Hit and Run
State Police Hamburg responded to a hit and run on April 22 at 4:15 a.m. on Dreibelbis Mill Rd. and its intersection with Allendale Rd in Perry Twp. Manuel Vargas-Perez, 24 of Reading, Vargas-Perez was traveling east bound on Dreibelbis Mill Rd. and attempted to make a left turn to travel north at a “Y” intersection, onto Allendale Rd. Initial impact occurred when Vargas-Perez failed to negotiate the left turn and instead went straight, into an area of grassy field and then into a small creek where it became disabled. Vargas-Perez fled the scene and was no injured. The 2001 Dodge Stratus was towed from the scene. Charges will be filed.
On April 22 at 9:45 p.m. State Police responded to a one car incident at the intersection of Bernville and New Schaefferstown Road in Jefferson Township. The incident occurred as William Fox, 20 of Bernville, and his passenger, Herbert Ragan 19 of Bernville, were driving north on SR 183 at its intersection with New Schaefferstown Road. As the car travelled a fire erupted in the engine compartment. Fox was able to pull his car off of the roadway and into the parking lot of Grace Reformed Fellowship. The local fire department responded and extinguished the fire. Neither Fox nor Ragan were injured.
State Police from the Hamburg station responded to an incident on April 23 at 1:57 p.m. on Topton road in Maxatawny. John Boyer, 54 of Allentown, began to turn right into a driveway after not giving a proper turn signal. Karen Hoffman, 46 of Kutztown, attempted to pass Boyer on the right side. Boyer struck the left rear of Hoffman’s car with his front bumper. Hoffman’s 2011 Ford Fusion was towed away from the scene by Shadlers towing. Boyer’s 2004 Mack R-Model Legend was driven away from the scene. Boyer was taken to Reading Hospital by Topton Ambulance. The severity of his injuries are unknown.
Tilden Township Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place April 23 at 10:30 p.m. at Walmart, 1800 Tilden Ridge Drive in Tilden Township.
The victim, a 21 year old female name withheld, was inside her vehicle with her small child in the south east parking lot of Walmart. Two unknown actors approached her vehicle on the diver’s side. They demanded money from the victim and threatened to use force if the victim did not comply. The vicitim handed over her purse with an undisclosed amount of cash inside. Both actors fled on foot towards Lowland Road.
Actor one is described as a white male approximately 6 feet tall with a high and tight military haircut. He has brown hair with a mustache and is approximately 21-25 years old. He was wearing an orange t-shirt with a black spider on the front right chest area with blue jeans.
Actor two is described as a white female with natural red hair parted down the middle and shoulder length. She is appoximately 5 feet and 3 inches tall with multiple frekles and scabs on her face. She has green eyes and was wearing a large amount of finger rings. At the time she was wearing a black v-neck t-shirt with blue jeans and flip flops.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.
Hit and Run Crash
State Police Hamburg are investigating a hit and run crash that occurred April 24 at 4 a.m. on I-78 WB MM 17.3, Bethel Twp. Sally Perez-Serrano, 57 of Reading, and her passangers Nelson Valdez-Ceballos, 46 of Reading, and Deyenira Valdez, 36 of Reading, were traveling in front of an unknonw truck tractor and trailer in the right lane. The impact occurred when the unknown truck tractor and trailer struck the bumper of Perez-Serrano’s 1992 Mazda and forced her to loose control and strike the center median. Perez-Serrano’s vehicle then went back into the left lane of travel and then back into the second median for a second time where it eventually came to rest.
All occupants were transported to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. Bethel EMS, Schuylkill Valley EMS, Union Fire Dept., Myerstown Fire Dept. and Keystone Fire Dept. all assisted at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is requested to contact PSP Hamburg, re. L04-1270864.
The Hamburg Borough Police report that on Thursday evening, April 25, between the hours of 11 p.m. and the early morning hours on Friday, April 26, unknown person(s) entered vehicles throughout the Borough, ransacking through the vehicles and taking cash and other items. Hamburg Borough Police would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles. And if anyone notices any suspicious persons or suspicious activity around parked vehicles, please contact the Hamburg Police at 610-562-7228 or 911 for emergencies.