Monday, May 13, 2013
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.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
More than 300 names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox and more than 300 fallen law enforcement officers are being recognized during National Police Week in Washington, D.C. Thousands began flowing Saturday into Washington, filling a sacred section of the Northwest portion of the capital and the national memorial honoring fallen officers. Fox, who was killed in the line of duty last year, is among those honored, his name freshly etched into one of the two 304-foot-long marble walls that are now part of the living National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The names of more than 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty are etched into those walls. This year, 321 were added. The curving blue-gray marble with all those names on it was …
At least one driver was injured; a PennSTAR helicopter was on the scene.
A four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Chemical and Gallagher roads in Plymouth Township snarled traffic in the area for over an hour Saturday morning while emergency crews worked to help those with injuries an clear the scene. According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, the crash occured just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, and at least one vehicle occupant was seen being wheeled into an ambulance. A PennSTAR helicopter landed in the Metroplex parking, and was surrounded by emergency vehicles. Traffic was blocked heading south on Chemical Road, and was backed up in the northbound lane through Germantown Pike. Patch will have additional details on this crash as they become available.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Fosters General Auto Repair was robbed on April 26.
The Whitemarsh Police Department is investigating the report of an overnight burglary at Fosters General Auto Repair in the Conshohocken section of the township. The burglary was discovered on 8:15 a.m. on April 26, according to police, and the burglars entered through the rear bathroom window. According to the owner, only three pry bars were missing from the shop, police said.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The man allegedly drank a pint of vodka before passing out on a park bench.
A Lafayette Hill man was cited for public drunkenness after allegedly passing out on a bench at Kline Park just after 8 p.m. on April 18, according to the Whitemarsh Township Police. Officers responded to Kline Park near Ash Lane for the report of a suspicious male, who was believed to be homeless and intoxicated, according to police. Officers located Stanley Haraczka, 34, of Birch Drive in Lafayette Hill, who was allegedly passed out on a bench on the 200 block of Ash Lane. Haraczka refused to answer several questions, though he admitted to drinking a pint of Vodka, police said, and he had fight with his girlfriend who lived nearby, police said. Officers said that when they contacted Haraczka’s girlfriend, she refused to take …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Fox family and Plymouth officials were in Harrisburg to honor the fallen police officer.
Plymouth Township Police representatives, elected officials, and the Fox family were in Harrisburg Tuesday as the house unanimously passed a resolution in honor of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox. House Resolution 276 was authored by State Representative Marcy Toepel, who is the representative in New Hanover, “Our cherished freedoms and liberties would not exist without the sweat and blood of some 800,000 professionals whose simple motto is: ‘To protect and to serve,’” said Toepel. “Unfortunately, Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, and all of Pennsylvania lost a hero when Officer Fox was tragically killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, 2012, the eve of his 35th birthday.” Many members of the Fox family, and …
A Crescent Avenue woman was told her grandson was facing a court case and she needed to send money, according to police.
Whitemarsh Township Police are investigating a potential scam, after a woman reported that man impersonating her grandson said he was in jail and needed money to be released. The 83-year-old Crescent Avenue woman said she received a phone call on April 17 around 3:30 p.m., stating that her grandson was at the Montgomery County Court in Norristown, and that he needed money “due to a case against him,” according to police. The impersonator told Rogers that his public defender, John Myers, would be in contact with her to give her the information on how to get him the money, police said. The victim called her daughter after hanging up with the impersonator, and she was told that her grandson was not at county court, police said. There is no …