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'Medical Emergency' Caused Driver To Hit, Kill Norristown Pedestrian: Officials 'Medical Emergency' Caused Driver To Hit, Kill Norristown Pedestrian: Officials
'Medical Emergency' Caused Driver To Hit, Kill Norristown Pedestrian: Officials A pedestrian died on Tuesday afternoon, June 18 after being struck by a driver in Norristown, police say.  The victim was hit at West Main and Stanbridge streets just before noon and pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later, said city officials. Authorities did not report his name.  Investigators believe the driver, "an elderly male," suffered a medical emergency before striking the pedestrian on the West Main Street crosswalk. The driver stayed at the scene and was taken to the hospital for evaluation, police said.  City police and the Montgomery County …
'Someone Knows Something': $10K Reward Offered In Lansdale Teen's Unsolved Killing 'Someone Knows Something': $10K Reward Offered In Lansdale Teen's Unsolved Killing
'Someone Knows Something': $10K Reward Offered In Lansdale Teen's Unsolved Killing Exactly 30 years after she disappeared, Montgomery County investigators are calling on the public to help identify Julie Barnyock's killer. The 18-year-old was last known to be at the Lansdale Train Station on Nov. 8, 1993, said the District Attorney's Office.  She had taken the R5 SEPTA train in from Philadelphia before calling her father and asking for a ride home at around 11:40 p.m., authorities said.  But when her dad arrived, Julie was nowhere to be found.  Her parents reported her missing the next day, Nov. 9. Little more than three weeks later on Dec.…
Two Suspects Wanted In Schuylkill River Trail Killing, Montco DA Says Two Suspects Wanted In Schuylkill River Trail Killing, Montco DA Says
Two Suspects Wanted In Schuylkill River Trail Killing, Montco DA Says Authorities in Montgomery County are seeking two men in connection with a murder on the Schuylkill River Trail early this month.  A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrests Cody Reed of Norristown and Marquise Johnson of Philadelphia, both 23, District Attorney Kevin Steele said Tuesday, March 14.  Detectives believe the pair killed 25-year-old Daquan Tucker of Audubon, who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds about 100 feet from the trail on March 3. At that time, DA Steele said the victim knew his killer, and that his death "was not a…
Man Found Dead On Schuylkill River Trail Identified: Montco DA Man Found Dead On Schuylkill River Trail Identified: Montco DA
Man Found Dead On Schuylkill River Trail Identified: Montco DA Authorities have identified the man found dead along the Schuylkill River trail in Montgomery County early on Friday, March 3.  Daquan Tucker, 25, of Audubon, was killed from multiple gunshot wounds in a homicide, said Dr. Khalil Wardak, a forensic pathologist with the county Coroner's Office.  A bicyclist reported spotting "what looked like a body" in a wooded area down a steep embankment about 100 feet from the Schuylkill River Trail on the border between West Norriton and Norristown on Friday morning, said District Attorney Kevin Steele.  Montgomery County detectives and …
Watch Out For Scam Callers Posing As MontCo Sheriffs, Says DA Watch Out For Scam Callers Posing As MontCo Sheriffs, Says DA
Watch Out For Scam Callers Posing As MontCo Sheriffs, Says DA Scam callers claiming to be with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are dialing local residents and demanding money, authorities warn.  The scammers will claim to be police serving an arrest warrant against the victim for failing to appear for jury duty. Then, the scammers tell victims they must wire money to avoid arrest.  “Montgomery County residents need to know that arrest warrants are never handled in this manner,” said District Attorney Kevin R. Steele.  “No money is involved if there is a warrant issued for someone’s failure to appear in court for j…
5 Suburban Philly Child Predators Arrested In Undercover Prostitution Sting 5 Suburban Philly Child Predators Arrested In Undercover Prostitution Sting
5 Suburban Philly Child Predators Arrested In Undercover Prostitution Sting Five child predators were arrested in Montgomery County as part of an undercover prostitution sting, authorities announced. The following men contacted children on social media for sex and arrived at a location in Conshohocken, where they were met by undercover detectives instead: Onesimo Rodriguez Campos, 27, of Norristown David G. Kohlmeier, 46, of Devon Allan R. Lattanzi, 57, of Lower Providence Kenneth Sugalski, 49, of Conshohocken Ashish Verma, 37, of Norristown The undercover operation began last week as part of an ongoing effort with the Internet Crimes Against Childr…
NJ Man Used TikTok To Solicit Sexual Photos From Montco Girls: DA NJ Man Used TikTok To Solicit Sexual Photos From Montco Girls: DA
