Upper Dublin Police Reports

A pair of DUIs and a scuffed Murano


Property damage … On Jan. 20 at 6:10 p.m. police responded to the Maple Glen shopping center after a tractor trailer had backed into a Dumpster behind Gio’s Pizza. According to police, the Dumpster was pushed into a yellow parking pole, forcing the pole out of the ground. The driver of the truck said he made contact with the Dumpster but did not know he caused any damage. 

Dog complaint … On Jan. 19 at 3:03 p.m. someone reported that a black Doberman had bitten his dog at the Mondauk Dog Park on Camp Hill Road and then left the area, police said. According to police, the complainant took his dog to the vet for treatment. 

DUI and careless driving … Jonathan K. Johnson, 31, of Trinity Avenue, Ambler, was arrested Jan. 19 at 2:38 a.m. following a traffic stop near Butler Pike and the 309 overpass after he was seen swerving over the white fog line and the double yellow lines while driving a black Toyota Highlander on southbound on Butler Pike, police said. According to police, Johnson smelled of alcohol and had glassy and bloodshot eyes. Johnson failed field sobriety tests and was transferred to the Willow Grove Fast Track Center for a blood alcohol test; his BAC was 0.140 percent, police said.  

Hit and run … On Jan. 18 at 12:45 p.m. a complainant came to Upper Dublin Police headquarters and said that she discovered damage to her 2009 Nissan Murano while it was parked and unattended at the Fort Washington Elementary School parking lot on Jan. 18 between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. The complainant found black marks and paint scraped off of the driver’s side front quarter panel.

DUI … Jake Patrick Dilanzo, 20, of the 2000 block of Greensward North, Warrington, was arrested Jan. 16 at 11:19 p.m. after he crashed into the front yard of a residence in the 1600 block of Twining Road, police said. According to police, Dilanzo said that he was driving too fast for the conditions and lost control of his vehicle as he was trying to negotiate the curves as he traveled north on Twining Road; he was not injured.

Dilanzo smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and was swaying, police said. Dilanzo was transferred to Upper Moreland Police for breath testing; his blood alcohol content was 0.112 percent, police said.  

Mischa Arnosky January 23, 2013 at 05:13 PM
I did not see anything about a major bar fight on Saturday, but I'll check up on that with police. Thanks for letting us know.
tk040 January 23, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Sorry Otis, but you're wrong. Work for the Fireside?
Mary January 24, 2013 at 12:31 PM
There should be NO major bar fights at a neighborhood restaurant/bar. If you can't drink without becoming a sociopath then stay home.
Otis January 24, 2013 at 06:26 PM
No? Why do you think these things? Can you please post a link to the other "major fights" that you are talking about then? What about the one form Saturday night you speak of?
tk040 January 26, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Otis, I'm not sure what you're talking about in regard to a "link" to the fights. Maybe I should start filming them and putting them on YouTube. That way there would be documentation of them. As for last Saturday's fight, I personally witnessed it. Apparently, although the police were there for almost an hour, they didn't feel the need to make a report of it. I don't yet belong in the 55+ community, but I do like to sleep in the middle of the night. I'm weird like that.


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