Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The generator was reported to be under a tarp and on the back deck.
Lower Providence Police report that a 5500-watt Generac generator was stolen from the back deck of a home, located on the 100 block of Oaklyn Ave. in Trooper. The report states that the generator, described as black and orange, was estimated to be worth $1,100. It was last seen, covered by a tarp on the back deck of the residence on Dec. 28, 2012 and was noticed missing the following day. The report to police was made on Jan. 3. Owners of the generator did not recall hearing or seeing anything unusual prior to the theft.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Over $240 in cash was found in the the car, but the groceries were left intact in the trunk.
According to Lower Providence Police, a resident, along the 1000 block of Doris Drive in the Collegeville section of the township, reported that between $240 and $260 in cash was stolen from his vehicle. The incident was reported on Dec. 31, 2012. The resident told police that the previous night the vehicle was parked in his driveway, and was unsure if it was locked. The resident adds that his wife’s vehicle was parked along side his own, but was not disturbed. The resident said that both he and his wife were home all night, but heard nothing. By 9:45 a.m. the following morning, the resident discovered that his vehicle had been entered and ransacked, with the contents of its center compartment all over the front seats. The resident told …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Lower Providence Police led the chase of alleged copper thieves, which ended in an attempted swim escape across the Schuylkill River.
Lower Providence Police report that the discovery of an attempted theft of approximately $300 worth of copper piping from the Collegeville Inn, resulted in a multi-municipal police car chase, after which, one of the suspects attempted to elude authorities by swimming across the Schuylkill River. The incident was reported on Dec. 28, when Lower Providence Police officer Jeremy Bonner was on routine patrol at approximately 9:32 a.m. The officer observed a length of rope hanging between the rear door of the Collegeville Inn, located at 4000 Ridge Pike in the Collegeville section of the township. Upon investigating, the officer found the rope opened the door when pulled. Inside the doorway, a large amount of copper piping was placed. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Lower Providence Police nabbed a motorist suspected in the distribution and sale of marijuana.
According to a Lower Providence Police report, an 18-year-old female from the 900 Block of W. Moreland Road in Willow Grove, was charged for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, as well as related offenses. The report states that on Dec. 15, at approximately 8:48 p.m., Lower Providence Police officer Richard Aston was conducting a routine patrol, heading northbound on Pawlings Road by Camiel Lane, when a southbound vehicle passed with an inoperable right headlight. According to the report, after conducting a traffic stop, Aston detected the odor of fresh marijuana coming from inside the female’s vehicle. Aston reported seeing the discarded contents of a cigar on the driver’s side floorboard and what appeared …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Lower Providence Police reportedly found heroin named ‘007’ in a motorist’s vehicle, after a traffic stop.
According to Lower Providence Police, Richard Marshall Leibried, Jr., 24, was reportedly found with several small bags of heroin, each stamped with “007,” as well as a needle in his sock, after being pulled over for erratic driving. Leibried, of the 1700 block of Meadowview Lane in Mont Clare, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, along with other related charges. According to a Lower Providence police report, on Dec. 14, at approximately 8 p.m., Cpl. Michael Slattery was on routine patrol, traveling eastbound in the area of the 2600 block of Egypt Road. The report states that a vehicle was observed drifting off to the shoulder westbound, before abruptly coming…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Dr. Timothy Quinn's initial response focused on increasing school district and local police presence for faculty and students, as well as respecting the role of parents.
On Sunday, at approximately 1 p.m., faculty, parents and members of the Methacton School Community received an Alert-Now message/letter from district superintendent Dr. Timothy Quinn. The letter, which was also posted on the school district’s website, was in response to the tragic Dec. 14 shooting that left a reported 27 dead at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In the letter, Quinn expressed deep sympathies to the Sandy Hook Elementary School community, and ensured Methacton School District families that the school district has extensive safety planning and emergency preparedness measures already in place. He also wrote that school counselors and psychologists will be available to any student in need, and provided …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The owner said she never received the Apple MacBook she purchased from QVC.
An Eagleville woman, who resides along the 1100 block of Bayless Place, reported to Lower Providence Police of an alleged theft of an Apple MacBook, said to be worth $1,699. The woman filed the report at Lower Providence Township Police headquarters on Dec. 6. She told police that on Oct. 5, UPS delivered the MacBook to her home at approximately 3:26 p.m., as stated by the UPS delivery tracking number. The MacBook, which she said was purchased from QVC, is described to be purple in color with 4 GB of Ram, 500-gigabyte hard drive and a 13.3-inch display. She further reported that her husband did not receive the item, nor did her neighbor see it delivered.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
One of three suspected individuals in a rash of Upper and Lower Providence burglaries has been sentenced to state prison.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
According to a Mercury report, a former Upper Providence Man has been sentenced to two to four years in a state correctional facility for his involvement in a series of residential burglaries in Lower Providence and Upper Providence. The individual, Justin Taylor Cox, 23, in Montgomery County Court, pleaded guilty to six felony counts of burglary between May and July 2012. Cox’s sentence also includes three years’ probation. The two other individuals arrested for their alleged involvement with the burglaries, Raven Brooke Miller, 21, and Ann Warburton, 22, are still awaiting court actions, according to the report. According to a police affidavit filed by Upper Providence Township Police detective Raymond Bechtel, Upper Providence Township …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Items included a Bobcat Hydraulic Auger and a Stone Cement Mixer.
Lower Providence police responded to B&M Landscaping, located at 11 Crosskeys Road in the Collegeville section o the township, on Nov. 15. According to the senior operations manager of B&M Landscaping, who also the president and CEo of Arista Pool and Spa, both businesses store equipment at the B&M location. The manager told police that on Nov. 15, he observed three pieces of landscaping equipment missing from the rear of the property, adding that the equipment was not secured or in a gated area, nor were they at any job site. Most of the items were last seen in September or earlier this month. The items reportedly stolen:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A portable heater, valued at $100, was reported taken from Jim and Ralph’s Produce and a $1,500 plow mount from Kelley and Souder Auto Body.
Lower Providence Police were dispatched to Jim and Ralph’s Produce Shop, located at 3941 Ridge Pike in the Collegeville section of the township, for a reported theft. Police met with the store’s owner on Nov. 12 at approximately 7:05 a.m., who said, he arrived at work at around 6:30 a.m. At that time, the owner started unloading delivery trucks, he noticed that several of the storage trailers on the property had been damaged. The owner said that he noticed the east door of the building had been pulled open, and while entry into the store looked to be attempted, it was not gained. The owner told police that several of the trailers had their locks broken or damaged. In one forcibly opened storage trailer, the owner noticed that a Lawn Boy …