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WPD Reports: DUI Arrest, and Public Drunkenness at Magerks

Weekly police reports from the Whitemarsh Township Police Department.

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.

Suspected DUI arrest:

At approximately 9:07 p.m. on April 1, Whitemarsh Police were dispatched to the area of 530 Bethlehem Pike after a silver sedan crashed into a parked vehicle and drove off toward Flourtown. Officers from both Whitemarsh and Springfield police departments were able to locate the suspected vehicle at Haligan’s Pub, at 1610 Bethlehem Pike, a short time after.

The vehicle’s driver, Eduardo Antonio Veloz, 23, of Warminster, was still with the vehicle and appeared to have difficulty standing and staying awake, police said. Veloz told police that he had struck the vehicle and drove off in an attempt to find police. In Veloz’s possession was a 60-pill bottle of Clonazepam that had been prescribed to him on March 30th, with instructions to take two per day. The bottle only contained 11 pills, according to the police report.

Veloz was placed under arrest for the suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, with charges pending blood test results. Later, a victim at the crash scene told police that he was moving residences and loading objects into his vehicle when he noticed the swerving vehicle, and had to jump out of the way to avoid the collision.

Public Drunkenness at Magerk’s:
At approximately 12:38 a.m. on April 1, Whitemarsh Police were dispatched to Magerk’s Bar, at 582 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, for the report of an intoxicated person refusing to leave. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the manager, who told police that there was a “highly intoxicated” female inside who was refusing to leave, despite being offered a cab several times, according to a police report.

Police then spoke with the woman, Tammy Lee Hunsberger, 48, of Lansdale, outside of the bar and found her to have an unsteady gait, slurred speech, glassy eyes, and the odor of alcohol on her breath, the police report said. After Hunsberger attempted to walk away from police multiple times and was found to be over intoxicated, police placed her into custody for Public Drunkenness.

Graffiti at Hagys Mill and Manor Roads:
At approximately 9:24 a.m. on March 28, Whitemarsh Police were dispatched to the intersection of Hagys Mill and Manor Roads for the report of graffiti. Officers located several tags, both in the roadway and in surrounding area, which were then photographed and sent to detectives.

Assault:
At approximately 3:50 a.m. on March 31, Whitemarsh Police were dispatched to a Lafayette Hill residence for the report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, a female victim showed officers a cut on the inside of her upper lip and swelling to both her lips, and told officers that Barry Zeinstein, 43, had struck her during an argument. Zeinstein was taken into custody on location and charged with simple assault and related charges.

Theft:
At approximately 7:42 a.m. on April 1, Whitemarsh Police were dispatched to the area of Hagys Mill Road and Stevens Court for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, a resident of Hagys Mill Road told police that someone had stolen a gate that was used to close off Hagys Mill Road on the Philadelphia County side. The gate was taken sometime between 6 p.m. on March 31 and 7:30 a.m. on April 1, the resident said.

Police did investigate one lead for a Stevens Court resident, who told police that while he was glad the gate was stolen, he had no knowledge of its theft.

Criminal mischief:
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on April 1, a Whitemarsh Police officer patrolling the 1000 block of River Road, Conshohocken, observed graffiti on the wall of a parking lot. The graffiti tag was the letters S and G, colored yellow, with a blue unknown symbol in the middle, police said.

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