Two Lower Salford Township Police officers were injured as a result of a chase involving a New Jersey man. The officers were treated and released from a nearby hospital. According to police, the man was suspected of burglarizing a Harleysville gym. The incident happened a little after 3:30 Saturday morning when officers spotted Isaiah Crawley walking away from the Montgomery County Sports Performance center on Christopher Lane. Police say, Crawley had property in his arms from the business. Crawley failed to stop for police and sped off in his car, hitting an unmarked police car. He then fled to the Pa-Turnpike. Crawley was eventually captured at Fort Washington. Crawley faces 14 charges, including burglary, simple assault and aggravated assault. He’s behind bars after failing to post 500-thousand dollars bail.
Fire guts a restaurant in Souderton, smoke and water impact two additional businesses. Fire officials say the blaze broke early Thursday morning at El Aquacate on the unit block of West Broad Street. Six people are now in temporary lodging due to the blaze. Apartments about the restaurant were effected by smoke and water. Broad Street Pizzeria & Grille and Duane’s Hair Designs will be able to open at some point over the next several days. It’s believed the fire started in the ceiling of the restaurant.
Lansdale Borough Police are looking for teen missing since July 3rd. Police say, Zykee Smith, according to family members, has been missing since leaving his home on the 300 block of second street. Smith, 16-years-old, is described as a black male, 5-6, weighing 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Lansdale Borough Police at 215-368-1801
Fingerprints are a vital part of solving crimes and keeping track of inmates after the leave the prison system, but a State Rep. from Montgomery County is concerned about how the process is being handled by local police jurisdictions across the state after recent information from the F.B.I
“Unfortunately two percent or four to five hundred per month are rejected by the Feds and sent back to the State Police, who then send them back to local police departments.”
State Rep. Todd Stephens is investigating how fingerprinting can be carried out accurately first time someone is fingerprinted. Stephens says more accountability is needed, including how jurisdictions track people who need to be fingerprinted over again. Stephens adds, some of the mistakes include smudges and repeated digits.