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Police Briefs: March 25, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Theft from a vehicle

SKIPPACK State Police at Skippack are looking for one or more suspects who stole electronics from a car earlier this month.

According to police, some time between 4 p.m. on March 14 and 6 p.m. on March 15, two iPods and a USB cable were taken from a car in the 800 block of Karlyn Lane. Anyone with information should call police at 610-584-1250.

Theft of items for sale

LOWER FREDERICK Police are investigating the theft of items a Schwenksville man was trying to sell. When the 64-year-old victim gave a saddle and a blanket to a customer to try, it was never paid for and never returned, police said. Police did not give a date for this incident but anyone with information should call police at 610-584-1250.

Burglary investigation

PERKIOMEN Police are asking for assistance from the public after a house in the first block of Washington Street was burglarized on March 13. According to police, unknown suspects made their way into the house through a locked garage door some time between 6:50 a.m. and 6:56 p.m. The doorknob was damaged by a sharp tool, police said.

The suspects stole three high school class rings: two from Norristown High School and one from Perkiomen High School class of 1982.

Anyone with information should call police at 610-584-1250.


SKIPPACK Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident from December 2013.

State police said on Dec. 20, some time between 8:05 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., an unknown car hit a 2013 dodge Ram 1500 parked on Cody Lane.

The truck received minor damage and was able to be driven, police said.

A witness to the crash left a note for the owner of the truck, police said.

Anyone with information should call police at 610-584-1250.

Crash on Route 422

LIMERICK State police responded to a crash on Route 422 after a Jeep struck a deer around 4:38 a.m. on March 16.

According to police. Patrick Turner, 45, of Philadelphia was driving his 2000 Jeep Cherokee west when a deer ran into the highway.

The front end of the SUV hit the deer, police said.

As a result of the impact, the car had to be towed, police said.

Turner was not injured, police said.

Driving under the influence in Limerick

LIMERICK Police charged a man with driving under the influence after he was stopped on Route 422 around 10 p.m. on March 20.

Craig Weiner, 40, of Phoenixville, was on the eastbound off ramp of Route 422 when police stopped him for speeding, police said.

According to the responding officers, Weiner failed field-sobriety tests.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.