THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> A bag containing about $25 worth of quarters was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 400 block of Brookside Avenue the evening of Sept. 4, police said. The victim’s dog started barking around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and may have scar…

AUTO RECOVERED >> A 2017 Chevy Impala stolen out of Philadelphia Aug. 20 was recovered Sept. 4 in the 300 block of Brookdale Court, police said. The vehicle was discovered when a resident reported an abandoned vehicle had been sitting in the same place for two weeks, police said.

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NORRISTOWN — Investigators are looking into what caused a fire to break out in a duplex in the 800 block of Swede Street across from Gotwals Elementary School Tuesday evening.

DUI >> Gerard G. Pacropis, 66, of the 300 block of Belmont Avenue, is being charged with driving under the influence after he was stopped Aug. 16 when police observed him riding his moped and swerving in and out of lanes near Belmont Avenue at North Ridge Avenue and then striking the c…

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EAST NORRITON >> The scores of women and children who show up at Laurel House’s domestic violence shelter are typically disoriented and frightened. They’ve left home in a hurry — frequently with nothing more than the clothes they’re wearing. Staples as diverse as diapers and toothbrush…

THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> Credit cards and $400 cash were taken from a purse left inside an unlocked vehicle parked around noon July 27 at the Treweryn Farms Park Trail, police said. The victim began receiving calls from credit card companies around 12:30 to 1 p.m. asking about suspicious …

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EAST ROCKHILL — When the East Rockhill Township Park & Recreation Board reviewed a suggestion to add a fishing pier in Iron Bridge Park, it concluded that most of the fishermen wouldn't use it, Township Manager Marianne Morano said at the East Rockhill Township Board of Supervisors' Aug.…

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AMBLER >> As Aug. 21’s borough council meeting unfolded, members of council took steps to quell concern regarding a cyclical increase in a group of man-made chemicals —polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS — found in the borough’s drinking water.

VANDALISM >> A tire on a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of Bannockburn Avenue was punctured overnight July 30, police said. The tip of a knife was found inside the tire, which was found flat, police said.

FRAUD >> Raechel M. Davidson, 27, of Gibbstown, N.J., was arrested Aug. 15 and charged with making a fraudulent medical assistance claim, submitting a claim with false information, theft by deception, tapering with public records and related charges, online court records show.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS >> Kenneth R. O’Connell, 20, of Bensalem, was charged with purchase of alcoholic beverage by a minor and public drunkenness Aug. 12 after officers responded to a call at 2:56 a.m. in the 400 block of Walmere Way, where a resident reported O’Connell rang the doorbell …

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LOWER SALFORD >> A 43-year-old Lower Salford woman who was jailed last year after pleading guilty to having embezzled more than $35,000 from the Vernfield Elementary Home and School Association and Harleysville Cub Scouts Pack 137 while she was the treasurer for the groups is now accus…

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UPPER DUBLIN >> With renewed concerns escalating locally over the presence of PFOA and PFOS chemicals in groundwater in the region, one fact has become frustratingly clear — very little is known of the long-term health effects of these chemicals on the body.

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WHITPAIN >> The Whitpain Township community is mourning the loss of a former township manager.

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NORRISTOWN >> With one of the quickest verdicts in recent memory in Montgomery County Court, a jury convicted a Philadelphia woman of charges she assaulted a Whitpain police officer while trying to flee in her vehicle during a theft investigation.

ID THEFT >> Charges of identity theft, theft by deception and theft of services were filed against Karonna S. Little, 28, of Philadelphia, July 31 in connection with a Sept. 1, 2017, incident, according to online court records.

UNDERAGE DRINKING >> Jake Welsh, 18, of the 200 block of Suffolk Road, Flourtown; and Tyler Daly, 19, of the unit block of College Avenue, Flourtown, were cited, for underage possession and consumption of alcohol following a vehicle stop at 12:26 a.m. Aug. 1 at Willow Grove and Southam…

THEFT >> Two bicycles, a black Trex and one orange in color, valued at a total of $1,100, were stolen from the porch of a home in the unit block of South Bethlehem Pike overnight July 19, police said.

CHARGES PENDING >> Charges of driving under the influence are pending against Francis J. Coffey, 36, of the 500 block of Bellaire Avenue, Fort Washington, following a one-vehicle crash at 12:10 a.m. July 20 at Betsy Lane and Morris Road, police said. Coffey showed signs of intoxication…

THEFT >> William D. Harold, 50, of Lansdale, was charged July 27 with receiving advance payment for services he failed to perform, theft by deception and receiving stolen property in connection with a July 9 incident, online court records show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 6.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS >> Kari Fleming, 40, of the 100 block of Reiffs Mill Road, was cited for public drunkenness July 11 after an officer observed a vehicle parked at a business in the unit block of Tennis Avenue with its interior lights activated and Fleming leaning over onto the passen…

FORGERY >> Larry Nelson, 48, of the 100 block of Pearl Street, Norristown, was charged July 17 with forgery, identity theft, access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing a wallet in the men’s locker room at LA Fitness May 17 and using the credit cards…

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HORSHAM >> Residents and local lawmakers spent much of Wednesday afternoon sending a clear message to the federal Environmental Protection Agency — they want contaminated groundwater near two former airbases cleaned up as soon as possible.

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WHITPAIN >> Under a gray overcast sky and constant light drizzle last month, 150 family members, friends and church members sat in orderly rows at the edge of the cemetery grounds adjacent to The Boehm’s United Church of Christ church for a dedication ceremony honoring the church’s fou…

THEFT >> Three, 2.5-ton HVAC units were stolen from a parking garage in a building at 300 Sentry Parkway in Blue Bell and a fourth was stripped between July 9 and 13, police said. The three stolen were valued at $6,000 each, and the fourth, which had the interior components removed, wa…

ASSAULT >> Michael R. Strunk, 23, of the 2600 block of Woodland Road, Roslyn, was charged with simple assault and harassment following a July 9 incident, according to online court records. He was arraigned and released on $5,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 23.

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UPPER DUBLIN >> Michael D. Bluestein, 52, and Ellen Bluestein, 49, both of the 3200 block of West Bruce Drive, Dresher, were arrested July 12 and charged with access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property, along with multiple counts of conspiracy related to the charges and c…