Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Derrick Clay, 42, of Norristown, along with his son, Anthony, 22, and an unidentified woman, allegedly threw a Lower Providence man down a flight of stairs and stole his fiancee's phone.
A father-and-son duo from Norristown were arrested after they allegedly broke into a Lower Providence man's apartment, threw him down a flight of stairs, and stole his fiance's phone to settle a drug debt. According to the Pottstown Mercury, Derrick Clay, 42, of Norristown, along with his son, Anthony, 22, and an unidentified woman, broke into an apartment on the 3400 block of Germantown Pike on April 28 to confront the man about a $100 drug debt. When informed that the man could not pay, the elder Clay reportedly threw the man down the stairs, before embarking on a search for "collateral." They then stole the fiancee's phone, according to the report. Both the father and son were charged with felony burglary, robbery and conspiracy, along …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 2700 block of Egypt Road on Wednesday.
According to Lower Providence Police, authorities are investigating a report of a burglary in the 2700 block of Egypt Road on April 17. Officers responded to the scene that Wednesday evening and spoke with the homeowner, who showed them a glass-paned door on the southwest side of the home that had been forced open. The door had splintering around the knob and lock, suggesting that it had been kicked in. There was also evidence that someone had gone through drawers in the home. The owner said the damage must have occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. Taken from the home was an Apple Macbook laptop and an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers attempted to alert neighbors on either side of the property, but were unable to make …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
As March comes to a close, here's a look at the 10 most-read stories on our site this month.
Here's a look back at some of the most popular stories we covered this month on Lower Providence Patch. 1. UPDATE: Audubon Bank Robber Captured in Under an Hour – It's not surprising that a bank robbery in Audubon and that suspect's capture not an hour later was of great interest to Patch readers. 2. Lower Providence Properties Up For Sale at Sheriff's Auction – A list of local properties up for sale at auction drew plenty of interest from neighbors. 3. Methacton Superintendent Dr. Timothy Quinn Resigns – Both Quinn and Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s Director of Curriculum, resigned amid allegations the two were engaged in a relationship in violation of the Pennsylvania Public School Code. 4. February Health Inspections for Lower …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Police say the burglar or burglars broke into the home and made off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry.
Lower Providence Police are investigating a report of a burglary over the weekend in the 2600 block of Egypt Road in Audubon. According to authorities, sometime on Saturday, March 23, an unidentified person or persons entered house by smashing out windows in the rear of the property. An undisclosed amount of jewelry is missing from the home. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Lower Providence Police Department at 60-539-5901.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Lower Providence Police are advising residents to secure their homes before they leave for any length of time.
According to the Lower Providence Police Department, a burglary was reported on Saturday, March 2, on Borton Road in the Audubon section of the township. The alleged burglar apparently gained entry through an unlocked rear window and made off with several home electronics. The homeowner reportedly told police he suspects the incident occurred sometime while he was away during the week. Lower Providence Police are urging residents to lock all doors and windows whenever they leave home in an effort to deter further burglaries. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Lower Providence Police Department at 610-539-5901.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lower Providence Police are warning property owners and other residents to be alert of suspicious activity in their neighborhood.
According to the Lower Providence Police Department, two vacant properties in the township have been burglarized in the last few weeks. Authorities say the alleged thieves entered houses on Lantern Lane and Moyer Road and removed copper pipes from the basements of each house. Police are asking residents to be alert of suspicious activity in their neighborhood, especially in the area of vacant houses, and to not hesitate to report such activity to authorities. The Lower Providence Police Department also conducts vacation and vacant home checks for residents who request the service. On request, an officer will check the designated property at least once a day. Residents who would like to request a vacation or vacant home check can call 610…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lower Providence Police say Freddy Martin Ramirez burglarized a home on Woodland Avenue in 2011.
Lower Providence Police are searching for a man allegedly involved in the armed burglary of a Lower Providence home in 2011. According to authorities and court records, 31-year-old Freddy Martin Ramirez (a.k.a. Freddy Leonard Ramirez) is charged with burglarizing a home on Woodland Avenue on July 20, 2011, while the residents were still inside. Ramirez allegedly possessed a large knife at the time of the robbery and should currently be considered armed and dangerous according to police. Court records indicate Ramirez is also facing charges including criminal use of a communication device, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and multiple counts of criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy. Ramirez's last known address was in…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Charges were filed in a string of 21 break-ins.
A story in the Times Herald on Thursday reported that two Limerick men and one Douglassville man have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in the area in the last seven months. The Limerick residents were identified as 28-year-old Michael R. Benner Jr. and 25-year-old Joseph A. Samsel Jr. The third man is named as Philip M. Becker, 27, of Douglassville. The three men have allegedly stolen over $100,000 worth of items over the seven-month period. The Times Herald reports that the investigation started on on January 3, 2013 when the Limerick Township police department was called to the scene of a burglary on Limerick Center Road. The homeowner described a white male with a neck tattoo who he encountered in his home, …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Lower Providence residents are liking that they can they can see local crime alerts, safety tips and directly interact with their local police department through its new Facebook page.
As of Dec. 27, the Lower Providence Police Department’s Facebook page has 390 likes, which is a happy surprise to some members of the department, as the page is just over a month old. “It’s very impressive and exciting,” Lower Providence Police detective Michael Jackson said. “It’s great because people want to help and it’s interesting content.” Lower Providence Police Department (LPPD) joined Facebook Nov. 23. It has since grown its page likes and fan interaction through the posting of hyper-local crime alerts and safety tips straight from the police department to residents’ fingertips. Updating the Community Policing Philosophy Jackson, who joined the Lower Providence Police Department in 2001, is credited for bringing up the idea of …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The St. Gabriel’s Hall teen that was reported missing was found in custody by Abington Police, and may have burglarized an Audubon industrial office.
According to Lower Providence Police, the teen who was reported missing from St. Gabriel’s Hall in Audubon last weekend, was found in custody by Abington Police for Retail Theft. The investigation for the missing teen, previously reported as a 15-year-old black male, started with Lower Providence Police responding to a reported burglary on Nov. 10 at Houghton International, located at 945 Madison Ave. in Audubon. Houghton International is an international industrial fluid business. Its Audubon facility is approximately three miles away from St. Gabriel’s Hall. Houghton employees told police that the burglary was noticed at approximately 7:29 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and was last seen secure on Friday Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Employees discovered …