The Hamburg Area Item, August 6, 2003 13
Hamburg Borough police Bethel Township police by continuing westbound on asked to contact Bethel Township rear-end collision July 26, shortly accident, which occurred July 26
reported the following informa- reported the following informa- Schubert Road. police at 1-800-372-9111. after 6 a.m., on westbound I-78 in shortly after 7 p.m.
tion: tion: Anyone with information is Upper Bern Township.
During the week of July 25 asked to contact Bethel Township Pa State police, Hamburg A tractor-trailer truck operated Metal breaks windshield
through July 31, police handled One-car crash near Bethel police at 1-800-372-9111. barracks, reported the following by Krzyszyof Strazalka, 45, of A piece of metal was thrown
109 complaints, including nine Noemi Ramirez, 20, of Hegins, information: Hillsborough, N.J., was struck into the air by another vehicle and
incidents; issued nine tickets, Schuylkill County, was taken to Gas drive-off from behind by a 1998 Volvo struck the windshield of a 2002
eight citations and two written the Hershey Medical Center by Bethel police are continuing Fuel spill on I-78 truck operated by Samuel Grace, Honda Odyssey operated by
warnings; performed 46 security Bethel Ambulance for treatment their investigation into the gas A tractor-trailer truck traveling 60, of Ephrata. After impact, the Tommy Davis, 40, of Cincinnati,
checks; investigated one aban- of minor lacerations following a drive-off of $17 that occurred July west on I-78 in the right hand lane rig crashed through the guardrail Ohio, who was traveling west-
doned vehicle; and responded to one-car crash July 30 at approxi- 29 at the Amoco Service Center at ran over a piece of metal on the on the northern berm. bound on I-78 in Bethel Township
one business/home alarm call. mately 2:40 p.m. the I-78 Bethel exit. roadway and punctured the right- Westbound I-78 was reduced to on July 27, 11 a.m.
Police also responded to two hit Ramirez was operating a 1992 According to an employee, a side gas tank on the rig. one lane of travel for approxi- The windshield shattered on
and run traffic accidents. Ford coupe northbound on Route young white male with dark hair The driver, Robert E. Hillger mately two hours until the rig was the passenger side, and all occu-
Shawn Boyer, of N. 5th Street, 501 when she lost control of the pumped the fuel into a faded silver Jr., 43, of Miami, Okla., was able removed from the scene. pants of the vehicle suffered
Hamburg, reported to police that vehicle about a mile from the Fort or grey four-door sedan while the to pull the rig onto the berm. minor injuries from the breakage.
sometime during the night of July Henry Road intersection. The vehicle registration was covered Approximately 75 gallons of Nine involved in accident Treated at Good Samaritan
22, unknown person(s) carved vehicle ran off the east side of the with a cloth around 6:20 p.m. The diesel fuel spilled onto the berm A Chevrolet mini-van operated Hospital were Vivian Davis, 41;
writings on her 2003 yellow Volvo road, struck a tree, went down an male drove away without paying, and grass area after the incident, by Deborah Geppert, 40, of East Christen Davis, 14; Rebecca
convertible and possibly damaged embankment, and spun around. traveling south on Route 501. which occurred on July 23 shortly Hampton, N.Y., pulled from a stop Davis, 8; Allison Yenke, 14; and
her convertible roof. Police are before 11 a.m. sign at the intersection of Old Hannah Wessel, 8, all of
continuing their investigation. Hit and run accident Vandalism in Bethel The Pennsylvania Department Route 22 into the driver’s side rear Cincinnati.
Logan Miller, of Windsor A unknown vehicle, traveling Sometime between 10:30 p.m. of Transportation (Penn DOT) and of a Dodge Durango operated by
Castle Road, Hamburg, reported westbound on Schubert Road July 29 and 6:30 a.m. July 30, the Department of Environmental April Walter, 36, of Geigertown, Crash in Tilden
that he parked his 1987 black Ford between noon and 12:30 p.m. on unknown person(s) smashed the Protection (DEP) were both noti- who was traveling north on Route No injuries were reported in the
truck at Primrose Alley and July 31, failed to negotiate a sharp right side rear mirror on a 1994 fied and responded to the scene. 183 in Upper Tulpehocken two-car collision July 27 at the
Quince Alley with the keys in the curve in the roadway, ran off the Dodge van owned by Jane E. Township. intersection of Route 61 and
ignition at approximately 10:30 roadway, and sheered off a wood- Diamond, Camp Swatara Road, Crash in Greenwich Twp. After impact, the Durango spun Jetson Drive.
