A 80-year-old Plymouth Meeting man faces a court hearing after being accused of trying to buy a gun, despite his conviction on child porn charges in 2007. State Police say Julius Cuthbertson attempted to purchase a gun in October of last year at a Skippack gun shop. According to court records, Cuthbertson did not reveal he had an arrest record. Anyone convicted of a felony in Pennsylvania is prohibited from owning or possessing a gun. Cutherbson will be in court Tuesday for preliminary hearing.
The Pa. Dept. of Transportation, and State Police will be out in force this weekend with an initiative to prevent crashes due drink drivers or motorists who use drugs and become impaired behind the wheel. PennDot’s Brad Rudolf says, the campaign, which started in mid-august is called
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
“And it’s going to run through Monday Sept. 2nd through the Labor Holiday. PennDot distributes money to various municipalities and the State Police to keep the roads safe and bring more awareness to the dangers of impaired driving, whether it be alcohol or drug use behind the wheel.”
Rudolf adds, Police will also be looking for drivers who use drugs and drive. Last year in Pa., there were over 33-hundred drug related crashes. Rudolf was a guest on the AM-Edition with Darryl Berger
Lansdale Borough Police are reminding drivers about construction of sewer lines at the intersection of South Broad Street and Jenkins Avenue. Sergeant Alex Kromdyk says the work will begin Wednesday.
“Any traffic traveling on South Board Street, they will not be allowed to turn on to Jenkins Avenue. That intersection will be shut down. Traffic on South Broad Street itself will remain open.”
Kromdyk says, the work should take two to three days to complete. The work will be done during the day time hours. Kromdyk expects the drivers will be permitted to use Jenkins Avenue off of South Broad Street through the nighttime hours.
Department veteran, William Tierney, will take over as chief on Monday. The Board of Commissioners made the appointment official Wednesday night. Tierney has been with the Hatfield Township Police Department since 1985. Tierney started as a patrolman, then moved up to Sergeant in 1998 and Lt. in 2007. Tierney takes over for retiring Chief Mark Toomey who was appointed Chief in 2003. Toomey joined the department in 1977.