UDPD Reports: Robbery, Thefts from Vehicles, DUIs

Police incident reports from Upper Dublin Police Department.

Hit and Run - On Thursday, July 26, at approximately 6:45 p.m., an officer responded to the 30 block of Northview Dr. for a report of a Hit and Run that occurred earlier. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the complainant who told the officer that on that date at approximately 5:40 .m., he was driving on Audubon Drive towards the rear entrance of Sandy Run Middle School and was pulling into the rear entrance of the location when the vehicle in front of him came to a stop.

Theft from Vehicle - On Monday, July 30, at approximately 2:25 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Argyle Ave for the report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim state that sometime between Wednesday July 25 at approximately 1 p.m. and Friday, July 27 at approximately 9:41 p.m., her vehicle was entered and her black GPS unit was stolen. The vehicle was parked on the street across from her house and she was not sure is she locked her doors.

Criminal Mischief - On Wednesday, July 25, at approximately 11:28 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Church Street for a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, the victim told the officer that when he went to drive his vehicle for the first time in about two months, he realized there were two holes in the front passenger side tire, which he believes may have been caused by someone intentionally puncturing the tire. During the past two months, he doesn’t recall noticing the tire was flat.

DUI - On Saturday, July 28, while on patrol at approximately 1:14 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle drive past and due to the dangerous driving actions, initiated a traffic stop as the vehicle was pulling into a parking spot. The officer spoke with the driver, identified as Benjamin Schulman, of Argyle Ave. in Ambler, and asked the driver to participate in a field sobriety test. The PBT indicated a .178 percent BAC. Schulman was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to Holy Redeemer Hospital for a blood test, which he refused. He was then transported back to UDPD. Charges will be filed through district court.

Robbery - On July 23, at approximately 6:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Susquehanna Rd. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victims, who said that they had left the residence approximately 7 a.m. and returned at 6 p.m. When the victims entered the residence, through the garage, they notices that the front door had been forced open and the interior side of the door jamb was in pieces on the entry way floor. The victims did go through the residence prior to the arrival of police. The victims immediately notices three televisions, a Blue-ray and a jewelry box was missing. The victims will make a detailed list of all the items that have been taken and drop the list at the station.

Theft from Vehicle - On July 27, around 4:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Argyle Ave for a vehicle break in report. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated that an unknown person when through his unlocked black Chevrolet Trailblazer that was parked in front of his house. Taken were $600 cash and a cup full of change. The victim had not originally reported the vehicle break in. However, someone when through the victim’s wife’s vehicle on July 26, though nothing was taken.

Theft - On July 29, at approximately 9:49 a.m., an officer responded to Dresher Hill Nursing Home for a reported theft. The victim stated that while in the break room, she set her phone down on a table and left the room to go get her charger. She said she was gone for less than one minute and when she returned the phone was gone. She further says that there were only a few people in there while she was gone.

Warrant Arrest - On Monday, July 30, at approximately 12:51 a.m., an officer was sitting in the median of Welsh Rd. near Computer Ave. observing traffic when a red Suzuki SUV passed the location traveling west on Welsh Rd. The passenger side headlight and brake light were not working. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver, identified as Julius Davis, who the officer found there was an active warrant for Dauphin County for failing to appear on False ID charges. Davis was transported to Montgomery County Correctional Facility to await pick up by the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office.

DUI - On Saturday, July 21, at approximately 11:13, an officer was dispatched to Susquehanna Rd and Fitzwatertown Rd. in reference to a reckless driver. Communications said there was a red Ford F-150 pick up truck stopped in the middle of the road with possibly two occupants and a dog. The officer spoke with the driver who was later identified as Thomas Durnell of Philadelphia. He was lost, however, the officer saw a closed Rubbermaid cooler in the rear bed of the truck and inside was two empty cardboard six-pack bottle carriers, 7 beer bottle caps, and a freezer pack. Durell was arrested for DUI.

Theft from Vehicle - On August 1, at approximately 1:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of Hoffman Rd., Ambler, for a theft from a motor vehicle just discovered. The officer met with the victim, who stated that he noticed at approximately 1 a.m. that the dome light was on in his pick up truck, which was parked in his driveway. The victim said that he left the truck unlocked inside his driveway. A black Coach bag was stolen, inside was his green wallet, containing his PA Drivers License, medical cards, and other forms of identification. Also in the purse was the complainant’s personal pager and $600 cash. After further investigation in the area, the officer recovered the green wallet across the street from the victim’s house as well as the black Coach bag, which was empty. The pager and the cash were not recovered.

DUI - On Wednesday, July 25, at approximately 2:45 a.m., in the area of Twining Rd. and S Limekiln Rd, an officer observed a red Buick sitting at a green light. The officer spoke with the sole occupant, later identified as Jordan Rubin, who stated he was having car trouble. While speaking with Rubin, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from the passenger compartment and noticed that Rubin’s speech was slurred. While speaking with Rubin at the back of his vehicles, the officer observed that Rubin was unsteady on his feet and that he had a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from his breath. The officer requested that Rubin take a PBT, which resulted in a .086% BAC. Rubin was taken into custody for DUI Charges are pending lab results.

DUI - On Sunday, July 22, at approximately 2:23 a.m., an officer on patrol at Dreshertown Rd and N Limekiln Pike, saw a white Dodge Charge traveling west on N Limekiln Pike go through a red traffic signal at Dreshertown Rd, and turned left onto Virginia Dr, then accelerated to a high rate of speed and continued south on Virginia Dr. The officer caught up to the vehicle in the area of LA Fitness and initiated a traffic stop. The driver and sole occupant, identified as Michael Giovinazzo, of Oreland, will be charged with a red traffic signal violation, in addition to all applicable DUI charges.

Love25 August 08, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Wow, that guy's blood alcohol was a .86, shouldn't he have been dead or at least in a coma? That has to be a typo...right?
Leann Pettit August 08, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Good catch, Love25, that's a .086% BAC. Thanks!
Love25 August 08, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Wow, that makes a huge difference. Thanks for clearing that up Leann.


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