A 27-year-old man faces more burglary charges in connection with thefts in August in Skippack and according to police, other locations in Montgomery County. Police charged Royersford resident, Andrew Top with a list of charges. Police say, on August 21st a homeowner in Perkiomen Township spotted a car at around 11:30 in the morning coming out of the his driveway when he returned home. Police say, the homeowner followed the car, got the plate number and called police. The State Police Criminal Investigation Unit stopped a white Acura at a convenience store in Upper Providence Township. Troopers served Top with a search warrant on his car and home, finding stolen items from the home in Upper Perkiomen Township and another home in Skippack on Reginald Lane. Police say, Top is responsible for the theft of thousands of dollars in property from homes. Top was sent to prison in 2005 for a term of 18-to-25 months. In 2009 he was sentenced again for more burglaries. He was released this past June.
A Telford Police Officer was forced to call for back-up during a domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend in Telford. Police were called to the Telford Garden Apartments Sunday at around 10PM, where a woman told an officer, her boyfriend, Dewayne Johnson, pushed her out of his care and then starting choking her. The officer tried to arrest Johnson, but police say, he fought with the officer, before another Telford officer could take part in the arrest and handcuff Johnson. Police say, Johnson threatened to kill both officers. He faces an October 22nd hearing on a list of charges, including terroristic threatening, simple assault, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson is in the Montgomery County Prison after failing to post
10-thousand dollars bail.
For now, a woman who was driving a school bus that killed 78 year old, Shirley Wilhelm, last Monday morning at around 7, will not be charged. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office believes that the driver, whose name is being withheld, did not know she hit the elderly woman in Lower Pottsgrove Township, near the intersection of Mervine and north Charlotte streets. The Montgomery County District office continues to investigate the case by way of cell phone records to determine if the driver was using a cell phone when the elderly woman was struck and killed. The District Attorney’s Office will also check a toxicology report and request a mechanical analysis of the school bus.
Four people are displaced after a fire rips through their a building on Bridge street, in the area of Jacobs street, Tuesday morning in Upper Providence township. The blaze erupted just before 9am. Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control in under an hour. The Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania is assisting the displaced people with lodging. The cause of the fire remains under is unknown. Several fire companies responded to the fire. One person was taken to the hospital for treatment. Two other occupants of the building did not want treatment.