A 25-year-old Whitpain Township man was arraigned earlier this month on charges of felony theft by unlawful taking, DUI, resisting arrest, careless driving and damage to property. He was held at the Montgomery County Prison until his $5,000 cash bail was posted.
Local newspaper, the Abington Patch, contacted criminal defense attorney Theodore Swan for his reaction to the indefinite suspension of Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Karen Ricca. The suspension is without pay and without explanation. The county said only that it is a "confidential personnel matter."
Three people were arrested early Monday morning and charged with numerous criminal drug charges. The Norristown Police Department made the arrests after observing their vehicle parked on a block on March Alley that is renowned for high levels of crime and drug trafficking. A 31-year-old Norristown woman, a 31-year-old King of Prussia woman, and a 43-year-old Philadelphia man were charged with several counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, giving false identification, drug possession with intent to distribute and deliver, and probation violations.
After only one day on the Clearfield County fugitive of the week list, Pennsylvania State Police received an anonymous tip providing the location of a Greenville man. The 24-year-old did not appear in court for a May 2 preliminary hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Clearfield County Sheriff's deputies took the man into custody peacefully.