Phones in Hand, Pennsburg Spotters Kept Streets Safe

SKIPPACK PA – Phone calls from concerned citizens in Pennsburg made a difference Sunday (May 23, 2021) in keeping borough streets safer, according to a report from the Troop K Skippack barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Troopers said they “received multiple calls” regarding an erratic driver. With callers’ help they eventually found the motor vehicle operator, identified as a 58-year-old Philadelphia man. He was pulled over Sunday at 9:29 p.m. in the 400 block of Pottstown Avenue, while driving a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe.

During their investigation he “displayed multiple signs of impairment,” troopers added. He “was subsequently arrested,” according to the report.

Also Sunday, in a separate report, troopers said they broke up a fight between a 17-year-old male and a person identified as his 18-year-old sister that was occurring at 10:28 a.m. on Clearfield Avenue in Schwenksville Borough. Troopers ended the “physical altercation,” they said, and according to their report charged the male with simple harassment.

In other reports released Monday (May 25) from the Skippack barracks:

Identity Theft

An unknown individual applied for unemployment benefits using allegedly stolen personal information of a 32-year-old Salford Township man, troopers said they confirmed in a May 17 (Monday) investigation. The victim’s Social Security number was used in the theft by deception, the report noted.

Alleged Theft

A 37-year-old Schwenksville man has been arrested on theft charges, troopers said, after he allegedly “removed a one-gallon bottle of hand lotion from a rear bathroom storage area” May 7 (Friday) at 4:47 p.m. from a restaurant on Township Line Road in Skippack. The lotion was valued at $6.

The man charged was “manifestly under the influence of alcohol,” according to their report, and had received “notice of termination from the (restaurant).” He allegedly removed the lotion bottle “without prior knowledge or permission of the victim” and then “proceeded to leave the premises with said item hidden inside of a backpack.”

Alleged DUI

A 33-year-old Pottstown man was arrested from driving under the influence following a multiple vehicle crash that occurred May 6 (Thursday) at 11:43 p.m. on westbound U.S. Route 422 in Limerick Township, troopers said. He was said to be driving a 1996 Toyota, and his arrest was made following further investigation.

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