6 The Boyertown Area Times • June 23, 2005 www.berksmontnews.com Local News Fire totals car in New Hanover Twp. By Aaron Jenkins Times Staff William Moyer, New Hanover Township Fire Company chief. was contained to the side com- partment of the vehicle. “It was- Gilbertsville man ‘critical’ Residents in the 600 block of Buckert Road, New Hanover No one was injured. Moyer gave this account: At 5:40 a.m., the Ruchs n’t something directly attributed to the Ford,” said Moyer. Ford has recalled more than 1 after cycle crash Township, who had yet to rise noticed smoke emitting from the million vehicles in two separate By Aaron Jenkins still investigating the crash, ing, yet unresponsive, a short from their slumber last engine of their Taurus parked in recalls to replace a cruise-con- Times Staff according to chief David White. distance away lying on the Thursday morning did so sud- their driveway 10 feet away trol deactivation switch that is White gave this account: ground next to the pole. denly as emergency sirens blast- from the couple’s house. believed to be the cause of a A 63-year-old Gilbertsville Nixon, who was wearing a White said the impact of the ed through the day’s dawn when Emergency units were contacted number of fires. The switch is man is fighting for his life after helmet, was in the rear of a crash forced Nixon’s helmet off a neighbors’ car burned due to and arrived at the 636 Buchert installed in millions of Ford he struck a utility pole with his motorcycle convoy of about five of his head. an electrical shortage in the Road residence to put out the vehicles from 1992 until 2003. motorcycle and suffered major motorcyclists traveling west- Witnesses told officers vehicle’s alarm system, officials blaze in 10 minutes. Moyer said the alarm system head trauma on Route 73 in bound on Route 73 in the area of Nixon was obeying the traffic said. According to Moyer, the fire had been installed prior to the Oley Township on June 17, said Rose Virginia Road shortly laws and did not see the red Karl and Cathryn Ruch’s was sparked by an electrical Ruchs purchasing it. officials. before 6 p.m., when, for some from his Honda 2006’s break 1991 Ford Taurus was totaled shortage in the vehicle’s after- Please send any comments to Richard Nixon of 100 unknown reason, Nixon veered lamp, said White. as fire firefighters squashed the market alarm system. The blaze firstname.lastname@example.org. Merkle Road remained connect- off the road and struck a utility Oley Township fire police blaze within minutes, said ed to a ventilator at Lehigh pole. and ambulance assisted with the Valley Hospital near Allentown The motorcyclists, whose scene. Man held for court for lewdness as of The Times’ press deadline, as Oley Township police were names were not given, found Nixon unconscious and breath- Please see next week’s Times for update of the incident. From our news staff Michael Hartman of a “long period of time” in the Boyertown. bathroom, and after he left A 20-year-old Boyertown man was held for court for inde- Boyertown police gave this account of the incident: employees found women’s underwear and a swim suit on Gilbertsville man hurt in crash cent exposure and lewdness On March 6, a Boyertown the floor. From our news staff of Davis being treated. His pas- He drove off the north side of charges after exposing himself police officer spoke to an On March 12, Boyertown senger, Scott Cremi, 23, of the roadway and collided into a and engaging in acts of self- employee of the library at 29 E. police, along with A 23-year-old Gilbertsville Royersford was not wearing a stone wall and large tree with gratification in the Boyertown Philadelphia Ave. library about Colebrookdale District police, man suffered severe injuries seat belt but was not injured. the vehicle’s front end before Community Library in March an incident involving a male in responded to a call from the while showing signs of intoxica- DUI charges are pending the coming to rest facing north and November. his early 20s, who is not a mem- library about the male inside the tion after he lost control of his result of a blood test, said offi- across the westbound lane of Michael Fitzsimmons, 724 E. ber, coming into the library and facility. vehicle and crashed into a stone cials. travel. Philadelphia Ave., remains in staring at women. The officer Fitzsimmons identified him- wall and tree in the 1600 block State police gave this The vehicle was towed from Montgomery County Prison in was told that last November the self to officials and admitted to of Earl Township on June 18, account: the scene. lieu of $5,000 after charges of same male was seen with his performing the lewd acts. said officials. Davis was traveling east- Earl Township Fire indecent exposure, open lewd- pants down in one of the A country court arraignment Matthew Davis, who was not bound on Route 73 (West Company and and Boyertown ness, and disorderly conduct library’s aisles. had not been scheduled as of wearing a seat belt, was flown to Philadelphia Avenue) at 2:40 Ambulance assisted with the were held over in a preliminary The next incident occurred The Times’ press deadline. Lehigh Valley Hospital near a.m. when he lost control of his scene. hearing on June 16 before on March 1 when the male spent Allentown for treatment of 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier and injuries, but there was no record crossed into the westbound lane. 2-vehicle crash in Oley Township From our news staff According to police, Michael Sadowski, 27, was driving west Sadowski’s van sustained functional damage and had to be Barto man ‘fair’ after crash Two Reading men were unin- on Route 73 in a 1999 Ford E- towed from the scene. Harris’ From our news services Marin was traveling west on right lane of traffic. jured in a two-vehicle crash that 250 van when he struck the rear Jeep sustained minor damage Route 422, between the Route No other vehicles were occurred on Route 73, just west of a 2002 Jeep Liberty, driven and was not towed. A Barto man was in fair con- 100 and Schuylkill River bridge involved in the crash. of Friedensburg Road, in Oley by Robert Harris Jr., 66. Sadowski was cited for fol- dition at Lehigh Valley Hospital exits, shortly before 5 p.m., According to witnesses, Marin Township on June 16, said offi- Both motorists were wearing lowing too closely as a result of near Allentown following a when he lost control of his was speeding at the time of the cials. seat belts. an investigation. motorcycle crash in North motorcycle for unknown rea- crash, said officials. Coventry Township on June 16, sons. Marin was then flown via 1-vehicle crash in Bally according to officials. Joel Marin, 24, was still Marin, who was wearing a helmet, slid along the road for a MedEvac to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment. From our news staff Russell Gallagher, 422 Main state police. receiving treatment following distance on his side before he The westbound lanes were St., was traveling eastbound on He was not wearing a seat injuries as of The Times’ press and his bike split apart, with closed for about an hour, and the A 33-year-old Red Hill man Seventh Street at 2:00 a.m. belt. deadline. Marin landing in the median of eastbound lanes were closed for struck a utility pole in Bally in when the front left of his vehicle Officials cited unknown North Coventry Township the bypass and the motorcycle about 20 minutes. the early morning hours of June struck a utility pole on the north injuries. No further details were police gave this report: several hundred feet away in the 18, said officials. side of the road, according to given. Small Business Owners Save BIG, Save NOW! 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