Harleysville Men Argue, Fight, Face Troopers’ Charges

UPPER SALFORD PA – An “active physical domestic dispute” between an Old Skippack Pike, Harleysville, pair, during which Pennsylvania State Police reported one half was hit and the other kicked, resulted in the arrest of both, according to a public information release distributed Tuesday (Aug. 3, 2021) by the agency’s Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

In other separate and unrelated releases Tuesday, state police said they also dealt with the alleged theft of vehicle parts in Upper Frederick, intoxication arrests in Perkiomen and Skippack, and tire punctures in Trappe.

Physical dispute

Troopers arrived July 25 (Sunday) at 2:11 p.m. at the Old Skippack Pike address to find two males, one age 39 and the other age 66, had engaged in an argument. Both were labeled by investigators as “arrestees” and “victims” in the incident. One allegedly wielded a pipe and struck his opponent; the other kicked at his assailant, who landed on the ground.

Ultimately, charges were filed against each, troopers said. The pipe-swinger was arrested for simple assault and related charges. The kicker was charged with harassment. Both were scheduled to appear at a future date in the Red Hill courtroom of Magisterial District Judge Maureen C. Coggins, according to the report.

Theft of vehicle parts

A call from a 52-year-old Perkiomen man brought state police on Monday (Aug. 2) at 4:09 p.m. to a Gravel Pike, Upper Frederick Township property regarding the alleged theft of a black-colored, 2008 model Carry On-brand trailer, measuring 4 feet by 6 feet, with Pennsylvania license plate XJJ0899.

The victim reported he last saw the trailer Friday (July 30) at about 10 a.m. He noticed it was missing Monday (Aug. 2) at 8 a.m.

Troopers said their investigation was continuing. They also asked members of the public who believe they’ve seen the trailer to report its whereabouts to local police departments.

Intoxication arrests

State police arrested:

  • A 29-year-old Collegeville man July 14, shortly after midnight, following a traffic stop that involved his 2021 Subaru Ascent at the intersection of Gravel Pike and Lexington Road in Perkiomen Township. Troopers said they determined he was driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Charges were filed with a local magisterial district justice.
  • A 35-year-old Philadelphia man July 13 at 12:38 a.m., following a traffic stop of his 2015 Toyota Camry at the intersection of Skippack Pike and Mensch Road in Skippack Township. Troopers determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances, and also filed charges.

Tire punctures

An unknown actor left a 31-year-old female resident of Gilbert Place in Trappe with two flat tires on her 2021 Nissan Altima. Troopers investigated the incident July 15 at 7:34 a.m., and at the time indicated suspects had yet to be named.