While the family, friends and colleagues of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox still mourn his loss, there is a glimmer of hope in the midst of sorrow for everyone who knew and loved Officer fox. The Marine Veteran lost his life in the line of duty in September during a traffic stop and ensuing chase in the Township. Fox’s wife, Lynsay, gave birth to a son. The Fox family welcomed Bradley Michael Fox Jr. just before 9AM Monday. Brad Jr. weighed in at 7 pounds and 11 ounces.
54 counts of rape involving a 5-year-old girl, charges that a Lansdale man faces in connection with the sexual abuse that dates back to December of 2011. 41-year-old, Samuel Arthur waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Montgomery County Court on Tuesday. Arthur faces a formal arraignment on May 8th. Arthur’s wife, Anita, was in court Tuesday supporting her husband’s claim that he did not commit the crimes. Anita Bouhourie lives with four minor children. Arthur’s bail has been reduced from 175-thousand dollars to 99-thousand dollars and he’s ordered to have no contact with his wife’s children.
It’s three to six years in state prison for a man who was involved in a meth ring. 44-year-old, Frank Messina, was sentenced Tuesday in Montgomery County Court. Authorities say, Messina, an Upper Gwynedd resident, conspired with numerous participants to delivery and use meth. Prosecutors say that Messina’s involvement occurred between December of 2011 and March of last year. When he’s paroled, Messina will face 21-years of supervised probation. Judge Thomas Gavin called Messina a drug dealer and drug user, using lies and manipulation to get what he wanted. The prosecution says Messina was a key cog in the meth operation and deserved additional prison time.
Towamencin Township will add another police car to its fleet of police cruisers. The Board of Supervisors voted to purchase a Dodge Charger, a vehicle that’s become popular with various police departments across the region. The township is also saving on the cost of the new vehicle, thanks to the method of purchase. The Charger will be purchased through a Lancaster dealership by way of a state contract, saving the township 23-hundred dollars. The cost of the charger is nearly 24-thousand dollars. Two supervisors voted against the move. One supervisor called it a low priority, while another supervisor questioned the purchase in an uncertain economy.