Authorities combed the Macoby Creek Wednesday morning for evidence
An early morning arrest Wednesday had Upper Perk Police and Red Hill Fire Company personnel scouring the Macoby Creek around 7 a.m. for evidence from two residential burglaries and a suspicious incident at Redner’s Market in Red Hill, which occurred last week.
Upper Perk Sgt. F. Robert Seville said police arrested a 19-year-old Red Hill man and a 20-year-old Upper Hanover man in connection with a burglary during the overnight hours of July 24-25 in the 1000 block of Jodie Court in Pennsburg.
According to authorities, while a family slept inside, the men entered the home through an unlocked garage door and stole computer equipment, including an iPod, and a purse, among other belongings.
Later that night, police said the men went on to burglarize a home in the 2000 block of Oakwood Drive in Upper Hanover. According to a state police report, sometime between 2 and 7 a.m., unknown individuals entered the home of a 52-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man through an unlocked door. The intruders took numerous unidentified items before fleeing.
On July 24, around 8:30 p.m., Upper Perk Police were called to Redner’s Market, 68 E. Sixth Street, to assist state police on a suspicious person call. Police said two individuals, dressed in all black and wearing face masks, entered the store and approached an employee. Police said the individuals, wearing backpacks, said something undetermined to the employee, but quickly fled the scene.
Upper Perk Police said through an investigation into the Pennsburg burglary, they identified the suspects, who went on to confess to the burglaries at both homes, as well as the incident at Redner’s. Both men, who are not being identified until charges are filed, are expected to be processed in Skippack District Court sometime Wednesday.
Tpr. Morgan Crummy of Pa. State Police, Skippack, said more information on the crimes and charges in Upper Hanover and Red Hill will be released late Wednesday.
At the Macoby Creek crime scene, between St. Paul’s Church Road and James Road in Upper Hanover, authorities walked the waterway and banks for more than a half mile. Upper Perk Police said they located evidence including a backpack with clothing inside, which authorities believe was used in the Redner’s incident, and credit cards and personal items from the Upper Hanover and Pennsburg burglaries.
Upper Perk Police are working in coordination with state police on the case and said an investigation continues. Authorities are still working to recover additional items from the burglaries.
Marlborough Police Chief Darren Morgan, assisting at the scene, was injured during the search. He was taken by Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance to Grand View Hospital for a serious ankle injury.
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