Monday, April 29, 2013
The Upper Moreland Police Department participated in the bi-annual Drug Take-Back Day to keep unused prescriptions from hitting the streets.
The Upper Moreland Police Department (UMPD) again received much community support in its participation of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 28. The Drug Enforcement Administration organizes the bi-annual event. Locally, the Drug Take-Back Day, as it’s also known, took place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Giant Food Store in Willow Grove, who is a local partner of the event with the UMPD. Participants of the Drug Take-Back day would simply stop by the UMPD table and place their unused prescriptions into one of the marked bins, no questions asked. “We’re trying to avoid the diversion of medication from off the streets,” Todd Smith, UMPD Field Training officer, explained. “We’re trying to keep them from becoming street drugs…
Upper Moreland Police reported that an elderly male with dementia went missing from a home near Warminster Road in the mid-afternoon.
[Updated 4:50 p.m.] In another Nixle alert, UMPD notified that the male has been located and has been reported as fine. [Original report follows] Upper Moreland Police sent out a a "severe"-level Nixle alert , reporting that an 85-year-old white male with dementia has been reported missing from a house near Warminster Road in Upper Moreland. The male was last seen today at around 1 p.m. The male is described as wearing pajamas and black shoes, and may be trying to get back to his residence in Philadelphia. If seen, UMPD instructs that residents call 911.
A report of a building fire was called into Willow Grove Fire Co. over the weekend.
[Update 4-29-13] According to John Fugelo, Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Co. captain, the reported building fire that occurred on the evening of April 26, at the intersection of Krewson Terrace and Church Street in Willow Grove was not serious in nature. Fugelo stated that the fire originated in a resident's oven in conjunction with a plastic container or substance, but was self-contained. [Original report follows] A building fire was reported at the corner of Krewson Terrace and Church Street, just a block up from York Road in Upper Moreland Township. According to Montgomery County Department of Public Safety's Computer-Aided dispatch system, units were called out at 9:14 p.m. for a building fire at that intersection. Crews arrived at the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week's stories include an alleged panhandler who can't take a hint, an allegedly drunken driver who police say pushed emergency personnel while they were rescuing her and a Norristown man who picked a bad place to sleep one off.
If at First You Don't Succeed: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 22-year-old woman was cited three times in one day after she repeatedly panhandled for cigarettes outside of Redner's. The woman reportedly launched into profanity-laden tirades directed towards the store's manager as well as responding officers. When police declined the woman's request for money, she reportedly said that someone who "is working and making so much" should be able to give her money. Read the full story here. Woman Pushes Through Emergency Responders Trying to Rescue Her: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 31-year old woman was charged with DUI after she crashed her vehicle and pushed through emergency personnel who were …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Police in Hatboro and Upper Moreland worked together to nab alleged drug dealer.
A Philadelphia man was found with 120 bags of heroin, seven bags of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana during a foiled drug exchange in Hatboro on Wednesday, the Montgomery County District Attorney said. Terrance Malik Anderson, 29, of the 2700 block of W. Master Street, Philadelphia, was charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver, possession of controlled substances and possession of marijuana. "Hatboro Police received information indicating that Anderson was engaged in the illegal distribution of narcotics in the Hatboro area," Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said in a statement released Thursday. Hatboro Police and Upper Moreland Police, assigned to the Montgomery County Drug Task …
A missing woman who does not speak English has been found.
UPDATE: An Upper Dublin Police Officer confirmed that the missing woman from Upper Dublin "has been found and safely returned home." --- Upper Dublin Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating an elderly woman in the township. According to ReadyNotifyPA, the Upper Dublin Police department is attempting to locate an elderly Asian female. "She was last seen wearing a purple and white top, green pants, black shoes, and sunglasses," according to the alert. "She does not speak English." Anyone who has information on the missing woman is asked to call 215-646-2100 or the UD Police station at 215-646-2101.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The event, hosted by CBS3 News Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi, will raise money for the Montgomery County child advocacy center.
Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center will hold its Fifth Annual “Mission Possible” event on Thursday at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia to raise money for the Montgomery County non-profit, aimed at helping child victims of abuse. CBS3 News Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi will host the event to raise funds for the East-Norriton based center, which was co-founded by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly setting. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the hote - tickets are $150 per person, and can be purchased at the door. A silent auction will be featured at the event, which includes a VIP Flyers …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing candy from Wawa, a birthday gone wrong for another local woman, and nudity at a train station in Norristown.
Stolen Caramel Crèmes Lead to Felony Charges for Local Woman: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 22-year-old woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly stole four bags of caramel crèmes from a local Wawa. The report indicates that the woman had previously been an employee at the Wawa, which lead to police being able to identify her. Read the full story here. Naked Man Strikes Norristown Train Station: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a 50-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct after a passing police vehicle noticed the fully nude man standing at the Elm Street SEPTA station. The report states that upon seeing police, the man quickly redressed. Read the full story here. Woman Facing Charges After …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A search is under way in Watertown, Mass., for the second Boston Marathon suspect, following the fatal shooting of an MIT campus police officer and a chaotic night.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Following an attack on the Boston Marathon finish, Mayor Michael Nutter vows to step up security for the May 5 race.
The roughly 40,000 runners signed up for this year’s Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run in Philadelphia on May 5 can expect to see a major increase in security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 130, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said at a press conference Monday evening. While Nutter didn’t lay out specifics of what that extra security would entail, he said it will be in force along the entire length of the 10-mile race, which starts just south of Central High School and finishes alongside mothballed Navy ships in the city’s Navy Yard in a straight shot down Broad Street. “At this time, there are no specific threats or threat incidents in Philadelphia, but of course, we …