POTTSTOWN, PA – Police departments in the Pottstown area are planning to intensify efforts to enforce DUI and alcohol related crimes.
The multi-jurisdictional DUI enforcement team plans to conduct at least one sobriety checkpoint operation within the next week, according to a press release from Pottstown Police. The effort is aimed at reducing the number of DUI related accidents by deterring potential drunk drivers.
Police said late Sunday that initial numbers indicate total crime was down 47 percent and arrests decreased 61 percent. Smail said the activity was more in line with a typical football weekend than the normally damaging day of drinking.
“We didn’t have a whole lot of destructive behavior,” Smail said anecdotally, in comparison to previous years.
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WYOMING, PA— Six months to the day after he took an oath as a part-time borough police officer, Cody Lee Smith faces charges that he had inappropriate contact with a teen when she was 16 and he was 20.
State troopers on Wednesday charged Smith, 21, of Wyoming with three counts of corruption of minors and one count of furnishing liquor to a minor, all misdemeanors, for allegedly having sexual contact with the female and giving her alcohol.
Smith has been suspended from his post pending the outcome of the case, borough Mayor Bob Boyer said.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTHOUSE— A Pottstown man will be under court supervision for four years for his involvement in an underage drinking party in a township hotel room.
Aaron Marcus Andrews, 19, of the 400 block of King Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to four years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of corruption of a minor, specifically a 14-year-old girl, in connection with a May 14, 2011, incident at the Days Inn on Industrial Highway in Lower Pottsgrove.
Other charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor and conspiracy were dismissed against Andrews as part of the plea agreement accepted by Senior Judge S. Gerald Corso.
During the investigation, “it was learned that Andrews had taken a collection of money from persons in the hotel room” and went with others to a Pottstown pizza restaurant to purchase the alcohol that was discovered in the room. One of the teenage girls encountered by police was getting sick from the alcohol, court papers alleged.
Last weekend’s mega party at the Theta Xi house caused an uproar with college and borough law enforcement. The California University of Pennsylvania Chapter of Theta Xi is being suspended by their national governing body as a result. Last weekend’s “festivities” resulted in about 90 citations issued for alcohol related offenses across the borough.
California University officials are most likely placing those cited on probation and ordering offenders into alcohol education programs. This crackdown was a joint venture between Cal U and California Borough.
According to WBRE TV in Wilkes-Barre, Bloomsburg police believe Brian Savage’s death was alcohol related. The apartment complex where Brian died was raided in April and 16 people were cited for underage drinking.
Savage was reportedly drinking vodka and beer the night he died. Police are looking for Brian’s book bag which they believe will offer clues about what exactly happened. The book bag is missing.
So I am perusing the police blotter in the Mercury when I see 13-year-old arrested. Instantly I was thinking some stupid kid prank etc… until I start reading further!
A 13-year-old East Greenville boy was arrested during a vehicle search for (and this is unfreakin’believable) drug paraphernalia and alcohol possession. He had a 40 in his back pack. Was there a hooker in the car too?????????????? WTH!!!!!!!!!!!! Where does a 13-year-old kid get a 40-ounce beer? Where are the parents?
When I was 13, my parents had me on a short leash! I wasn’t running around Canton with beer and roach clip in my book bag.
People just don’t learn. After the horrible incident at Penn State, people are still giving alcohol to minors. DUH!
A 21-year-old, part-time police officer and school board member has been charged with giving his underage ex-girlfriend and others alcohol. 38 people were arrested and charged with underage drinking when police raided a party back in January. Officer Ethan Sorbin-Randolph has also been charged with intimidating witnesses. How special.
Sorbin-Randolph has been suspended from his job as a police officer in Homer City but still remains on the school board of Homer Center School District.