After being apprehended in 2010 in Abington, a Philadelphia man will face a prison sentence.
He claims he was only the lookout and getaway driver, but a Montgomery County judge decided he deserved a serious punishment for his actions. William Perkins, 64, of Philadelphia, has served much of his life in prison, and according to court dockets has a rap sheet several pages long. He was sentenced Wednesday to 10 to 20 years behind bars for his role in a string of burglaries that occurred in 2010. As Patch reported at the time, Perkins, who also used the aliases of John Potter and William Potter, was taken into custody on Oct. 12, 2010 along with John Daniel Wilson, 48, of Philadelphia. The duo had led Philadelphia Police on a high-speed chase which had ended in their arrests in Abington Township. MainLineMedia.com reported that the …
John J. Rushin, a Mt. Pocono native and part-time officer with Spring City Police, was sworn in as a recruit police officer in Montgomery Township on Dec. 17. Rushin fills a department vacancy left by the retirement of former Chief Richard Brady
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
A Mt. Pocono native beat out 324 applicants to grab the one vacancy at Montgomery Township Police left by the retirement of Chief Richard Brady. John J. Rushin — a part-time cop with Spring City Police in Chester County — was sworn in as a recruit police officer by township supervisors on Dec. 17. Brady retired on Sept. 30, after 42 years of service. Rushin was the “top-ranked candidate for the position,” according to police Chief Scott Bendig. Bendig said a recruit testing process was initiated in second quarter 2012, with 324 applicants vying for the position of recruit officer. Rushin, a sergeant with the Philadelphia Warrant Unit, endured a hiring process that included a written exam, a physical agility test, a police oral review board…