Burglars take advantage of the July 4th holiday to burglarize Inglewood Elementary school on Allentown Road. Towamencin Township Police Chief Tim Dickenson.
“They gained entry through an area that was under construction at the time. They took ten 20-foot long copper pipes, 18 brass ball valves, 100 copper fittings of various sizes and five reels of nearly 2,500 foot each of solid number 12 copper wire.”
Dickenson says, the burglars hit the site between 3pm July 4th and 6am of July 5th. The copper has an estimated value of 12-hundred dollars. The value of the rest of the stolen property is still being assessed.
Police have identified the victim of a one-vehicle fatal crash in Lower Salford Township earlier this week. The dead man is 20-year-old Tyler Rizol of Harleysville. His car hit two trees before overturning on Schlosser Road. Rizol was pronounced dead at at the scene. He was a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School.
Police say, a Bridgeport man wanted in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars in wedding gifts has turned himself in. 35-year-old, Joseph Franzone Jr. turned himself in to the District Justice in Skippack Friday Morning. Police were able to use surveillance video to determine Franzon’s identity in connection with the Sunday, July 7th theft of wedding gifts at the William Penn Inn. Police say, Franzone was seen roaming around in the parking lot and inside the William Penn Inn. Franzone made off with an estimated three to five thousand dollars in wedding gifts. Franzone faces a list of charges, including theft.
Two Lower Salford Township Police officers were injured as a result of a chase involving a New Jersey man. The officers were treated and released from a nearby hospital. According to police, the man was suspected of burglarizing a Harleysville gym. The incident happened a little after 3:30 Saturday morning when officers spotted Isaiah Crawley walking away from the Montgomery County Sports Performance center on Christopher Lane. Police say, Crawley had property in his arms from the business. Crawley failed to stop for police and sped off in his car, hitting an unmarked police car. He then fled to the Pa-Turnpike. Crawley was eventually captured at Fort Washington. Crawley faces 14 charges, including burglary, simple assault and aggravated assault. He’s behind bars after failing to post 500-thousand dollars bail.