Troopers Charge Man in Pennsburg Home Burglary

PENNSBURG PA – A 34-year-old man turned himself in to state police of the Troop K Barracks in Skippack, according to a public information release published Monday (June 28, 2021), after he learned a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with an alleged burglary in Pennsburg.

Troopers said the suspect, a Souderton resident, avoided force and “used a stolen key” to enter though the front door of a West 2nd Street apartment occupied by a 31-year-old woman. The man “woke the victim up and eventually shoved the victim to the ground” during the incident that occurred June 1 (Tuesday) at about 3:46 a.m., they added.

“The suspect then stole the victim’s phone,” a Motorola-brand black Moto smart phone valued at $200, “prior to leaving the apartment,” the release stated.

Charges are pending in the court of Magisterial District Justice Maureen C. Coggins.

Also reported Monday by state police:

Alcohol- or drug-related offenses

A 21-year-old Red Hill man has been charged by troopers, following an investigation, with driving under the influence of alcohol or a substance after his involvement in a Sunday (June 27) one-vehicle crash at 5:18 a.m. on Long Road in Marlborough Township. Their probe is continuing, but a report indicated charges would be filed in court.

At the intersection of Knight and Sinking Bridge roads in Upper Hanover Township, troopers conducted a traffic stop June 7 (Monday) at 10:59 a.m. for what they called “multiple vehicle code violations” involving a silver-colored Volkswagen station wagon. “The operator,” a 19-year-old Zionsville man, “was subsequently found to be in possession of controlled substances and was released pending charges.”

Thefts by deception

Troopers responded Sunday (June 27) to the report of a 59-year-old man living on Finland Road in Upper Hanover Township, who said his stolen identity was used to illegally apply for unemployment benefits. Their investigation is continuing.

They’re also looking into the Wednesday (June 23) report of a 55-year-old Kriebel Mill Road, Worcester Township, man who said a credit card was fraudulently opened in his name, apparently by someone using a stolen identity item.

A 64-year-old Moyer Road, Salford Township, man reported June 22 (Tuesday) that someone had filed an unemployment claim in his name. The victim is employed; troopers said they are investigating.

A Court Drive, Red Hill Borough man, age 32, reported to troopers June 21 (Monday) he had learned someone using his identity had sought to open an unemployment benefit claim. To date, they indicated, no money had been paid on the claim.

Another apparent victim of identity theft is a 42-year-old Hendricks Station Road, Upper Salford Township, woman who on June 21 (Monday) notified troopers an unemployment claim had been filed in her name by someone other than herself. She, too, is employed.

Someone attempted June 15 (Tuesday) to cash a check online using the name and stolen identity of a 52-year-old Neaborlea Way, Trappe Borough, man who alerted troopers to the incident. They are investigating.

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