There were some tense moments Thursday afternoon at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a box was discovered on the steps of the courthouse. The County Bomb Squad responded to the courthouse at around 12:30. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a brown box from a large delivery company was found outside the door of the courthouse. Staff and visitors to the courthouse were evacuated. The contents of the box proved to be envelopes that were sent to the wrong address. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department continues to ask staff and the public to be aware any suspicious packages or items left alone.
A Bucks County man will spend at least eight years in jail for stabbing his pregnant girlfriend last April. 25-year-old Glenn Witherspoon of Airacobra Street in Bristol Township has a history of mental illness and was smoking marijuana laced with animal tranquilizer when he attacked the victim and nearly killed her. During the sentencing hearing, his ex-girlfriend read a statement saying she still has nightmares about the attack. She also said the financial burden of raising the son she had with Witherspoon is hard to bear.
Lansdale Borough Police search for a hit and run driver. The incident happened just after the noon on Wednesday at the Pavilion Shopping Center when a Ford 150 STX pick-up truck hit an unoccupied parked vehicle in the parking lot of the shopping center. According to Police, a witness saw a middle aged white male driving the truck. The truck left the scene in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is asked to call Lansdale Borough Police at 215-368-1801.
The theft of scrap metal was just the beginning of a day long saga for a Lansdale man in the early morning hours of January 12th that eventually led to his arrest at his former wife’s home in Montgomery Township. 31-year-old Edward Soloman Jr. now faces the prospect of spending 11-to-22 years in prison after pleading guilty. Police say he stole scrap metal from a Lansdale business and fled in a car when confronted by officers, driving through the streets of Lansdale at a high rate of speed. Soloman’s frantic escape attempt ended after he busted in to his ex-wife’s home in Montgomery Township, where officers found him hiding in a bathroom. Soloman posted bail, and is free until sentencing.