Saturday, May 25, 2013
This week's stories include a homeowner's encounter with a drunken, bloodied man named 'Bill', a naked woman who was doing 'Adam and Eve' and a nighttime robber who used a hockey stick as a weapon.
Man Encounters Drunk, Bloody Intruder Named 'Bill': According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a homeowner thought a family member had returned home from work when he heard the front door open, but instead it was a drunk, bloodied intruder who said his name was "Bill." The man reportedly had a significant amount of blood on his face, and he fled the scene when the homeowner took out his cell phone to call police. He was not found after he fled the residence. Read the full story here. Naked Woman Arrested for Doing 'Adam and Eve': According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a 22-year-old woman was arrested after police found her naked and on all fours pulling grass from a yard on West Main Street. When confronted by police, the woman …
The water system in Audubon recently violated a drinking water standard, but customers are not at an immediate risk, per the report.
The Audubon Water Company has released a statement to residents regarding a recent well test that revealed above average levels of arsenic. Though there is no immediate risk to customers, arsenic levels in the well were measured at 0.011 milligram-per-liter. The maximum contaminant level for arsenic is 0.010 milligram-per-liter. As a result, the Audubon Water Company has increased their testing frequency of the well, and they are in contact with the Department of Environmental Protection. The notice adds that residents do not need to use an alternative water supply, but those with specific health concerns should call their doctor. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LPPatch
Thieves broke into multiple vehicles in West Norriton during the early morning hours of May 22 and May 23.
The West Norriton Police Department is urging residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times, following recent thefts from unlocked cars. Thieves stole items from multiple vehicles during the early-morning hours of May 22 and May 23, according to the press release. One of the victims reported seeing a thin, black male fleeing the area on a bicycle, the report states. Police believe that multiple subjects are involved, and they are using bicycles as their primary means of transportation, according to the report. Residents are being urged to keep their vehicles locked at all times, check their garage doors and leave exterior lights on throughout the night. Police also request that any suspicious activity be reported immediately. If you…
Friday, May 24, 2013
Two local banks were robbed on Friday afternoon.
The Upper Providence Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two bank robberies in Upper Providence and Skippack Township that occurred Friday afternoon, in which a masked man demanded money from bank tellers. According to the Upper Providence Police, a man entered the Harleysville Savings Bank on Ridge Pike in Upper Providence around 5:00 p.m. and forced a customer to the floor before demanding money from a teller. A witness at the bank said that a masked man had a gun and waved it around the branch. Police said the man left through the back door and was last seen heading across the parking lot, northbound towards Township Line Road. A dye pack exploded onto the money as the man left the bank, according to …
The disappearance, and subsequent recovery, of Matthew Royer has started a lively debate among Patch readers on missing person investigations.
Skippack man Matthew Royer was located Thursday after disappearing on his way home from the Univeristy of Rhode Island on May 18. The Royer family asked the media to consider this a "private and closed matter," and there have been no details on the reasons for his disapearance, or the details surrounding his recovery. Patch readers, however, have started a lively discussion on if indivuduals who go missing are found to have left on their own accord without telling anyone, who should be responsible for the search efforts? Click here for the lengthy discussion, see below to vote in a poll.
The pre-prom event involved several crews and some brave drama club members, and emphasized for students the serious consequences of distracted or impaired driving.
Several local first responder departments set up a two-vehicle crash rescue demonstration for students at Pope John Paul II High School Thursday morning. "The whole point was to get them thinking about driving after drinking or not paying attention to the road," said Royersford firefighter Dave Hummel. Hummel said that students from the PJPII Drama Club participated, playing the crash victims, and that Royersford and Trappe Fire Departments, Upper Providence Emergency Services, the Upper Providence Police Department, MidAtlantic MedEvac and Friendship Ambulance all took part. The scenario was set up as if two carloads of teenagers had crashed into one another. "We played it out as the driver of one of the vehicles had been drinking, and …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Operation 'Weed Whacker' nets eight arrests, four firearms, over $700,000 in cash and 400 pounds of high-grade marijuana.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced eight arrests in connection with Operation "Weed Whacker," which sought to bring down a multimillion-dollar marijuana trafficking ring. According to the press release, the DA's Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) began an investigation in September of 2012 into the trafficking of high-grade marijuana in Whitpain Township. Two months into the investigation, detectives learned that hundreds of pounds of marijuana were being distributed throughout southeastern Pennsylvania by two brothers, identified as Dennis Frederick, 40, of Delaware County, and Jeffrey Frederick, 32, of Philadelphia, the release states. Through the use of wiretaps, investigators tied the Frederick brothers' to …
Matthew Royer, who disappeared after leaving the University of Rhode Island en route to his Skippack home, is safe, police say.
The Pennsylvania State Police are reporting that Matthew Royer, who vanished on his way home to Skippack from the Univeristy of Rhode Island on Thursday night, has been found, unharmed. According to reports from 6ABC, he was found in North Carolina. Police are now considering the case to be closed, and say that it is a private, family matter. For previous coverage on the police search: Police Continue Search for Missing Skippack Man Missing Skippack Student May Have Left Voluntarily New Sighting of Missing Skippack Man's Car Reported
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Contrary to media reports, the Pennsylvania State Police say that Matthew Royer, who went missing on his way home from college Thursday, is still missing.
University of Rhode Island Student Matthew Royer, who vanished on his way home from college en route to his Skippack home Thursday, has not been located, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Several media outlets have reported that he is no longer missing. "His current location is not known at this time, the investigation is ongoing and we are following up on leads as they come in," said a Pennsylvania State Police report. "When new details emerge they will be released in future notifications." Royer vanished after leaving his apartment at the University of Rhode Island on 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He was seen purchasing gas and water around 2 a.m. in Allentown, only 30 miles from his home. According to ABC, Royer’s vehicle was seen …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A total of 13 vehicles from Eagleville, Audubon and Trooper had their emblems removed during the overnight hours of May 18 and May 19.
The Lower Providence Police Department is investigating multiple vandalism incidents which occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. According to the report, the suspects struck vehicles in Eagleville, Audubon and Trooper. In all cases, the emblems were removed from the vehicle, though police found no signs that the suspects attempted to gain entry into any of the vehicles. The list of damaged vehicles includes: Nearly all of the owners told police that they had not seen or heard anything suspicious during the evening, but one victim stated that they observed a blue, late-model Toyota circling his neighborhood during the night of May 18. The victim told police they believed the vehicle was occupied by several hispanic …