A New York truck driver with a deplorable driving record pleads not guilty to a February 3rd hit and run in Hatfield Township a 6am that took the life of a Sellersville man. Police say, Ernest Cohens was driving a truck on route 309 when he tried to make a u-turn and struck a motorcycle driven by 55-year-old Terry Kriebel. Cohens helped cover the man’s body with another motorist. Cohens then fled the scene. He was apprehended just before 7am after hitting a pole and a bridge. Court records show Cohens’ license was suspended 22 times since 2007. He’s being held on 500-hundred thousand dollars bail. Cohens faces vehicular homicide charges and a list of additional traffic related offenses in connection with the February 3rd incident. Making Cohens’ legal outlook even more bleak, he allegedly had child porn on his cell phone at the time of his arrest.
A Montgomery Township man is behind bars after being arrested in an drug sting called “Operation Heads Up.” 27 people were arrested in the drug raid .Two brothers, and a third man were the alleged masterminds of a cocaine pipeline. 39-year-old Anthony Dennis of Montgomery Township and his brother, 34-year-old Michael Dennis of Philadelphia were arrested in connection with the bust. .The operation was called heads-up for a reason. Montgomery County D-A Risa Ferman says, Anthony Dennis ran the operation out of a barber shop in Wayne, Chester County, known as Heads Up. According to Ferman the drugs were sold in Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. 21 locations were raided on May 18th as police confiscated four pounds of cocaine with a street value of nearly 205-thousand dollars. 14 vehicles and a 19-foot long and fishing boat from a storage facility in Collegeville were seized along with more than $76,000 in cash and 12 firearms. Samuel Marshal of Philadelphia supplied the Dennis brothers with the cocaine. The three suspects are being held on two-million dollars bail.
Abington Police And Paramedics were called to the Willow Grove Mall parking garage for the report of a teen who jumped off the third level of the parking facility. Police say, the incident happened at around 8:30 Wednesday night. Police say the teen was in a car with several other teens, but for unknown reasons, got out of the vehicle and ran across the third level and jumped off the deck. The teen was rushed to Abington Memorial Hospital. He’s being treated for severe injuries. According to witnesses, the teen seemed to be under the influence of some kind of substance.
Law enforcement officials in Lansdale are taking a bite out of crime. Police Chief Bob McDyre Wednesday night told borough council there was a 30% drop in Part One crime last year. Those are serious offenses like murder, rape, assault, robbery, auto theft and burglary. Chief McDyre says the police are getting the upper hand because of proactive measures like directive patrols. That's assigning manpower in the most troublesome areas at the right time based on statistics. The police are also keeping the heat up on drug dealers and making the owners of bars and taverns responsible for the impact they have on the community. Chief McDyre credits borough council for providing the police department with the funding it needs to put enough officers out on the street.