Charges were filed in a string of 21 break-ins.
A story in the Times Herald on Thursday reported that two Limerick men and one Douglassville man have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in the area in the last seven months. The Limerick residents were identified as 28-year-old Michael R. Benner Jr. and 25-year-old Joseph A. Samsel Jr. The third man is named as Philip M. Becker, 27, of Douglassville. The three men have allegedly stolen over $100,000 worth of items over the seven-month period. The Times Herald reports that the investigation started on on January 3, 2013 when the Limerick Township police department was called to the scene of a burglary on Limerick Center Road. The homeowner described a white male with a neck tattoo who he encountered in his home, …
MERCURY: Birdsboro shooting suspect charged with sex crimes involving teen
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 21, 2012
The following clip comes from Frank Otto of the Pottstown Mercury: BIRDSBORO — The Birdsboro man accused of shooting his girlfriend’s ex-husband is now charged with numerous sex crimes involving a teen girl. Christopher D. Yingling, 42, of the 500 block of West Second Street, who was previously charged with shooting Limerick fire official Glen Russell on Jan. 24 in his car in a Berks County parking lot, was charged Wednesday with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sex assault, aggravated indecent assault, prostitution, producing and presenting obscene sexual materials and performance, as well as other similar offenses, all involving a girl under the age of 15. “This is just the most disturbing number of facts I’ve seen,” …