A Philadelphia man is facing multiple charges in connection with an alleged crime spree that crossed Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties in early January. The charges were upheld at the defendant's Jan. 24 preliminary hearing following testimony given by several witnesses regarding his alleged property and theft crimes.
A man who fled from TJ Maxx loss prevention specialists after being accused of shoplifting was captured by police a few blocks away. The man was allegedly seen with two female companions in TJ Maxx trying to flee with $1,800 in stolen merchandise. According to reports, they put the merchandise into a bag inside the store and were stopped on their way out.
Following an automobile accident in Athens Township on Jan. 6, a man was taken into custody and faces multiple charges. Along with charges of drunk driving and failure to remain at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, the 54-year-old man was also issued a number of citations, including operating a vehicle without a valid inspection, operating a vehicle without insurance, careless driving and reckless driving.
Two men have been identified by police for their alleged involvement in an investigation surrounding the theft of brass and bronze mausoleum doors from a Pennsylvania cemetery. The custom-made doors, installed in 1926 and 1969, were valued at $36,000, according to the manager of the cemetery from which they were stolen. The men who have been taken into custody on suspicion of theft had both been previously employed at cemeteries.
A 31-year-old man from Philadelphia who was accused of robbery on Nov. 7 reportedly waived the charges against him on Dec. 23. The man was one of two men who were accused by Upper Allen Township Police of robbing an apartment and holding the residents at gunpoint.