Pa. State Police Hamburg BarracksPolice reported the following:

Theft in Perry

Sometime between Feb. 1 and April 25, unknown person(s) stole a riding tractor, three stone benches and a stone bird bath from the yard of 790 Stone Hill Rd., Perry Township, owned by Ronald Prosak, 35, Bernville. Also removed was a bathroom cabinet and mirror from inside the residence. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at 1-877-523- 6373.

Hit and Run in Perry

On April 28, an unknown person was traveling north on Mohrsville Road and struck the front of a 1998 Ford Windstar minivan owned by Gregory Fretz, 36, Mohrsville, that was parked on the east side of the roadway. The driver, in a Saturn sedan/coupe then fled in an unknown direction. It is believed the Saturn will have front-end damage and will be missing the "Saturn" emblem from the front of the vehicle. Police said the vehicle is possibly from the Mohrsville/Shoemakersville area. Anyone with information pertaining to the crash should contact State Police at 610-562- 6885. Callers may remain anonymous.

Runaway Tulpehocken


Police reported Justin Cox, 17, with blonde hair, about 5 feet, 10 inches and 180 pound and a "666" tattoo on his left bicep and "Love, Hate and Death" tattoo on his knuckles and multiple ear piercings in both ears, of Tulpehocken Township, was listed as a runaway. He was last seen on April 29 at around 4 p.m. in the Shartlesville area. Anyone coming in contact with Cox is asked to contact State Police at 610-562-6885.

Hit and Run in Bethel

On April 30, a 2006 Nissan Sentra was traveling north on Route 501, Bethel Township, when its driver lost control and traveled off the left side of the roadway, where the vehicle struck a utility pole with its front. After shearing off the pole, the driver fled the scene on foot prior to police arriving at the scene.

Bicycles stolen

Sometime between April 30 and May 1, unknown person(s) stole two bicycles belonging the children of Richard Calm, 40, 118 Fourth St., Shoemakersville. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 1-877-523-6373.

Vehicle damaged at CJ Hummel's

On May 3, unknown person( s) arrived at C.J. Hummel's, Route 143, Lenhartsville, and damaged the passenger side of a 1999 Dodge Ram owned by Andrea Conner, 22, Blandon, scratching it with a sharp object before fleeing the scene.

Juveniles arrested

On May 4, two juvenile males, ages 15 and 16 of Lenhartsville, were arrested for smashing mailboxes in the area of Mountain Road in Tilden Township. Anyone who may have had their mailbox damaged on the evening of May 3 is asked to contact Trooper Maddock at State Police Hamburg Barracks, 610-562- 6885.

Pa. State Police Reading Barracks

Police reported the following:

Fire investigation in Bethel

On the April 24, Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding companies responded to a structure fire at 9 Pine Ave., Bethel Township. Upon arrival, the smoke was coming from the east side of the building. No one was at home at the time of the fire and the Brown family (Jeffrey, Sharon, Shannon, Tessa and Bryce) were assisted by The Red Cross and were to be staying with relatives in the future. An origin and cause investigation was conducted and results showed the fire started in the kitchen and resulted in $95,000 in damages. The home sustained severe fire, smoke and water damage.

Homicide at Riveredge


On April 29, Wilvin Rosado- Albarran, 25, Lititz, a patron at The Silo Nightclub, 2017 Bernville Rd., Bern Township, was involved in an altercation with another individual upon leaving the club and Rosado- Albarran was shot once in the head. He was transported to The Reading Hospital and Medical Center by Western Berks Ambulance, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation into the incident led State Police to Lancaster County where Manheim Township Police had responded to a burning vehicle. The Pennsylvania State Police Troop L Major Case Team responded to the Silo site for a death investigation. State Police are currently working with the Bern Township Police Department, Berks County Coroner's Office, Berks County District Attorney's Office, Pa. State Police Troop J Lancaster Criminal Investigations Unit and Fire Marshal, the Lancaster City Police Department and the Manheim Township Police Department. Anyone in the vicinity of The Silo Nightclub during this timeframe or with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Troop L Reading at 610-378-4011, press #3 or persons may remain anonymous by calling Crime Alert Berks County's tipline at 1-877-373-9913.