NJ Man Used TikTok To Solicit Sexual Photos From Montco Girls: DA A 26-year-old New Jersey man was arrested and found with child porn after he used social media to solicit sexually explicit photos from Pennsylvania girls, authorities said. An investigation began on April 20 when the dad of two girls, ages 11 and 12, told the Montgomery County Detective Bureau that his daughters had been solicited to send naked images via TikTok and text messages by a man later identified as Ryan Corcoran, of Andover, NJ, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. The dad claimed he learned of the communications when one of his daughters told him t…
Fugitive Injured In Shootout With Police in Philly Suburbs: DA Fugitive Injured In Shootout With Police in Philly Suburbs: DA
Fugitive Injured In Shootout With Police in Philly Suburbs: DA A 29-year-old fugitive was injured after a shootout with police over the weekend in the Philadelphia suburbs, authorities said. Mark Simpkins Jr., of Norristown, had been wanted on an arrest warrant since Oct. 4, 2021, when patrol officers spotted him heading into the A-Plus store on Main Street around 6 a.m. Saturday, May 21, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R.Steele said in a joint release. Officers tried to stop him, but he fled on foot down West Lafayette Street, leading police on a chase, they said. Simpkins then shot at the officers, who returned fire, Steele said a…
PA Man, 65, Busted On Child Porn Charges Again: DA PA Man, 65, Busted On Child Porn Charges Again: DA
PA Man, 65, Busted On Child Porn Charges Again: DA A 65-year-old Pennsylvania man who was busted on child porn charges more than two years ago was back in custody after detectives caught him this time with 12 files, authorities said. Edward Elvin, of Audubon, was arrested after detectives raided his Park Lane home on Thursday, April 28, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. Elvin was found with eight photos of child pornography on his email account and four videos on his cell phone, the DA said. Detectives determined that the content depicted girls between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Elvin had previously been a…
Woman Kills BF In 'Domestic Related' Shooting Outside Suburban Philly Wendy's: Police Woman Kills BF In 'Domestic Related' Shooting Outside Suburban Philly Wendy's: Police
Woman Kills BF In 'Domestic Related' Shooting Outside Suburban Philly Wendy's: Police A 30-year-old man was shot dead by his girlfriend in what police are calling a domestic dispute outside of a Suburban Philadelphia Wendy's on Monday, March 7, they said. Police found the unidentified man suffering gunshot wounds outside of the fast-food joint when they responded to the Huntingdon Valley Shopping Center on Huntingdon Pike around 8 p.m., Abington Police Deputy Chief Edward Quinn said. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died, police said. The woman, 32, was arrested at the scene and the gun was recovered, according to police. "The suspect and victim had been…
MontCo DA: Hilltown Police Officer Charged With Child Porn -- Again MontCo DA: Hilltown Police Officer Charged With Child Porn -- Again
MontCo DA: Hilltown Police Officer Charged With Child Porn -- Again A Hilltown police officer arrested on felony child pornography charges in May was charged again Thursday on similar charges, authorities said. Matthew Reiss, 47, of Palm, PA in Upper Hanover Township, now faces 1,700 felony counts of possessing child pornography, compared to the 10 felony counts he was initially charged with in May following an investigation into his email account, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's office. An investigation was launched on April 16 when the Montgomery County Detective Bureau received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and E…
DA: 3 PA Men Arrested For Trafficking 37 Firearms Across Philly, Bucks, MontCo DA: 3 PA Men Arrested For Trafficking 37 Firearms Across Philly, Bucks, MontCo
DA: 3 PA Men Arrested For Trafficking 37 Firearms Across Philly, Bucks, MontCo Three Pennsylvania men were arrested for trafficking 37 firearms across Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties, authorities announced.Tyron Gresham, 24, purchased the firearms from Dec. 19, 2019, through May 13, 2021, and attempted to buy another one on May 18, 2021, according to Montgomery County District Attorney's office.  Of the 37 firearms purchased by Gresham, 17 were purchased in Bucks County, 16 in Philadelphia, and four in Montgomery County. Nasim Smalls, 24, and Aaron Walker, 20, who are brothers, are not legally allowed to purchase or possess firearms, authorities said…
DA: Hatboro Man Arrested On Felony Charges For Having More Than 4K Photos, Videos Of Child Porn DA: Hatboro Man Arrested On Felony Charges For Having More Than 4K Photos, Videos Of Child Porn
DA: Hatboro Man Arrested On Felony Charges For Having More Than 4K Photos, Videos Of Child Porn A 59-year-old Hatboro man was arrested on felony charges for possessing more than 4,000 pictures and videos of child pornography including infants and toddlers, authorities said. An investigation into David Winter began on March 19 after the Montgomery County Detective Bureau received a Cybertip from Yahoo related to a suspected child pornography image sent by a user, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, Conshohocken Borough Police Chief George Metz, and Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner. They traced the IP address related to the Yahoo account to Winter's …
