State Police reports for the week of Sept. 16

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Man caught for retail theft from Cabelaís

The accused, Joseph James Perfetto, 32, of Reading, removed 4 AK-47 magazines and three Ruger 10/22 magazines from Cabelaís in Tilden Twp. without paying for the items on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. He then fled from loss prevention personnel and removed several items of clothing and hid the stolen items at a nearby construction site. He was apprehended by PSP near the construction site. The total value was $124.93.

Mohrsville man caught without incident

The defendant John Robert Fessler, 22, of Mohrsville, was in the custody of troopers from the Hamburg Barracks for a warrant that was served on him from earlier in the day on Sept. 20. As the trooper was escorting Fessler to the car for transporting to Berks County Court at 5:20 p.m., Fessler ran across the parking lot and into the woods while handcuffed. After approx. a 30 minute search, Fessler was taken into custody at the railroad tracks parallel to Lowland Rd. without incident.


Fessler was charged with Escape and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned at Berks County Court and is incarcerated at Berks County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Police investigating access device fraud and receiving stolen property

Actor(s) arrived at a residence in the 600 block of Lincoln St. in Shoemakersville on Sept. 20 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. The actor(s) took the victimís Folton Bank Visa Debit Card. The actor(s) then withdrew $330 from the victimís checking account and $150 from the victimís savings account. Investigation is continuing.

Simple assault over a property dispute in Bethel Twp.

A 55-year-old man, of Ebervale, is to be charged with simple assault and harassment after assaulting a man from Pottstown with punches and kicks on Sept. 21 at 3:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Schubert Rd. in Bethel Twp. The victim sustained a broken nose and black eyes from the assault. He was taken to Reading Hospital for treatment. The confrontation initially stated over a property dispute at the location.