In an effort to help people in the township, Upper Gwynedd Township Police have created a Special Needs Registry for people with special needs who may need help in an emergency. Police developed the idea to help when a parent or caregiver of a special needs person may be in the hospital or unavailable. Officer Matthew Toro says, some people with special needs may not know what to do if something happens and they need help.
“We are starting this registry to get some information from people about one of their loved ones who may wonder off or need help in some other way. The information we get could help calm the person down or simply help us communicate better with the person by way of key phrases about who they are in the event they get lost. It’s a safety measure. It’s not big brother stuff. We’re not putting this information in a computer. It’ll be in a folder at the Police station when it’s needed.
Officer Toro says anyone who would like to sign up for the registry to help protect one of thier family members with special needs can contact the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department at 215-699-5861
Convicted of selling the gun that killed Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox, Michael Henry was sentenced to a prison term of 20 to 66 years. Henry attempted to have his sentence reduced. Montgomery County Judge Joseph Smyth denied Henry’s request Tuesday. Henry filed for a reduced sentence, calling the court proceedings, a circus atmosphere.
Two brothers from Philadelphia have been ordered to stand trial after being accused of committing a home invasion robbery in Towamencin Township on Saturday, October 19th. Authorities say, 24 year old, Phereourn Sream and his brother, 26 year old, Phrira Sream, along with two other men, assaulted and terrorized two brothers, who were inside the home on the 600 block of Chadbourne Court. The four men made off with property. The Sream brothers were captured by Towamencin Township and Philadelphia Police through a tip on October 22nd on the 5500 block of North Fairhill street in Philadelphia. The property they took during the home invasion was recovered. The two other men remain at large. The Sream brothers will be arraigned on January 15th.
A 21-year-old Montgomery Township man won’t see the light of day for the next 10 to 20 years after admitting he sexually assaulted an 11 year old girl. Police say, Kareem Richardson sexually assaulted the girl several times in 2011 when he was 18 years old. An investigation was opened in June of 2011. The guardian of the girl confronted Richardson about the sexual assaults and he admitted to her that he did have sex with the girl. The young girl also told police that Richardson sexually assaulted her. It’s not known what his connection was to the girl. Prosecutors dropped other charges after Richardson plead guilty. After Richardson’s release, he’s ordered to have no contact with the victim and must report his address to state police for 25 years in accordance with the Pa. Sex Offender Registration and Notification act.