Souderton Area High School and neighborhoods close to the school were without power for about three hours Thursday morning after a car hit a pole. Franconia Township Police say, just before 5am Thursday, a vehicle moving west on Lower Road hit a pole, knocking high tension wires off another pole. Police discovered blood in the car, but the driver was not in the vehicle. Police later contacted the driver and are investigating the incident. Nearly 680 PPL customers lost power.
Flames take a toll on a Hatfield Township home Wednesday evening at around 5:30. Hatfield Township Fire Company and three additional fire companies responded to the 3100 block of Line Lexington Road. A man and his daughter were able to get out of the home unharmed, but according to fire officials, the back bedroom of the home was badly damaged by the flames, while the rest of the home was damaged by smoke build-up. The family will have to seek other lodging until the home can be repaired. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets at 1am Tuesday morning. It’s target, deadbeat parents who have failed to pay child support.
“We had warrants for 37 people. We picked up 15 males and three females between 1am and 5am Tuesday. Since Tuesday morning we had six more people turn themselves in. Two of those were on the top ten wanted. We’ve got numerous tips on other people on that list and other people who are on the website.”
That’s Montgomery county sheriff, Eileen Behr, who says, the department hopes to collect 200,000 dollars from the people who were arrested. Behr was a guest Thursday morning on WNPV’S AM Edition.
On January 28th, a staff member walked in to the women’s bathroom at the Souderton Vantage Program School and found a video camera placed in the bathroom. Police would soon trace the placement of the video device to a physical education teacher at the school. A judge used the words disturbing and perverted to describe the actions of 37-year-old Conal Wright, a father two. Wright, a Lansdale resident, plead guilty to the charges of invasion of privacy and harassment. He was sentenced six to 12 months behind bars.