Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Norristown Police Chief Russell J. Bono have announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Luckenson Desrivieres for the double murder of Marc Winchell Estiverne, 23, and Shamara Hill, 26.
The victims were each stabbed numerous times. First degree murder (2 Counts), second degree murder (2 Counts), third degree murder (2 Counts), robbery, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, possessing instruments of crime, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charges have been filed against Luckenson Desrivieres. The defendant is a 24-year-old man with ties to Norristown and Irvington, N.J.
On Sunday, June 17, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Norristown Borough Police responded to 1218 Arch Street, for a “9-1-1” call of a reported double murder and found two deceased victims in the second floor front bedroom of the residence.
The residence is a house where the owners lived and rented out some of the bedrooms. Both victims had several apparent puncture wounds to their heads and torsos. The victims are identified as Marc Winchell Estiverne and Shamara Hill.
A joint investigation between the Montgomery County Detective Bureau and Norristown Police Department was commenced after the bodies were found. Detectives from Montgomery County Detective Bureau’s Forensic Services Unit examined the scene, found evidence that at least one of the bodies had been moved, and found cleaning supplies.
Based upon the presence of cleaning supplies and the unusual nature of the blood stains, detectives further examined the house for evidence the areas had been cleaned.
Detectives sprayed the area with a chemical reagent designed to fluoresce in the presence of human blood. The reagent reacted positively in all areas, including the hallway floor and walls. This positive, presumptive test for the presence of blood is a clear indication that someone cleaned the hallway of human blood.
On Sunday, June 17, Montgomery County Detectives spoke to the owners of 1218 Arch St. who told Detectives that they rent bedrooms to both the victim and Desrivieres.
The victim’s girlfriend would occasionally stay over in his room. Both men had keys to the front door, and no one else had keys to the front door except for the owners. One of the owners also indicated that they had heard a struggle late in the evening on June 14.
Later the next morning the owners observed the defendant taking trash bags upstairs and then leave the home with a trash bag to do “laundry.”
Detectives also interviewed a witness who told them, Desrivieres had asked to find a female to “set up” Marc with and that he would pay them. Desrivieres told the witness that he wanted a female to “lure” Marc to the Elmwood Park down by the creek so that he could rob him and, “take care of him permanently.”
On Friday, June 15, at about 4 a.m., Desrivieres came over to the residence of a witness. He had in his possession a back pack, lap top computer and cell phone, which the witness knew belonged to Marc because the items had been in the victim’s possession.
On Sunday, June 17, at around 2 p.m., Desrivieres spoke to a witness and asked to borrow $20 so that he could buy a bus ticket to New Jersey to visit his sick mother. The witness supplied the $20 dollars and walked to the Norristown Transportation Center where Desrivieres used his identification to purchase a one-way bus ticket to Newark, N.J.
The bus was scheduled to leave the Transportation Center at either 3:20 p.m. or 3:40 p.m. On Sunday, June 17, at about 11 p.m., Desrivieres followed up with the witness by calling and saying he had arrived safely at his mother’s house and that everything was good.
On Monday, June 18, an autopsy was conducted by a forensic pathologist on the bodies of Marc Winchell Estiverne and Shamara Hill and concluded that they died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
The doctor noted that both victims also suffered defensive wounds on both their hands and opined that Marc Winchell Estiverne and Shamara Hill were killed with a single edged, non-serrated instrument. The forensic pathologist determined the manner of death for both victims was homicide.
On Monday, June 18, detectives went to a local pawn shop and discovered that on Saturday, June 15, at 1:23 p.m., Desrivieres used his PA Sate Identification card, PA OLN# 30-928-618, to sell a Dell Latitude lap top. He received $75 dollars for the transaction.
On Monday, June 18, Montgomery County detective forensic computer expert, analyzed the Dell Latitude computer that was sold by Desrivieres. Documentation was located on the computer that belonged to Marc Winchell Estiverne along with a picture of Estiverne.
On Monday, June 18, detectives spoke to the Terminal Manager for Beiber Bus Service at the Norristown Transportation Center, who indicated that on Sunday, June 17 at 2:29 p.m., Desrivieres purchased a one-way bus ticket for $20 dollars to Newark, N.J.
Consequently, it is believed that the Defendant fled to Newark, N.J., on Sunday from Norristown Transportation Center via Greyhound/Bieber Bus Service, but may be in the Irvington, N.J., area as he has family ties to that region.
t is also believed that defendant is a member of the "Bloods" Gang from the Newark Region.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of Desrivieres.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at (610) 278-3368.
