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Months Later, Township Police Wrap Up Vehicle Crimes

SANATOGA PA – The long arm of the law also stretches across the calendar, Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Michael Foltz has told the Board of Commissioners.

Months Later, Township Police Wrap Up Vehicle CrimesFoltz on Monday (Feb. 4, 2013) credited Ofc. Daniel Kienle, one of the department’s two criminal investigators, for his work during January to solve thefts of and from vehicles within the township and elsewhere that had occurred in early 2012.

Kienle was busy with the investigation over several months, and during its course identified two individuals who later developed into suspects. One of them allegedly confessed, and subsequent follow-up cleared three stolen vehicle cases, as well as several thefts from vehicles cases being investigated by other municipalities. Charges have been filed.

Now Kienle is working on two other thefts from vehicles cases that occurred during December (2012) in the northern portion of the township. Foltz said two potential suspects have been identified in them, with hopes of filing charges in the near future.

In addition, Foltz said:

  • The department’s second investigator, Ofc. Christopher Dipiano, and Det. Joseph Campbell are working to solve theft from vehicles incidents that occurred at Planet Fitness on North Charlotte Street. Their investigations are open and active; and
  • Campbell continues to work on a criminal mischief case that occurred Dec. 27 (2012) in the Walnut Ridge housing community off Buchert Road, in which a car’s tires were slashed. That, too, is active and open, although a person of interest has been identified in it.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 4 meeting)

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