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Monday, July 29, 2013

Police are looking into a theft from a motor vehicle that took place between July 8 and July 9 at 187 Maple Avenue, Skippack Township, Montgomery County.
Jennifer Ann Howseal, 25, of Perkiomen, PA, reported to police that unknown actor(s) entered her vehicle and removed a gray gym bag and a pair of Nike running shoes. After removing these items, the perpetrators fled in an unknown direction.
Police are looking for the person who took a vehicle from a victim’s driveway at the 2900 block of Little Road in Upper Frederick Township in Montgomery County between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:50 a.m. on July 22-23. Leon Steffy, 66, of Perkiomenville, PA reported that his 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 was taken from his driveway. The vehicle was later recovered, but the robber(s) remains at large.
A DUI accident occurred on July 20 at 2:46 a.m. on Main Street in Schwenksville Borough just north of Perkiomen Avenue. Melissa M. Lawlor, 21, of Maple Glen, PA was driving a 2009 BMW X5 when the car left its lane for unknown reasons and passed through the southbound lane. The BMW hit an embankment and proceeded to go up the embankment until it struck a fence and overturned onto its driver side in the front lawn of 139 Main Street. Investigation revealed Lawlor was driving under the influence and she was arrested.
A suspected DUI accident occurred at 2:55 a.m. on July 24 on route 73/Skippack Pike approximately .2 miles east of Lucon Road, Skippack Township, Montgomery County. The incident started when Fletcher White, a 43-year old from Harrisburg was driving a 2010 Freightliner trash truck on a pick-up and stopped his vehicle and activated the four-ways, signaling he was making a trash pick-up. Kevin Moore, 19, of Conshohocken, PA was driving a 1996 Buick Regal on route 73/Skippack Pike when he failed to see the stopped Freightliner. Failing to see the stopped vehicle resulted in Moore unable to slow down in time and the Buick impacted with the rear of the trash truck. The Buick was damaged enough that it had to be towed from the scene. Moore exhibited signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance, failed to successfully complete standard field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. Moore was then taken to Einstein Hospital for a legal blood draw. The investigation is pending the lab results.
A Schwenksville man was the victim of credit card fraud on July 19. The unknown perpetrator used Douglas Slemmer’s credit card to purchase online at Walmart.com and ordered the merchandise be shipped to an address in Georgia. Slemmer, 55 of 790 Galen Lanen. Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County observed the charges on his credit card that he did not recognize and had the purchase cancelled. All bank information was then cancelled and the transaction was credited.
Police are dealing with the theft of a motor vehicle which took place on July 13 at approximately 2:00 p.m. from 4401 Meadow Ridge Circle, Skippack Township, Montgomery County. An unknown 44-year old woman from Hatfield, PA informed police that unknown actor(s) used a tow truck with blue or aqua lettering to take her gray 1997 Plymouth Breeze and flee in an unknown direction. The Breeze’s PA registration is DCH5971 and the VIN is 1P3EJ46C4VN624051.