Wednesday, February 27, 2013
'We can do this all day,' police report the man told his wife as he choked her.
A 53-year-old Phoenixville man was arrested on Sunday after police say he assaulted his wife in their Maryhill Road home. According to court documents, on Sunday at 10:11 a.m., state police were dispatched to the 100 block of Maryhill Road for a reported domestic assault. Once on the scene, the victim told officers that she and her husband got into a an argument about their financial problems that quickly escalated. The woman said her husband threw her on the ground, then grabbed her by the arms and flung her on to their bed. She said her husband then sat on her stomach, and slapped her in the face and side of the head. “I am much stronger than this. We can do this all day. Admit you are a thief and misspend my money,” the man reportedly …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
He swerved to avoid hitting a deer, according the affidavit.
A Phoenixville man faces DUI charges after state police say he had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit when he crashed his car outside the borough last week. In addition to two counts of DUI, Joseph L Schneider Jr., 57, was charged with careless driving, disregarding his traffic lane, and driving at a safe speed after the January 3 incident. According to court documents, Schneider crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Hollow Road and Route 29 sometime before 9:55 p.m. When a state trooper arrived on the scene, Schneider told him that a deer jumped in front of him when he was travelling down 29—he couldn’t remember in which direction—and forced him to swerve out of the way, into a tree and a wooden fence. Schneider said he…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The State Police increased enforcement efforts between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
The Pennsylvania State Police in Troop K handled 45 crashes, with four being alcohol related, made 12 DUI arrests and issued 469 citations between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, the department is reporting. Troop K covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties and numerous municipalities without police departments. During this time, extra efforts were made to ensure citizens could safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday. Through enforcement of motor vehicle laws, the Pennsylvania State Police attempted to reduce speeding, impaired driving and failure to use safety restraints. This press release was provided by Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks.
Monday, December 3, 2012
This year's 13 fatalities is an increase compared to last year's 10, during the official Thanksgiving holiday driving period.
Thirteen people were killed in crashes investigated by state troopers during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced this week. In addition to the 13 fatalities, 349 people were injured in 1,124 crashes troopers responded to during the official holiday driving period, Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 25. Five of the people killed were not wearing seat belts and two of the 13 fatal crashes were alcohol-related. Overall, 86 of the 1,124 total crashes were alcohol-related. "Drivers must insist that all passengers wear a seat belt. They work best when everyone is buckled and children are properly restrained in the back seat,’’ Noonan said in a press release. State law requires …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
During the Labor Day weekend, the Pennsylvania State Police will increase traffic enforcement due to the increased activity on the roadways. The increased patrols will run from Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3. Police will seek out and cite careless and aggressive drivers and arrest any alcohol- or drug-impaired motorists. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will also be involved with police on the Labor Day DUI enforcement campaign. PennDOT, along with police, will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign through Sept. 3. During the Labor Day holiday enforcement, Pennsylvania’s effort will highlight the increasing issue of drug-impaired drivers and conduct roving patrols and DUI checkpoints, …