Monday, April 29, 2013
The arrests followed a months-long investigation.
Spring City police chief Anthony Kuklinski announced Monday a father-and-son duo from Spring City have been arrested and charged with several drug-related offenses. The two men, Travis Gene Robinson, 55, and Cory Gene Robinson, 19, were arrested at their residence in the 500 block of Broad Street on Sunday morning. A raid at the location on Sunday turned up marijuana, multiple prescription pills, and a sawed-of shotgun, the chief said. Kuklinski said in a press release that several undercover officers, working on tips from neighbors, had made purchases of illegal substances at the location in the last several months. The operation was a joint effort between Spring City Police, East Pikeland Police, and the Chester County Drug Task Force. …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The resident reportedly threatened neighbors after a disagreement.
According to a report in the Pottstown Mercury, a Spring City resident was arrested and charged with ethnic intimidation after he allegedly used racial epithets during a fight with neighbors. Peter Borzumati, 25, reportedly began yelling at neighbors from the window of his apartment in the 100 block of Chestnut Street. Police said he then left his apartment and crossed the street. Borzumati then allegedly started a fight with the residents of the house across the street. One victim was reportedly injured when he fell down and hurt his back. Police said Borzumati threatened the victim's girlfriend with physical harm and used racial expletives toward her. Borzumati was arrested and charged with simple assault, ethnic intimidation, …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
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…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Spring City Mayor Weiss speaks to the Pottstown Mercury concerning the recent resignation of Police Chief Art Brown.
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Monday, April 23, 2012
The following clip comes from Frank Otto of the Pottstown Mercury. For Patch's original posting on Spring City Police Chief Art Brown's announcement, click here: ... Brown was hired in September after a unanimous vote by the borough council, but recently resigned from the force for a job in the “private sector,” according to Mayor Michael Weiss. “When you’re multi-talented, you can find a job in this tough economy,” Weiss said. Weiss called Brown’s resignation “unfortunate” and said that he got a little bit of a “shock” when he was notified. “He did a fine job as chief,” Weiss said. “It’s a tough loss for the borough. We had the right guy.” It’s unclear who will be taking over on the interim basis between Brown’s last day [April 20] and …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The news was confirmed this morning
Rumors have been floating around since last week that Spring City's Chief of Police Art Brown "quit" unexpectedly. Brown was hired as the borough's new chief of police in September, replacing former Chief Deidre Sherman, along with a new full-time officer Brandon Unruh. This morning, Brown confirmed to Patch via email that he would be stepping down. "The rumors are true that I have resigned as Chief of Police effective on April 20, 2012," Brown said. Brown did not have further comment, as he is not quite ready to talk about his resignation at this time, but will be following up with Patch soon. Unruh's resignation was announced at Spring City's last borough council meeting in the beginning of April. Councilmen and borough officials have …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A recap of the Spring City borough council meeting.
The Spring City Borough Council met for its regular meeting on Monday night. Among discussions were the police contract, the resignation of one of the force's full-time officers, the library negotiations, and the website redesign. The new police contract, which runs from Jan. 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2014, was approved unanimously at the meeting. Board Member Thomas Kratz reported the negotiations began in Spring 2011, but were put on hold due to personnel complications. The new contract was most recently agreed upon by both parties. Salary increases for full-time officers are scheduled be three percent in 2012, four percent in 2013, and five percent in 2014. Health insurance remains with Blue Cross, using the flex plan C1-F2-01, with the …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We continue our year in review by looking back the men and women who serve our communities
Bloggers and students and businesses, oh my! We've certainly had a whirlwind of fond memories over the past few days as we have looked back at 2011 - LRSC Patch's first year in existence. We've seen the ways that the aforementioned people/places can make an impact on our local community, and of course the voting is still open, and the nominations still continue. Today, we look at one of the most integral portions of community - the men and women who serve us: police officers and firefighters. There have been plenty of brow-wiping moments in 2011 in the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City area, and, if it weren't for these brave officers, those brow-wipers could have become tear-jerkers. So, we honor those who fight for the safety of the Spring…
Friday, December 9, 2011
A briefing of police activity in Limerick, Royersford and Spring City.
The Limerick Township Police Department logged 183 incidents between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4. Nine were deemed false alarms. Of the reports are the following incidents of note. On Dec. 1 at 4:53 p.m., responding Officer John Henry was dispatched to Kohl's for a retail theft. Upon arrival, he spoke with the loss prevention officer, who told him he observed 19-year-old Amanda Margaret Jean Dornheim of Trappe select several items from the merchandise floor and take them to the women's dressing room. She came out without the items and employees confirmed those items were not in the dressing room afterward. The loss prevention officer met Dornheim at the door and she cooperated with his requests. The officer found several items in her handbag and …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
A recent crime report courtesy of the Pottstown Mercury
According to a Nov. 1 article by Brandie Kessler of the Pottstown Mercury, 24-year-old Brian L. Richardson of Spring City, may be facing gun charges for pointing a gun at his girlfriend after allegedly hitting and choking her on Monday. Here is an excerpt from the article: A Spring City man who allegedly hit and choked his girlfriend before pointing a gun at her and threatening to kill her was charged with felony aggravated assault and related offenses. Brian L. Richardson, 24, of 102 Riverside Drive, was incarcerated in Chester County Prison after his arraignment before District Judge James V. DeAngelo. DeAngelo set Richardson's bail at $50,000 cash. According to the arrest affidavit filed by Spring City [Police] Officer Brandon Unruh, …