SANATOGA PA – Drug-related offenses topped the list of criminal violations handled last month (September 2017) by Lower Pottsgrove Police Department officers, according to a monthly report from Police Chief Michael Foltz. They were followed by the second-highest violations category, driving under the influence, with 12 cases.
Dru offenses represented 60 percent of all 111 incidents addressed by the department during the 30-day period. The department incurred $996 in overtime costs to help conduct DUI checkpoint enforcement over the month, but those expenses are reimbursed by state and federal programs. DUIs accounted for almost 11 percent of all violations for the month.
September’s list of violations also included five offenses each for forgery and public drunkness; four each for harassment and identity theft; and two each for display of fraudulent documents (in these cases, inspection stickers), possession of instruments of crime, and simple assault, according to the report.
Officers answered a total of 1,092 calls for service during the month, of which the greatest number (97) were for medical emergencies. Among other calls were 49 for traffic citations, 48 for suspicious persons, automobiles or circumstances, 46 for alarms, 38 for motor vehicle accidents, and 34 for traffic complaints.
Department officers during the month issued 22 traffic citations for various vioklation along the East High Street corridor, and 26 along the U.S. Route 422 corridor, it stated.
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