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 …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
People crowded into the backyard of murdered teen's home.
A large crowd attended a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening to remember West Pottsgrove teen Kareem Borowy. Borowy was abducted and killed on Sunday, May 5 by several armed men. People in the crowd held candles and cried as one of Borowy's friends, Tyra, sang "Stars" by Grace Potter. Vigil organizer Kheira Bouzid told the crowd that she wanted everyone to remember happy memories. "I know Reem is here," Bouzid said. When she called for a moment of silence, Bouzid told the attendees she wanted everyone to think of their "happiest, craziest memory" of Borowy. "I know we all have them," Bouzid said.
This week's stories include a woman who allegedly listed various drugs on her grocery list, a 'sexting' teacher pleads guilty and accused cemetery thieves strike in Montgomery County.
Potato Salad, Cocaine and Pepsi on Woman's Shopping List: According to a report in the Perkiomen Valley Patch, police discovered a strange grocery list in the vehicle of a 21-year-old woman who had just rear-ended another vehicle. The grocery list included items such as cocaine, potato salad, chicken breast and pepsi, along with a reminder to get high. Read the full story here. Trio of Thieves Strike Montco Cemeteries: According to a report in the Lower Moreland Patch, three people have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies that occurred at local cemeteries. The report states that the robbers preyed on the grieving, stealing purses and personal items from vehicles as visitors mourned their loss. Read the full story here. "…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Two from New York are being charged by West Pottsgrove police after attempted to use fake cards at Upland Square Shopping Center.
They were making a list, and checking it twice. Unfortunately, it seems they were "naughty," instead of nice. Jarret A. Baion, 27, and Jaime M. Louissant, 23, both of New York, were taken into custody by West Pottsgrove Police, according to the Pottstown Mercury. The duo had on them a three-page "wish list" of items they hoped to buy, naming each store they planned on hitting, along with fake credit cards, fake gift cards and “several thousand dollars worth of merchandise,” West Pottsgrove Police Chief Earl Swavely told the Mercury. The pair was picked up at Upland Square Shopping Center, after a card was declined at Best Buy when they tried to buy an iPad and case worth over $700, police said, before moving onto Target. The two …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Reports from the North Coventry Township Police Department.
The following item contains information provided by the North Coventry Township Police Department. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction. Copper Theft: On May 7 at 7:42 p.m., police responded to a report of a theft on the 400 block of South Hanover Street. According to report, someone stole 100 feet of quarter-inch copper tubing from an oil tank at the location sometime between the evening of May 6 and the morning of May 7. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the North Coventry Township Police Department at 610-323-8360. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @PottstownPatch
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Reports from the North Coventry Police Department.
The following report contains information provided by the North Coventry Township Police Department. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction. The North Coventry Police Department is investigating an incident of criminal mischief that occurred near the area of Route 100 and Kutz Drive on May 6 at 11 a.m. The report states that an unknown subject was firing paintballs at traffic from a grey or silver late-model Jeep Cherokee. The subject reportedly struck at least one vehicle with a paintball. If you have any information concerning this incident, contact the North Coventry Township Police Department at 610-323-8360. Police are all requesting that township residents report any suspicious activity that they observe in …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A candlelight vigil will be held on May 12 to mourn the loss of 19-year-old Kareem Ali Borowy, who was killed on Sunday after gunmen abducted him from his home on Manatawny Street.
Friends and family of Kareem Ali Borowy will host a candlelight vigil in front of his home—1255 Manatawny Street—on Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. Borowy, a 2012 graduate of Pottsgrove High School, was found dead on Sunday afternoon less than 30 minutes after he was adbucted from his home by multiple gunmen. Organizers are urging residents to attend, so they can share their memories of the teen commonly referred to as "Reem." Guests are also encouraged to bring posters and picture collages. For those who have questions, or would like to participate, information is readily available on the event's Facebook page, which can be found by clicking here. In the mean time, if you have something you'd like to say about Kareem, feel free to do so in …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Superintendent Shellie Feola announces that crisis counselors will be available to students, staff and faculty following the abduction and killing of Kareem Borowy, who graduated in 2012.
Pottsgrove School District Superintendent Shellie Feola has announced that crisis counselors will be available to students, staff and faculty following the death of Kareem Borowy, who graduated from Pottsgrove High School in 2012. Taken from the school district's website, the message reads: Important Message to the Community from Superintendent Feola: The Pottsgrove School District community mourns the loss of 2012 graduate Kareem Ali Borowy. We are deeply saddened by the violence that took his life and want to extend condolences to family and friends. Crisis counselors will be on hand at Pottsgrove High School for any students or staff who would like to speak with someone. We actively work to promote non-violence in our schools and hope …
According to court records, 19-year-old Kareem Ali Borowy was facing felony drug charges in connection with a March arrest at the King of Prussia Mall.
The West Pottsgrove teen who was found dead on Sunday was scheduled to appear in court this week on felony drug charges, stemming from a March arrest at the King of Prussia Mall. Kareem Ali Borowy, 19, was charged on March 9 with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, and related charges after police said they saw him involved in a drug deal in the mall's parking garge. Court records indicate that Borowy, along with his friend, Robert Bickel, and another man, Thien Nguyen, 25, were arrested and charged during the incident. Borowy, who was using his mother's BMW, was found to be in possession of over one…