Police, Courts Await Suspects in Custody Elsewhere

SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove’s Police Department and Montgomery County courts are awaiting their opportunities to formally charge and begin legal proceedings against two individuals already in custody for their alleged participation in separate and unrelated criminal incidents, according to acting Police Chief William James.

James, in his Feb. 1 (2012; Monday) report to the township Board of Commissioners, said charges were pending against a suspect, whose name was not divulged, for the alleged armed robbery of the U.S. Gas station on East High Street in Sanatoga village.

The chief praised township Det. Dan Kienle, the Montgomery County Detectives Bureau, and New York police for their work on a multi-jurisdictional investigation that led to the suspect’s apprehension. The suspect is first being processed on charges elsewhere, James said, and eventually will be handed off to the department.

James also congratulated Det. Sgt. Joe Campbell for his work in a different multi-jurisdictional case: the alleged thefts of merchandise from several Home Depot retail centers in the region, including the store on Armand Hammer Boulevard. That suspect’s name also was not revealed.

The collective value of the merchandise reported stolen totaled about $10,000, the chief said. Goods valued at about $2,300 were missing locally, he added.

In Campbell’s case as well, according to James, the suspect must be processed elsewhere before he’s greeted by township officers.

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