Twenty arrests were made during a Montgomery County Sheriff Department roundup of deadbeat parents earlier this month. They put up about $20,000 in back child support payments to get out of jail. Sheriff Eileen Behr says this should be a wake up call for others that are in arrears. Before the roundup, those behind on their child support payments were given a week to turn themselves in to negotiate a payment plan without fear of going to jail.
A 55-year-old Lansdale man, who was last seen on the last day of May, has been found. Lansdale Borough Police say, a person at the Lansdale Train Station, who knew of the man’s disappearance, recognized him and called police. Officers arrived just before 6PM Wednesday and determined that Patrick Malone was the 55-year-old man reported missing by his family. officers drove Malone back to the police station where he contacted his family. Police released information about Malone’s disappearance and thanked the public for its help in the search.
A Towamencin Township man will spend the next 15 to 30 years in prison for the killing of his three month old son. Jameel East received the prison time in connection with the death of his three month old son, Enzo, on June 25TH of 2011. East plead guilty to third degree murder. Court records show that east became enraged when his son threw-up on him. Prosecutors say, East then hit Enzo’s head against the bathroom sink, causing two skull fractures, which led to the child’s death.
A Lansdale family is out several thousand dollars after falling prey to a phone scam on June 27th. The caller identified himself as a member of the federal crime control agency, which does not exist. Lansdale Borough Police Sergeant, Alex Kromdyk says the caller told the man, who lives on Cherry street that he owed money. He ordered the man to go to a nearby store.
“Convert cash in to those green dot money packs. Once that done, the victim gives the serial numbers, which you need to cash those money packs out at the other end, give the serial number and that’s it and our victim is over three thousand dollars out on the first scam.”
The first call originated from a Texas exchange. The second time the man was called, the exchange came from North Carolina, but he starting asking questions and the caller hung up. Kromdyk urges people never to give money over the phone, and always consult with police or family when presented with such a situation.