Wednesday, February 6, 2013
After 43 years of service, Upper Providence Chief Donald Sherid will retire in 2014.
With the loss of long-time Upper Providence Township Police Chief Donald Sherid, the township is in search of a new one. Of course, the township is about a year ahead of themselves. Sherid will retire in January 2014. According to the township, applications are being accepted for until Feb. 22, 2013 for the role. The supervisors have also hired a consultant to assist in finding the ideal candidate. "The board of supervisors figured it might be prudent to start the process with time to spare," Township Manager George Waterman III said. With a population of around 22,000 the township says it is seeking someone with "a minimum of 15 years in law enforcement, 10 years of which in a police supervisory/command position." The department, …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
One of the goals at the Upper Providence Township Recreation Center was found stolen yesterday. Police are asking for help finding it.
Seems like some locals might have gotten a little too excited that hockey season is back in full swing. According to the Upper Providence Police Department, sometime between January 25 and January 28, someone stole one of the goals from the township’s recreational center hockey rink, located at 499 Hopwood Road. The goal has a red crossbar and outer posts, white interior posts and net, and is valued at $675. The department is asking that anyone with information on the goal’s whereabouts contact Detective Patrick Haines at 610-933-7899.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The man, who shared a bedroom with the 12-year-old boy, claims that the acts were consensual.
Update: Raheem Smith-Little, of Upper Providence, has been charged with rape of a child and related offenses after allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old boy in a bedroom that the two shared, according to the Pottstown Mercury. According to police, the child's mother attempted to enter his bedroom Jan. 13 around 2 a.m. to find that the door was locked, breaking a rule in the house that no doors are to be locked in the house. Smith-Little, 20, allegedly opened the door and said that he didn't lock it; shortly thereafter, the boy went to his mother's room "shaking and crying," saying that he was assaulted, according to police. The boy's mother transported him to Phoenixville hospital, where doctors indicated that there had been swelling and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Police say the man claimed support where none existed for almost $5,000 in traffic calming measures.
An Oaks man was arrested on Wednesday after police say he forged signatures and bilked Upper Providence Township into financing a nearly $5,000 traffic calming plan its residents didn’t support. Edward Peter Fern, 57, faces charges of forgery, theft by deception, and related charges stemming from the alleged fraud. According to Upper Providence Township Police, in 2010, Fern submitted an application for traffic calming measures on Gumbes Road, where he lives. In accordance with township policy, as the applicant, Fern was responsible for handing out surveys to 54 properties in the affected area and demonstrating that 70 percent of them supported traffic calming measures in the area. In February of this year, Fern submitted a survey …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The crime took place the afternoon of August 6.
Upper Providence Police are asking for help finding the person(s) who burglarized a Phoenixville home earlier this week. According to a report the department provided Patch, on August 6 at 3:14 p.m. it was discovered that a Hollow Road home in the Phoenixville section of Upper Providence had been entered unlawfully and burglarized while its residents were out. While the department didn’t indicate what was taken, they are asking any residents or passersby who witnessed suspicious activity in the area before that time to contact Detective Haines at (610) 933-7899.