A District Judge in Souderton has ordered a trial for Towamencin Township Manager Rob Ford, in connection with a DUI charge stemming from an August 17th DUI checkpoint by the North Penn Area DUI Task Force. Ford was stopped at Cowpath Road and Cindy Lane, where police offices say they could smell alcohol on Ford’s breath and that his eyes were red and glassy. Records show, Ford showed signs that he had consumed alcohol. Police took him in to custody. Ford, according to his attorney, will apply for the county’s Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition Program for first time offenders. Following Ford’s completion of the program, along with the payment of fines and alcohol and highway safety classes, the charges will be removed from his record. Ford was coming from a Phillies game on the night of August 17th when he was stopped just after midnight. Ford will be back in court on December 4th. Towamencin Township Supervisor, Dan Littley says, the township is aware of the situation. He says, Ford was not on township time and he was not driving a township car.
Hatfield Township Police are investigating an attempted child luring in the area of Wheatfield Circle, Hatfield Borough. Police say, it happened just after 10am Monday when a 9-year-old boy was riding his bike. He was stopped by a man in a maroon work van. The suspect ordered the boy to get in the van. The boy sped away on his bike and the suspect drove off. The suspect is described as being in his mid 30’s with a salt and pepper goatee. The boy was unable to determine the suspect’s race. Police say the maroon van has damage to the front driver’s side fender. Anyone who may witnessed the incident is urged to call the Hatfield Township Police Detective Division at 215-855-0903.
Hatfield Township Police have a little more information in connection with the attempted luring of a 9-year-old boy on Wheatfield Circle in Hatfield Borough, just after ten Monday morning. A witness has come forward with a partial tag of the maroon van the suspect was driving. It’s a Pennsylvania tag with the letters Y-H-E. The boy told police the suspect was in his mid-30 with a salt and pepper goatee, but did not know the race of the man. The maroon van has damage to the driver’s side front fender. Hatfield Township police are urging parents to talk with thier children concerning safety when strangers approach them. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Hatfield Township Police Detective division at 215-855-0903
It was a shot that was accidentally fired, according court documents, but the bullet sailed through the neighbor’s storm door. Lansdale Police say, it happened at a party on May 3rd on York Road when 58-year-old, Gordon Arthur, inadvertently fired at gun in his home. Arthur made an apology to the neighbor, just after the police arrived. Police determined the bullet came from a 9mm hand gun. Police filed charges, including recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. Arthur has a legal permit to carry a firearm. He faces a court date on November 20th