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New Hope and Lambertville police action: DUIs, weapon possession near school, copper still king

new hope police vehicleThe following information has been provided by law enforcement officials. All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

New Hope Police Department

November 28, 2013 –  At 8:12 p.m. police arrested Ronald Perrone, 55, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, after the vehicle he was operating was involved in a one-vehicle accident on North Main Street.

November 30, 2013 –  At 2:08 a.m. police cited Darren Steiner, 30, of New Hope, for Public Drunkenness, after he refused to leave a West Mechanic Street establishment when asked to do so by employees.

December 5, 2013 –  Police have charged Zachary Haskey, 24, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, with Possession Of A Weapon On School Property, Disorderly Conduct, and Harassment, as a result of an incident with occurred at the New Hope-Solebury School District school bus facility on November 4, 2013. [ed. Police say the weapon, a knife, was in Haskey’s car, not directly used in alleged incident, and that the purported altercation was not in close proximity to student buildings.]

December 5, 2013 –  Police have filed Juvenile Allegations against three juveniles, one from New Hope, and two from Solebury Township, alleging that they committed the crimes of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Propulsion Of Missiles Onto Roadways, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, and Conspiracy, by throwing rocks from a hillside onto West Mechanic Street, striking and damaging a moving vehicle on the roadway.

Lambertville Police Department

Case #13904503: On December 9 at approximately 10:31 hours, SFC Michael O’Rourke was dispatched to the Swan Hotel, South Main Street, for a report of stolen property. Richard Cruser, manager, reported a theft of a copper downspout, which occurred between Dec. 4 and Dec. 6.  The section stolen was approximately ten feet in length, and four inches in diameter. The estimated replacement cost is $200.

Case #13904446: On December 6 at approximately 21:20 hours, Public Works Director Lester Myers reported the theft of a 20-foot long copper downspout from the south side of the building at the Justice Center. Investigation to continue.

Case #13904469: On December 7 at approximately 22:24 hours, Sgt. Robert Brown noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 29,  just north of Weeden Street.  The vehicle was noticeably swerving over the center yellow line, nearly striking the guardrail. Upon field sobriety testing, Daniel Tillett, 23, of Lambertville, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. He was charged with DUI, Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Keep Right.

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