Friday, May 17, 2013
Local authorities are searching for a man who has exposed himself, masturbated in public before walkers in both townships.
After five reported cases, the area's police are working together to find a man that has been exposing himself in public. Lower Providence and Upper Providence Township Police Departments are investigating five reported incidents of indecent exposure occurring between April 6 and May 12 in both Lower Providence or Upper Providence townships. The incidents have occurred in the late afternoon and early evening as area residents walk along roads or trails, according to police. Each of the five reports were filed as having happened between 3:20 and 7:25 p.m. Police say that the man would be in place prior to the walkers approaching, jump out of his vehicle without any pants on, or with his pants pulled down. The offender would look at the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Jordan Burnham, 23, of Eagleville, was arrested for DUI by the Pennsylvania State Police on May 8.
The following item contains information provided by the Pennsylvania State Police. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction. DUI: On May 8 at 2:20 a.m., members of the Pennsylvania State Police initiated a traffic stop of a gold, 2009 Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Lewis Road and Crown Point Drive in Limerick. The report indicated that the driver of the vehicle – identified as Jordan Burnham, 23, of Eagleville – showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Burnham was arrested for DUI, and transported to the PSP Skippack Barracks for chemical breath testing. Charges are pending in District Court 38-1-19. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LPPatch See also:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police of the Skippack Barracks hosts the week-long youth camp patterned after municipal and state police training.
Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police’s Skippack Station, in cooperation with municipal police departments, will hold its annual Camp Cadet, from Aug. 11 – 16. The week-long, co-ed camp will be held at Camp Kweebec in Limerick, and is open to youth ages 11 – 14, who are residents of Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware counties, which Troop K patrols. According to Troop K Trooper Morgan Crummy, Camp Cadet director, the purpose of Camp Cadet is to provide insight into police training and the overall expectations of a police officer. She said the program is a true-to-life experience, patterned after municipal and state police training, in which the youth participants gain an understanding and respect for the law, as well as themselves. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
For some it's a holiday, but for state troopers, it is a time to gear up safety enforcement.
As many prepare for a long holiday weekend, the state's troopers are gearing up to keep the communities of Montgomery County safe. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) have announced that the 2013 Easter holiday enforcement period will run from Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31. "During this time, extra efforts will be made to ensure citizens can safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday," said PSP media contact, Cpl. Gerard B. McShea. The Easter enforcement period can be a dangerous time in the area. In 2012, during the three-day Easter holiday enforcement period, the Pennsylvania State Police in Troop K, which covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The State Police have complied with State Rep. Todd Stephens' request to have mental health records included in a national gun check database.
It took 18 months, but State Rep. Todd Stephens said the Pennsylvania State Police have begun sending the mental health records of people prohibited from buying firearms to a federal database. Stephens (R-151) of Horsham, has been working for a year and a half to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Without that inclusion, Stephens said anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. Earlier this month, Stephens said he intended to introduce legislation that would require that the state's …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Four crashes were reportedly also alcohol related.
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Wednesday, January 2
Twelve people were arrested for impaired driving by Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police over the New Year's Day holiday period, the agency said Wednesday. The Skippack-based troop said the 12 DUI arrests were made during "extra enforcement efforts" intended to "ensure citizens could travel safely along the Commonwealth's highways" during the holiday's increased traffic. Troop K covers highways in Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties, in addition to providing local law enforcement for municipalities without their own police departments. In addition to the arrests, the state police issued 469 citations and handled 45 crashes during the two-day holiday enforcement period. Four of the crashes were alcohol related, police said.
Monday, December 31, 2012
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the area over the New Year’s holiday enforcement period.
Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police announced a New Year’s holiday enforcement period between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. “During this time, extra efforts will be made to ensure citizens can safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday,” said the PSP, Troop K - which covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, as well as numerous municipalities without police departments, State Police will work through Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and S.T.E.A.D.-D. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk-Driving) during the enforcement period. Operation C.A.R.E. is a national program to reduce crashes on interstate highways during …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
New act and state budget will combine for more support of PSP.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) used to be in law enforcement himself. As a former officer, he said funding for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is a crucial need. “Proposals to increase state police funding died under the former administration, but thanks to Gov. Corbett’s leadership, the legislature worked together in a bipartisan manner to ensure that the Pennsylvania State Police has funding for 100 new cadets this year under the 2012-13 state budget,” Vereb said in a statement released on Monday. “Public safety is one the most important jobs of any government and securing adequate funds to fight crime in communities across Pennsylvania is one of my top priorities, without increasing spending or implementing any new taxes on our …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Jessica Hudson was last seen on Thursday, July 26, leaving the New Life School in Schwenksville.
Editor's note: The Pensylvania State Police were unable to provide a photograph of Jessica Hudson, and due to her being a minor, we've been unable to locate a photo online. If you know Jessica, or happen to have a photo of her, please email it to email@example.com and we'll update this post so those who are searching for her have an idea of who to look for. Pennsylvania State Police are currently searching for a missing 17-year-old female, who was last seen outside the New Life School in nearby Schwenksville at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. According to the press release, Jessica Hudson was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, grey shorts, Spiderman socks, no shoes and a white flower in her hair. She's described as a 5'4 white …
Checkpoint will be posted between Friday, August 3, and Sunday, August 5, with a location somewhere in western Montgomery County.
The Pennsylvania State Police have announced that they will conduct another sobriety checkpoint this coming weekend, between the evening hours of Friday, August 3, and the early morning hours of Sunday, August 5. Though the press release does not identify the specific location of the checkpoint, it does state that the checkpoint will be posted somewhere in western Montgomery County, with the help of a local municipal police force. The release urges motorists to make responsible decisions before getting behind the wheel, and adds that sobriety checkpoints have been shown to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related crashes.