During the two-day period of Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, the North Coventry Police Department were dispatched to a large retail store on three different occasions for reports of theft crimes. Two women and a man were taken into custody for the charges. However, the women face lesser charges while the man has been charged with a felony. CityRating.com reports that North Coventry has a higher rate of theft than the state or national average. According to the statistics, offenders in the region commit thefts and larceny crimes more than any other crime, and the rate is 10 percent above the rest of the state average. However, violent crime and property crimes overall are declining in North Coventry.
Leetsdale authorities charged a duo with theft crimes and receiving stolen property after they took scrap metal valued between $857 and $1,000. Law enforcement also obtained pictures of the man allegedly selling the stolen goods. After law enforcement personnel responded to a call about a burglary in progress, they found the pair on the business property. The man and woman were taken into custody. They confessed that they had been at the business for three days, but they did not think anyone was using the property. They added that they took the stolen property to a recycling business in another city.
Humans do not always make the best decisions, even when they have the best intentions. Drug crimes, in particular, often stem from poor decision-making. For instance, earlier this month a man was at a Pennsylvania police station to give information about a case and ended up facing five charges himself, including drug charges.
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.
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.
An Upper Gwynedd man and Hatfield Borough woman were arrested and charged with 58 different counts of burglary, trespassing, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. The two appeared in court yesterday in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.