Two men and a woman face a combined total of 97 charges in connection with a theft ring that targeted metal manufacturing and recycling businesses. The businesses in Hatfield township were burglarized between October and April. Police say, 27-year-old Michael Dasburg of Allentown and 25-year-old Robert McBrien of Quakertown face 61 charges, including multiple counts of felony burglary. 25-year-old, Heather Benner of Sellersville faces 36 charges. Police say Benner was the driver. She was released after posting bail. Dasburg and McBrien remain behind bars in lieu of 25-thousand dollars each.
Twenty arrests were made during a Montgomery County Sheriff Department roundup of deadbeat parents earlier this month. They put up about $20,000 in back child support payments to get out of jail. Sheriff Eileen Behr says this should be a wake up call for others that are in arrears. Before the roundup, those behind on their child support payments were given a week to turn themselves in to negotiate a payment plan without fear of going to jail.
Despite smashing head-on into a utility pole, the driver not only survived the crash, but was not injured during the impact. Upper Gwynedd Township Police say it happened at around noon Sunday. Police say, the driver, a man in his mid 20’s, told officers he tried to swerve his vehicle when he saw something moving across the road. The pole, at the intersection of Sumneytown pike and Royal avenue, was nearly pushed to the ground with wires ripped and dangling, No one reported power loss in the area.
A Towamencin Township man will spend the next 15 to 30 years in prison for the killing of his three month old son. Jameel East received the prison time in connection with the death of his three month old son, Enzo, on June 25TH of 2011. East plead guilty to third degree murder. Court records show that east became enraged when his son threw-up on him. Prosecutors say, East then hit Enzo’s head against the bathroom sink, causing two skull fractures, which led to the child’s death.