According to court records, a man with a history of offenses can now add another charge to the list. Towamencin Township police arrested the Bristol, Bucks County man, on a charge of driving a stolen car. Police say 34-year-old, John Zanini was stopped by officers last Wednesday at Liberty Bell Drive and Independence Drive. He was driving a 2004 Infiniti Sedan, but the registration of the vehicle was linked to a Chrysler. The sedan was reported stolen from Chester County in early May. Zanini, who has a lengthy criminal history, is charged with receiving stolen property. He’s being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post 25-thousand dollars in bail. A court date for Zanini has been set for June 25th.
A skateboarder was reportedly hit by a car last night at around 11. Upper Gwynedd Police say it happened when the male on the skateboard was northbound on Valley Forge Road, trying to get to Allentown Road, when a car, traveling southbound, hit the skateboarder. He was taken by ambulance to Abington Lansdale Hospital and then airlifted to another hospital. Police say the skateboarder hit the front of a Toyota.
The Montgomery County D-A’s office continues to investigate the death of a Hatfield Township woman, allegedly stabbed to death by her husband early Friday morning. According to reports that have surfaced, Walid Matwalli accused his wife of cheating on him and trying to harm him. Records show that he had his wife, Mona Mitwalli committed, but doctors concurred that Mona showed no signs of mental illness. She would spend less than one day inside the facility. Mitwalli also had a protection order issued against wife, a move that was later negated by a judge. More information indicates that Mona Mitwalli feared for her safety after allegedly showing the family nanny information that her husband had purchased an accidental death insurance policy, just a few day before her death. Walid Mitwalli is charged with 1st degree murder and is being held without bail. he faces a June 27th hearing.
A Horsham doctor is found guilty on several counts involving the illegal dispersal of prescription drugs. A Federal Jury found that Doctor Norman Werther was the conduit that unleashed 700-thousand Oxycodone tablets on the streets between 2009 and 2011. The jury also believes the 74-year-old physician gave a Montgomery County man 180 Oxycodone tablets, which eventually led to the man’s overdose in 2010. Werther’s attorney plans to appeal the case. Werther was found guilty on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and illegal distribution of Oxycodone. No word yet on a sentencing date for Werther.