Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Driver confuses 20-something napper for old man in distress

Wyomissing police received a call from a passing driver about 3:20 p.m. Nov. 21 of an 'elderly male' who collapsed in the 600 block of Park Road. When officers arrived, they found the man was neither elderly nor in trouble: He was 29 and napping while waiting for the bus. They asked him to sit upright.

When caretaker doesn't show, Wyomissing police officer steps in

A 93-year-old woman called 911 about 7:47 p.m on Thanksgiving because she couldn't move. A Wyomissing officer went to the woman's home in the 900 block of Hill Avenue and found out that her caretaker never showed up that day, and she hadn't eaten. EMS workers took her vital signs and contacted the caretaker's supervisor.

In the meantime, the officer prepared some food for the woman.

Drunken-driving suspect arrested twice in one morning

Wyomissing police stopped a vehicle about 2:08 a.m. Nov. 24 for erratic driving on the Warren Street Bypass. The officer found the driver was "extremely intoxicated." The man was arrested and taken to the DUI center for a blood test.

Police cleared that case at 3:15 a.m. Less than 10 minutes later, another officer watched the same man drive away, still (presumably) drunk. He was stopped again, but this time refused to consent to a blood test. The officer released the suspect into the custody of county detectives and expects to file charges.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Urinating man arrested for public drunkenness

A West Reading police officer saw a man peeing in public, about 1:55 a.m. July 28 at South Fifth Avenue and Oak Terrace in the borough. He arrested the urinator on a charge of public drunkenness. The man was arraigned and sent to Berks County Prison.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bikes stolen from homes in West Reading

A woman called West Reading police about 2:25 p.m. July 24 after she discovered that two bicycles had been stolen from the back porch of her home in the 200 block of Playground Drive. That theft was reported just a few hours after another resident called to report her daughter's bicycle was stolen overnight from the 300 block of Sunset Road.

Police later found the third missing bike in the 300 block of Kline Street, although it was now missing some parts.

A day later, someone called borough police about 8:40 a.m. to report more bicycle thefts, this time in the 500 block of Reading Avenue.