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Detectives were asked by a neighboring department to check one of the scrap yards in the township for possible stolen material. Detectives were able to locate the stolen concrete metal forms. The suspect, James Bailey, was identified by the owner of the scrap yard as the person who brought the...
Police investigated thirteen reportable accidents from May 7th through May 27th. Twenty-six vehicles were involved, twenty-one required towing and four people were treated for injuries. During the same time police also wrote thirty-five non-reportable accident exchange forms. From May 7th through...

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On 5/24/2018 the West Reading Police Department received a report of a burglary, where cash was taken, that occurred earlier at a residence in the borough. The victim suspected an ex-boyfriend had entered the apartment and taken the money from the residence. They were in the midst of a bad break up...
The West Reading Police is attempting to locate and identify the driver of this vehicle which was involved in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 5/27/2018 at 9:17 pm. The striking vehicle rear ended the victim and then left the scene without providing their information. The striking vehicle...

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On 4/10/2018 the West Reading Police Department took a report of an MVA Hit & Run that occurred in the parking lot of the Brewer's Bar & Grill. A white sedan with NY registration allegedly backed into a silver Toyota while it was parked in the lot. The driver of the striking vehicle did not...

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Detectives from this department were notified of an employee theft from First National Bank. During the investigation, it was determined that an ex-employee, identified as Sonia Colon-Garcia, had made refunds over several months to customer accounts. The suspect admitted to the thefts and was...
On 01/22/2018 Officer OXENFORD from the South Heidelberg Township Police Department was dispatched to investigate a motor vehicle crash that occurred in the 500 block of North Galen Hall Road. Upon his arrival he found the vehicle was on fire after striking a pole, sign and a tree. The fire was...
On 01/27/2018 two people who are housed at the Wernersville Community Correction Center were involved in a mutual fight near the Redner's Plaza at 4880 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring PA. Chester VAXTER 56 years of age and Joshua EDDIE 34 years of age were each cited with Disorderly Conduct and Harassment...
On October 25th patrol was dispatched to the Sheetz for a report of a male that just stole merchandise from the store. Officers arrived and identified the male as Ryan LEININGER. He admitted to the allegation and all items were recovered. LEININGER also had multiple warrants out and was taken into...
On Sept 4th, patrol received a call for a retail theft investigation at the Walmart. Loss prevention reported that a male stole several DVD's and they provided a photo of the suspect. He was positively identified as Kurt WANGLER from the responding officer from past incidents. WANGLER was charged...

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Five officers from this department conducted an Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail thru out the township. 373 contacts were made, with 1 traffic citation and 1 traffic warning.

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Police were contacted regarding a road rage incident that occurred at Penn and Cecil Avenues. A black Ford Fusion passed the complainant illegally, when the complainant beeped his horn the driver of the Ford Fusion displayed a gun. The driver was described as a white male, approximately 30 YOA,...

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Police responded to an accident in the parking lot of Wilson High School. A gray Honda Civic and black Toyota Echo were involved and both required tows. No injuries were reported.

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Police responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of Van Reed Road and Snyder Road. On location was, Eric Embriani, driver of a orange Dodge. The Dodge was requiring a tow after swerving to miss a black Honda Civic, driven by Josh Joseph, who was making a left hand turn. No injuries...

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Police responded to a 2 vehicle crash in the westbound lane of Revere Blvd near West Wyomissing Blvd. Upon arrival, Amy Griesemer, driver of a black Ford Mustang, and Blair Hogg, driver of a silver Ford Taurus were on location. One driver complained of minor pain and was evaluated on scene. No...

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This department has received information regarding a phone scam in the area. Phone calls are being received on cell phones. The actors are pretending to be from a collection agency collecting outstanding balances from the Reading Hospital. If you would receive such a call, please do not give out...

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On Sept. 12th at 11:50 am, the Muhlenberg Twp. Police Dept. received a report of a suspicious male who attempted to lure a young female into his vehicle by asking for help with his cell phone. This occurred on the parking lot in the area of Target. The actor was described as a white male with a...

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The Muhlenberg Twp. Police Dept. is seeking information in relation to a hit & run crash that occurred the night of Sept. 10, 2016, between 11:30 pm and midnight, along the 2800 block of Centre Ave. near Seidel Auto Sales. A male reported that he was riding his bicycle in the northbound lanes...

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Police responded to the Lowe's store in the 2600 Blk of Shillington Road for a report of vandalism to a vehicle. On location, police were met by the owner of a 2015 black Mercedes Benz. The vehicle owner showed officers considerable damage due to vandalism down the side of the car. When the vehicle...

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On Aug 12, 2016 the West Reading Police Department took a report of a Motor Vehicle Hit & Run that occurred in the 100 blk of S 3rd Avenue. The striking vehicle struck a parked vehicle in that block causing damage to the driver's side mirror of the parked vehicle. There was video obtained from...

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