Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The alleged incident occurred on Jan. 19 at the Phoenixville McDonald's.
A Mont Clare man was arrested after police say he fell asleep, drunk, in a McDonald’s drive-thru. According to court documents, on Jan. 19 at 2 a.m., Phoenixville Police received report of a man asleep in a pickup truck at the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on 651 Nutt Road in Phoenixville. Upon arrival, the officer noted that the driver, Shane Yonkoske, 27, smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes, and seemed lethargic. Yonkoske allegedly failed field sobriety testing, and was arrested for DUI and taken to Phoenixville Hospital to have blood drawn for testing, said court documents. He was charged with four counts of DUI, an additional count of careless driving, and is awaiting preliminary hearing, said the report.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's stories include an intoxicated man who allegedly stole a designated driver van, a "crazy naked guy running through the streets" of Norristown, and an act of littering that lead to drug charges.
Drunk Man Charged with Stealing Drunk Bus: According to a report in the Lower Providence Patch, a 38-year-old Lower Providence Township man is facing felony theft, DUI, and multiple other charges after he allegedly stole a van used for designated driver services while under the influence of alcohol. The report states that the vehicle was recovered a short time later, and the suspect was placed in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $50,000 bail. Read the full story here. Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute (especially when there are drugs in the car): According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 21-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was stopped by police for …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This week's stories include a parking lot romance between two men leading to weapons charges, a man heading to prison for his PCP-fueled would-be crime spree and a sneaky elderly woman being charged with DUI.
Parking Lot Romance Leads to Weapons Charge: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a Quakertown man is facing weapons charges after an incident in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Towamencin. The report states that police were initially investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle in the rear parking lot, when they discovered two men allegedly engaged in a sexual activity. Later, a search of the vehicle uncovered a concealed weapon in the console. Read the full story here. Man Loses Gun During PCP-Fueled Crime Spree: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a 21-year-old Philadelphia man testified that he was high on PCP the night he made several violent, but unsuccessful, robbery attempts in West Norriton and Norristown …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Four crashes were reportedly also alcohol related.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 2
Twelve people were arrested for impaired driving by Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police over the New Year's Day holiday period, the agency said Wednesday. The Skippack-based troop said the 12 DUI arrests were made during "extra enforcement efforts" intended to "ensure citizens could travel safely along the Commonwealth's highways" during the holiday's increased traffic. Troop K covers highways in Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties, in addition to providing local law enforcement for municipalities without their own police departments. In addition to the arrests, the state police issued 469 citations and handled 45 crashes during the two-day holiday enforcement period. Four of the crashes were alcohol related, police said.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Marco Cuevas Mora, 22, will serve two-to-six years in state prison following his guilty plea to homicide by vehicle and DUI.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
After a car accident, a Royersford resident allegedly injured a police officer while resisting arrest.
Upper Providence police arrested 42-year-old Anna Dawson on Sunday evening, September 16, after two Fish and Boat Commission Officers discovered Dawson and a passenger in a damaged car alond 2nd Avenue in Royersford. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the two Fish and Boat Commission officers came upon Dawson's car and believed the car had been in an accident, so they called police. Officer Jeffrey Hilt responded. Upon arriving at the scene, Hilt reported, he noticed a trail of fluid coming from Dawson's car that "smelled like gasoline and some other fluid." Hilt noted in his report that Dawson's breath allegedly "smelled strongly of alcohol." When Hilt asked Dawson if she had been drinking, she reportedly said, "I've been at a …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Former Assistant District Attorney John Aitchison, of Limerick, is facing DUI charges stemming from a June 2 crash in Upper Providence.
According to The Mercury, former Assistant District Attorney John Aitchison is facing DUI and related charges stemming from a June 2 car crash on Trappe Road in Upper Providence. Aitchison left his position in the district attorney's office in July of this year. According to reports, Upper Providence police responded to the 700 block of South Trappe Road at around 2:39 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, for a report of a two-vehicle crash. According to an affidavit, Aitchison's vehicle had allegedly crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic and struck a northbound vehicle. Court records say Aitchison allegedly kept going south and turned onto Mennonite Road and was eventually stoped by a witness who pulled alongside him and forced him to…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Roving patrols to be used throughout Montgomery County.
Local authorities and the Montgomery County Health Department joined forces Friday morning outside of a Plymouth Meeting Target, in order to raise awareness of upcoming DUI enforcement over the Labor Day weekend. Members of the Pennsylvania State Police, Plymouth Police Department, and the Valley Forge DUI Enforcement Team gathered outside of the store's pharmacy, chosen because of the initiative's emphasis on driving under the influence of prescription drug use. "We're out here trying to remind people that DUI is not only driving under the influence of alcohol, but can also be under the influence of any type of drug," said Danea Durham, Community Service Officer for the PSP's Troop K in Philadelphia. "If you're taking prescription drugs, …
Monday, August 6, 2012
A man from Royersford and a man from Philadelphia are facing DUI charges after entering a previously announced sobriety checkpoint.
A weekend sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the New Hanover Police Department has lead to the arrest or two men on suspicion of DUI. The checkpoint, which was located near the intersection of Swamp Pike and Route 663 in New Hanover Township, had previously been announced by the state police, though the exact location was not revealed in their original press release. A report from the joint-checkpoint announced the arrest of 21-year-old Ephraim Charlebios, of Royersford, on suspicion of DUI. Charlebios was stopped at the checkpoint at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, when police made the arrest. Charges will be filed at District Court 38-2-03. Also according to the police report, 23-year-old Spencer Ecker, …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Checkpoint will be posted between Friday, August 3, and Sunday, August 5, with a location somewhere in western Montgomery County.
The Pennsylvania State Police have announced that they will conduct another sobriety checkpoint this coming weekend, between the evening hours of Friday, August 3, and the early morning hours of Sunday, August 5. Though the press release does not identify the specific location of the checkpoint, it does state that the checkpoint will be posted somewhere in western Montgomery County, with the help of a local municipal police force. The release urges motorists to make responsible decisions before getting behind the wheel, and adds that sobriety checkpoints have been shown to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related crashes.