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Kutztown Borough Police Department

Sept. 14: Police are investigating the report of an Assault following an incident that occurred in the 500 block of N. Kemp St.

Police arrested Anthony Butler, 20, of Chester, for Scattering Rubbish following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W. Main St.

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Police arrested Joseph Scarola, 19, of Hamilton, N.J., for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.

Sept. 15: Police investigated the report of Theft after items were reported missing from a residence located in the 00 block of Noble St.

Police investigated the report of Theft after an item was reported missing from the 00 block of Noble St.

Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a stop sign after it was reported damaged at the Kutztown Borough Community Park, 440 E. Main St.

Police investigated the report of Theft from Vehicle after an item was reported missing from a vehicle while it was parked at a residence in the 400 block of W. Walnut St.

Police arrested Erik Stratton, 18, of Mohrsville, for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred at the intersection of Sander and Stimmel Alleys.

Police arrested Devin Scala, 22, of Phillipsburg, N.J., for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 16: Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a garage door after it was reported that the window was smashed following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Noble St.

Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a light after it was reported broken at the Kutztown Borough Community Park, 440 E. Main St.

Police arrested Aaron Youtz, 22, of Annville, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 154 W. Main St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.

Police arrested Ricardo Pena, 22, of Sinking Spring, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 117 Noble St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.

Police arrested Dylan Brophy, 19, of Philadelphia, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 172 W. Main St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Lewis Ascah, 40, of Kutztown, for Simple Assault, Harassment/Physical Contact, Disorderly Conduct and for Driving Under Suspension following an incident that occurred in the 400 block of W. Walnut St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Timothy Perez, 20, of Carteret, N.J., for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W. Walnut St.

Sept. 17: Police investigated the report of Theft after items were reported missing from a residence in the 00 block of N. Whiteoak St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Sharayah Bower, 22, of Reading, for Disorderly Conduct following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of W. Walnut St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Christine Swavely, 39, of Kutztown, for Disorderly Conduct following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of W. Walnut St.

Sept. 19: Police are investigating the report of Graffiti Vandalism to an unattached building located at a residence in the 100 block of W. Main St. and to a dumpster located at the Dollar Tree Store in the Village Square Shopping Center, 45 Constitution Blvd.

Sept. 20: Police are investigating the report of Theft after items were reported missing from a residence in the 300 block of Noble St.

Police arrested Andrew Houser, 18, of Philadelphia, for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 21: Police investigated the report of Theft of numbers from a sign following an incident that occurred at Moyer Energy, 110 E. Main St.

Police arrested Allen James, 22, of Kutztown, for Scattering Rubbish following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of W. Main St.

Police arrested Trey Brown, 19, of Easton, for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of E. Main St.

Police arrested Courtney Gibat, 21, of Bethlehem, for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 22: Police investigated the report of an Assault following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 00 block of Noble St.

Police investigated the report of an Attempted Burglary following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of W. Main St.

Police arrested Diana Hamer, 18, of Oak Ridge, N.J., for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 500 block of Briar Circle South.

Police arrested Ryan Young, 21, of Newtown, for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 23: After completing their investigation, police arrested Amanda Weigle, 22, of Schwenksville, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 451 W. Main St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.

Police arrested Cody Ruff, 25, of Northampton, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 449 W. Walnut St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.

Police arrested Nathan Caruso, 22, of York, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 30 S. Whiteoak St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.

Police arrested John Destefano, 20, of Phoenixville, for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 24: Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a garage window after it was reported broken following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of W. Main St.

Police investigated the report of a Burglary after items were reported missing from a residence in the 100 block of W. Main St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Les Emerson, 20, of Pasadena, Md.; Robert Derrell, 22, of Wheatley Heights, N.Y.; Shawn Brannon, 20, of Coatesville, and Tyler Lardy, 19, of Gaithersburg, Md., for Disorderly Conduct following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 25: After completing their investigation, police arrested Zachary Leibelsperger, 26, of Fleetwood, for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Harassment following an incident that occurred in the 500 block of N. Kemp St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Andrew Velik, 21, of Kutztown, for Failure to Prevent Catastrophe, Criminal Mischief and Dangerous Burning following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 26: Police arrested Robin Fenstermaker, 22, of Reading, for Forgery and Theft by Deception following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 00 block of E. Main St.

