Two Philadelphia men have been arrested and charged in an early morning incident Friday in Hilltown Township involving a stolen vehicle. A 17-year-old Allentown boy was also allegedly involved in the crime, but was released to juvenile probation, police said.
Tremayne Richard Mattis, 20, of the 800 block of Selmer Road, Philadelphia, has been charged with receiving stolen property and conspiracy to receive stolen property, police said. Mattis was video arraigned and released on $50,000 unsecured bail, police said.
Angel Antonio Montanez, 20, of the 3300 block of North Waterloo Street, Philadelphia, is charged with fleeing police, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to receive stolen property, and summary violations, police said.
The 17-year-old male juvenile from Allentown had an active warrant out of Lehigh County and was released to Lehigh County Juvenile Probation, police said.
At 12:44 a.m. Friday, Hilltown Township Police attempted to stop a black Mercedes-Benz northbound on Bethlehem Pike/Route 309 near Swartley Road for a traffic violation, police said.
Police discovered the Pennsylvania registration plate was not the one issued for the Mercedes. It turned out the Mercedes was reported stolen from Philadelphia on Aug. 5, police said.
Police said the driver, identified as Montanez, continued north on Route 309, allegedly speeding through the Unionville Pike intersection. The driver made an abrupt right turn at the Sellersville exit ramp onto Bethlehem Pike, police said. The driver lost control in a left curve, slid across the grass on the left side of the road, and became stuck in a ditch, police said.
At that moment, Montanez and the juvenile allegedly exited the car and fled into the woods, police said.
The front seat passenger, identified as Mattis, attempted to flee, but was unable to open the door, police said.
At 6:32 a.m., Hilltown Township Police officers found Montanez and the boy walking on Fairhill Road near Cherry Road, police said.
An officer from the 12:44 a.m. incident responded, and identified both subjects as the ones who fled the Mercedes, police said.
Hilltown Township Police were assisted in the investigation by Quakertown Borough Police K9 and Montgomery Township Police K9.