Monday, May 20, 2013
Two are in custody; one has evaded capture and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Three men have been charged with first, second and third degree murder as well as a laundry list of other charges in the May 4 abduction and murder of 19-year-old Kareem Borowy. Rasheed Teel and Andre Collier of Philadelphia and Charles Freeman of Stowe were charged with first, second, and third degree murder; conspiracy to commit first, second and third degree murder; multiple charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping; weapon possession; terroristic threats; false imprisonment; tampering with evidence; receiving stolen property and robbery charges. Investigation by West Pottsgrove, Lower Pottsgrove police and county detectives "has revealed that Charles Freeman drove his three conspirators to the victim’s residence. Andre …
Matthew Royer went missing en route to Skippack from the University of Rhode Island on Thursday; his vehicle was spotted in Lebanon County Friday afternoon.
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed a new sighting of the car belonging to Matthew Royer, 21, a Skippack Township man who went missing on his way home from a Rhode Island Thursday night, according to abclocal.com. Police say Royer’s car was seen at 1 p.m. on Friday at Route 501 and Route 22 in Lebanon County. Pennsylvania State Police say Royer left the University of Rhode Island on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with his valuables in his vehicle. Before the Lebanon County sighting, Royer’s vehicle was seen at a Sunoco gas station in Breiningsville, Lehigh County, where he bought gas and water. Royer's cell phone stopped working around noon on Sunday, according to ABC Local. Royer, a graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School, is 6 feet, one inch …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's stories include a man who stole $400 in baby formula before fleeing in a Cadillac, a booking agent who allegedly stole various condiments, and vandalism on Serenity Street.
Man Steals $400 in Baby Formula, Flees in Cadillac, Police Say: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, police are searching for a man who allegedly stole $400 in Gerber Good Start baby formula from the local Thriftway. After making his way out of the store without paying, he jumped into a Cadillac and fled the scene, the report states. Read the full story here. Alleged Condiment Crook Nabbed by Police: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a booking agent in a three-piece suit was arrested after he allegedly stole condiments from a nearby diner. Among the reported items were Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and creamer. The man allegedly told police "I'm a chef. I need this stuff." Read the full story here. Sixteen Vehicles …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The teen was last seen in the company of an adult male.
Chester and Montgomery counties have issued alerts for a 13-year-old girl from Reading, who was last seen Wednesday. Destiny Hernandez is described by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as an endangered runaway. Destiny may be in the company of an adult male. She has a scar on her left hand. When Destiny was last seen, she had red and orange highlights in her hair. -according to her missing poster. Hernandez is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call the Reading Police Department at (610) 655-6116.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pottstown man found guilty of two misdemeanor charges after swinging a broom at a 4-year-old.
A fight with a teen resulted in the arrest and conviction of one Pottstown man. When the fight escallated, police said he even swung a broom stick near a child. Travis Darnell Shaw, 31, of the 400 block of W. King St., was sentenced in Montgomery County Court on Wednesday to four to 23 months along with 50 hours of community service, accoridng to a report in the Pottstown Mercury. Shaw was involved, according to police, in an incident in June 2012 when he sat on the stoop of a 15-year-old girl's home along Myrtle Street in the Bright Hope development. According to the records, Shaw also lives in the public housing development known as Bright Hope along King Street. When asked to leave, the Mercury reports, Shaw became angered, yelled and …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The salary is $5,000 less than the previous chief's salary.
Pottstown Borough Council approved a contract for new police chief F. Richard Drumheller, Jr., during Monday night's council meeting, according to a story in the Pottstown Mercury. Drumheller's contract includes a salary of $95,000, a $1,000 clothing and uniform allowance and a car for official use. The previous chief, Mark Flanders (now Pottstown's borough manager) made just over $5,000 more in 2011, and declined a pay raise in 2012. The contract is a one-year contract which automatically renews each year unless one of the parties wants to change the terms. Drumheller was unanimously approved in April and was sworn in on May 9
President Barack Obama shared the story of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox during a National Peace Officers Memorial Day service.
Fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was singled out by President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day services at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Obama explained Fox's life, and how he lives on in the Fox famiy. "After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine, Bradley Michael Fox retired with honor and followed his dream to becoming a police officer," Obama said. "He'd been with the Plymouth Township Police Department in Pennsylvania for five years before he was shot and killed pursuing a suspect last September. It was the day before his 35th birthday and six months before the birth of his son." "Nothing will replace the enthusiasm he brought to his job or the tremendous pride he had in his…
A 21-year-old was charged with unsworn falsification to authorities.
Authorities are still investigating the May 4 kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Kareem Borowy, who was abducted from his home and killed less than an hour later. However, an arrest was made in connection with the case on Tuesday. Montgomery County detectives arrested Rasheed Teel, 21, of Philadelphia after Teel reportedly admitted to lying about never having been in West Pottsgrove during a May 5 interview. For more on the story, visit the Pottstown Mercury's story here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A drug ring that included Montgomery County has recently been on trial in a major wire-tapping case.
He took the stand as a witness for the prosecution, but it was the defense that really got him to talk. An unnamed ringleader of a major drug ring that reached parts of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia counties was the topic of discussion in Judge Gary S. Silow’s courtroom Friday, as more than 24 men and women face charges in the ring, which was caught via wire-tapping by local authorities, reports the Times Herald. The witness admitted on the stand, when questioned by the defense, that he did not know at least one of the men named as part of a drug trafficking organization. He told the defense attorney "No, I don’t know him at all," when the man was brought before him. Other testimony provided information overheard on wire-tap…
Greist, who killed his pregnant wife, remains in psychiatric care for another year.
He has been there for 35 years, and he'll be there at least 365 days more. According to a report on philly.com, Richard Greist, of East Coventry Township "went on a rampage," on May 10, 1978. Greist, who was then 27, "stabbed and killed his pregnant wife and pulled the unborn child she was carrying from her womb, stabbed his 6-year-old daughter in the eye, and slashed his grandmother's throat," said the philly.com story. Greist was committed in 1980 after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. He was then taken to Norristown State Hosptial, where he's lived since. Now 61, Greist, who is not permitted to see his children, is permitted 12- and 24-hour unsupervisied stretches away from the hospital once a month, and times to "attend …