Kutztown University Campus Police

Sept. 17: 9:52 a.m. theft at GBVS # 10 closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 17: 4:18 p.m. disorderly conduct at south campus closed and cleared.

Sept. 17: 10:46 p.m. theft at recreation center closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 17: 3:51 p.m. theft at Dixon Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 18: 10:57 p.m. attempted auto theft at parking lot c 2 under further investigation.

Sept. 18: 11:11 p.m. vandalism at Bonner Hall closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 19: 6:05 p.m. drug violation at Dixon Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 20: 10:32 p.m. public drunkenness at Deatrick Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 21: 12:11 a.m. alcohol violation at GBVS # 20 closed and cleared.

Sept. 21: 1:13 a.m. public drunkenness at Deatrick Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 21: 1:10 p.m. vandalism at parking lot c 4 closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 21: 2:15 p.m. drug violation at Dixon Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 21: 5:23 p.m. trespassing at Dixon Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 22: 1:48 a.m. alcohol violation at Johnson Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 22: 9:41 a.m. vandalism at parking lot c 3 closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 22: 5:37 p.m. vandalism at parking lot c 1 closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 22: 6:50 p.m. drug violation at Dixon Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 23: 2:27 a.m. disorderly conduct at parking lot f 1 closed and cleared.

Sept. 23: 2:46 a.m. possession of fireworks on South Campus Drive closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 23: 5:16 p.m. vandalism at parking lot a 1 closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 24: 5:14 p.m. theft at GBVS # 10 unfounded.

Sept. 24: 9:16 p.m. theft at Dixon Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 25: 7:57 p.m. theft at Dixon Hall closed, leads exhausted.

Sept. 29: 2:50 a.m. alcohol violation at Berks Hall closed and cleared.

Sept. 29: 12:55 p.m. vandalism at Berks Hall closed, leads exhausted.

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police

Between Sept. 24 and Sept. 30, Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department responded to 195 assignments, 30 assists, 20 accidents, four animal cases, 25 alarms, 20 EMS calls, four fire calls, and 19 traffic citations.

Sept. 24: drug abuse on Route 222, Maxatawny.

Sept. 24: an adult male, age 22, was arrested for drug possession.

Sept. 25: theft from business on Kutztown Road, Maxatawny.

Sept. 25: report of fraud on Kutztown Road, Maxatawny.

Sept. 25: criminal mischief to vehicle on Home Avenue, Topton.

Sept. 28: theft of property on Noble Street, Maxatawny.

Sept. 28: disorderly conduct on Hamsher Avenue, Topton.

Sept. 29: report of an assault on Noble Street, Maxatawny.

Sept. 29: report of a fight on Franklin Street, Topton.

State Police

Sept. 23: collision, DUI on I-78 at mile marker 43.3, Greenwich Township at 6:44 p.m. Imaldo Torres, 41, Lancaster, was traveling west when he attempted to change from the right lane to the left lane, directly into the path of Nicholas Anabui, 26, Whitehall. The 1998 Ford Explorer struck the front ride side of Anabui’s Chevy Lumina. Torres lost control of his Explorer and veered to the right up a dirt embankment, then the vehicle rolled onto the roof and over again to an upright position. Torres was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital for minor injuries. Further investigation revealed Torres to be intoxicated, he was subsequently arrested for DUI. Charges are pending.

Sept. 24: two-vehicle crash on Route 737 in Greenwich Township at 7:44 a.m. Linda Boyer, 56, Cressona, was traveling north on Route 737 when her 2003 Pontiac traveled into the southbound lane into the path of Soren Miller, Wis., striking the left side of Miller’s Semi Tractor Trailer, continuing under the trailer, spun counter clockwise and then spun out from underneath the trailer. Boyer was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital for major injuries. Charges are pending.

Sept. 26: Burglary at Greenwich Township residence. Stolen items included a 270 caliber rifle, a 22 caliber rifle, a muzzle loader, a bottle shaped coin bank 1/4 full of quarters and various jewelry. Anyone with information, call state police, Hamburg, 1-877-523-6373.