The murder weapon was not recovered so Desrivieres should be considered armed and dangerous.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Montgomery County Sheriff Eileen Whalon Behr joined forces with Family Services and the Health Department of Montgomery County, to once again host its third series of forums on bullying, cyberbullying, and youth depression.
This Violence Prevention Program was launched in 2009 as an initiative designed to complement the bullying prevention efforts already in existence in schools throughout the county, such as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and other anti-bullying efforts that provide training for staff and students at schools.
In 2010, nationally renowned speaker John Halligan was recruited to share his personal story with selected schools across Montgomery County.
John told the heart-wrenching story of how bullying and cyber-bullying led his 13-year-old son Ryan to commit suicide in October 2003.
After sharing his tragic journey, John answered questions posed by the children.
This personal interaction led the children to a deeper understanding of how their own actions, or inactions, can harm their peers.
Halligan’s compelling story reminds kids that on the other end of the computer screen, is a young person with a face, a name, and a heart.
Ferman described the program as “one of the few effective means of helping kids to understand the damage they can do to others through bullying and words. In so many programs that address bullying, we lecture kids and tell them what to do or not to do.
By sharing his personal tragedy, Halligan is able to guide his youthful audience to a personal comprehension of the damage bullying and words, whether spoken, in writing or on-line, can do to another human being.
With greater understanding of the consequences of their conduct, its believed middle school kids will become active advocates against bullying and violence against others.
“Bullying had been thought of as part of growing up, considered harmless teasing or taunting by parents, teachers, other children,” said Behr. “No longer can we view bullying as harmless. It can be transformed in shocking acts of harassment and embarrassment through social media. Bullying has gone beyond the school yard and playground into homes and bedrooms of victims through the World Wide Web. Together, as a community, we need to monitor our children and address the issues.”
From Sept. 19 to Sept. 21, Halligan hosted daytime student assemblies and evening parent forums at local middle schools in Upper Moreland, Hatboro-Horsham, Norristown, Upper Perkiomen, Souderton, and Cheltenham Townships.
Halligan shared a first-hand account of “Ryan’s Story” with middle school students, highlighting the severe ramifications bullying and cyberbullying pose which can lead to teen depression and, in extreme cases, suicide.
Halligan’s tragic story has had a powerful impact on his audience.
According to Halligan, “Students are reached in a deep and profound way to examine their own lives and how they treat others…They will leave this presentation feeling loved, hopeful and changed.”
One guidance counselor wrote, “Parents have been in tears telling administration that their son or daughter received an apology from someone that had bullied him or her in the past.”
In a letter thanking him for his time, one student wrote, “I just wanted to let you know that your story has changed my life, changed it in too many ways to say.”
Ferman and Behr wish to thank Halligan and the Violence Prevention Program. The collaborative, proactive approach to the challenges of technology and relationships in middle schools, school safety and violence prevention are vital in a continued commitment to provide citizens of Montgomery County with the tools they need to keep safe.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael J. McGrath announced the arrests of Cheryl Laing and Jessica Gullickson, both of Broomall, after an investigation into the unauthorized practice of dentistry at the “Smilz 4 Life” dental office located on Old Lancaster Avenue in the Bryn Mawr section of Lower Merion Township.
Laing and Gullickson are charged with corrupt organizations, criminal conspiracy, multiple counts of theft by deception, unauthorized practice of dentistry and recklessly endangering another person.
The investigation, which was assisted by the Montgomery County Investigative Grand Jury, revealed that during regular office hours, Laing was employed as a dental assistant at Smilz 4 Life.
The practice was operated by a licensed dentist. After business hours, Laing allegedly set up her own dental practice at Smilz 4 Life while holding herself out to patients as a licensed dentist. Gullickson, a receptionist at Smilz 4 Life during regular business hours, acted as Laing’s dental assistant. The dentist and owner of Smilz 4 Life was unaware of Laing’s and Gullickson’s illegal activities and has cooperated with authorities in this investigation.
Laing advertised through word of mouth in Bryn Mawr that she could perform virtually all dental procedures for uninsured patients at a drastically reduced price. Laing and Gullickson accepted cash payments only and kept no patient records of their activities. Laing and Gullickson did not take patient histories, such as past dental procedures and did not check whether the patients had drug allergies before performing treatment.
Laing and Gullickson performed the gamut of dental procedures including but not limited to: the taking of X-rays, injection of numbing agents, root canals, tooth extractions, the installation of both crowns and braces, and the dispensing of medications.
