Ken Nolan, former treasurer of the Upper Gwynedd Fire company, will remain free on 100,000 dollars bail after waiving his court hearing Tuesday. Nolan now faces a formal arraignment on October 23rd to face charges, accusing him of stealing nearly 250-thousand dollars from the Upper Gwynedd Fire Company from 2006 to 2012, when he was ousted from the treasurer’s position. Officials with the Upper Gwynedd Fire Company conducted an audit of expenditures and found that Nolan misappropriated fire company money. Fire company officials then turned the information over to Montgomery County D-A Risa Ferman, who charged Nolan with numerous offenses, including theft and receiving stolen property. Investigators discovered that Nolan, among other purchases, flew to Las Vegas 15 times.
A Hatfield man faces a court hearing in connection with allegedly leading Lansdale Borough Police on a chase that eventually ended in front of his home. The August 24th incident started just before 2:30 in the morning, when a Lansdale Borough Police officers saw two men banging on the windows of a blue truck, urging Richard Handy, to get out of the vehicle. Police say, handy took off, driving around another police car at Squirrel Avenue that tried to stop him. Handy stopped at his home on Peaceful Drive, where according to police, he resisted arrest and began yelling, release the pit bulls. Handy face a on October 10th. Police say, Handy’s breathe test showed he was twice over the legal limit. His girlfriend was in the passenger’s seat. She was not charged.
September 13th will signal a sad day for a family and a local police department. The date will mark one year since Plymouth Township Police Officer, Bradley Fox, was killed in the line of duty at the hands of convicted felon, Andrew Thomas, who purchased a gun and used it to kill Officer Fox. Thomas killed himself after taking Fox’s life. The man who sold the gun to Thomas, Michael Henry, was sentenced to 20 to 66 years in prison. The Philadelphia man now wants a reduced sentenced, saying through his lawyer, the sentence handed down was too harsh and that the courtroom mood was circus-like. Henry’s lawyer has filed papers in Montgomery County Court asking for a reduced sentence for Henry.
A man working at Skippack Elementary School dies after an accident occurred during the installation of lighting at the school. Montgomery County 9-1-1 dispatched an ambulance to the school around 10pm Wednesday night. It’s not clear if the worker was the victim of electrocution. The work was being carried out at night to avoid disturbing classes at the school. The Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the incident. The man’s age and identity have not been released.