Sept. 28: traffic collision with injuries on I-78 at mile marker 36.3 in Greenwich Township at 12:35 p.m. Agustin Cavazos, 36, Mexico, was attempting to pass Jose Cooper, Sr., 54, Allentown, in the right lane when his 2005 Freightliner Century Classic truck trailer hauling a 2000 utility trailer impacted with the left rear of Cooper’s 2006 Hyundai Elantra, causing the Elentra to spin counter clockwise and impacted with the concrete barrier. Cavazos was not injured. Cooper sustained minor injury but refused medical treatment at the scene. Right lane was closed for about one hour. Kutztown EMS and fire police and Patriot Towing assisted at the scene. Cavazos will be cited for overtaking vehicle on the left.

State Police: Crimes Reported in PA Down From Previous Year

Harrisburg – The overall number of crimes in Pennsylvania reported to the Pennsylvania State Police through the Uniform Crime Reporting System decreased .7 percent in 2011, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today.

Violent crimes declined .9 percent during 2011, the lowest total since 2003, Noonan said.

The statistics are included in the 2011 Uniform Crime Report available online through the Public Services link at www.psp.state.pa.us.

The total number of crimes reported to state police in 2011 was 927,271, compared to the 934,248 crimes reported in 2010.

The annual report is based on crime statistics submitted to the Pennsylvania State Police by law enforcement agencies throughout Pennsylvania for the year 2011.

“While it is good news that the overall number of crimes have decreased, we must continue to remember that each crime represents a victim whose freedoms must be protected,” Noonan said.

The number of violent crimes, which are murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, dropped from 46,363 in 2010 to 45,967 last year. Property crimes, which are burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft and arson, increased 2.6 percent from 276,564 in 2010 to 283,660 in 2011.

The number of Crime Index offenses, which are those considered most likely to be reported to police, and are used nationally as a basis for comparing criminal activity, increased 2.1 percent from 322,927 in 2010 to 329,627 last year. Crime Index offenses are murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, motor-vehicle theft and arson.

The breakdown of reported Crime Index offenses for 2011 is as follows:

• Murders decreased 2.3 percent from 653 to 638;

• Forcible rapes decreased 4.1 percent to 3,320;

• Robberies declined 1.3 percent to 16,117;

• Aggravated assaults dipped .1 percent to 25,892;

• Burglaries increased 5.1 percent to 57,675;

• Larcenies/thefts increased 2.2 percent to 207,398;

• Motor-vehicle thefts increased 1.0 percent to 16,812; and

• Arsons declined 12.9 percent to 1,775.

The Uniform Crime Report also includes figures on 18 other types of crime, known as Part II offenses. Those reported offenses dropped by 2.2 percent in 2011, from 611,302 in 2010 to 597,627. Included in the Part II violations are reported incidents of vandalism – down 7.4 percent to 99,458, and reported drug-abuse violations were down .4 percent to 52,013.

Other statistics from the 2011 Uniform Crime Report include:

• Reported hate crime incidents decreased from 83 in 2010 to 73 last year. Hate crime incidents are those motivated by bias against an individual or group based on race, color, religion or national origin;

• The number of assaults on police officers in Pennsylvania fell 18.2 percent to 2,484 last year;

• Arrests for driving under the influence declined 1.5 percent to 51,716. Of the total, 75.8 percent of those arrested were male.

The state’s Uniform Crime Report system is a web-based system through which law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania enter monthly data directly into a state police database. Citizens can go to the website and view the data as soon as it is submitted.

The Uniform Crime Report does not try to explain the reasons for any increase or decrease in particular crimes. “Its purpose is to help criminal justice agencies adjust their efforts and resources,” Noonan said.

“This overall decline is a positive reflection of the hard work being done by our troopers and law enforcement officers who risk their lives each and every day to make Pennsylvania safer and more secure,” Noonan said.

The numbers listed in the 2011 Uniform Crime Report are subject to change as police departments update or review their reports.

The report is dedicated to all Pennsylvania law enforcement officers and, in particular, to the following officers who lost their lives in the performance of duty during 2011: Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly, Berks County Sheriff’s Department; Police Officer Robert A. Lasso, Freemansburg Borough Police Department; Patrolman Derek Kotecki, Lower Burrell Police Department; and Police Officer John David Dryer, East Washington Borough Police Department.

For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.