UD Police Reports: 2 DUIs, 2 Accidents, and ID Theft
Police reports from Upper Dublin Township Police.
ID Theft - On May 9, an officer responded to the 1000 block of Fort Washington Ave. to take a report of a possible ID Theft. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the home owner, who stated that on May 1, he received an e-mail response for a computer he was selling on Craig’s List. The e-mail was from an unknown male stating that he would send a certified check for over the computer cost and that the homeowner should then wire him the difference. He would then have a mover, and unknown female, pickup the computer.
A check for $1950 did arrive, via USPS, from Bank of New York. The homeowner called the bank to verify the funds and they stated that they receive these calls a lot and that the check was not issued from their bank.
The officer informed the homeowner not to have any further contact with this male and that he should continue to monitor his credit report.
DUI - On Wednesday, May 9, at approximately 12:27 a.m.m, an officer was in full uniform operating a marked police vehicle on patrol in the area of Norristown Rd. and Limekiln Pike, when he observed a silver Cadillac drive through the intersection heading west at a high rate of speed. While at a red light the officer noted that the registration had expired, when the light turned green, the vehicle turned onto Butler Pike and again accelerated at a high rate of speed and swerved over the center yellow line and white fog line. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Butler Pike at the 309 Underpass. The driver was identified as Syrome Singleton.
While speaking with Singleton, the officer observed that his eyes were bloodshot and could detect a strong odor of alcohol coming from his mouth. The officer asked Singleton to submit to a field sobriety test. He was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and transported to Holy Redeemer Hospital for a chemical blood test. Charges pending lab results.
DUI - On Tuesday, May 8, at 12:12 a.m., an officer in full uniform and a marked police car on patrol in the area of Norristown Rd. and Butler Pike, observed a gray Pontiac Gran Prix make a left turn from Norristown Rd. onto Butler Pike without signaling. While following this vehicle on Butler Pike, the officer also observed it swerve multiple times across the white fog line, almost into the grass and almost striking a mailbox. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Butler Pike at Stout Rd. and identified the driver as Samantha Kelly.
While speaking with Kelly, the officer could detect the small of alcohol on her breath. She was administered a PBT with a reading of .064% BAC. Kelly and her vehicle were picked up from the scene by her father.
Criminal Mischief - On Sunday, May 6 at approximately 10:48 p.m., a homeowner on the 200 block of Linden Ave. made a criminal mischief report, regarding her 2010 Mercedes sedan. Upon the officer’s arrival, the homeowner said they discovered damage to the vehicle that day. The officer observed a hole in the middle portion of the driver’s side rear door approximately ¾ inches in diameter. A plastic trim piece was popped off on the inside of the door panel by whatever penetrated the door and some damage was observed in this location. The hole appeared too large to have been caused by a bullet and there was no evidence inside the vehicle indicating a bullet had penetrated the door. The damage appeared to have been caused by a tool of some sort, possibly an ice pick or similar item. The victim stated that they have no problems with anyone in the neighborhood and did not know who might have caused the damage.
Accident - Kristopher Walking stated that on May 9, while he was traveling south on Virginia Dr., and turning right into1140 Virginia Dr. from the turning lane on a green light, a black Dodge sedan came speeding through the red light and turned left. The vehicle, while turning, traveled into Walking’s lane, causing him to turn the wheel towards the curb to avoid hitting the vehicle. He drove up onto the curb and then down again, causing his vehicle to become incapacitated. It looked to him that the Dodge was trying to make the light. The driver of the Dodge did not return to the scene.
Accident - Daniel Ebert, of Philadelphia said on May 10, that he was traveling westbound on Welsh Rd. in the left lane. He began to turn left when a second vehicle hit the back of his vehicle. He never saw vehicle 2 and has no idea how fast the other car may have been going.
The second driver, Christopher Kaighn, of North Wales, driving a Yamaha motorcycle, said that he was traveling eastbound on Welsh Rd when the vehicle turned in from of him, causing him to hit Ebert’s vehicle. He then slid/tumbled down the road.
A witness stated that they were also traveling eastbound on Welsh Rd. The witness stated that Kaighn came right up behind her and started tailgating her so she went into the left lane. Kaighn then took off and she went back into the right lane. To her it looked like Kaighn was traveling 60-65 MPH. There was also a truck in the left lane making a left onto Dresher Rd., which is just before the intersection where the accident happened. She does not think that Ebert had a chance to see Kaighn before turning because of the truck and the speed Kaighn was traveling.
Kaighn was checked out by EMS on scene but refuse to go to the hospital with them. Before he left, Kaighn told the officer that his family would take him to the hospital to get checked out.
The officer estimates that Kaighn slid/tumbled 350 feet from the beginning of the accident.