Douglass (Berks) Police Dealing with Reckless Drivers

DOUGLASS (BERKS) PA – Six reckless drivers and the problems they caused commanded the attention during December (2021) of officers at the Douglass (Berks) Township Police Department, according to the monthly report issued Saturday (Jan. 15, 2022) by Chief John Dzurek on its CrimeWatch website.

Patrol units also responded to eight motor vehicle crashes, four disabled vehicles, and six traffic hazards during the month.

The department also issued 137 traffic citations, 21 traffic warnings, and three non-traffic citations, the report noted. One person was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, the chief said. Additionally, officers provided assistance on 37 occasions – an average of more than once daily – to first-responding fire and emergency medical service units, as well as to seven separate alarms.

His report also stated the department last month made six criminal arrests, apprehended two fugitives, responded to four domestic disputes; handled one case of alleged fraud, one of disorderly conduct, and one noise complain; and investigated 10 situations deemed “suspicious.”

Officers conducted four welfare checks during the month, and responded to six calls in which animals were involved.

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