Skippack Troopers Arrest 6 in Separate Traffic Stops

SKIPPACK PA – Six individuals who are residents of Philadelphia, Trappe, Harleysville, Hereford, Fleetwood, and Schwenksville were recently arrested in five separate and unrelated incidents by patrols stationed at the state police Troop K Barracks in Skippack. They are charged with alcohol- or substance-related offenses, according to documents published Tuesday (June 1, 2021).

State police public information release reports provided details on the incidents, but identities of those taken into custody were not disclosed.

In Upper Providence

A 30-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested May 28 (Friday) at 1:33 a.m. on U.S. Route 422 in Upper Providence Township after troopers conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the 2006 Chevrolet Mailibu allegedly “displayed signs of impairment, and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of controlled substances,” they said.

In Trappe

A 41-year-old Trappe woman was stopped for alleged traffic code violations May 24 at 11:40 p.m. while operating a 2018 Volvo on the 100 block of West Main Street in Trappe. During their investigation, troopers determined the driver was allegedly impaired by alcohol. She was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.

In Upper Frederick

A vehicle code violation prompted troopers to stop a 1996 Toyota van being driven May 16 at 3:44 p.m. at the intersection of Hauck and Perkiomenville roads in Upper Frederick Township. During their investigation, troopers allege, both the vehicle’s operator and passenger – two women ages 47 and 55, of Hereford and Fleetwood, respectively – were in possession of a controlled substance and arrested. One of the individuals also was charged with providing false information to law enforcement.

In Red Hill

While traveling May 14 at 11:05 p.m. through Red Hill in a white 2005 Scion XB, a 37-year-old Harleysville man was the subject of a traffic stop. Troopers said he was arrested for driving under the influence, and also for possession of heroin. Charges were filed in the court of Magisterial District Justice Maureen C. Coggins.

In Lower Frederick

The report of a vehicle stopped in the roadway of Game Farm Road in Lower Frederick Township brought troopers to the scene April 28 at 4:43 a.m. There they found a 42-year-old Schwenksville man they allege was “under the influence of a combination of drugs.” He was arrested for driving under the influence, with charges filed in the court of Magisterial District Justice Maurice Saylor.

Photo by Raymond Wambsgans via Flickr, cropped by The Post and used under a Creative Commons license