DA: Hilltown Police Officer Busted With Child Porn In MontCo DA: Hilltown Police Officer Busted With Child Porn In MontCo
DA: Hilltown Police Officer Busted With Child Porn In MontCo A Hilltown Township police officer is out on bail after investigators found that an email account associated with his cell phone number contained 10 images of child pornography, authorities announced. Matthew Reiss, 47, of Palm., PA in Upper Hanover Township, was arrested and charged with 10 felony counts of child pornography, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said. An investigation was launched on April 16 when the Montgomery County Detective Bureau received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the upload of two chi…
Bala Cynwyd Man, 56, Found With $30K Worth Of Crystal Meth, More Inside Family Home, DA Says Bala Cynwyd Man, 56, Found With $30K Worth Of Crystal Meth, More Inside Family Home, DA Says
Bala Cynwyd Man, 56, Found With $30K Worth Of Crystal Meth, More Inside Family Home, DA Says A 56-year-old Bala Cynwyd man was arrested Wednesday after authorities busted him with $30,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine and more at his family home in Montgomery County, authorities announced. When joint investigators with the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, Pennsylvania State Police, Lower Merion police, and Delaware County Criminal Investigations served a search warrant at an Academy Road home Wednesday, they found John Devivo with approximately three pounds of crystal methamphetamine, worth approximately $30,000, according to the Montgomery County District Attor…
Philly Caretaker, 25, Accidentally Shoots Disabled MontCo Resident, 71, In Face With New Gun Philly Caretaker, 25, Accidentally Shoots Disabled MontCo Resident, 71, In Face With New Gun
Philly Caretaker, 25, Accidentally Shoots Disabled MontCo Resident, 71, In Face With New Gun A 25-year-old employee at a Montgomery County assisted living facility accidentally shot a 71-year-old resident in the face Saturday night, authorities said. The caretaker, a Philadelphia resident, was alone with three residents at the home on the 600 block of Rosemont Avenue in Upper Gwynedd, when the incident occurred around 8 a.m. Saturday, local police said. The home is owned by Jewish Employment and Vocation Services and is operated as Community Living and Home Support for special needs adults.  There, police learned that the caretaker -- who had been working at the hou…
DA: Philly Burglar Ejaculates On Woman, 102, While Raiding Her Home, 8 Others In Suburban PA DA: Philly Burglar Ejaculates On Woman, 102, While Raiding Her Home, 8 Others In Suburban PA
DA: Philly Burglar Ejaculates On Woman, 102, While Raiding Her Home, 8 Others In Suburban PA A 41-year-old Philadelphia man sexually assaulted three homeowners including a 102-year-old woman whom he ejaculated on while raiding their suburban Pennsylvania homes in a series of at least nine burglaries, authorities said Friday. Raheem White was arrested in the series of daytime burglaries and assaults across Montgomery County and Philadelphia that date back to last July, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. Between July 13, 2020 and Jan. 13, 2021, nine daytime residential burglaries and three attempted burglaries were reported in Cheltenham, Haverford, Spring…
Samurai Sword Wielding Man Shot Dead By Police 'Left House To Kill,' DA Says Samurai Sword Wielding Man Shot Dead By Police 'Left House To Kill,' DA Says
Samurai Sword Wielding Man Shot Dead By Police 'Left House To Kill,' DA Says A police officer has been cleared of any wrong-doing in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Trey Bartholomew last month in Pennsburg. “The dispatch reports police received were that the man left his house to kill anybody he encountered, and when he encountered a police officer," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. "The evidence is that he tried to do just that." Bartholomew was found with a samurai sword by Upper Perk police at 8th Street and Long Alley, after one of his family members called 9-1-1 saying he was threatening to harm others around 7:40 p.m. …
'They Armed Criminals': Massive PA Gun Trafficking Organization Dismantled With 14 In Custody 'They Armed Criminals': Massive PA Gun Trafficking Organization Dismantled With 14 In Custody
'They Armed Criminals': Massive PA Gun Trafficking Organization Dismantled With 14 In Custody A massive straw purchase gun trafficking organization in which members illegally obtained then resold 31 firearms across Pennsylvania was dismantled with 14 people in custody, authorities said Wednesday. This investigation began when Montgomery County Detectives were investigating another gun trafficking organization charged in September 2020, and performed a network analysis to identify other illegal firearms in their trafficking networks, the DA's office said. That analysis led to identifying this gun trafficking organization. From there, detectives began following the multiple purchases…