One patient indicated that he was in excruciating pain for the 45 minutes it took Laing to extract his tooth.
Another patient indicated that during her root canal, Laing left the room and told Gullickson, who had no medical or dental training whatsoever, to “find the root.”
The cases will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Gradel, who is the captain of the grand jury unit.
Police and prosecutors are asking for the public’s assistance in this continuing investigation.
To date, police have positively identified three patients that Laing and Gullickson treated after regular business hours of the dental practice.
Analysis of the computer logs for the X-ray machines used by Laing and Gullickson after hours show the existence of dozens of as yet-unknown patients.
The police are asking for the public’s assistance in the ongoing investigation. If the defendants, Cheryl Laing and/or Jessica Gullickson performed a dental procedure on anyone in the community at the Smilz 4 Life Dentistry Office outside of regular business hours, please contact Detective John Mick of Lower Merion Township Police at (610) 645-6229.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced the arrest of Tim Udinski for stalking and harassment charges.
The charges stem from the defendant deliberately making false accusations of sexual misconduct against officials associated with Lansdale Catholic High School.
Between October 19, 2011 and May 31, 2012, on seven separate occasions, Udinski sent false claims of sexual abuse in anonymous emails to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
In these emails, he deliberately and falsely claimed that both the Lansdale Catholic football and lacrosse coaches were engaged in sexual solicitation of players on their respective teams. Udinski also accused the Lansdale Catholic principal of failing to take any action regarding the alleged misconduct.
Udinski was the former head lacrosse coach at the school. During his tenure there, Udinski was the target of unfounded accusations. While coaching the 2011 lacrosse season, Lansdale Catholic relieved Udinski of his duties after he engaged in repeated heated arguments with players and staff. Principal Tim Quinn reported that Udinski was extremely upset about his firing.
Subsequent to Udinski’s firing, on October 19, 2011, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia received an anonymous email alleging that the head football coach had sexually solicited a player. The email included an accusation that the principal, himself a former football player at Lansdale
Catholic, had a history of ignoring any complaints about the coach.
On March 12, and March 14, 2012 the Archdiocese received two anonymous emails complaining that Lansdale Catholic’s head lacrosse coach had been involved in a sexual assault while attending Lehigh University. On March 15 the Archdiocese received an anonymous email threatening to inform the media about the allegations involving the lacrosse coach. This email was followed by numerous anonymous emails on March 22, to the Archdiocese and local media outlets concerning wrongdoing at Lansdale Catholic High School.
On May 9, the Archdiocese received an anonymous email stating that the coach sexually assaulted a lacrosse player at Lansdale Catholic. He was also accused of inviting the player to the shore and offering him beer.
The complaint included another accusation that the principal was ignoring the complaints.
On May 31, another anonymous communication was sent to the Archdiocese again referencing the lacrosse coach attempting to lure his players to the shore to engage in sexual activity. Principal Quinn was accused of covering up. The email demanded the principal’s resignation and jail time for the coach.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia notified Montgomery County Law Enforcement Officials of the allegations.
The Montgomery County Detective Bureau undertook an investigation of these accusations. Twelve county detectives and staff members were tasked with investigating these repeated, anonymous reports of sexual abuse against two high school coaches. Detectives devoted in excess of 184 hours to investigating the accusations against the coaches.
During the inquiry, law enforcement officers interviewed 97 people and executed 10 court orders and search warrants. At the conclusion of an exhaustive and comprehensive investigation, detectives and prosecutors concluded that the allegations against both coaches were false and unfounded. The estimated cost to Montgomery County taxpayers to investigate these multiple false reports was over $8250.00. Through the investigation, Montgomery County Detectives developed Udinski as the subject who sent the anonymous communications to the Archdiocese. On June 21, Detectives went to Udinski’s residence to interview him about this case. Udinski admitted to sending the seven anonymous emails to the Archdiocese. Udinski stated that all the complaints were untrue. He admitted he specifically targeted the Lansdale Catholic football coach and lacrosse coach. Udinski told detectives that he made the false reports because, “I was mad at the school for the way I was treated. I was just furious.”
The defendant was video arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Harold Borak on Tuesday and bail was set at $25,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27, at 10:30 a.m.
The case will be prosecuted by the Captain of the Major Crimes Team, Assistant District Attorney Jesse S. King.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Lansdale Borough Police Chief Robert McDyre announced the arrest of Warren H. Pennick for the murder of his mother, Lorraine Pennick. He is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime.
