Four people are displaced after a fire rips through their a building on Bridge street, in the area of Jacobs street, Tuesday morning in Upper Providence township. The blaze erupted just before 9am. Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control in under an hour. The Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania is assisting the displaced people with lodging. The cause of the fire remains under is unknown. Several fire companies responded to the fire. One person was taken to the hospital for treatment. Two other occupants of the building did not want treatment.
A Hatfield Township man who police say stabbed his wife to death in the early morning hours of June 7th in their Hatfield Township home on Denbeigh Drive will stand trial. A hearing was held Wednesday afternoon in District Court in Souderton, where a Hatfield Township Police Officer, a Detective and information from the county coroner revealed that Mona Elswaldy Mitwalli was stabbed 15 times, causing major damage to her internal organs, arms, face and neck. Mitwalli told officers his wife tried to stab him and he disarmed her, turning the knife on his wife. Video surveillance cameras were installed in the home, but a key piece of equipment is still missing. Mitwalli told police he suspected his wife of cheating on him. He had her committed to a psychiatric facility, but medical staff determined she was not ill and soon released. A protection order filed by mitwalli against his wife was granted, but a judge quickly dismissed it. Mitwalli’s next court hearing is pending. He faces charges of 1st and 3rd degree murder.
Pennridge Regional Police are looking for a white van in connection with the possible luring of two 11 year old boys. Police say, the incident happened last night at around 8 when the two boys were walking in the area of Pine Court and Campus Drive in East Rockhill. The boys tell police that two men were in the van. The man in the passenger’s seat asked the boys if they saw his dog. When he opened the door, the boys ran off. The one white van, according to the police, also had tinted windows. The van drove away toward north 5th street. The boys also tell police the white van had a dent in the passenger side door. They were unable to give police a description of the men. Anyone with information on the suspect van is asked to call Pennridge Regional Police.
A 41 year old Hatfield Township man is headed to prison after being sentenced in connection with robbing a woman in a Lansdale Borough parking lot, in the area of South Broad Street and Jenkins Avenue, last October. Police say, the robbery happened near a sports bar. Stacey Beckett plead guilty to the robbery. He will serve a term of 33 months to six years in the Montgomery county prison. According to court records, Beckett previously served time in prison for burglaries in the North Penn area.