Police & Fire News

Kutztown Borough Police Department

May 18: Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that the tire was punctured while parked at a residence in the 200 block of N. Whiteoak St.

Police are investigating the report of Graffiti Vandalism to a Traffic Control Box located at the intersection of W. Main St. and Constitution Blvd.

May 19: Police are investigating the report of Graffiti Vandalism to a dumpster located in the 300 block of Sander Alley and to a dumpster and side of a building wall located in the 400 block of W. Main St.

May 21: Police are investigating the report of Graffiti Vandalism to a property located in the 200 block of W. Main St.

Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a vehicle after the passenger side door was damaged while the vehicle was parked at a residence in the 00 block of Noble St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Cecilia Walsh, 24 of Olyphant, Pa for Harassment/Physical Contact following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of W. Main St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Tricia Zilaitis, 22, of Dunmore, Pa for Harassment/Physical Contact following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of W. Main St.

After completing their investigation, police arrested Brad Werley, 21, of Kutztown, for Terroristic Threats following an incident that occurred at Daby's Hookah Bar, 13 E. Main St.

May 22: After completing their investigation, police arrested Brandon Rump, 18, of Kutztown, for Criminal Mischief and Defiant Trespass following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Wentz St.

May 26: Police arrested Aaron Fritz, 23, of Kutztown, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 335 W. Main St.

May 29: Police are investigating the report of Graffiti Vandalism to a wall of the Verizon building, 41 S. Herring Alley and to a wall of a building at the Kutztown Borough Swimming Pool, 171 Industrial Ave.

May 31: Police are investigating the report of Graffiti Vandalism to a directional sign located in the 200 block of Sacony Alley and to a direction sign located in the 200 block of Sander Alley.

After completing their investigation, Police arrested Miranda Blank, 19, of Douglassville, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance following an incident that occurred at the intersection of Sander Alley and Constitution Blvd.

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department

The week of May 28 to June 3 the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department responded to 258 assignments, 50 assists, 10 accidents, 10 animal cases, 37 alarms, 34 EMS calls, five fire calls and 58 traffic citations.

May 31: Adult female, age 42, arrested for access device fraud, receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

May 31: Adult female, age 47, arrested for access device fraud, receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

June 2: Report of theft of property, Kutztown Road, Maxatawny.

Fleetwood Fire Company May 28:at 2:43 a.m. Rescue 45 was dispatched to the area of the Ridge Street railroad crossing along with 32 (Walnutown) to assist police department with lighting after a non-injury accident involving a car vs train. Both the train and vehicle came to rest hundreds of yards East at the Smith Baseball field. V&M towing was dispatched to remove the vehicle that had gotten hung up at the crossing prior to being struck. Units were clear around 6 a.m.

May 29: at 7:09 a.m. Tower 45 was dispatched to assist 46 (Kutztown) on a second alarm fire on Highland Street in Kutztown Borough. Fans were special requested and with plenty of manpower, both E-45 and T-45 responded. Fans were used to clear the smoke from the old Diesher Knitting Mill facility which has been converted into at least five different businesses. Fleetwood units were cleared from the scene by 9 a.m.

May 29 to 30:Members of Fleetwood Fire Company paid their final tribute to member and Fleetwood Mayor Gary Ebeling. Members were honored to be honor guard along side of the police department, as well as giving Gary his final ride to the cemetery with full honors. Special thanks to Virginville for supplying A33 to complete the arch at the church.

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