WPD Reports: DUI, Drug Possession at 7th Heaven
Weekly Whitemarsh Police reports.
All information is according to official police reports filed at the Whitemarsh Township Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 7, a Whitemarsh Police officer on patrol near the intersection of Northwestern Avenue and Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, observed a white Hyundai drive by at a high rate of speed. After following the vehicle and watching it cross over double yellow and white fog lines numerous times, the officer initiated a traffic stop, according to a police report.
Upon speaking with the driver, Barbara Anne Rizzo, 52, of the 600 block of Mount Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, the officer detected the odor of alcohol on her breath and noticed she had slurred speech, the report said. After Rizzo admitted that she had been drinking at a bar, the officer then issued a number of field sobriety tests, which Rizzo failed, the report said.
Rizzo was then taken into custody for further blood tests under suspicion of DUI.
Lisa Lane car thefts:
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 4, Whitemarsh Police discovered that two vehicles had been entered on the first block of Lisa Lane, Conshohocken. A DeWalt drill, valued at $200, was taken from one car, while a Tom Tom GPS, golf clubs, and wallet were taken from a second.
Both cars had been left unlocked.
Drug possession at 7th Heaven:
At approximately 11:40 p.m. on July 2, a Whitemarsh police officer on bike patrol noticed a male sleeping in the front seat of a vehicle parked in the lot of 7h Heaven.
After waking the individual, Michael Jerome Williams, 23, of the 8000 block of Michener Street, Philadelphia, police said Michener began acting nervous and told police he was waiting for someone inside the business. Responding officers then observed a “blunt” in plain view on top of the center console and had Michener exit the vehicle.
Upon searching the car, police found a gram of marijuana and determined that the blunt contained the synthetic cannaboid K2. Michener was released from the scene and issued an Act 64 citation for DC-reduced narcotic.
At approximately 9:54 p.m. on July 7, Timothy Andrew Snyder, 25, of Bristol, Pa., was charged with public drunkenness after police were alerted to his presence near the intersection of Butler and Skippack Pikes. According to a police report, Snyder registered a .197 BAC on a breathalyzer test.
At approximately 2:39 p.m. on July 7, a resident of the 4100 block of Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that her credit card had been used fraudulently.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on July 7, a resident of Summer Hill Court, Lafayette Hill, reported the theft of three diamond rings, a diamond necklace, diamond bracelet, and a number of handbags and accessories. According to a report, police have one suspect in the case.
At approximately 6:50 p.m. on July 5, a resident of the 500 block of Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, reported to police that someone had likely stolen a UPS package from her property that contained two blouses worth $3,000. According to the resident, UPS stated that they delivered the package, but she never received it.
The resident also told police that missing from her home was Creed perfume ($250), a Gucci handbag ($2,000), a Stella McCartney handbag ($1,500), and two Vallento handbags ($5,000). The victim stated that an ex-cleaner and current house cleaner both had keys to the residence.
At approximately 3:53 p.m. on July 7, a resident of the 100 block of Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, reported to police that he had left his wallet at the Whitemarsh GIANT several days earlier, and that security footage showed the person behind him in the checkout line take the wallet.
Harassment by communication:
At approximately 3:32 p.m. on July 5, an employee of a local restaurant called police to say that a banned customer had called her threatening to “come in and run up a big tab.” She then received several calls from blocked numbers in which various males threatened to beat her. The victim believes that the banned customer was at a nearby bar and was getting other patrons to call and harass her.