Lansdale Borough Police are looking for teen missing since July 3rd. Police say, Zykee Smith, according to family members, has been missing since leaving his home on the 300 block of second street. Smith, 16-years-old, is described as a black male, 5-6, weighing 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Lansdale Borough Police at 215-368-1801
Fingerprints are a vital part of solving crimes and keeping track of inmates after the leave the prison system, but a State Rep. from Montgomery County is concerned about how the process is being handled by local police jurisdictions across the state after recent information from the F.B.I
“Unfortunately two percent or four to five hundred per month are rejected by the Feds and sent back to the State Police, who then send them back to local police departments.”
State Rep. Todd Stephens is investigating how fingerprinting can be carried out accurately first time someone is fingerprinted. Stephens says more accountability is needed, including how jurisdictions track people who need to be fingerprinted over again. Stephens adds, some of the mistakes include smudges and repeated digits.
Fire guts a restaurant in Souderton, smoke and water impact two additional businesses. Fire officials say the blaze broke early Thursday morning at El Aquacate on the unit block of West Broad Street. Six people are now in temporary lodging due to the blaze. Apartments about the restaurant were effected by smoke and water. Broad Street Pizzeria & Grille and Duane’s Hair Designs will be able to open at some point over the next several days. It’s believed the fire started in the ceiling of the restaurant.
The Seward brothers, Chadd and Mark, who had been missing since last weekend, have been found and are now back at their Hatfield Township home. The parents of the teens reported their sons missing after 14-year-old Chadd Seward left home last Friday evening at 6. Mark, 15-years-old, was last seen just after 10pm Sunday. A person familiar with the story called police after recognizing the brothers walking on Line Lexington Road in Hatfield Township. The teens are safe. Hatfield Township Police released a statement thanking the public.