LIMERICK PA – Four Limerick Township law enforcers were recognized during Tuesday’s (Oct. 18, 2016) Board of Supervisors’ meeting for what Chief Brian Skelton characterized as “exceptional police work.”
Department Det. Ernie Morris (top photo, at right, with the chief) received a commendation for his investigation “into an allegation of an adult male inappropriately video recording a juvenile victim,” according to the department’s Facebook page.
Morris’ probe of the suspect’s history “revealed a pattern of sexual assault against juveniles that spanned nearly 30 years, and included numerous victims during that time,” it added. The male reportedly was recently sentenced to federal prison for 20 years, and state prison for 20 to 50 years.
Sgt. Paul Marchese, Det. Pat Roche, and Ofcs. John Kehoe and Chris Iochum (above, to the chief’s right) were honored for their arrest “of a male illegally in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription medications and two handguns. The male was found to be a convicted felon and not permitted to have a firearm.”
Further investigation identified a second male who “purchased the guns knowingly and intentionally for the felon; an illegal practice referred to as a ‘straw purchase.’ The two men received a combined 6 to 15 years in state prison,” according to the department.
Photos from the Limerick Police Department via Facebook