At press time, police had a suspect in custody.

Bethel Township Police

Identity theft

Police reported that on during December of 2006, unknown person(s) gained access to credit information belonging to Robert C. Yeakley, 66, Bethel, then forwarded the information over the Internet to an out-of-state processing center where $119 was used for a fitness- related purchase. The incident was reported to police on April 27 and an investigation is ongoing.

Propelled object damages home

On May 1, unknown person( s) used some kind of propelling instrument to hurl a small, hard marble object into the bay picture window of a property owned by Dorothy B. Swope, 79, Old Route 22, Bethel, resulting in about $250 in damages. The suspect(s) were in some type of passing vehicle which continued to the village of Rehrersburg, where a similar act of vandalism occurred about 10 minutes later as reported to Tulpehocken Township Police. An investigation is ongoing.

Property taken from business

On the morning of May 1, a short, stocky bald white male with a goatee, driving a white International truck with a small box and New Jersey registration, took both a truck drive shaft vehicle part worth about $150 to Stanley Z. Nolt, 39, Bernville, and a heavy ratchet wrench hand tool, valued at about $50 to David B. Woolf, 45, Bethel, from the grounds of J&J Towing LLC and then drove away from the scene westbound on Interstate 78 into Lebanon County. Police are still investigating the incident.

Garage window damaged

Sometime between April 30 and May 1, unknown person(s) propelled a hard marble object into the garage of Randall S. White, 46, Legion Drive, Bethel, resulting in about $50 damage to repair a broken window. A similar incident occurred at the same time involving damage to a bay window at the home of George E. Sholl, 43, Bethel, resulting in about $200 in damage. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-372-9111.

Identity theft

In an incident reported to police on April 13, after being contacted by a collection agency relative to activity on an Internet account, it was discovered by

Wendy A. Fisher, 38, Bethel, that her personal information was used by unknown person(s) to charge $646 worth of merchandise or services in December of 2006.

Gear taken after hike

Sometime between April 29 and 30, unknown person(s) took about $610 worth of camping equipment belonging to George P. Binns, 57, West Chester, including a canvas back pack, nylon tubed tent, large flashlight, camp fire hatchet, boxed ready meals, folding survival saw and three trail maps, which were inadvertently left by Binns off the west side of Route 183 near the Schuylkill County line upon finishing leading a group of Boy Scouts on an overnight hike along the Appalachian Trail. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-372-9111.

Hamburg Borough Police

Juvenile cited for conduct

Police cited a 14-year-old male juvenile from the Hamburg area for disorderly conduct stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred April 23 on a school bus between Hamburg Area High School and Middle School.

Man charged for DUI

Justin Heinly, 23, of Hamburg, was charged with Driving Under the Influence and being Involved in an Accident with Damage to Unattended Vehicles stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred April 9 in the first block of N. Third Street, Hamburg.

Police called to accident

Police responded to an accident on April 19 on S. Fourth Street between Windsor and Grand streets when Daniel D. Wright, 18, of Hamburg was stopped facing south on Fourth Street when Justin M. Keller, 17, of the Hamburg area, failed to stop his vehicle, hitting Wright's vehicle in the rear.

Juvenile referred to court

A 16-year-old male juvenile from the Hamburg area was referred to Juvenile Court for possession of marijuana stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred April 19 in Hamburg Area High School.

Man arrested on multiple charges

Todd Kopicz, of 39, Hamburg, was arrested for simple assault, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred April 28 in the 100 block of S. Third Street.

Three cited for disorderly conduct

Ryan T. Emerich, 20; Tyler Bard, 19, of Kutztown; and Zachary D. Roper, Danielsville, were all cited for disorderly conduct stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred April 7 in the 500 block of Chestnut Street.

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