p.m. on July 27, and when he en utility pole about 1/2 mile east while parked at her residence. Leroy Walbert Jr., of Hamburg, 360 degrees and came to rest on A 1995 Buick Roadmaster
came back to his truck at approxi- of the intersection with Route 501. Damage is estimated at $160. was operating a 1997 GMC dump the east side of Route 183. operated by Richard Koehler, 74,
mately 11 p.m., the keys were The vehicle then left the scene Anyone with information is truck July 24, 11:20 a.m., north on Geppert and her passengers, of Palmyra, was traveling north on
missing. Route 737 when for unknown rea- Alan Geppert, 38; Nathaniel Route 61 when he attempted to
Valerie Schlottman, of sons, the truck traveled off the east Geppert, 8; Diana Geppert, 11; make a u-turn to go south on
Moonlight Drive, Hamburg, side of the roadway and struck and Dylan Geppert, 10, all of East Route 61. His vehicle was struck
reported between 8:30-9 p.m. on several small trees. Hampton, were uninjured. Walter by a 1989 Chevy Caprice operated
July 29, an unknown person(s) Walbert was taken to Lehigh was treated for a minor injury, but by Carl Dotterer, 76, of Kempton.
removed a portable CD player, a Valley Hospital via personal vehi- her passengers, Michael Walter, Koehler and his passenger,
black and yellow “MTV” CD case cle for moderate injuries. 39; Christopher Golembiski, 18; Dorothy Koehler, 85, and Dotterer
containing approximately 50 An investigation is continuing. and Danielle Golembiski, 14, all and his passenger, Irene Dotterer,
CD’s, and DVD movie “Signs,” of Geigertown, were not injured. 78, were checked by Hamburg
along with two air fresheners from Two-vehicle crash in Upper Bethel Ambulance and Ambulance personnel at the
her black 1994 Pontiac sedan Bern Shartlesville Fire Company per- scene.
while parked in the Subway lot No injuries were reported in a sonnel assisted at the scene of the
Kelly DeLong, of N. 2nd
Street, Hamburg, reported that
juveniles had entered her garage
on July 29 between 4:30 - 5 p.m.
and removed her husband’s bicy-
cle. Within a half-hour, the bicy- NEW WINGS FOR STATE POLICE. The Pa State police has
cle was returned. increased the size of its helicopter fleet to eight with delivery of
Police initiated a traffic stop at
Port Clinton Avenue and N. 3rd
two new helicopters. Two Agusta A119 Koalas were recently
purchased, while trading in a 23-year-old helicopter. Each of District Justices $100 by Judge Scott D. Keller.
Robert J. Hull Jr., 27, of
two days in Berks County Prison
followed by two years of proba-
Street for a driver who failed to the new helicopters seats seven persons, and has a gyrostabi- Mountain View Road, Bethel tion by Judge Thomas J.
stop for the posted stop sign. lized infrared and daylight camera system, integrated with a Before Thomas M. Gauby Sr.: Township, pled guilty to receiving Eshelman.
When the vehicle was mini-VHS recorder. A few other features include a global posi- Sonya K. McCollam, 18, of stolen property and unauthorized Stacey M. D’Anna, 30, of
approached, the officer detected tion system navigational system; public address system provid- Old Route 22, Bethel Township, use of a vehicle in Bethel Canal Street, Leesport, pled guilty
the odor of alcohol on the opera- ing air to ground communication; 30-million candlepower spot- waived a hearing on charges of Township and was sentenced to to disorderly conduct in
tor, Keith E. Bonenfant, of 3rd light; and a litter to carry a passenger in a medical emergency. simple assault, harassment, crimi- 111 days to 23 months in Berks Fleetwood and was sentenced to
Street Extension, Hamburg. Each of the helicopters cost $2.34 million, with state police nal mischief and defiant trespass. County Prison and fined $150 by one year of probation and fined
Charges were filed on Bonenfant receiving $168,000 for the helicopter traded in. State police Sherry M. Williams, 44, of Judge Scott K. Keller. $100 by Judge Thomas G. Parisi.
