Thursday, May 16, 2013
Man wanted for passing fake $100s to Pennsylvania, New Jersey businesses.
He is wanted by Upper Merion Police Department, but that isn't the only spot he's allegedly hit up with fake dough. The man seen in the video above is wanted for passing counterfeit bills, according to Upper Merion Police, according to a report on 6ABC. Police say the male suspect may have a tattoo on his right knuckles that reads "BUENO." Anyone with information should contact Detective Andrew Rathfon at the Upper Merion Township Police Department at 484-636-3879. For the full story on the man wanted for passing counterfeit $100 bills, visit 6ABC's report here.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
President Barack Obama shared the story of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox during a National Peace Officers Memorial Day service.
Fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was singled out by President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day services at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Obama explained Fox's life, and how he lives on in the Fox famiy. "After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine, Bradley Michael Fox retired with honor and followed his dream to becoming a police officer," Obama said. "He'd been with the Plymouth Township Police Department in Pennsylvania for five years before he was shot and killed pursuing a suspect last September. It was the day before his 35th birthday and six months before the birth of his son." "Nothing will replace the enthusiasm he brought to his job or the tremendous pride he had in his…
Parade will shut down Skippack Pike (Rt. 73) on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A wedding band and engagement ring worth $11,000 were stolen.
A woman on the 800 block of East Hector Street reported her wedding band and engagement ring missing on April 14, according to the Whitemarsh Township Police Department. According to the report, the victim reported that she and her husband a group of friends and family over on April 13. The victim removed her rings on a nightstand before going to sleep at 1 a.m., and they were missing in the morning, police said. The rings had a total value of $11,000, according to police.
Officer Brad Fox was honored this week after making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. As part of Police Week in Washington, Patch takes a deeper look at police fatalities. Scroll down to see more.
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Tuesday, May 14
The life of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox was honored in ceremonies last week in Norristown, Harrisburg, and Washington, DC. From postal inspectors to small-town sheriffs, Congress has dedicated the week of May 15 to honoring America's law enforcement officers, especially those killed in the line of duty, each year. While the number of officers killed in the line of duty has fallen since the 1970s (see our graphic, above), more officers have been killed so far in 2013 than the same time last year, according to a report by the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, released on Monday. The FBI also released a report on Monday, which showed officer fatalities declined in 2012 compared to 2011. The FBI report said 47 …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A drug ring that included Montgomery County has recently been on trial in a major wire-tapping case.
He took the stand as a witness for the prosecution, but it was the defense that really got him to talk. An unnamed ringleader of a major drug ring that reached parts of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia counties was the topic of discussion in Judge Gary S. Silow’s courtroom Friday, as more than 24 men and women face charges in the ring, which was caught via wire-tapping by local authorities, reports the Times Herald. The witness admitted on the stand, when questioned by the defense, that he did not know at least one of the men named as part of a drug trafficking organization. He told the defense attorney "No, I don’t know him at all," when the man was brought before him. Other testimony provided information overheard on wire-tap…
Keys, a wallet, cash were among items stolen.
A Plymouth Meeting man reported more than $200 in items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle overnight on April 19, according to the Whitemarsh Township Police. A brown wallet, three credit cards, a key ring, a driver’s license and social security card were stolen from unlocked vehicle parked on the 5000 block of Butler Pike, according to police. A Plymouth Meeting resident reported $700 in cash stolen from a vehicle parked on School House Lane, according to police. A victim on the 4000 block of School House Lane stated that the money was stolen from her purse, which was in her unlocked car, between 1-8 a.m. on April 20, police said.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Criminal Mischief occurred on Olivia Way, police say.
Whitemarsh Township Police are investigating reports of criminal mischief on the 500 block of Olivia Way in Lafayette Hill. One victim told police that he found eggs and oranges thrown on his driveway and his vehicle around 2:30 a.m. on April 6, according to police. The victim said that he heard what sounded like a person running with flip flops on, according to police, and he also said his children were college age and he did not know why the items were thrown at his property. A second victim on Olivia Way said that all four tires on his vehicle were slashed and eggs were smashed on the ear rear and side windows of his vehicle on April 7, police said. The victim said that he did not hear anything suspicious, and that he had no issues …
This week's stories include a woman who allegedly listed various drugs on her grocery list, a 'sexting' teacher pleads guilty and accused cemetery thieves strike in Montgomery County.
Potato Salad, Cocaine and Pepsi on Woman's Shopping List: According to a report in the Perkiomen Valley Patch, police discovered a strange grocery list in the vehicle of a 21-year-old woman who had just rear-ended another vehicle. The grocery list included items such as cocaine, potato salad, chicken breast and pepsi, along with a reminder to get high. Read the full story here. Trio of Thieves Strike Montco Cemeteries: According to a report in the Lower Moreland Patch, three people have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies that occurred at local cemeteries. The report states that the robbers preyed on the grieving, stealing purses and personal items from vehicles as visitors mourned their loss. Read the full story here. "…
Michael Dolan, who was jailed for inappropriate contact with a minor, wanted to end his probation early.
Former Plymouth Whitemarsh High School swim coach Michael Dolan has been denied his request for early termination of his five-year probation for unlawful contact with a minor, according to the Times Herald. Patch reported previously that Dolan, 34, was convicted in 2009 of sending sexually explicit text messages to one of the high school students he coached, according to police. Dolan served roughly two years in prison, during which time he was a “model prisoner,” according to his attorney. Assistant District Attorney Samantha Cauffman said Dolan’s request was “self-centered,” and that his victim still suffers from Dolan’s conduct.