Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The phone was taken from a Verizon Wireless store.
A Royersford resident pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court on April 23 to stealing an Apple iPhone from an Upper Providence Verizon store. Michael Charles Kohl, age 27, of the 200 block of Main Street, was sentenced to three years' probation and is required to pay back the $649 value of the phone. Kohl pleaded guilty to a first degree misdemeanor count of theft. The 2012 theft was noticed by employees of the store, who reported it to authorities. Police were able to track the phone to Kohl, who later admitted to selling the phone on Craigslist. For more on the story, visit the Times Herald.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The employee reportedly tried to use the card a short time later.
Limerick Township police arrested a Birdsboro woman last week after she allegedly pocketed a debit card while working at the KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Royersford and then tried to use it later in the day. Syreeta Latique Nixon, age 36, was arrested and charged with two counts of access device fraud, possessing an instrument of crime, attempted theft by deception, securing execution of documents by deception, and identity theft. Police say the victim contacted them after her debit card went missing on February 27. The victim told police she had purchased food at the KFC/Taco Bell on Township Line Road in Royersford at about 2 p.m. that day. While making her purchase, the victim told police, she had "a nice long conversation with an …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
This week's stories include an accused killer seeking money for legal fees from the victim's estate and a thief who allegedly tried to sell stolen items in the parking lot of the store he just robbed.
Accused Killer Seeks Money from Victim's Estate: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a man accused of killing his mother, father and brother with a sword in 2011 has filed a request to draw money from the victim's $1 million estate. The accused killer stated in court documents that he needs the money to retain counsel, as well as hire expert forensic psychiatrists to defend against the charges. He was previously given $16,000 in public funds for his defense. Read the full story here. Home Burglarized While Resident Showered: According to a report in the Upper Dublin Patch, an Oreland man was robbed after leaving the front-door unlocked while showering. A gray Samsung laptop that was sitting next to the front door was stolen, but…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Local police remind residents to remove valuables from vehicles to prevent theft.
Upper Providence Township Police kindly remind the area's residents to not leave valuables in vehicles overnight. They have good reason to issue the warning. More than 20 items have been taken in recent weeks from cars in the township. According to a police report issued on Tuesday, an unknown person or persons entered vehicles in the Collegeville section of the township entered multiple vehicles removing a black iPod nano and several GPS devices. The cars were all unlocked and showed no signs of forcible entry. The department estimates that more than 20 thefts have occurred from area vehicles in Upper Providence during February alone. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 610-933-7899. In the meantime, Detective …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A retail store employee has been charged with forging returns at the shoe store where he worked.
A retail store manager is facing multiple charges after his employers reportedly discovered he was forging returns to the store and taking cash from the register. 26-year-old Brandon Yost of Pottstown has been charged with second-degree felony forgery, theft by deception and receiving stolen property after management at the Dr. Scholl's outlet store at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets reportedly noticed discrepancies and what appeared to be falsified returns. Store management told police that they had records of 17 cash returns being made under Yost's employee login. According to the store manager, Yost would allegedly log in to the system, scan a similar item as if it had been returned, then forge the customer's signature on a return …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who was fined $200 for cussing out a crossing guard, and a convicted robber who decided to thank his victims.
Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Passing Out at McDonald's Drive-Thru: According to a report in the Limerick Patch, a 27-year-old man has been charged with four counts of DUI after he allegedly passed out in his vehicle while at the McDonald's drive-thru. Court documents state that upon arrival by police, the driver smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and seemed lethargic. He was later taken to a local hospital to have blood drawn for testing. Read the full story here. Convicted Robber Thanks Victims for Cooperation: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 22-year-old man will serve the next six to 20 years in prison after stealing $20,000 of narcotics from the Whitpain CVS. Upon receiving his sentence, the man thanked his …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's stories include an intoxicated man who allegedly stole a designated driver van, a "crazy naked guy running through the streets" of Norristown, and an act of littering that lead to drug charges.
Drunk Man Charged with Stealing Drunk Bus: According to a report in the Lower Providence Patch, a 38-year-old Lower Providence Township man is facing felony theft, DUI, and multiple other charges after he allegedly stole a van used for designated driver services while under the influence of alcohol. The report states that the vehicle was recovered a short time later, and the suspect was placed in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $50,000 bail. Read the full story here. Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute (especially when there are drugs in the car): According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 21-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was stopped by police for …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The suspect has used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards at various Walgreens locations in Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties
Towamencin Township Police are working on a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police to identify a man authorities say is responsible for credit card fraud and other theft-related offenses in four Pennsylvania counties. Police said the man used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards during the second week in January 2013. The man used the cloned cards at Walgreens stores in Flourtown, Drexel Hill and the Feasterville-Trevose area, police said. Police said the suspect also used a cloned credit card with the Philadelphia Parking Authority on M Street in Philadelphia on Jan. 10, 2013. The suspect was captured on video in one incident wearing a Billionaire Boys Club varsity jacket with white sleeves and the Roman numerals …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Two suspects, both juvenile females, have been arrested and will be charged after allegedly stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin at the North Coventry Mall.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Two women were caught on video stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin outside of the Coventry Mall Boscov's.