Kutztown Borough PoliceDec. 6: Police investigated the report of vandalism to a door following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W. Main St. A suspect has been identified, charges are pending.
Dec. 7: After completing their investigation, police filed charges against David R. Pilawski, 20, of Warminster, for false identification to law enforcement authorities, purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages and for an open container violation following an incident that occurred at Turkey Hill, 50 W. Main St.
Dec. 17: After completing their investigation, police filed charges against Trevor M. Chenette, 21, of Quakertown, for simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of S. Baldy St.
Dec. 26: Police investigated several reports of graffiti vandalism, including to the Laundromat and apartment building, Kutztown Heritage Properties, LP, 56 Noble St.; to the store and apartment building, Claire's Closet, 58 Noble St.; to a traffic control sign on a wall, Berks Products Corporation, 80 Willow St.; on a wall of a property in the 00 block of Noble St.; to the Verizon building, 41 Herring Alley, and to a utility box at a residence in the 00 block of Noble St.
Dec. 28: Police are investigating the report of an assault that occurred at Shorty's Bar, 272 W. Main St.
Police are investigating reports of graffiti vandalism to concrete walls at Kutztown Woodworking, 58 Willow St.; to a wall of a building located in the 00 block of Apple Alley; to a side wall of the National Penn Bank, 110 W. Main St.; to a concrete/stone wall of a residence located in the 300 block of W. Walnut St.; on a concrete wall at the Main St. Inn, LLC, 401 W. Main St. and to a rear wall at Sposto Interactive, 140 N. Constitution Blvd.
Police investigated the report of a burglary after a door was damaged and a window screen was found open at a residence in the 500 block of Briar Circle North.
Dec. 29: Police are investigating additional reports of graffiti vandalism to the Kutztown Bottling Works building, 78 S. Whiteoak St.; on a concrete wall at Kutztown Woodworking, 58 Willow St.; to a rear wall of a property located in the 300 block of W. Main St.; to a metal panel box located at the intersection of Sacony and Foundry Alleys; to a concrete wall of a garage in the 100 block of W. Main St.; to a garage located in the rear of a property in the 100 block of W. Main St. and to the rear of a garage at the Kutztown Ice Company, 67 Constitution Blvd.
Police are investigating the report of a fraudulent check being presented in the 600 block of E. Main St.
Dec. 30: Police are investigating the report of graffiti vandalism to the Normal Avenue bridge across the Sacony Creek, to a door of a building in the 00 block of Apple Alley and to a wall of a garage located in the 00 block of Stimmel Alley.
Dec. 31: Police investigated the report of theft of services following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.
Jan. 1: Police are investigating the report of disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred in the 500 block of Briar Circle North.
Police are investigating the report of vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported damaged while parked at a residence in the 400 block of W. Walnut St.
Berks-Lehigh Regional Police
Between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4, police responded to 192 assignments, 40 alarms, 31 assists, 30 traffic citations, 21 EMS calls, seven accidents, six animal cases, and five fire calls.
Dec. 29: Report of harassment by communication on Quarry Road in Maxatawny.
Dec. 29: Report of harassment on Smith St. in Topton.
Dec. 31: Report of vehicle theft on Smith St. in Topton.
Dec. 31: Police arrested an 18-year-old for confinement of dogs, unlicensed dog and preventive rabies vaccine.
Jan. 1: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for driving under the influence.
Jan. 2: Report of drug abuse on Kutztown Road in Maxatawny.
Jan. 2: Report of bad checks on Kutztown Road in Maxatawny.
Jan. 2: Police arrested a 20-year-old man for possession.
Jan. 3: Report of disorderly conduct on Baldy Road in Maxatawny.
Jan. 3: Report of criminal mischief to vehicle on Smith St. in Topton.
Between Dec. 21 and Dec. 27, police responded to 73 service calls, five traffic and parking citations, four accidents and two alarms. Between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3, police responded to 90 service calls, eight traffic and parking citations, three accidents and two alarms.
Dec. 22: Police report that a 28-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence on W. Main St. and Chestnut St.
Dec. 22: Police report of graffiti on buildings along Myrtle Alley.
Dec. 23: Chief Ray Nester reported that a 64-year-old man was arrested for assault and fighting with two police officers after an incident at the man's home on the 100 block of Sieger Road.
Dec. 26: A 48-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence after an accident on the 100 block of W. Main St.
Jan. 1: A 20-year-old man was arrested for underage drinking and being intoxicated after an incident on Route 222 and Route 662.
Jan. 2: Eggs were thrown at a parked vehicle on the 100 block on N. Franklin St.
Jan. 2: Police investigated four parked service vehicles that were damaged by unknown person(s) at Kutztown Auto along Route 222. The person(s) broke windows to gain entry into the vehicles. Only loose change was taken from some of the vehicles.
Pennsylvania State Police
Police arrest Kempton burglary suspects A Kempton man and Schnecksville man have been arrested by State Police at Hamburg in connection with a September burglary at a Kempton home.
Police believe John A. Morales, 19, of Schnecksville, and Branden D. Zappe, 19, of Kempton, burglarized the home of Marcie and Brett Miller, Kempton. During the Sept. 5 incident, Morales and Zappe stole $340 in cash. A subsequent investigation led police to the suspects.
Morales and Zappe each face charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
Authorities caught up to Morales on Dec. 26 and released on recognizance. Zappe was arrested on Dec. 29. Both men await their hearings at District Court in Hamburg on Jan. 26.
Meat market robbed
Police are looking for someone who broke into a local butcher shop and took cash.
According to State Police at Hamburg, someone broke into Peter Brothers Meat Market, Lenhartsville, and took cash during the overnight hours of Dec. 29.
The thieves made their way into the shop located at 65 Penn St. by forcing open the rear steel door. After grabbing the cash, the thief or thieves took off in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information in this case should call State Police at 610-562-6885.
Appliance store robbed in Lenhartsville Police are investigating a break-in that occurred during the the night hours on Dec. 29 in Lenhartsville.
According to State Police at Hamburg, someone forcibly entered a warehouse located on West Penn Street belonging to Leshers Appliances between the hours of 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 8:30 the next morning.
The person is believed to have pried open the door with some type of bar and entered the building. The intruder fled the scene.
Restaurant proves to be robber-proof following incident Two intruders were unsuccessful at robbing a local restaurant last week.
According to State Police in Hamburg, two people broke into CJ Hummel Restaurant located on 28 Willow St. in Lenhartsville.
The intruders forced entry through the rear door last Tuesday during the overnight hours, but they were unsuccessful at taking any cash.
Brooklyn resident needs tow on New Year's Day A vehicle had to be towed after it struck a piece of lumber on New Year's Day in Greenwich Township.
According to State Police in Hamburg, Amanda Frey, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., struck a piece of lumber on Interstate 78 eastbound just east of Exit 35 around 5:30 p.m., disabling the vehicle.
The vehicle was pulled onto the side of the highway when police arrived. Neither the driver or passenger were injured, but the vehicle had to be towed.