Police Reports: Pedestrian struck, groom's iPhone stolen

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Pedestrian struck near bridge

PERKIOMEN TWP. — A 17-year-old Collegeville girl was walking on the sidewalk of the Route 113 bridge over the Perkiomen Creek when she was hit around 12:55 p.m. July 8.

The pedestrian failed to look for oncoming traffic and stepped into the path of a 2015 Mazda 6 driven by an 18-year-old woman from Collegeville, police said.

The driver was unable to come to a stop and struck the pedestrian with the right bumper of the vehicle, police said.

The pedestrian only had minor scrapes and will be issued a citation, police said.


Neither the driver, nor her 54-year-old passenger were injured, police said.

Phoenixville teen cited for underage drinking

CHARLESTOWN — A 14-year-old juvenile from Phoenixville was cited after being found under the influence of alcohol in the 2000 block of Charlestown Road on July 10, 12:10 a.m., police said.

Car stolen from Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN — An unlocked vehicle, which had the keys in it, was stolen from the 2600 block of Charlestown Road by unknown individuals.

The stolen vehicel is believed to have been taken sometime between 9 p.m. July 9 and 7 a.m. July 10, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Embreeville police at 610-486-6280.

Garage burglarized

CHARLESTOWN TWP. — A garage in the 2600 block of Charlestown Road was burglarized sometime between 6:30 p.m. July 7 and 6:30 p.m. July 10.

The burglars stole alcoholic beverages, a pellet gun, and a Mag Light flashlight, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Embreeville police at 610-486-6280 and refer to incident number J03-1444816.

Handgun, GPS, currency stolen from vehicles

CHARLESTOWN TWP. — Personal items were stolen from two vehicles on Benburb Road between the hours of 10 p.m. July 9 and 7 a.m. July 10.

A handgun, GPS devices, and money were taken from the cars, police said.

Anyone with information should contact the Embreeville barracks of the state police at 610-486-6280.

Failed break-in at pharmacy, pizza parlor

SKIPPACK — Someone attempted to break into Skippack Pharmacy and Chiaro’s Pizza through the rear doors around 12:10 a.m. July 3, police said.

The actor failed to gain entry to either of the businesses, police said.

Police are currently investigating the incident as an attemptedd burglary.

Vehicle damaged

PERKIOMEN TWP. — A motor vehicle owned by a Collegeville man was damaged while it was parked in the 200 block of Eisenhower Lane between 12:05 a.m. and 6:30 a.m July 2, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incidenct should contact Trooper Falcon of the Skippack barracks of the state police at 610-584-1250.

Mailbox vandalized with ketchup

PERKIOMEN TWP. — A Collegeville woman’s mailbox was vandalized with ketchup sometime between 9:30 p.m. June 29 and 6 a.m. June 30, police said. The investigation to find the culprits is currently ongoing.

Driver loses control, hits tree

PERKIOMEN TWP. — Police are investigating after a Collegeville woman lost control of her vehicle on a rear access road near Perkiomen Valley Middle School June 4 around 7:52 a.m., police said.

Betsy Stevens, 46, was driving a Toyota Highlander when she hit a curb and then a tree, police said. The Highlander had to be towed from the scene.

Stevens later pleaded guilty to failing to obey traffic control devices, according to court documents.

Woman Physically assaulted

TRAPPE — Pennsylvania State Police, Skippack barracks, responded to a simple assault that took place at a home on the 800 block of Dewees Place in Trappe on July 3 at 2:30 p.m. Adam Wachter of Abington Township was charged and arraigned before District Judge Saylor for simple assault, unlawful restraint and harassment following the altercation, which began as a verbal argument and escalated when police say Wachter grabbed the 26-year-old Trappe woman by the neck before punching her in the side four to five times.

Fence Vandalized

TRAPPE — Police are seeking information on an incident of vandalism that took place on the 300 block of Meadowview Lane in Trappe on July 6 around 1 a.m. Two fence rails located at the rear of a 48-year-old borough man’s backyard were bent. Anyone with information regarding this incidenct should contact Pennsylvania State Police, Skippack barracks, at 610-584-1250.

Construction Site Employee steals copper

SKIPPACK — Ordes Speaks Jr., 38, of Philadelphia, an employee at the State Correctional Institution Phoenix construction site in Skippack, was caught taking $270 worth of copper piping from the construction site at 1 Piggery Road on July 5 around 11:30 a.m., according to police. Speaks admitted to the theft when confronted by police. She is being charged in Montgomery County District Court.

Money stolen from Western Union account

PERKIOMEN TWP. — A Western Union account was accessed using the victims’ identities and money was removed between June 20 and June 27, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

Lower Frederick man cited for public drunkenness

LOWER FREDERICK — A Lower Frederick man is charged with public drunkenness after police said he was belligerent and uncooperative with police.

State troopers found Ronald A. (Mio) Yerk, 55, wandering around the parking lot of a business located next to an address on North Gravel Pike in the township July 4 at 8:50 p.m. A preliminary breath test revealed his blood alcohol concentration to be .191 percent, police said. A public drunkenness citation was filed against Yerk in district court.

Police seek info on hit-and-run driver

TRAPPE — Police responded to a hit-and-run accident that took place in a parking lot on Elio Circle in Trappe on July 7 around 1 a.m. A 2003 Pontiac Montana was struck in the left rear quarter panel by an unknown vehicle. The impact pushed the Pontiac up against the front passenger side door of a 1989 Ford Econoline 1500, leaving white paint marks on the left side of the Pontiac. No witnesses were present at the time and driver fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information regarding this incidenct should contact Pennsylvania State Police, Skippack barracks, at 610-584-1250.

Car hits utility pole

LOWER FREDERICK — A 2003 Volkswagen driven by a 21-year-old Pottstown woman left the side of the roadway on the 1000 block of Gravel Pike in Lower Frederick and struck a utility pole on July 6 just before midnight. The woman was transported to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Police said the woman displayed signs of impairment and was taken into custody for DUI. The vehicle sustained disabling damage to the front passenger side and had to be towed from the scene. Police were assisted on scene by Spring Mount Fire Co., Amity Fire Co., Lower Frederick EMS and Aureus Auto Body. An investigation continues.

Groom’s iPhone stolen from wedding reception

PERKIOMEN TWP. — State police are investigating a theft that took place at the wedding reception of a 30-year-old man from North Bergen, N.J. on May 25 between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the Barn on Bridge event venue, 385 Bridge St. in Perkiomen Twp. According to police, the groom’s 16 GB iPhone 5 was swiped from a dinner table during the reception. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police, Skippack Baracks at 610-584-1250.