March 28, 2019 Hatboro Police Department Routine Press Release

CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.

Prepared By:  Sergeant James C. Petrik #46, Press Information Officer
Prepared On:  Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, etc.
On Monday, March 25th, 2019, at approximately 4:21pm, officers responded to a report of a subject armed with a gun on Woodland Avenue.  Officers responded and arrested Justin A. Wood, 31 years old, from Warminster, after it was found he came to Woodland Avenue and entered into a disturbance with the victims and while doing so, he produced a 9mm handgun which he pointed at one of them.  He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Possessing Instruments of Crime, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Simple Assault, and Harassment.  He was arraigned before District Justice Paul Leo of Hatboro and was incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility for failure to post the $25,000/cash bail.   

Theft by Deception
On Monday, March 25th, 2019, at approximately 4:42pm, Christine Thompson, 30 years old, with a last known address in Fairview, New Jersey, was arrested at the Hatboro Police Station when she turned herself in on an arrest warrant for Theft that was filed on January 30th, 2017.  Investigation at that time revealed she befriended a Hatboro resident on-line using a fake identity, then convinced him to obtain a truck for her so she could move her belongings here.  The victim then leased a new Dodge Ram valued at $54,900 which he provided to her to use to move.  Ms. Thompson did not return the truck and used it to travel throughout multiple states.  Following her arrest, she was arraigned by District Justice Paul Leo of Hatboro and was incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility for failure to post the $25,000/cash bail. 

Shots Fired
On Monday, March 11th, 2019, at approximately 8:41pm, officers received reports of gun shots in the area of Wood Street and E. Monument Avenue. At nearly the same time, three victims arrived at the lobby of the police station and reported the following incident.  They alleged they were traveling in their car when another car began following them.  The car followed them through residential neighborhoods in Upper Moreland Township and Hatboro.  At the intersection of Wood Street and E. Monument Avenue, the subject exited his vehicle and fired a black handgun into the air approximately five times.  Officers did recover some spent 9mm shell casings at the intersection. No one was injured.  The subject is described as a thin black male, facial hair, and was wearing tan workboats, a jean style coat with a light-colored fur collar, and blue jeans.  He was operating a newer, dark blue Chrysler 300 sedan with black wheels.  Anyone having information about this incident is asked to contact the Hatboro Police Department at 215-675-2832. 

Press Release Concluded