Thursday, March 7, 2013
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 …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
St. Mary's Villa for Children opens to the public on Saturday for guided tours.
St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families opened the doors to the historic Lindenwold Castle to the public for the second year on Saturday, Dec. 8, for tours. The castle and grounds opened to the public for guided tours for the first time in over a decade in January of this year. The holidays tours on Saturday are the second time the grounds have been open to the public. St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families is a subsidy of Holy Family Institute of Pittsburgh. After a long history, dating back to 1911 as a boys orphanage. Today, St. Mary's cares for children who are abused, abandoned or need extra supervision and attention in school and residences. St. Mary's cares for children in the greater Philadelphia area.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Kristen Stephen, 29, of Hickory Court in Towamencin, allegedly stole her boyfriend's handguns to pay off debts. While investigating the theft, police also allegedly found cocaine and paraphernalia in her purse
A Towamencin woman — who is headed to county trial on prostitution and numerous heroin possession charges in Lansdale — is also headed to county trial on felony theft and felony receiving stolen property charges, as well as cocaine possession charges. Kristen Stephen, 29, of the 200 block of Hickory Court, allegedly broke into her boyfriend's home and stole his gun in order to pay off drug debts. Stephen allegedly stole a gun at a previous date for the same reason, police said. While investigating the theft at the home on Oct. 6, Stephen allegedly gave permission to Towamenicn Police to search her purse, where needles and other paraphernalia used for heroin were found in her possession, according to the affidavit. At a preliminary hearing …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
An outage at a Hatboro Verizon center has temporarily blocked subscribers from calling Montgomery County 911
According to a Pottstown Mercury Facebook post, Verizon Mobile customers are without access to Montgomery County 911. The outage affects about seven municipalities, according to PhillyBurbs: Hatboro, Upper and Lower Moreland, Upper Dublin, Horsham, Abington and Cheltenham. Due to an outage at a Verizon central office in Hatboro at around 8 a.m., customers will be temporarily unable to contact the 911 call center and are instead advised to contact their local police department for emergency assistance. Over in Bucks County at around 8 a.m., the 911 system there was out of service due to maintenance. Those needing emergency assistance were advised to call area police agencies. The Bucks County 911 system, which was not associated with the …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Police say armed men abducted 2-year-old Tymire Dior Smith from Montgomery County after assaulting his father.
Last updated 10:55 a.m. Wednesday The toddler that Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert about early Wednesday morning has been found safe, reports NBC10. Two-year-old Tymire Dior Smith had been abducted from an Upper Dublin Township home in Montgomery County by three armed men who stole a new, dark-colored Chrysler 300 with a partial Pennsylvania license plate of HYJ68. NBC10 reported that friends of the family said the kidnappers called the family a short time later, demanding ransom money. Metro Philadelphia reported that Tymire was found by a Philadelphia police officer on a sidewalk at the intersection of North 66th Street and Malvern Avenue about six hours after the abduction was reported. He was taken to the Children's …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The values and the vision for this country are reasons why President Obama is running for second term.
More than 1,500 people were fired up on Thursday to see First Lady Michelle Obama at the Upper Dublin High School gymnasium. Dan Siegel, the Montgomery County regional field director for Obama's re-election campaign, told the audience that in 2009, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He said they were lucky to have full health insurance to cover to costs of her medical expenses. However, he added that the Affordable Care Act, passed by President Obama, means his mother's illness will never be considered a pre-existing condition and cannot be grounds for denial of health coverage. Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro said he and his wife spent time at the White House and were surprised by how much the President and First …