Montgomery County authorities caught up with three women who allegedly have provided false information to receive public housing assistance for several years. The women are not related, but the charges are the same: theft by unlawful taking, welfare fraud, unsworn falsification to authorities, securing the execution of documents by deception and other related offences. The public housing assistance reportedly came from both county and federal coffers.
A 27-year old Norristown man made his first appearance in court earlier this month for allegedly robbing, sexually assaulting and attacking another man on May 31. The defendant was restrained with shackles and chains around his ankles during his appearance in District Court.
Norristown Police have two of three burglars in custody after they tried turning in winning lottery tickets they stole from Alfredo's restaurant on Main Street in Norristown, Pennsylvania. During a May 29 heist, three suspects - one female and two males - broke into the restaurant by prying open a wire gate around a basement window and door. They have been charged with theft crimes including burglary, conspiracy to burglary, criminal trespass and conspiracy to criminal trespass.
A 23-year-old man faces more theft charges in Montgomery Township after Lansdale police arrested him earlier this month. The man currently has no home address, but a string of misdemeanor theft charges on his record. The latest incident involved the of credit cards from a parked car. He admitted to the crime and was arraigned in Montgomery Township and remains in Montgomery County Prison on probation violations.
Our Norristown, Pennsylvania, police officers constantly have to expand their definition of what constitutes an "open container." These days, it could be a package of gummy bears. While you may have already heard of our youngsters soaking gummy candies in vodka to catch a buzz, this arrest proves there is more than one way to skin a gummy bear.