On Wednesday, Halloween morning, the defendant walked into the Lansdale police station and told a dispatcher that he had just killed his mother. He also told the dispatcher that he lived at 635 Salford Ave. in Lansdale.
Police immediately responded to the address where they found a 79-year-old woman dead with multiple stab wounds to her torso.
A later search of the residence by forensic detectives revealed that the victim was at the bottom of the basement stairs in a pool of blood with a large knife on her torso. The blade of the knife measured approximately seven inches.
The victim had stab wounds to her torso, defensive wounds on her wrists and a slash wound to her throat. An autopsy will be conducted by the Montgomery County coroner’s office.
The search of the residence also revealed bloody clothes, which the defendant apparently changed out of before going to the police station to report the killing.
Pennick was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Harold Borak and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, before Judge Borak.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Teresa Kibelstis and Assistant District Attorney Jordan Friter.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Lower Moreland Township Police Chief Peter Hasson announce the filing of charges against Hamlet Garcia and Olesia Garcia, both of Philadelphia, for theft of services and conspiracy to commit theft of services for obtaining educational services in Lower Moreland Township without paying the necessary tuition costs derived from school taxes.
Specifically, Hamlet and Olesia Garcia fraudulently reported that they resided at the Huntingdon Valley home of Olesia Garcia’s father in order to send their child to school in Lower Moreland. As a result, the Garcia’s failed to pay the local school taxes, but obtained the services paid for with those school taxes. Their fraudulent conduct resulted in a financial loss to the Lower Moreland School District in the amount of $10,752.81 for the year.
In March of 2012, the Lower Moreland School District received information that one of their enrolled students resided in Philadelphia and not Lower Moreland Township.
As a result, the School District conducted a residency investigation to determine whether the student’s parents, Hamlet and Olesia Garcia, were providing a fraudulent Lower Moreland address. The school records indicated that the student and the Garcias lived together at an address on Brookdale Avenue, Huntingdon Valley, Lower Moreland Township.
During April of 2012, surveillance performed by the School District revealed that the student never left the Brookdale Avenue address in the morning to attend school.
However, the vehicle driven by Hamlet Garcia that took the student to school was seen earlier in the morning at the Garcia’s home on Philmont Terrace in Philadelphia.
At an April 16, 2012, meeting with the School District, Olesia Garcia’s father provided a signed and notarized document marked “Application for Multiple Occupancy Registration” which stated that Olesia Garcia and her child resided with him on Brookdale Avenue.
A subsequent investigation performed by the Lower Moreland Police Department revealed that Garcias lived in their Philadelphia home since 2004, and at no time did the Garcias or their child reside in Lower Moreland.
During the investigation, Olesia Garcia’s father admitted to police that Olesia Garcia and her child would only stay at his house “sometimes” despite his earlier representations.
According to the Lower Moreland School District, the cost to educate the child for the year was $10,752.81.
The loss was calculated based upon the Pennsylvania Department of Education tuition rate for the school district of $58.97 per student per day.
The tuition costs for the students are paid for with the school taxes of those who live within the school district.
Accordingly, due to the fact that the Garcias did not live within the school district, and therefore did not pay school taxes for the district, they obtained the educational services without payment for those services.
According to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, “These defendants essentially stole from every hard-working taxpayer who resides within the Lower Moreland School District by lying about the true location of their home. School taxes are a difficult burden that most residents pay without complaint, but the Garcia’s instead chose to steal to further their child’s education.”
The Preliminary Hearings for Hamlet Garcia and Olesia Garcia are scheduled for Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. before Magisterial District Justice Jay S. Friedenberg in Willow Grove, Upper Moreland Township.
They will remain free on $10,000 unsecured bail pending resolution of the charges.
These cases will be prosecuted by the captain of the economic crimes team, Assistant District Attorney John F. Walko.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Norristown Police Chief Russell J. Bono announced the arrest of Tyuan Simon for his role in the October 19, 2010, killing of Tyree Whiting.
Simon is charged with first-degree murder, criminal solicitation to commit murder, criminal conspiracy to commit murder and related charges.
On October 19, 2010, around 10 p.m., Norristown Police responded to the 1100 Block of Swede Street in the Municipality of Norristown to the report of shots fired.
Upon their arrival, they found the lifeless body of Whiting, 34. Whiting was shot numerous times.
