Franconia man charged with stalking, harassment
FRANCONIA >> A 36-year-old Franconia man faces multiple charges of harassment, stalking and disorderly conduct following a series of events that are believed to have started with an incident between his child and the child’s classmate, court documents in the case show.
Michael Brown Jr., of the 300 block of Allentown Road, was taken to Montgomery County Correctional Facility Nov. 2 after failing to post $5,000 bail following preliminary arraignment before District Judge Albert Augustine, Harleysville, online court documents show.
Following a June incident at school, the families of both students were notified, Franconia Township police Detective Sgt. George Moyer III wrote in the affidavit of probable cause in the case.
In a subsequent group text, the Browns said they did not want any further communication with the other family, according to the affidavit.
Brown repeatedly drove by the other family’s home, though, police said. After installing a video camera at their home, the family recorded Brown numerous times driving by their home, then turning around and driving past the home in the other direction, the affidavit said.
“Several times Brown had to regain control of his vehicle because of being distracted watching the residence,” the affidavit said.
Brown frequently drove by just before or after the school bus stopped at the home, after which the victim family made arrangements to be at home when their child got off the bus, the documents said.
On another occasion, Brown stopped in a neighbor’s driveway and watched the victim’s home through binoculars, police said.
There are also videos of Brown pulling into Romanowski Field in Telford during Souderton Braves football practices and sitting for an extended period with his vehicle door open, then when the other family arrived and parked at the other
end, Brown closed the vehicle door, pulled out of his parking area and toward the other vehicle, slowed as he passed it, returned and passed the other vehicle less than a minute later and parked in the spot he was initially parked, investigators said.
Both Brown and the other family have children involved in the Souderton Braves program, the affidavit said. The 2018 program book listed Brown as an assistant coach.
As of Friday evening, Nov. 9, contacts at the Souderton Braves program had not responded to a request
“This department has also received complaints from neighbors of Brown, who because of his actions and his posting on Instagram fear for their safety,” the affidavit said. “Brown continuously posts pictures of himself with various weapons. His posts also include verbiage of threatening dialog. His weapons are both purchased and selfmanufactured. He prides himself on being a member of Operation Werewolf, which appears to be a Nazibased organization or white [supremacist] organization.
Their ideals are to be stronger and more intimidating than their opponent. They are known as a tribe and not a family. Brown has also posted pictures of his children learning how to defend themselves with homemade weapons and tactikey weapons.”
Brown is charged with 37 counts of each crime, which includes two separate harassment charges along with the disorderly conduct and stalking charges, bringing the total to 148 counts.
A preliminary hearing before Augustine is scheduled for Nov. 14.