Police log for 9-12-12

Pa. State Police

Driver strikes concrete barrier on Interstate 78

The crash occurred on Aug. 21 at 3:35 p.m. as Harrisburg resident Eddy Joachim, 55, was driving his 2009 GMC U-Haul in the left lane of Interstate 78 West in Upper Tulpehocken Township near mile marker 20.1. Joachim lost control of the vehicle while attempting a right lane change. Joachim veered into the center median and struck the center concrete barrier and his GMC rolled over onto its driver’s side. The vehicle came to rest in the left lane.

The vehicle was severely damaged from the accident but neither Eddy Joachim nor his passenger, Tanya Washington Joachim, 58, were injured in the incident. Both were wearing their seatbelts.

The Strausstown Fire Company assisted at the scene with traffic control. The left lane of I-78 was closed until the crash was cleared. Joachim’s vehicle was towed from the scene by a wrecker from Patriot’s Towing. Bethel Truck Service also assisted at the scene.


Joachim will be cited through District Court 23-3-07.

Hamburg Borough Police

Driver hits two parked cars

A traffic accident occurred on July 20 at approximately 9:41 p.m. in the 500 block of S. Fourth Street in Hamburg. Joseph A. Youse, 45, from Hamburg, was traveling north on S. Fourth Street when his vehicle struck two legally parked vehicles, one owned by Jody L. Steinfurth, of Hamburg, and the other by Brandon and Stacy Slichter, from Hamburg. Youse fled the scene of the accident. Steinfurth’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

DUI and other charges

Adam T. Delussey, 30, from Hamburg, was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, and failing to drive on the right side of the roadway. These charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred on Aug. 24 at approximately 12:11 a.m. at S. Fourth and State streets in Hamburg.

Harassment and disorderly conduct

Jeffrey A. Gromlich, 40, from Breinigsville, was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct. These charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred on Aug. 31 at approximately 11:42 p.m. in the 100 block of N. Fourth Street in Hamburg.