Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Despite being prevented by police from protesting in front of the prison, the movement voiced their concerns regarding Governor Corbett’s priorities.
Decarcerate Pennsylvania protested the Graterford Prison expansion on Tuesday, though it was semi-thwarted when members of the Pennsylvania State Police prevented them from walking onto the Graterford complex. The group had initially planned to meet at Perkiomen Valley High School and walk to the prison entrance, but state police prevented them from making the trek citing safety concerns. “We prevented them from obstructing the highway – we did it for their safety,” said a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper. “People are going to start looking at them, and not pay attention to the way they are driving, so it is an issue of safety.” Despite the concerns from police, Decarcerate Pennsylvania member Hakim Ali believes that the police were not …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Checkpoint will be located somewhere in the western portion of the county between July 6 and July 9
If you're going to imbibe this Independence Day Weekend, you may want to think twice about driving. The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a report stating that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in western Montgomery County between July 6 and July 9. Though the exact location was not released, the report did indicate that the location is "considered a high-risk area." "Sobriety checkpoints are held to reduce alcohol related crashes resulting in injuries, death and property damage," the report states. "The State Police encourage all motorists to make the right decision and not attempt to operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages or controlled substances." If you're out drinking this weekend, make …
Friday, June 15, 2012
A briefing of police activity issued by the Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Barracks
On June 15 at 12:27 a.m., State Trooper Joseph P. Miller performed a traffic stop on a maroon Mercury Sable at Walnut Street and Main Street in Limerick Township for erratic driving. As a result, the police report said, a Jarred Haines, 35 of Royersford, was arrested for DUI. Charges are pending in district court.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
King of Prussia man arrested for DUI in Upper Providence Township
The Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Barracks submitted the following report of note: On May 12 at 1:59 a.m., Corporal David M. Pezzano stopped a 1994 Toyota Corolla for erratic driving. The driver, Jigar J. Patel, 24 of King of Prussia, was allegedly exhibiting signs of alcohol impairment on 422 East in the area of the Collegeville exit in Upper Providence Township. The police report indicates Patel failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Barracks for a chemical test of his breath. Charges for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and related traffic charges will be filed in district court.
Friday, May 11, 2012
A briefing of police activity from the Pennsylvania State Police
The Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Barracks submitted the following report relating to the Spring-Ford area: On May 1 at 7:20 p.m. on 422 East in Limerick Township, a 23-year-old female of Boyertown allegedly threw trash and other debris from her vehicle. The debris reportedly struck the vehicle of a 35-year-old male of Collegeville and caused minor damage. Police reported multiple charges are pending. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact PSP-Skippack at 610-584-1250, reference number K03-1848637.
Friday, May 4, 2012
A briefing of police activity on 422.
The following reports were submitted by the Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Barracks: On April 28 at 4:01 a.m., Trooper Stephen Dunkle reported he and Corporal David M. Pezzano observed a white Jeep Grand Cherokee "traveling erratically" on 422 West at about mile marker 176.8 in Limerick Township. "During the traffic stop, I observed the above driving exhibiting signs of impairment," the report said. "The above driver was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and drug possession in Magisterial District Court 38-1-19." On April 27 at 10:45 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police Corporal David M. Pezzano reported a one-vehicle accident on 422 West in the area approaching the Royersford exit in Upper Providence Township. "The vehicle …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A briefing of police activity in Limerick, with a report from the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Limerick Township Police Department logged 151 incidents between April 9 and 15. Of them, 21 were deemed false alarms. Police reported responding Officer Christopher Iochum being dispatched to 1241 Main St. in Linfield on April 7 at 1:34 a.m. for a man sleeping on the grass. Upon arrival, Iochum confirmed the complaint, reporting that he was sleeping about three feet from the road. When police woke the man up, they said he was confused, but told them he was at the Railroad Street Bar. He was identified by police as Justin D. Reid, 31 of Azalea Circle in Limerick. Iochum reported Reid was stumbling and submitted to a PBT, which allegedly showed positive results for alcohol consumption. A citation for public drunkenness will be mailed to…
Friday, January 6, 2012
A briefing of police activity in the Limerick, Royersford and Spring City area, with a report from the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Limerick Township Police Department logged 132 incidents between Dec. 26, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012. Of the incidents, 16 were deemed false alarms. The department listed the following reports of note. On Dec. 26 at 4:47 p.m., responding Officer Brian Tyler was dispatched to Kohl's for a retail theft. Loss prevention indicated the juvenile offender was in custody and cooperating, but her father was upset. When Tyler arrived, he met with LP, who said the 17-year-old girl walked in to the store, selected several pieces of merchandise, went to the dressing room and came out with none of the said merchandise. It was reported she did this three more times, each time coming out with her mesh backpack having grown "exponentially" in size. The girl…
Friday, December 23, 2011
A briefing of police activity in Limerick, Royersford and Spring City, with reports from the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Limerick Township Police Department logged 155 incidents between Dec. 12 and 18. A total of 16 of the reports were deemed false alarms. Of the reports were the following incidents of note. On Dec. 14 at 4:31 p.m., responding Officer Tim DiGregorio was dispatched to the trailer park at 165 Ridge Pike for a subject armed with a gun in his back pocket. The caller reported a white male shot out of the window of his home and was walking away from his trailer. He also indicated the male was known around the park as "Ratman." Upon arrival, DiGregorio met with the witness, who pointed out the subject, Euguene Dawson Davis, 46. DiGregorio approached Davis in full uniform and told him to stop and that he's under arrest. Detectives Ernie Morris …
Friday, November 18, 2011
A list of police activity in Limerick, Royersford and reports from the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Limerick Township Police Department logged 181 incidents from Nov. 7 - 13. Of the reports, 15 were deemed false alarms. Here are some incidents of note: On Nov. 11 at 10:48 p.m., responding Officer Tim DiGregorio was patrolling and was summoned to 409 Country Club Rd., where a possible public drunkenness was in progress. The caller stated a man came to his door, cursed at him, demanded a microwave, cursed some more and left with the microwave after the caller retrieved it for him. Upon arrival, DiGregorio saw a white male matching the description getting into the drivers seat of a Ford Bronco II, which was in the name of Michael Huffman, 53 of Schwenksville. The man, who was later determined to be Huffman, put the vehicle in reverse. …