N. Galen Hall Road Robbery Charges Filed
Date of Incident: June 22, 2018
Nature of Case: Robbery/False Reports
Suspect: Whistler, Luke A.
200 Block of N. Galen Hall Road, Wernersville PA 19565
Charges Filed: 2 counts of False reports to Law Enforcement Authorities
1 count of False Alarms to Agencies of Public safety
Following a thorough investigation by the South Heidelberg Police Department, Luke A. Whistler, of the 200 Block of N. Galen Hall Rd, Wernersville PA 19565 was charged with False reports to Law Enforcement Authorities and False Alarms to Agencies of Public Safety stemming from an incident involving a reported armed robbery on N. Galen Hall Road that occurred on June 22, 2018. Unfortunately, as a result of this false report a number of safety measures were taken to protect the public including calling for a Township wide lock down which included local businesses.
On June 22, 2018, South Heidelberg Township Police were called to the 200 block of North Galen Hall Road pursuant to a report of a male suspect with a gun who just committed robbery. South Heidelberg resident Luke A. Whistler reported, a white male, approximately 5’10”, well-groomed black hair, olive skin color, medium build (less than 200 pounds), under the age of 30, wearing a long sleeve black shirt and blue jeans, entered his residence on North Galen Hall Road and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun. Whistler stated the suspect demanded prescription medication. Whistler reported that after he and his wife complied with the suspect’s demands, the suspect exited the rear of the residence to an unknown location. South Heidelberg Township Police set up a perimeter with assisting units and completed a search of the area surrounding Whistler’s N. Galen Hall Road residence. After searching for several hours, the South Heidelberg Police and assisting units were unable to locate the male suspect.
South Heidelberg Township Police proceeded with filing charges against Whistler for false reports/alarms relating to the alleged robbery on June 22, 2018.
Sean A. McKee
South Heidelberg Township Manager
Phone: (610) 678-9652