On October 20, 2010, Montgomery County Coroner Walter I. Hoffman performed an autopsy of Whiting and determined that the cause of death was multiple gun shot wounds and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
The Montgomery County Detective Bureau and the Norristown Police Department Detective Division commenced a joint investigation into the death of Whiting, which has continued throughout 2011 and 2012.
During the early stages of the investigation, police received information that “L.B.” was responsible for shooting the victim.
Detectives determined that “L.B.” is Bruce Woods, Jr. Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned from several concerned citizens that Simon hired Bruce Woods Jr. to murder the victim.
The victim and Tyuan Simon previously dated the same female from the Norristown area. Prior to his death, the victim and Simon were in conflict over the mutual relationship with this female. This conflict continued until the time of the murder.
On October 19, 2010, Simon and Woods spoke at the Uptown Roo House Tavern on the 1000 Block of Willow Street, Norristown.
During this conversation, Simon told Woods that the victim provided information against Simon to the police.
Simon further told Woods that he had a “dime” (street slang for $10,000) on the victim’s head.
Woods told Simon he would murder Whiting for $10,000. Several witnesses recounted conversations after the murder with Simon where Simon indicated that he picked Woods because Woods was known for following what others told him to do.
At 9:46 p.m., the victim left the Roo House Tavern headed toward Swede Street. Woods followed the victim from the Roo House Tavern to Swede Street where he pulled a Ruger 9mm pistol and demanded the victim empty his pockets.
The victim turned over cash and a small baggie of suspected drugs. After he turned over the items, the victim ran from Woods.
Woods fired at the victim, ultimately hitting him. When the victim fell to the ground, Woods stood over him and fired several more shots into the victim, killing him.
Last Wednesday, August 1, Woods entered a guilty plea to third degree murder, criminal conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of robbery, possession of a firearm and related offenses.
Woods admitted to killing Whiting on October 19, 2010, at the direction of and after an agreement with Simon, who had put a hit on the victim. Woods faces up 77–154 years in prison as a result of his plea.
Simon was arrested last Thursday at the State Correctional Institute at Forest where he was serving a prison sentence. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Kathleen Valentine on August 2.
Since the defendant remains a State prisoner he was remanded to the State Correctional Institute at Graterford without bail. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, August 10, at 10 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Margaret A. Hunsicker.
Assistant District Attorneys Matthew Quigg and Jeremy Abidiwan-Lupo will prosecute the defendant.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Douglass Township police Chief Barry L. Templin Jr. have announced the arrest of Howard Christy II for homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, accidents involving personal injury or death while not properly licensed, homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance, driver required to be licensed, reckless driving, careless driving and driving on roadways laned for traffic.
The charges stem from a fatal crash where the lone passenger in the vehicle died. Investigation revealed that the defendant was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the crash and that the crash occurred between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. in the early morning of April 29, 2012.
On Sunday morning, April 29, at approximately 10:45 a.m., a local resident walked along Paper Mill Road in Barto, Douglass Township, with his sons and nephew.
While walking, one of the man’s sons walked ahead and discovered a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire in the West Branch of the Perkiomen Creek.
The car was upside-down in the creek and partially submerged. The local resident entered the creek, managed to open the passenger side rear door and pulled the defendant from the car.
He pulled the defendant out of the water, onto the bank of the Perkiomen Creek. The resident sent his sons to call 911 for emergency assistance.
At approximately 10:56 a.m., members of the Douglass Township Police Department arrived on the scene of the crash.
In addition to police, the Gilbertsville Fire Department arrived on scene. The firefighters entered the creek and extracted the victim and lone passenger, Etinye Usoro, from the car.
Etinye Usoro was seated in the front passenger seat and was still wearing his seatbelt when Gilbertsville Fire Department personnel removed him from the vehicle. While removing the victim from the car, a partially full bottle of vodka floated out of the car.
On May 24, 2012, the Montgomery County Coroner determined that Etinye Osoro died from drowning as a result of the crash.
The vehicle was removed from the Perkiomen Creek and later inspected. A licensed inspection mechanic and post-crash inspector indicated that no mechanical failures or defects existed in the car that would have contributed to the crash.
Emergency personnel transported the defendant to Lehigh Valley Hospital, where the defendant was treated for hypothermia and other injuries. Hospital staff drew blood from the defendant. Investigators sent that blood for forensic toxicological testing, which revealed that the defendant had a blood alcohol concentration of .12 percent, nearly twelve hours after the crash. The forensic toxicologist determined that at the time of the crash, the defendant’s blood alcohol concentration would have far exceeded .08 percent.
