Burglars often avoid apprehension, but considering current technology available to police, it’s not wise to leave blood at the scene. According to Lansdale Borough Police, that’s exactly what happened concerning a burglary in December of 2011, almost two years ago. Police says Leroy Goins was the man who burglarized a home on the 400 block of West 6th street. Police say, Goins entered the home by smashing out a basement window, but left a drop of his blood on one of the steps inside the basement. Goins made off with nearly 2,000 dollars worth of valuables from the home. The blood sample from the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab conclusively linked Goins to the burglary. Goins is behind bars awaiting his sentence on another burglary. He now faces a new slew of charges in connection with the West 6th street burglary, including burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit burglary, along with criminal trespassing.
36-year-old, Walid Esmat Mitwalli is being held without bail in the stabbing death of his wife. Hatfield Township Police say, officers were called to the 2900 block of Denbeigh Drive at around 3:30 Friday morning for a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived they found Mona Elswedy Mitwalli unresponsive. Police say the 30-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband. The couple, who have two children, were in the process of divorce. The Montgomery County D.A.’s office charged Mitwalli Friday night with 1st degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime. Mitwalli faces a preliminary hearing on June 17th.
Tristan Stahley, the 16-year-old accused of his stabbing his girlfriend to death, 17-year-old, Jilianne Siller, was to appear before a judge on Wednesday, but his hearing will be continued at the request his attorney. Stahley’s new court date has not been scheduled. According to police records, Stahley stabbed Siller multiple times in an rage after an argument continued to boil over from his parents home in Skippack to Palmer Park on the night of May 25th. Stahley is being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail. Police charged the 16-year-old as an adult with first and third degree murder in the death of Siller. The 17-year-old was laid to rest on May 31st.
According to court records, a man with a history of offenses can now add another charge to the list. Towamencin Township police arrested the Bristol, Bucks County man, on a charge of driving a stolen car. Police say 34-year-old, John Zanini was stopped by officers last Wednesday at Liberty Bell Drive and Independence Drive. He was driving a 2004 Infiniti Sedan, but the registration of the vehicle was linked to a Chrysler. The sedan was reported stolen from Chester County in early May. Zanini, who has a lengthy criminal history, is charged with receiving stolen property. He’s being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post 25-thousand dollars in bail. A court date for Zanini has been set for June 25th.