A proposed law would lower the value needed for a felony charge in retail theft.
A new bill passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives could crack down on retail theft, or make it easier for someone to become a felon. Under House Bill 1000 any incident of retail theft in which the value of the items stolen exceeds $1,000 can result in a third-degree felony charge. Before this bill the cutoff line for a felony charge of retail theft was $2,000. As the law exists now, there are a number of ways one can be charged for retail theft as explained below: The bill passed 195-0 in the House and now moves on to the Senate. Do you support this bill? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.
Crews from Lower Providence's Public Works Department discovered the manhole covers missing on Thursday.
Four manhole covers have gone missing from a storm sewer inlet near the intersection of Featherbed Lane and Pinetown Road in Audubon and Lower Providence. Police are searching for the culprits. According to police reports, the covers were discovered to be missing Thursday, Feb. 21 at approximately 2:35 p.m. by Public Works employees working in the area. A crew leader for the department notified Police Chief Francis Carroll. The Public Works employee could not specify a date the manhole covers were last seen, but noted that the department routinely clears the inlets prior to storms. The covers at valued at $130 each. Manhole covers are routinely stolen to be resold as scrap metal. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to …