A month-long investigation culminated in a raid that led to two arrests in Reading recently, according to local law enforcement. A woman and her adult son now face possession and intent to distribute charges, as well as charges related to alleged weapon offenses. The duo were arrested by Pennsylvania authorities on Jan. 8, and they are now both behind bars awaiting further proceedings.
Readers are likely already aware of Pennsylvania’s Implied Consent Law, under which motorists are assumed to have given consent to the performance of chemical testing to allow authorities to determine their level of intoxication. The implied consent law does not mean that a suspected drunk-driver may not refuse chemical testing, but it does prescribe automatic penalties for refusal.
Police have arrested a former Collingdale council member who they believe stole millions of dollars from his employer. The council member allegedly took $2.9 million from Wescott Electric in Aston where he had been working as a project manager. Authorities say that some of the money financed Bryan's gambling at a Pennsylvania casino, and the rest may have paid for a large number of lottery tickets.
A man who fled from TJ Maxx loss prevention specialists after being accused of shoplifting was captured by police a few blocks away. The man was allegedly seen with two female companions in TJ Maxx trying to flee with $1,800 in stolen merchandise. According to reports, they put the merchandise into a bag inside the store and were stopped on their way out.
Following an automobile accident in Athens Township on Jan. 6, a man was taken into custody and faces multiple charges. Along with charges of drunk driving and failure to remain at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, the 54-year-old man was also issued a number of citations, including operating a vehicle without a valid inspection, operating a vehicle without insurance, careless driving and reckless driving.