Blotter: Man Clocked Driving 101 MPH in 55 Zone
The following information has been supplied by the Upper Providence Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction
Here is a list of recent incidents in Upper Providence Township reported by the Upper Providence Police Department. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call police at 610-566-8445. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Car Crash—900 block of N. Orange Street at about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. A 30-year-old Havertown woman was driving her Honda Accord when a piece of tree fell on her windshield, smashing it, according to police. Numerous old trees are hanging over the roadway and it was undetermined which tree was involved, according to police. The woman contacted her insurance company and was escorted from the scene.
Fire Alarm—Reformation Church at about 2:10 p.m. on Sept. 8. Police and the Rose Tree Fire Co. responded to the scene for an automatic fire alarm that was tripped by a construction worker, according to police. The fire company was dispatched a second time at about 2:30 p.m. for a smoke condition within the building and a boiler back-fire, according to police.
Disorderly Conduct—Route 1 and Route 252 at about 2:35 a.m. on Sept. 6. A green Mazda MX6, driven by a 21-year-old Lenni man, was spotted by police traveling at a high rate of speed, according to police. The Mazda was determined to be traveling 101 mph in a posted 55 mph zone, according to police. Police pulled the man over, who appeared to be emotionally upset and told police he had been drinking and had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. An odor of alcohol was detected and the man was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he passed, according to police, but a breathalyzer test was given and was positive for an alcoholic beverage. The man contacted friends who responded to the scene and picked him and his vehicle up, according to police.
While at the scene, police asked the man if there was anything else in the vehicle and the man told police there was a backpack containing drug paraphernalia and possibly some marijuana shake on the passenger side rear floor, according to police. Inside the backpack, police found a respirator style smoking device, a glass smoking device, two small vials (one containing a suspected marijuana roach) and a black case containing pink marijuana grinder with shake inside, rolling papers, rolling machine and four clear baggies with suspected marijuana residue, according to police. All of the items were seized and the driver was cited and released to his friends.