Regional Roundup: Ex-Hatboro Cop Pleads Guilty on Drug, Guns Charges

Today's top stories from around the region.

 Former Hatboro Police detective sergeant John Becker pleaded guilty to 18 of 25 counts stemming from drugs, weapons thefts and his misuse of informants to obtain drugs for his own personal use. Get more details about his arrest on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.

 Doylestown and Montgomery Townships, in conjunction with the 202 Parkway Task Force, are hosting a "Party on the Parkway" before the roadway is opened to traffic. The public is invited to walk, bike or stroll the roadway and shared use path between the New Britain Road trailhead parking lot and Horsham Road on the morning of Sunday, September 9, 2012. Check out the official flier at Doylestown Patch.

 Northampton area food establishments were inspected by the Bucks County Health Department from the end of July through August. Find out if your favorite restaurant made the grade at Northampton Patch.

 The Newtown Business Association is gearing up to hold the biggest events in the history of the organization. The NBA Expo 2012 will be held Wednesday, September 12 from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Newtown Athletic Club. The expo is free and open to the public. Find out more about the expo at Newtown Patch.

 A complainant reported a male soliciting home remodeling door to door. Officers made contact with the male, William Brooks of Power Home Remodeling of Chester County. Brooks reported being aware that most townships require a permit to solicit door to door and chose to take his chances without obtaining one. He will receive a citation via mail for failure to obtain such a permit. Get more police news at Lower Southampton Patch.

 Martin Chappell was charged with theft and resale of Bensalem School District property. Last week, police arrested Frederick Lange, 68, of Croydon. He was charged with the theft and resale of truck tires, truck batteries, and other automobile accessories worth over $400,000. Get more info about the crimes at Bensalem Patch.

 A white male robbed a home in the 1900 block of Terwood Road yesterday. Read more about the incident at Upper Moreland Patch.


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