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: Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
On Friday, July 20th, 2018, at 6:12am, officers responded to a disturbance at an apartment in the 30 block of S. York Road. As a result of the investigation, Jeremy M. Cortez, 31 years old, from Hatboro, was arrested and charged with Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Unlawful Restraint, Indecent Assault, Simple Assault, Harassment, and Criminal Trespass. He was arraigned by District Justice Christopher Cerski of Jenkintown and was incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility when he failed to post the required $150,000/cash bail. This was not a random incident and Mr. Cortez knew the victim.
On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 2:05pm, officers responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of N. Penn Street. As a result of the investigation, Helen Jasinski, 63 years old, from Hatboro, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Harassment. She was arraigned by District Justice Henry Schireson or Narberth and bail was set at $5,000/10%. There was also an active Montgomery County bench warrant for probation violations and she was incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
On Sunday, July 15th, 2018, at 10:03pm, officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of S. York Road. As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for Harry Fraust Jr., 55 years old, from Hatboro. Mr. Fraust was charged with Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, Criminal Mischief, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct. He was arrested on the warrant on July 17th and was arraigned by District Justice Henry Schireson of Narberth and was then incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility when he failed to post the required $5,000/cash bail.
On Saturday, July 14th, 2018, at 11:59am, officers responded to a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle in the 200 block of Bonair Avenue. Investigation determined that during the overnight hours, someone broke the side mirror on a 1999 Ford truck that was parked at a residence. It appears someone punched the mirror likely causing cuts or injuries to their hand as there was a moderate amount of blood on the vehicle and ground.
Theft/Loitering and Prowling
On Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 3:19am, an officer on patrol discovered a suspicious subject loading lumber into a vehicle in the 400 block of S. Warminster Road. Investigation determined the lumber was just stolen from a nearby construction site. As a result, Scott E. Wendler, 29, from Bensalem, was arrested for Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Loitering and Prowling at Night Time. He was processed released from custody pending a summons to court.