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Written by Jennifer Frieze, Correspondent
February 21, 2019

            At Tuesday night's Pennsburg Council meeting, officials voted to approve a contract and named Joseph Adam as police chief.  Adams had been serving as acting chief since former Police Chief Michael Devlin left the department in 2018.

            Chief Adam said, "It has been 25 months of negotiations.

Joe Adam is sworn in as Upper Perk Police Chief by 

District Justice Maureen Coggins.  Holding the bible is

Zachary and Brayden with wife Emilie looking on.

It's a relief."  Details of the newly approved contract will be available for public review at a later date.

            East Greenville and Pennsburg were partners in the Upper Perk Police District until June of 2017. After announcing their withdrawal from the partnership, East Greenville formed its own police department.

            At that time, the contract between the Upper Perk Police Commission, comprised of the mayors and two borough council members, was still in effect. The police officers previous contract, a four year agreement, ran out at the end of 2017.

            During an executive session on Tuesday evening, pending litigation was discussed, but no decisions were made.

            In other news, former Council member and current Civil Service Commission member Fred Schutte, Jr. addressed the Borough Council during public comment. He thanked the Council for their support and condolences when his business partner passed on and that he appreciated their thoughtfulness.

            Schutte resides on Penn Street in Pennsburg.  He has lived there for 11 years and it serves as his residence and business location. He informed the officials that his work vehicle was recently cited for a parking violation on a borough street due to ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
February 21, 2019

            Two Quakertown men accused of selling drugs were arrested last week in the borough. Both were charged after local authorities served a search warrant on Feb. 15 at separate residences on Johnson Lane.

            Adam Walter Kobrzynski, 27, faces two felony counts of illegal possession with intent to manufacture or deliver as well as two misdemeanor counts of illegal possession along with one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of illegal possession of an offensive weapon.

            Luis Gabriel Carambot-Vazquez, 33, faces a felony count of illegal possession with intent to manufacture or deliver as well as misdemeanor counts of illegal possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and four counts of receiving stolen property.

            The arrests capped a narcotics investigation that spanned the past few months. The search, assisted by the Richland Township Police Department, turned up methamphetamine and THC concentrate, known as "shatter", among other contraband, according to information provided by the Quakertown Borough Police Department.

            Authorities executed a search of Kobrzynski's home at 6:15 a.m. after Joshua Mallery, a sergeant with the Quakertown police department, viewed video of him performing hand-to-hand transactions consistent with ...



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