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WPD Reports: Suspected DUI Crash at State Park, Public Drunkenness at GVCC

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.


Suspected DUI:
At approximately 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, police responded to the 6100 block of Joshua Road, Fort Washington, for the report of a single vehicle accident. There, police found that a vehicle had crashed into a tree about 30 feet off the roadway on Fort Washington State Park property.

Officers spoke to the driver, who was still in the driver’s seat and had sustained unspecified injuries, and identified him as William McTamney, 61, of the 4000 block of Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. McNamey told the officers he had been driving through the park and that the “next thing he knew, he crashed his car in the woods.”

Officers said McTamney appeared to be intoxicated and admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages a few hours earlier. McTamney was transported to Abington Hospital for treatment of his injuries, and verbally consented to a blood draw, police said.

Public Drunkenness:
At approximately 8:47 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, a police officer on patrol near the Green Valley Country Club observed a male sitting in the tree line of the property along Ridge Pike. Officers approached the male, and determined that he was intoxicated and drinking out of bottles containing Bankers Club Vodka and E&J Brandy, a report said.

Police identified the man as Daniel Myers, Sr., of the 2500 block of Main Street, Norristown, and asked him if he knew what time of day it was, to which he responded “Thursday,” police said. Myers was administered a breathalyzer test that registered a .258% BAC, and was cited for public drunkenness, the report said.

Criminal mischief:
At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, police responded to the intersection of Manor and Hagys Mill Roads for the report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, police found that a stop sign and no outlet sign on Hagys Mills Road had been sprayed with red graffiti. A bridge on Manor Road between Hagys Mill and Hamilton Roads also had red graffiti tags.

Harassment:
At approximately 6:22 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Whitemarsh Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Fort Hill Circle, Fort Washington, after three 911 calls from a residence there were disconnected.

The resident of the home told police that she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend, who began pushing her, knocking her glasses off her face. Police made contact with the boyfriend, who had left for New York before their arrival, and cited him by mail for harassment.

Criminal mischief:
At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Whitemarsh police responded to a business on the 1000 block of River Road for the report of vandalism to a vehicle. Upon arrival, a 25-year-old Conshohocken told police that someone had vandalized her 2004 Volkswagon sedan by slashing the front right tire and stealing its hubcap.

Theft from buildings:
At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, Whitemarsh police responded to a business on the first block of Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, the company’s CEO reported that a silver MacBook Pro had gone missing from a conference room. The CEO valued the laptop at $1,800, and told police the serial number was listed as C17GD6SKDRJ7.

 Theft:
At approximately 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, an employee at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School reported to police that someone had taken her iPhone 4 after she had set it down in the nurse’s office. According to the report, school officials were able to identify a student responsible for the theft.

Theft from vehicle:
At approximately 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, a commuter who had parked his vehicle in a lot adjacent to Conshohocken’s Spring Mill Train Station reported that someone had entered his vehicle and stolen several valuable items. The commuter told police that he had locked his car, but police found no signs of forced entry. Reported missing from the vehicle were:

  • A black and gray Dell laptop ($1,000)
  • Various clothes and shoes ($250)
  • Patagonia bag containing clothing ($350)
  • A Nike duffel bag containing various property ($50)
  • A silver iPod touch ($200)

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