A hit and run in Lansdale on November 13th, injuring two women in another car, lands an Upper Gwynedd Township man in some hot water. Police say, 23 year old, Anthony Davidson was speeding on the 400 block of North Broad Street when hit an Infiniti, occupied by two women. Police say, Davidson got out of the Buick he was driving and told the women he would pull over at East 5th street, but did not stop. A witness at the scene was able to get his license plate number. The two women in the Infiniti drove to Lansdale hospital for treatment. Davidson faces a host of charges, including leaving the scene of an accident. Police discovered his car on December 4th on Wexford Drive in Upper Gwynedd Township. Davidson faces a February 4th hearing.
A Hatfield church is out more than 81,000 dollars, and now the treasurer of the Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church is under arrest, facing multiple charges. Hatfield Township Police and the Montgomery County D-A’s Office say 35-year-old Stephanie Kligge made withdraws from church accounts between July of 2012 through June of this year. Kilgge will be in court December 24th for a preliminary hearing.
A Lansdale man is headed to court after being accused of having child pornography on his computer. An Abington Township police detective, also a member of the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was carrying out an investigation in may when he found an internet address that led to a boarding house on East Hancock Street in Lansdale. Police discovered that 33-year-old, John Scott was the only boarder to have internet access. Police seized Scott’s computer and found child porn images. Scott was arrested December 2nd and faces a January 29th court hearing. Scott has been charged with 21 counts of felony possession of child porn. He was released on 50 thousand dollars unsecured bail.
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