Police have identified the man killed in an early morning crash on Route 309 and West Pumping Station Road. Police say, Arthur Metcalfe was driving his pickup truck on Route 309 before 5am Monday when he slammed into the back of a tour bus at West Pumping Station Road. It’s not yet known why the 75-year-old Bethlehem man crashed his pick-up into the back of the bus. Traffic was backed-up due to the crash. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police in Dublin at 215-249-9191
354-thousand dollars…. That’s the dollar figure that authorities say a former bank manager at the First Savings Bank of Perkasie in Dublin stole from 11 accounts over a period starting in January of 2009 until November of this year. 57-year-old, Joseph Policare faces numerous charges in connection with the thefts from accounts of elderly bank customers. Policare will be court on December 23rd for a preliminary hearing. He’s being held in the Bucks County Prison on 750-thousand dollars bail.
Whitpain Township Police and the F.B.I are looking for a bank robber who made off with an unknown amount of cash, after hitting the First Priority bank in Blue Bell on Sentry Parkway. Police say, the man entered he bank just after 2:30pm last Thursday. The suspect was armed with a gun. Police say, the suspect covered his face with a dark mask and sunglasses. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a male, 5-6’, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue sneakers with red or orange on his sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call Whitpain Township Police at 215-641-8910.
A hit and run in Lansdale on November 13th, injuring two women in another car, lands an Upper Gwynedd Township man in some hot water. Police say, 23 year old, Anthony Davidson was speeding on the 400 block of North Broad Street when hit an Infiniti, occupied by two women. Police say, Davidson got out of the Buick he was driving and told the women he would pull over at East 5th street, but did not stop. A witness at the scene was able to get his license plate number. The two women in the Infiniti drove to Lansdale hospital for treatment. Davidson faces a host of charges, including leaving the scene of an accident. Police discovered his car on December 4th on Wexford Drive in Upper Gwynedd Township. Davidson faces a February 4th hearing.