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UD Police Reports 6/27: Two DUIs, Car into Pole and the Leaf Blower Thief

Plus, harassment.

All information is according to official police reports filed at the Upper Dublin Police Department.

DUI: On June 23, at approximately 2:07 a.m., an Upper Dublin police officer observed a Ford Taurus driven by Michael Little, of the 300 block of Garden Avenue, Horsham, driving on what appeared to be a flat tire. The officer also saw Little run a red light while northbound on Twining Road and crossing the intersection with Susquehanna Road.

Upon stopping and speaking to Little, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol and observed visible signs of intoxication, the police report said. The officer then administered a breathalyzer test and found Little’s blood alcohol content to be .142 percent. Little was charged with DUI, running a red light and careless driving.

DUI: On June 25 at approximately 3:59 a.m., Upper Dublin police officers on patrol heard a loud crash along the curves of Commerce Drive. Upon investigation, the officers found a black Lexus RX300 stopped in the entrance of a parking lot with two flat passenger side tires and damage along the passenger side of the vehicle.

The officers then began speaking to the vehicle’s occupants; James Kim, 19, of Lindsay Drive, North Wales; Andrew Nam Kim, 20, of Twining Road, Willow Grove; and Gyu Jin Park, of Walnut Street, Philadelphia; and noticed the smell of alcohol on James Kim’s breath. Andrew Kim, who stated that he was driving and failed to negotiate the road’s right curve, was placed under arrest for DUI and registered a .077 percent blood alcohol content.

The report states that charges against the three individuals will be completed pending lab results.

Leaf blower thief:  On June 26 at approximately 2:55 p.m., a resident of the 1700 block of Jill Road, Willow Grove, entered the Upper Dublin police station to report the theft of a leaf blower. According to the resident, someone entered his possibly unlocked shed sometime during the previous week and removed an “Echo” brand leaf blower from it. The report states that the blower was “possibly black.

Accident: On June 26 at approximately 7:42 a.m., Upper Dublin police were dispatched to the intersection of Highland and Hartranft avenues for the report of a single vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the responding officer found a 1998 Chevrolet Venture crashed into a utility pole. The 19-year-old occupant was initially unresponsive and not wearing a seat belt, but eventually told the officer that he “arrived at work sick and vomiting,” and that he had hit his head during the accident. A witness told the officer that they witnessed the vehicle swerving and then running onto the right side curb and into the utility pole.

Car over parking-lot light: On June 23 at approximately 8:41 a.m., an Upper Dublin police officer was dispatched to the Open Door Christian Academy for the report of a car accident. Upon arrival, the officer observed that a blue Honda Odyssey had “completely driven over a light standard.” A tow truck was called to lift the vehicle off of the cement foundation. The vehicle, while moderately damaged, was drivable.

Harassment: On June 20 at 7: 53 p.m., a citation for harassment was issued to Robert Watts, 22, of the 400 block of South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, after police responded to the 200 block of North Ridge Avenue for a harassment complaint. 

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