Hatfield Township Police say a Lansdale woman’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit and she was reading a text when she slammed into two teens just after 11:30 at night on April 26th on route 309, killing 15 year old, Dennis Kee and injuring another teen. The teens were walking on the shoulder of the road. Sara Ann Derstein has been charged with homicide by vehicle and related offenses. She’s being in lieu of 100-thousand dollars bail.
A Hamilton, New Jersey man is behind bars in connection with allegedly using a note that threatened he had a gun in order to rob the Citizens Bank branch on Knapp road in Montgomery Township, just after 3pm on May 23rd. Montgomery Township Police say, the bank branch is located in the Montgomeryville Giant Supermarket. Police say 38-year-old Freddie Feliciano fled the scene with 12-hundred dollars. Feliciano’s escape was short lived, when he drove through Towamencin Township and was stopped by officers on Sumneytown Pike, near Bustard Road. Feliciano faces a host of charges and is being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post 100,000 bail.
One young girl’s life has violently and tragically come to an end. Meanwhile, another teen will likely see the rest of his life through bars after allegedly committing the act that took the life of 17-year-old Julianne Siller. Police say, Saturday night, between nine and ten, violence erupted at Palmer Park when 16-year-old, Tristan Stahley of Skippack, allegedly stabbed Julianne Siller multiple times and then pulled her body into the brush. Police found Siller’s body just after 10:30. Siller of Royersford, had been dating Stahely, but according to reports, friends had warned Siller to end the relationship. Stahley is charged with first and third degree murder. Stahely is being held in the Montgomery County Prison without bail.
North Wales is looking to hire a new Chief of Police. Officials expect to receive nearly one-hundred applications for the chief’s position. The Chief’s responsibilities, unlike other departments, will include a regular patrol shift, due to the small size of the department. Terry Hammerstone has served as the chief on an interim basis since January after the resignation of Chief Harry Hackert in February over an assault incident in the Poconos. June 21st is the deadline to apply for the position.