A husband and wife were arrested in Norristown and awaiting trial in Montgomery County on multiple charges of criminal conspiracy, forgery, fraud and false swearing in connection with a forged will. Originally from another state, they were investigated and interviewed by an insurance fraud task force officer when they reportedly admitted to signing witness to a friend's will months after he died. According to authorities, the couple willingly participated in the scheme developed by the man's widow.
Since December, two Schwenksville businesses have been the target of petty vandalism and burglary three times. Sometimes items were stolen, sometimes just property was damaged. Twice, several bottles were taken from a local liquor store, while a local eatery had windows smashed after the restaurant's alarm system was activated.
A 22-year-old Delaware County man waived his right to a preliminary hearing last week in association with drunk driving charges from a Thanksgiving arrest when he drove his vehicle into a garage.
A Montgomery County judge dropped drug charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after a 27-year-old Douglass man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. Other more serious charges of aggravated assault, harassment and disorderly conduct were also dismissed as part of the plea.