Friday, March 15, 2013
Basement dweller William Keith Kane, 23, is wanted for felony assault by Lansdale Police for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill the landlord of the Franklin Street home where he lived with a knife and tire iron.
Update Kane has turned himself in to Lansdale Police. Read the story here. Earlier Story Kane was able to get away from police on a felony assault charge. For now. A basement dweller named William Keith Kane, 23, is wanted by police for allegedly threatening to kill and for allegedly assaulting the landlord with a tire iron and knife. Police believe, but have not confirmed, that Kane is in the Boyertown area. Kane lived in the basement at 400 Franklin St., police said. The homeowner was Kane's landlord. A felony warrant has been issued against Kane for the alleged assault at the same address, police said. On March 8, Kane allegedly grabbed a knife and "raised it up in a striking fashion," while walking toward the homeowner. This, after …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Police say a local cab company helped them capture the man they believe robbed the First Niagra Bank at Trooper and Egypt roads in Audubon Thursday morning.
Lower Providence Police have a man in custody they believe robbed the First Niagra Bank at Trooper and Egypt roads in Audubon shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday morning. 21-year-old Kyle Anthony Wilson, of Fort Washington, was captured in under an hour after a tip from a local cab company led police to his whereabouts in Philadelphia. Authorities believe Wilson is also responsible for the robberies of the PNC Bank at 2450 Chemical Road in Plymouth Township on Wednesday, March 11 and a Citizen’s Bank in Montgomery Township on Wednesday, March 6. "The arrest of Mr. Wilson for this series of bank robberies is the direct result of outstanding cooperation, communication and coordination between the Montgomery Township Police Department, the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Authorities recovered a body from the canal in Lambertville that matches the description of Sarah Majoras.
A body found Wednesday in the canal in Lambertville matches the description of missing New Hope bartender Sarah Majoras, authorities announced. Anthony P. Kearns said investigators will work with the medical examiner's office to positively identify the body. But Kearns, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor heading the investigation into Majoras' disappearance, said officials will continue to work to discover what happened to her. "There’s nothing to indicate that there’s been foul play," Kearns said during a 6 p.m. press conference, the second of the day. He implored the public to come forward with more information that might help them determine exactly what happened to the well-loved woman, whom friends have described as sassy and strong. …
The suspect has used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards at various Walgreens locations in Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties
Towamencin Township Police are working on a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police to identify a man authorities say is responsible for credit card fraud and other theft-related offenses in four Pennsylvania counties. Police said the man used cloned credit cards to purchase gift cards during the second week in January 2013. The man used the cloned cards at Walgreens stores in Flourtown, Drexel Hill and the Feasterville-Trevose area, police said. Police said the suspect also used a cloned credit card with the Philadelphia Parking Authority on M Street in Philadelphia on Jan. 10, 2013. The suspect was captured on video in one incident wearing a Billionaire Boys Club varsity jacket with white sleeves and the Roman numerals …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Andre Leon Wilson, 38, of Cardin Place, Lower Providence, allegedly stole a van used by Hattricks Bar in Hatfield Borough for designated driving services
A Lower Providence man is charged with allegedly stealing a van used by Hattricks Bar in Hatfield Borough for designated driving services. Andre Leon Wilson, 38, of the 4000 block of Cardin Place, has been charged with felony theft, felony receiving stolen property, misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle, misdemeanor DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to court records. Wilson was arraigned Jan. 27 before District Judge Juanita Price of Glenside, who set bail at $50,000 cash, according to court records. Wilson remains incarcerated at Montgomery County prison. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser. On Jan. 27, at 1:20 a.m., Hatfield Township Police …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Testimony from a relative of the victim was determined to be ‘unfairly prejudicial’ and resulted in the judge’s sentence reduction.
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Friday, January 11
According to the Times Herald, Shawn Charles Stankina, 31, of Long Meadow Road in Trooper, had been re-sentenced in the case where he was charged with the sexual assault of a mentally disabled 19-year-old man. The original sentence called for Stankina to serve 7 years and six months to 15 years in a state prison, followed by 20 years’ probation. With his reduced sentence, Stankina now faces five-to-10 years with 20 years’ probation. The reduction was due to Stankina’s lawyer, Basil D. Beck III, and his argument that testimony given in August by a relative of the victim was “unfairly prejudicial,” as the relative was not qualified to include medical opinions in that testimony. According to a previous report, Stankina had the victim in his …
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 …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A former employee of Arkon Hardware in Oaks is the suspect in the reported burglary and thefts.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, a former employee of the Oaks’ location of Akron Hardware, located at 700 Shell Lane in Upper Providence Township, has been accused of stealing over $50,000 worth of locks, lock sets and door hardware from the warehouse. According to court documents, the former employee, Patrick Thomas, 27, of Royersford, was charged with 16 counts of felony charges, including burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The affidavit states that the owner of Akron Hardware told Upper Providence Township Police about the theft on Dec. 3, 2012. The owner said that on Nov. 30, 2012, an alarm had gone off at the warehouse. The owner further told police that Thomas had …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Neighbors were evacuated from the 100 block of West Hartranft Boulevard Thursday afternoon after residents reported a strong order of gas in the area.
UPDATE: [5:35 p.m.] A PECO representative confirmed that they are now letting residents return to their homes after being evacuated for a gas leak in the 100 West Hartranft Boulevard. Crews are still working to cap the leak and clean up the scene, but are checking houses for residents' safety before allowing them to enter. According to The Times Herald, a total of 15 customers were affected by the service shut off. --- UPDATE: [5 p.m.] Firefighters from Norriton Fire Engine Company have secured the scene of the gas leak in the 100 block of West Hartranft Boulevard.in East Norriton. Fire Chief James Staufenberg said PECO crews have taken over operations on the scene and are digging to pinpoint the leak and plug it. A PECO representative …