Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two were flown to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital after the May 14 crash on Chemical and Gallagher Roads.
A Lafayette Hill man has been cited for driving at an unsafe speed after a four-car crash on Gallagher and Chemical Roads in Plymouth Township that sent three to the hospital around 11 a.m. on May 11, police said. Thomas Mansfield, 20, of Lafayette Hill, was traveling south on Chemical Road in a Honda Civic with a passenger when he struck Charles Longo, 77, as he was attempting to make a left from Chemical Road onto Gallagher Road in a Ford F-150, according to Plymouth Township Police. The force of the crash caused Long’s vehicle to strike two other vehicles on Gallagher Road, both of which on sustained minor damage and there were no injuries reported. Plymouth Ambulance removed Mansfield from his vehicle after he said that he couldn't …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A two-vehicle accident sent one woman to the hospital, after her Ford Explorer was forced into a telephone pole near the 7-Eleven on Sandy Hill Road.
A two-vehicle accident sent one woman to the hospital Monday night, after her Ford Explorer was forced into a telephone pole near the 7-Eleven on Sandy Hill Road. The crash occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m., near the intersection of Sandy Hill Road and Fairfield Road, according to Montco DPS. A witness on the scene stated that the crash involved a light-colored Hyundai Sonata driven by a male in his late 20's, and a dark, extended-cab Ford Explorer with a female driver. Pictures submitted to Patch show the Ford with heavy front-end damage, still in contact with the pole. The female driver was transferred from the scene by ambulance, but the male driver sustained no injuries, per the witness.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
An 81-year-old resident had over $11,000 in jewelry stolen from her home.
Whitemarsh Township Police (WPD) are investigating multiple thefts at The Hill at Whitemarsh retirement community, including $11,500 in jewelry stolen from an 81-year-old woman. The victim, of Marble Hill within the Lafayette Hill retirement community, reported to police on May 9 that a gold bracelet with diamonds and sapphires, a gold braided bracelet, a gold slide necklace and a wedding ring with ten diamonds went missing over the past year, police said. The victim said the bracelets and necklace went missing first, and she thought she may have misplaced them; when her wedding ring also went missing, she contact police, according to a report from the WPD. Only the cleaning staff provided by the Hill at Whitemarsh has access to the home…
An ambulance crashed into a passenger vehicle around 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon, sending multiple people to the hospital.
A Saturday afternoon crash involving an ambulance and a passenger vehicle sent multiple people to the hospital. According to Patch reader Kristian Konetzny, who was on the scene, the ambulance struck the vehicle at the intersection of Germantown Pike and Stanbridge in East Norriton shortly after 5 p.m. It is unknown who – if anyone – was at fault at this time. Konetzny said via email that the driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, and ambulance personnel were also transferred to local hospitals from the scene. We have not been able to confirm the condition of the victims at this time, but we will update this story when information becomes available. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter…
This week's stories include a man who stole $400 in baby formula before fleeing in a Cadillac, a booking agent who allegedly stole various condiments, and vandalism on Serenity Street.
Man Steals $400 in Baby Formula, Flees in Cadillac, Police Say: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, police are searching for a man who allegedly stole $400 in Gerber Good Start baby formula from the local Thriftway. After making his way out of the store without paying, he jumped into a Cadillac and fled the scene, the report states. Read the full story here. Alleged Condiment Crook Nabbed by Police: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a booking agent in a three-piece suit was arrested after he allegedly stole condiments from a nearby diner. Among the reported items were Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and creamer. The man allegedly told police "I'm a chef. I need this stuff." Read the full story here. Sixteen Vehicles …
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 …