May 22, 2020 Hatboro Police Department Routine Press Release


Prepared By:  Chief James Gardner
Prepared On:  Monday, May 22, 2020

Weapons and drug offenses – UPDATE:  Hatboro Police have filed additional charges against Kevin Court, 42, of the 300 block of Windsor Avenue, Hatboro.  Courts was originally arrested on May 11, 2020 for drug and weapons offenses following the execution of search warrants at his Hatboro home.  Following his arrest, police discovered that one of the firearms recovered during the search had its serial number obliterated.  An evaluation of evidence recovered led police to file the additional charges of possessing controlled substances with intent to deliver and possessing a firearm with an altered manufactures number.  As a result, on May 15, 2020 Courts was arraigned on these new offenses by District Judge Michael Quinn of Ardmore and remanded to the Montgomery County Correction Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Domestic Violence:  On May 20, 2020 at approximately 6:59 A.M. Hatboro Police responded to a home in the 300 block of Tanner Avenue, Hatboro for a reported domestic disturbance involving an assault and a man armed with a knife.  Upon arrival police discovered that a male resident of the home attacked two relatives at the home, injuring a 24-year-old woman by allegedly throwing an object and striking her in the head.  The male also was armed with a knife and threatened those in the home, lunging at the woman with the knife.  Police arrested on William D. Harding, Jr., 23, of the 300 block of Tanner Avenue, Hatboro at the scene.  Harding has been charged with Criminal Attempt – Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, Simple Assault, Possessing Drug Paraphernalia, Terroristic Threats, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Harassment.  Harding was arraigned by District Judge Scott Palladino of Pottstown and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail.  The woman that was injured was treated and released at Abington Jefferson Hospital for a head wound.

Vehicle Theft:  Hatboro Police are investigating the reported theft of a 2005 silver Dodge Caravan from the 200 block of Jacksonville Road, Hatboro.  Its not clear exactly when the vehicle was stolen, but it is believed to have occurred sometime after April 19, 2020.

Vehicle Crash:  Hatboro Police are investigating a one vehicle crash that occurred on S. Warminster Road on May 20, 2020 at approximately 3:47 P.M.  Police discovered that a Toyota sedan and struck a utility pole and flipped onto its roof.  The driver, a 45-year-old Philadelphia man, was able to exit his vehicle and fled the scene on foot.  He was found a short distance away and taken into custody by police and by-standers.  The driver was transported to Abington Jefferson Hospital for evaluation of injuries sustained in the crash.  The investigation into the crash is continuing.  S. Warminster Road remained closed for several hours following the crash.

Bicyclist Struck:  A 6-year-old Hatboro boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Bon Air Avenue, Hatboro, on May 20, 2020 at approximately 5:04 P.M.  The boy received minor injuries and did not require EMS transport to a medical facility.  No charges are expected to be filed.

Theft of Motorcycle (Arrests):  On May 18, 2020 at approximately 5:24 P.M. Hatboro Police responded to the 300 block of Windsor Avenue, Hatboro for a report of two suspicious individuals near a home.  Upon arrival police located the individuals, one of whom was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle that the subjects allegedly had just taken from a home on Windsor Avenue.  As a result, police arrested Brian M. Epp, 42, of Village Place, Hatboro and Edward Pudlow, 34, of the 100 block of Greene Road, Warminster.  They were charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking, Criminal Conspiracy, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicles, and Defiant Trespass.  Both were arraigned by District Judge James Gallagher of Bridgeport and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

Vehicle Theft:  On May 14, 2020 at approximately 2:21 P.M. Hatboro Police investigated a report of an unlocked 2018 red Nissan Rouge being stolen from a driveway in the 200 block of E County Line Road, Hatboro.  The vehicle was subsequently recovered by Philadelphia Police on May 21, 2020 after it was involved in a hit and run crash in the city where the driver and passenger fled the scene.