Upper Gwynedd Township Police say an 87-year-old man who was hit by a car on the 100 block of Hancock Road just before 10pm Wednesday, has died of his injuries. Police say, the man’s identity was discovered through a witness who knew the man who was struck by the car, as Al Shinskie. Police say, a 70-year-old man, driving eastbound on Hancock road hit Shinskie. Shinskie apparently was at the Nor-Gwyn Packers baseball game, a team that plays in the Perkiomen Valley Twilight League. According to the manager of the team, Shinskie often attended games. A moment of silence was held for Shinskie before last Thursday night's game. Witnesses say the driver may have been driving too fast. No charges have been filed. The case is being investigated by Upper Gwynedd Township Police and Montgomery County Detectives.
A construction worker is killed in Montgomery Township. Police say, the worker came in contact with a piece of road paving equipment on Treeline Drive Tuesday afternoon. He died at the scene. Montgomery County Detectives are investigating the death, but it appears to be an accident, according to Montgomery Township Police.
A 46-year-old book keeper faces a court date after police accuse her of stealing from personal and business accounts. Hilltown Township Police say, Lisa Rascher diverted cash to from the victim’s personal and business accounts to herself. The total take, according to police, more than 900-thousand dollars. Police say, Rascher carried out the plot over a four year period, beginning in December in 2007 until May of 2011. Hilltown Township Police started an investigation last august after the victim discovered that money a large amount of money was missing. Rascher is charge with forgery, identity theft, access device fraud and related offenses. she was released on 100,000 bail
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office has charged Ryan Wexelblatt with failing to report sex abuse at a camp in Upper Perkiomen Township. Police say, the incident happened on the overnight hours of July 4th into July 5th when a juvenile was sexually assaulted in his room by two other juveniles at the camp. The victim reported the incident to camp counselors, who then contacted the camp director, Ryan Wexelblatt. According to the Montgomery County D-A’s office, Wexelbaltt ordered his senior camp counselor to drive the two juveniles to Philadelphia International Airport on July 5th, where they boarded a plane for their homes states. Wexelblatt is charged with failing to report child abuse and additional offenses. He faces a September 12th preliminary hearing. His bail was set at 20,000 dollars.