She further stated that to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty that at the time of the crash the defendant’s alertness, judgment, perception, coordination, response time and sense of care and caution were impaired to the point of rendering the defendant unfit to operate safely a motor vehicle as a result of drinking alcohol and ingesting marijuana.
Investigators also discovered that the defendant did not possess a valid driver’s license at the time of the crash. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Howard Christy II has a photo ID only.
The defendant was scheduled to be arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Maurice Saylor. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Matthew Quigg and Colleen McIntyre.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Pottstown Police Chief Mark Flanders have announced the filing of charges against Roger Tracy Malloy for an accident involving death and personal injury while not properly licensed (3 counts); accident involving death and personal injury (3 counts); driver required to be licensed; and driving while suspended, DUI related.
The charges are a result of Malloy being the driver of a vehicle which was involved a fatal traffic crash where two passengers died and a third was seriously injured. After being involved in the crash Malloy left the scene of the crash without rendering aid and without providing any information to law enforcement.
On May 21 at 11:29 p.m., Pottstown Borough Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries in the area of 520 State St. in Pottstown. Upon arrival police, observed a white female laying in the roadway on State Street, west of 520 State St. The female victim had no signs of life at the scene. The female was later identified as Rachel Witt, 15, of Pottstown. A Montgomery County Deputy Medical Investigator pronounced her dead at the scene.
Officers also found two males outside of a gold colored Lincoln Continental with heavy crash damage, which was stopped in the alley next to 520 State St. One of the males was James N. Crawford, 28, of Pottstown.
The other male subject was Kendal Harper, 16, also of Pottstown. Upon the arrival of emergency medical personnel Crawford was transported to Pottstown Hospital for treatment and Harper was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment. On May 22 at 12:16 a.m., doctors at Pottstown Hospital pronounced Crawford dead. Harper was admitted in critical condition at Reading Hospital with head trauma and internal injuries.
Investigators determined that two males were observed running from the scene of the crash after removing the other occupants from the vehicle prior to police arrival. One of the individuals is alleged to be Malloy.
Investigators also determined from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau Of Driver Licensing that Malloy, 27, has a photo ID only. He is assigned a Pennsylvania Driver License, which is under suspension, DUI related. According to the driving record, the suspension is from an April 29, 2011 DUI offense.
Pottstown police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Malloy. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Pottstown Police Department at (610) 970-6570. The investigation is continuing.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Upper Merion Township Police Chief Ronald M. Fonock announced another arrest last Wednesday of Kornwell Chan for invasion of privacy, attempted invasion of privacy and disorderly conduct.
On Sept. 4, 2011, JC Penny loss prevention personnel observed a suspicious male (later identified as Chan) using a camera to look up a woman's dress. At the time of this incident, Chan’s identity was unknown and a flier was produced by Upper Merion Police Department with the suspect’s (Chan’s) image on it in an attempt to identify him.
On May 13, 2012, a loss prevention officer at Lord and Taylor in the King of Prussia Plaza, called Upper Merion Police to report that she saw a male in The Plaza near JC Penny who looked similar to the suspect (Chan) from the flier that was produced several months earlier.
Police officers located Chan at the mall and discovered that he was carrying a bag with a hidden camera inside of it.
Police reviewed the video inside of the camera, which revealed footage of Chan following a woman in the JC Penny store and continuously placing the hidden camera underneath her skirt, showing the woman’s underwear.
The defendant was previously arrested for burglary, criminal trespass, stalking, and related offenses on Jan. 19, 2012.
Chan’s bail was set at $100,000, which he posted prior to his most recently arrested.
The assigned assistant district attorney has filed a bail revocation motion due to his new criminal conduct. The bail revocation petition is pending before the Court of Common Pleas.
In the January 2012 case, Chan met the female victim at the Oreland train station and, over the ensuing weeks, engaged in a course of conduct that made the female so uncomfortable that she began to actively seek ways to avoid running into him during her morning commute.
In addition, Chan burglarized the victim’s home, stealing only her bras and panties. During his time in the victim’s home, Chan turned all of the family photographs face-down with the exception of a photograph of the victim. Her photograph was left upright and moved onto the dining room table.
Chan was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Juanita A. Price on May 16, 2012. A cash bail was set at $500,000.
The preliminary hearing will be held on 10 a.m. at Magisterial District Judge William I. Maruszczak, whose Court is located at 485 South Henderson Road in King of Prussia.
Assistant District Attorney Samantha Cauffman will be prosecuting the case for the Commonwealth.