The following defendants had preliminary hearings in front of District Justice Victor Frederick IV on Aug. 29 and Sept. 5.Christopher Moll, 26, of Birdsboro had six charges held for Berks County court from an alleged sexual abuse incident against a 15-year-old girl in May and June of 2006.
Tim Zueno, 35, of Birdsboro waived three charges to county court from a June 28 drunk-driving incident. Court papers state Zueno's truck swerved across the double yellow line and onto the shoulder, heading south on Old Airport Road after 10 p.m., at least six times. Zueno, who told police he was going home from a local bar, allegedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.263 percent.
Steven Reigel, 41, of Douglassville waived three charges to county court from a July 10 drunk-driving incident. Papers claim that Reigel "dropped" his motorcycle near the intersection of North Monocacy Creek Road and Route 422 just after 10 p.m. Police claim Reigel, who allegedly failed three field sobriety tests, had a blood-alcohol content of. 212 percent.
John Dwinchick, 35 of Douglassville waived three charges to county court from a May 5 drunk-driving incident. Police claims Dwinchick drove his Chevy Blazer 72.5 mph in a 55 mph zone and was seen swerving at East Benjamin Franklin Highway and Monocacy Road at 9:40 p.m. Dwinchick refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test.
Norman Keller Jr., 45, of Reading waived five charges to county court from a May 10 incident. Keller, who was involved in an accident at the intersection of Old Swede and Postal roads in Amity Township just before 4 p.m., allegedly forged his registration plate that was suspended one week earlier due to a lack of automobile insurance. A witness told police that Keller, who was reportedly heading north on Old Swede, drove through a "steady red signal" at the intersection.
Andrew Chronister, 22, of Pottstown waived two charges to county court from a June 28 drunk-driving incident in Amity Township. Just after 4 a.m., police claim to have located Chronister slumped over the steering wheel of his car, parked near the intersection of Route 422 and Hill Road with the engine running. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.243 percent.
Robert Torres, 28, of Philadelphia waived four charges to county court from an Aug. 25 incident. Authorities claim to have found a vial, which Torres said contained marijuana laced with PCP, and two small bags in his pockets. Torres was pulled over on Route 422 in Douglassville at 2:17 a.m. after allegedly pulling out onto the highway without yielding to traffic. Police impounded the van Torres was driving.
James Welsh, 48, of Douglassville, waived one charge from a July 27 incident. According to court documents, Welsh admitted to lying to police that someone stole 40 Methadone pills from the center console of his unlocked 1998 Ford Mustang. Court papers state a police officer responded to Welsh's call at his residence on Letort Lane.
Edward Lewis, 35, of Birdsboro waived four charges to county court and had two withdrawn from a July 17 drunk-driving incident. According to court documents, Lewis was driving his Dodge Horizon west on Route 422 with his right headlight out just after 7:30 p.m. An officer allegedly saw a case of beer, with one open bottle sticking out of the top, sitting next to the Lewis. Papers claim Lewis, who allegedly had a blood alcohol of 0.114 percent, was driving with a suspended license.
Uriah Lessig, 32, of
Birdsboro waived two charges to county court from an Aug. 20 incident in Amity Township. Court papers claim that Lessig, an employee at Precision Technology, admitted to taking several molds over a six-month period from the business. Authorities estimate recovering
35 molds worth a combined $87,500.
The following defendants had preliminary hearings in front of District Justice David Glass.
Edgar Lewis, 47, waived six charges to county court from a June 27 drunk-driving incident. Authorities allege Lewis' vehicle wandered onto the right shoulder on Main Street, near the intersection of Morgan Way, in Caernarvon Township, and rear-ended another vehicle during a three-car accident. Police claim to have found a small bag of marijuana, as well as Diet Coke can prepared as a "marijuana smoking device" in his car. Documents show Lewis' blood alcohol content at 0.149 percent.
Robin Lawhorn, 39, of Narvon waived one charge to county court from a Feb. 24 incident. Documents claim Lawhorn failed to scan $335.70 items in the self-checkout line at Wal-Mart in Caernarvon Township.