Thursday, May 16, 2013
Man wanted for passing fake $100s to Pennsylvania, New Jersey businesses.
He is wanted by Upper Merion Police Department, but that isn't the only spot he's allegedly hit up with fake dough. The man seen in the video above is wanted for passing counterfeit bills, according to Upper Merion Police, according to a report on 6ABC. Police say the male suspect may have a tattoo on his right knuckles that reads "BUENO." Anyone with information should contact Detective Andrew Rathfon at the Upper Merion Township Police Department at 484-636-3879. For the full story on the man wanted for passing counterfeit $100 bills, visit 6ABC's report here.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Upper Merion is selling a Chevy Impala, two Dodge Chargers, a Ford Taurus, two Ford trucks and other traffic machinery and equipment in an online auction that ends Monday.
Sunday, May 12
From Upper Merion Township: In an online auction that started on April 29 and ends on Monday, Upper Merion Township is selling the following items at online auction: By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities called Municibid.com, Upper Merion is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The township is auctioning the surplus vehicles and other traffic machinery online because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Police say a Montgomery County man killed 10-month-old baby, grandmother.
Even with his own confession caught on tape, one Montgomery County man entered a not guilty plea in court on Friday in the case of the murdered Saanvi Venna, 10-months, and her grandmother back in October of 2012. As Patch reported in 2012, Saanvi's body was found bound in a suitcase at the Marquis apartment complex in Upper Merion Township in October 2012. Police arressted Raghunandan Yandamuri, 26, after discovering a ransom note and evidence that the man was going to attempt to kidnap the girl for money. The botched kidnapping resulted in the death of two, both Saanvi and her grandmother, police said. Yandamuri confessed to police that he was the murderer. When Saanvi began crying, Yandamuri allegedly said, he "stuffed" a handkerchief …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rafael Robb bludgeoned his wife to death at their Upper Merion home just before her 50th birthday.
Thursday, January 17
A University of Pennsylvania professor who confessed to beating his wife to death with a chin-up bar at their Upper Merion home a few days before Christmas in 2006 is set to be released from prison later this month. KYW Newsradio reports that Rafael Robb, once recognized among the world's leading economics theorists, had his parole approved last November. If he is released as expected, he will have served close to the minimum portion of his 5-10 year sentence for voluntary manslaughter. The 62-year-old Robb, who is originally from Israel, pleaded guilty to that charge in November 2007 as part of a plea agreement. He is currently incarcerated at SCI Mercer, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. Ellen Robb, who was about to celebrate her 50th …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Montgomery County District Court released the 23 minute video containing the confession of alleged murderer Raghunandan Yandamuri.
Montgomery County District Court has released the footage of Raghunandan Yandamuri alleged confession to the murders of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna in October. According to NBC10, Yandamuri claimed both murders were accidental. In the video, he claims that he slit the grandmother's throat accidentally and stuffed a handkerchief in Saanvi's mouth and Wrapped a towel around her head to stop her from crying. Authorities have said the murders were part of a botched ransom scheme in which Yandamuri planned to demand $50,000 from Saanvi's parents for her safe return. Several copies of a ransom note were found at the murder scene. The Montgomery County District Attorney's office is reportedly …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Satyavathi Venna died from multiple 'incisive stab wounds.'
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Friday, October 26, 2012
The death of Satyavathi Venna, grandmother to missing 10-month-old Saanvi Venna, has officially been ruled a homicide. PhillyBurbs.com reported that the elder Venna died from multiple "incisive wounds" to the neck and chest, possibly caused by the cutting edge of a knife, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Walter I. Hofman. The autopsy was reportedly performed Tuesday. Hofman told CBS Philadelphia that the coroner's office spent Tuesday and Wednesday performing investigative work at the murder scene in the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia. The coroner's ruling emerged as the reward for information leading to Saanvi Venna's recovery was raised from $30,000 to $50,000. The family's relatives in the Guntur district of India …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Investigators are still searching for the 10-month old baby, who was abducted on Monday.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
According to a Times Herald article, a $30,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the safe return of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna, who was abducted from the Marquis Apartments in Upper Merion Monday. The Citizen’s Crime Commission of Delaware Valley, Upper Merion Township Police, The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Teluga Association of North America are offering the reward. According to a previous Patch report, Saanvi’s 61-year old grandmother, Satyavathi Venna, was also found murdered in the home when Upper Merion Township Police arrived on Monday. An autopsy was completed on Venna, but authorities are not yet releasing the findings. No suspects have yet been identified in connection with the murder or …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
10-month-old Saanvi Venna's family had just moved to King of Prussia in June of this year. Authorities seek to identity anyone with a motive to harm the family.
Local authorities on Tuesday were working with the FBI to identify any suspects of motives in Monday's suspected abduction of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna from her home in a King of Prussia apartment tower on Monday. Authorities said Saanvi's 61-year-old grandmother, Satyavathi Venna, was found murdered in the home when Upper Merion Township Police arrived at the scene early Monday afternoon. Satyavathi Venna, who was visiting from India, had been staying with her son, Venkata Konda Siva Venna (Saanvi's father) and her daughter-in-law, Chenchu Latha Punuru, Saanvi's mother. The elder Venna was scheduled to return to India in January. Her body was being autopsied on Tuesday, authorities said. The family had been living in the apartment since …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Authorities say the child was abducted and her 61-year-old grandmother was murdered.
Multiple news outlets are confirming that Upper Merion and Pennsylvania State Police are still searching for 10-month-old Saavni Venna after she was abducted from the Marquis Apartments in the 200 block of W. Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 22. According to NBC10, police have confirmed that the murder victim found at the scene was Saavni's 61-year-old grandmother, Satyavathi Venna, who was baby-sitting at the time. Police issued an Amber Alert after the father returned home later in the day and realized the child was missing. Police are still searching for the child and are not releasing any additional information about the crime. According to Fox 29, Saavni's father made an emotional plea for help in…
Authorities say the child was abducted in the course of homicide earlier today.
The Pennsylvania State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 10-month-old baby abducted in connection with a homicide reported earlier in Upper Merion Monday. Police and emergency medical personal have reportedy been on the scene at the Marquis Apartments at 251 West Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia for most of the day. The following information was released by State Police: “The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Upper Merion Township Police Department, Montgomery County. The Upper Merion Township Police Department is searching for Saanvi VENNA, Asian Indian, Female, 10 months old, 21 pounds last seen wearing a white dress with pink flowers, black hair, brown eyes, unknown jewelry. She was last …