for driving under the influence have aviation units at six locations across the state, including Hilltop Court, Hamburg, was held Robert Hampton II, 42, of Donald Lebo, 42, of
and other traffic offenses. Berks County. for court on charges of retail theft. Lower Loop Road, Centre Shartlesville Road, Upper
Todd A. Bonsall, 38, of Main Township, pled guilty to aggravat- Tulpehocken Township, pled
Street, Leesport, was held for ed assault in Centre Township and guilty to simple assault and driv-
court on charges of possessing was sentenced to three to 23 ing with a suspended license in
marijuana and public drunken- months in Berks County Prison Centre Township. He was sen-
ness. and fined $100 by Judge Scott D. tenced to 4 1/2 to 23 months in
Daniel L. Titus, 18, of Main Keller. Berks County Prison and fined
Street, Leesport, waived a hearing Kelli Applegate, 34, of West $1,000 by Judge Scott D. Keller.
Greenfields Fire Company, Cross Keys Road was closed Emergency personnel were on charges of drunken driving and State Street, Tilden Township, Carlos Hull, 34, of Wagner
Bern Township, responded to between Route 61 and notified of a possible third victim related offenses. pled guilty to recklessly endanger- Road, Bernville, pled guilty to
four calls this past week as fol- Rickenback Road for an hour until as a result of the crash. Goodwill ing another person and making possessing an instrument of crime
lows: the scene was cleared. Leesport Fire Company requested the Before Deborah P. Lachina: terroristic threats in Tilden in Centre Township and was sen-
July 28, 7:15 a.m. - automatic Fire Company assisted at the call. response of Greenfields and Debra A. Ream, 36, of Second Township and was sentenced to tenced to 21 days already served
fire alarm at Reading Hospital, July 30, 4:42 p.m. - automatic Mount Pleasant to check the Bern Street, Bernville, waived a hear- 131 days to 23 months in Berks to 23 months in Berks County
West Reading. fire alarm at Reading Hospital. Township side of the river near the ing on charges of drunken driving. County Prison followed by three Prison by Judge Scott D. Keller.
The fire alarm system activated A manual pull alarm was Reading Airport, but firefighters years’ probation and fined $200 Thomas R. Smith, 18, of
while a leaf blower was being received from the H-Building. were unable to access the river Before Ronald C. Mest: by Judge Scott D. Keller. Mountain Road, Tilden Township,
operated outside an open window Fire officials checked the alarm from the Bern Township side due Casey J. Kunkel, 21, of South Michael B. Fretti, 27, of Kindt pled guilty to harassment by com-
in the doctor’s office building. and found no reason for the acti- to a steep bank. Greenfields was Fifth Street, Hamburg, was held Corner Road, Leesport, pled munication in Tilden Township
There was no fire and the alarm vation. The alarm system was then called to assist at the accident for court on charges of drunken guilty to drunken driven and car- and was sentenced to four years of
system was reset. Wyomissing, reset and responding units were scene with crews for a search driving. rying an unlicensed firearm in probation by Judge Scott D.
Kenhorst, West Lawn and recalled. party. After checking the river- West Reading and was sentenced Keller.
Greenfields assisted West Reading Aug. 1, 2:55 a.m. - water res- bank 500 ft. downstream, it was Sentences to two days to 23 months in Berks
County Prison followed by one
Ryan D. Kissling, 22, of
Manville Road, Bernville, pled
Fire Department at the call. cue along the Schuylkill River confirmed that no third victim
July 29, 8:52 p.m.- vehicle near Kelly’s Locks, Muhlenberg existed and firefighters were Erik L. Rieger, 22, of year of probation and a $50 fine guilty to drunken driving in North
accident in the 1400 block of Township. released from the call. Myerstown, pled guilty to pos- by Judge Thomas J. Eshelman. Heidelberg Township and was
Cross Keys Road. A car traveling north on River Temple Fire Company and the sessing drug paraphernalia in Pamela L. Shollenberger, 34, sentenced to two days to 23
A car traveling north on Cross Road slid off the side of the road Reading Fire Department Scuba Penn Township and was sentenced of Ruth Street, Hamburg, pled months in Berks County Prison by
Keys Road went out of control and careened down an embank- Team also responded. to one year’ s probation and fined guilty to drunken driving in Judge Thomas J. Eshelman.
and down an embankment along ment into the river. One victim Wyomissing and was sentenced to
one of the sharp curves on the was killed and a second victim
road. None of the four occupants
of the car reported any injuries.
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