December 28, 2018 Hatboro Police Department Routine Press Release


Prepared By:  Sergeant James C. Petrik #46, Press Information Officer
Prepared On:  December 28th, 2018  

Criminal Mischief
Sometime overnight between Tuesday, December 25th, and Wednesday, December 26th, someone broke an entry/exit door at a commercial property in the 100 block of S. York Road.  The cost to repair the damage is estimated at approximately $800.

Simple Assault
On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, at approximately 10:07pm, officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue.  As a result of the investigation, Nicole M. Solofsky, 41 years old, from Hatboro, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, and Harassment.  She was arraigned before District Justice Jay Friedenberg of Willow Grove and was incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $25,000/cash bail.

Warrant Service
On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, at approximately 4:13pm, an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle on E. Moreland Avenue for traffic violations.  The operator, Steven J. Jason, 39 years old, from Hatboro, was arrested on a Philadelphia County bench warrant for probation violations.  He was subsequently released to the custody of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Department.

Driving While Suspended, Habitual Offender
On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, at approximately 3:47pm, an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of W. Moreland Avenue.  The operator, Alexander J. Ganzel Jr., 61 years old, from Dresher, was found to be operating with a suspended license as a habitual offender.  As a result, Mr. Ganzel was charged via summons for Habitual Offender, Driving While Suspended (D.U.I. Related), and Driving Without a License.

On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, at approximately 8:08am, someone broke the side window on a vehicle parked in a parking lot in the 300 block of S. Warminster Road and stole a bag containing an Apple laptop valued at approximately $1500.  Also contained inside the bag was a wallet and numerous identification and credit cards. 

On Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at approximately 8:27pm, a resident in the 300 block of Bon Air Avenue contacted police to report that packages were stolen from their front porch.  Investigation revealed that $41 worth of merchandise was in fact delivered to the front porch by Amazon and the items were stolen by an unknown thief.

Credit Fraud
On Thursday, December 13th, at approximately 11:22am, a resident reported that numerous unauthorized charges were discovered on his bank statements.  The charges were made at numerous locations in the area and totaled approximately $587.82.  The victim’s account was cancelled and new cards were issued to him.  The matter is still under investigation.

On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, at approximately 10:47am, a resident reported he was the victim of a scam and had lost a total of $4000.  Investigation revealed that the victim applied for a small loan online after searching for “fast cash.”  The application requested information such as the victim’s social security number and other sensitive information.  After completing the application, the victim was contacted via telephone by someone.  A small sum of money was then deposited into the victim’s bank account with the promise that the victim would use the money to purchase and send Walmart gift cards to the lender in exchange for an even larger sum of money.  The scam continued until the victim was at a loss of $4000 and his financial institution contacted him and advised him the transactions were fraudulent.  The Hatboro Police Department would like to remind residents to be extra cautious conducting transactions online and to verify websites or institutions by researching reviews, ratings, etc.  Legitimate institutions will not ask for fees upfront to guarantee a loan and will certainly never ask for gift cards that can be used overseas and with anonymity.  If it appears too good to be true it’s probably a scam.   

Public Drunkenness
On Sunday, December 9th, 2018, at approximately 2:04am, an officer on patrol observed two pedestrians attempt to cross County Line Road near York Road against the pedestrian signals.  As a result, an eastbound vehicle had to take abrupt evasive action to avoid striking them and lost control of her vehicle causing it spin 180 degrees and into the westbound lanes of County Line Road.  The two pedestrians, David A. Fernandez, 32 years old, from Hatboro, and Roger A. Blanco, 31 years old, from Hatboro, were stopped and found to be intoxicated.  They were cited for Public Drunkenness and were transported home.

Warrant Service
On Friday, December 7th, 2018, at approximately 1:23pm, officers investigated a report of a wanted subject in the 400 block of Jacksonville Road.  As a result, Jeremiah P. Casale, 45 years old, from Jamison, was arrested on a Bucks County bench warrant for Domestic Relations.  He was released to the custody of the Bucks County Sheriff’s Department.

Warrant Service
On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018, at approximately 3:59pm, officers investigated information about a wanted person reportedly residing at a residence in the 300 block of Windsor Avenue.  As a result of the investigation, William J. Durkin, 41 years old, from Willow Grove, was arrested on a Montgomery County bench warrant for Domestic Relations.  He was released to the custody of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.

Drug Possession
On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at approximately 1:47pm, officers investigated reports of a possible intoxicated subject at the Wawa on N. York Road.  When officers arrived, they located Serguey Mourachov, 39 years old, from Warrington, who was heavily impaired.  Located on his person during the investigation was drug paraphernalia and suspected Heroin.  As a result, Mr. Mourachov was summoned to court for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Public Drunkenness.

Press Release Concluded