon discovery, police said. Witnesses described the vehicle parked in the driveway as a gray Lincoln Town Car with a dark-colored gray or black vinyl roof, police said. The car was occupied by two …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A milling machine that is being used in roadwork at Broad Street and Allentown Road in Upper Gwynedd fell into a trench and caused the intersection to be closed Thursday afternoon
A 60,000-pound milling machine overturned at a roadwork area at Broad Street and Allentown Road in Upper Gwynedd Thursday afternoon, disrupting traffic due to closing the intersection. According to Brian Bingaman of The Reporter, the machine tipped over in a trench in the asphalt, falling onto the shoulder of the west side of South Broad Street at the traffic light at Allentown Road. Sgt. Steve Gillen of Upper Gwynedd Township Police was quoted in the paper as saying the machine had a possible equipment malfunction. According to the article, Upper Gwynedd Fire Co., Upper Gwynedd Fire Police and Fairmount Fire Company of Lansdale assisted at the scene. A tow truck from Bergey's was dispatched to the scene shortly after 11:30 a.m., according…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Joshua Siringhaus, of Upper Gwynedd, and Kristin Leidy, of Hatfield Borough, were the two culprits in numerous daytime burglaries in several Montgomery and Bucks County municipalities, police said
An Upper Gwynedd man, who was convicted of and had spent time in prison for numerous burglaries in 2003 in Franconia and Lower Salford townships, has been nabbed again for alleged numerous daytime burglaries by Hatfield Township Police, along with his alleged female accomplice from Hatfield Borough. The female accomplice was convicted in 2007 on felony receiving stolen property charges in Hatfield Township and spent time in prison on the charges. Both have been charged in connection with numerous daytime burglaries since March in several Montgomery and Bucks County municipalities, according to police. Joshua Ryan Siringhaus, 31, of the 1600 block of Supplee Road, Upper Gwynedd, and Kristin Anne Leidy, of the 500 block of South Main Street…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Runners, walkers took steps to aid in the fight against domestic violence.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ann Cornell
Monday, October 24, 2011
More than 300 men, women and children laced up for Laurel House's annual 5K Dash in Upper Gwynedd on Sunday morning. Named for Pennsylvania's state flower, "Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communitites throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania," according to the organization's website. The annual event raises about $20,000 for the organization, said press contact Tina Reynolds. Sponsors included Portolese Family Chiropractic, Mary Kay Inc. and Fleet Feet Sports; face painting, raffles and balloon animals were among the family-friendly activities available at the pavilion. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; abuse affects men and women throughout the U.S. every day. • …