Pa. State Police Hamburg BarracksPolice reported the following:

Crash in Tulpehocken

On May 5, a two-car crash occurred on Godfrey Street at Strausstown Road, Tulpehocken Township, when Thomas Buschmeier, 36, Quakertown, drove through a stop sign and was hit by Jamie Maccallum, 47, Newmanstown, in the driver's side of his 2003 Dodge Ram. Maccallum was transported to the Reading Hospital for evaluation. Police were assisted at the scene by Rehrersburg Fire and Rescue.

Accidentin Upper Bern

On May 5, an accident occurred on Mountain Road, Upper Bern Township, when Peggy Stephens, 49, Hamburg, crossed into the path of Frank Stratton, 69, Norristown, who was driving the opposite direction. Police were assisted at the scene by Shartlesville Fire Company. An investigation is ongoing.

Deer hiton 1-78

On May 6, a crash occurred as Kimberlee Bardo, 26, Harrisburg, was traveling west on Interstate 78, Upper Tulpehocken Township, and hit a deer in the roadway. No one in the vehicle was injured.

Vehicles collide in Tilden

On May 8, Keith Coleman, 50, Crimora, Va., was traveling in the right lane east on Interstate 78, Tilden Township, and Atef Ammary, 49, Allentown, was traveling the same direction in the left lane. Ammary attempted to slow with the traffic ahead and Coleman attempted to merge into the left lane due to a lane closure and the driver-side of Coleman's 2003 Red Kenworth Truck Tractor impacted with the rear passenger-side of Ammary's 1989 White MCI Charter Bus. Coleman is being charged with careless driving and obedience to traffic control devices in District Court. Hamburg EMS assisted at the scene.

Pa. State Police Reading Barracks

Police reported the following:

Crash in Centre

On May 7, a crash occurred as Danielle Driesbach, 29, Mohrsville, was traveling east on Bellemans Church Road, Centre Township, at a high rate of speed and lost control of her 1989 Ford Mustang. The vehicle skidded across the roadway about 150 feet before leaving the road and becoming airborne, striking two trees, spinning and landing in the westbound lane of Bellemans Church Road facing west. Driesbach and her passenger, a four-year-old girl of Mohrsville, not secured in a child safety seat were taking to the Reading Hospital for treatment of their injuries, listed as moderate and minor, respectively.

Bethel Township Police

Driver taken to hospital

Police reported that on May 9, Clarence Batdorf, 80, Myerstown, lost control of his vehicle while northbound on Route 645. The vehicle left the road and struck a guiderail, continuing off the roadway until stopping in a grassy area. The Community Fire Company of Frystown assisted at the scene. Batdorf was taken to The Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon by Bethel Ambulance Service with a minor injury.

Property taken

Sometime between May 2 and 5, unknown person(s) removed about $1,100 worth of property belonging to Lonn Ratcliff, Annville, from outside a dwelling he was using east of Meckville Road. Taken items included about 60 pieces of sized wooden lumber and a metal electric table saw. Anyone with information or inquiries relative to the incident should direct them to Berks Communications at 1-800-372- 9111.

Gearing up for safety stops

Now through June 3, members of Bethel Township Police will conduct stationary patrols, check points and vehicle monitoring as part of a with emphasis placed on seatbelt usage.

Gas drive off

On May 7, police said a white male with a medium build pumped about $38 in gasoline into a dark red, midsize vehicle with a Pennslyvania registration at Schuberts Best Service, Bethel Township, and left without paying. The driver of the vehicle was described as a white female with shoulder-length blond hair. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800- 372-9111.

Man charged after threats

Police charged William Dixon, 40, Bethel, with harassment before District Justice Andrea J. Book of Strausstown stemming from incidents occurring between May 2 and 3 when Dixon allegedly threatened to physically harm Michael D. Lutz, Myerstown, at least twice. Lutz is the boyfriend of Dixon's former wife.

Hamburg Borough Police

One cited for tobacco


Police Alyssa cited

Shakespere, 18, of the Hamburg area, who, at the time, was working for Redner's

Warehouse Markets, for selling tobacco to a minor stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred April 28.

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