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Police: Semi-Conscious Man Drunk in Public

The Hatboro Police Department cited several people for public drunkenness and Driving Under the Influence.

The following information was provided by the Hatboro Police Department.

Public Drunkenness

A 49-year-old Hatboro man was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct on Jan. 17 at 2:05 a.m. when police said he was found "semi-conscious" lying in an East Moreland Avenue parking lot.

  • A 47-year-old Hatboro man was arrested and cited for on Jan. 16 at 3:38 a.m. for public drunkenness when officers investigated a disturbance in the 50 block of South Penn Street. 
  • A 30-year-old Hatboro man was cited for public drunkenness on Jan. 12 at 8:43 p.m. when police investigated a disturbance in the 100 block of East Moreland Avenue.

Driving Under the Influence

A 22-year-old Philadelphia woman was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs and related traffic offenses, when officers investigated a single-vehicle crash in the 200 block of East County Line Road.

Assault 

A 32-year-old Hatboro man was arrested for simple assault and harassment when officers investigated a disturbance in the 30 block of South York Road. He was arraigned before District Justice John Kessler of Abington and was released on $5,000 bail.

 Criminal trespass

On Wednesday, January 16th, at 12:18pm, A Pineville man was cited for Criminal Trespass when a patrol officer found him trespassing on the SEPTA train tracks in the area of Meadowbrook Avenue.

Disorderly Conduct

A 34-year-old Hatboro woman was cited for disorderly conduct on Jan. 15 at 8:42 a.m. for allegedly smoking marijuana on Belmar Road.

Jon Walker January 28, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Just another reason to give up reading this page. All the other news outlets in the world give the names of all the people. What's the point? At least Phillyburbs and The Spirit and a few other online sources cover the area and give names. Gee, a 34 year old from Hatboro got busted for something. I guess it doesn't matter who it is or if its my neighbor, or babysitter.....At least I don't know the one dude busted for being on the train tracks...guess he should feel special for being the only one named.
Ezra Williams January 28, 2013 at 10:58 PM
J.W....might be the cops or courthouses or judges not giving out names. Never stopped them blasting my name out tho.
Liberty 1 January 28, 2013 at 11:44 PM
If he had been hit by the train we would have had his name, personal history of being a great guy etc.
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) January 29, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Names are usually available for most misdemeanor arrests, but sometimes charges are dropped or amended, or the arrest is overturned and a conviction can even be expunged. For those reasons, Patch may withhold names unless all the information on each case is available and complete, or if the circumstances or nature of the case warrant it. Since we live and work in this community, too, we are sensitive to these issues because content online lives forever, and we want to be as fair to our neighbors as we can.
John Q January 29, 2013 at 05:39 AM
How old is John Becker?
Mom2three January 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM
I always wondered why they don't post the names on here as well. To me it is kind of pointless. I appreciate the fact that the other local news websites do not shy away from publishing the names. I believe if the police makes the names available, then we do have a right to know if someone in our community is committing these crimes. It could be my kids' teachers, babysitter or a neighbor and in this day and age we need to do all we can to protect our families. The Patch should be more worried about protecting the law abiding citizens and not the criminals' identities.
Jerry Brahm (Editor) January 30, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Thank you. Yes, that's precisely right; we are trying to protect law abiding citizens because people are innocent until proven guilty. Arrests or charges reported by police do not indicate convictions, and as mentioned above, many, many of those are dismissed, dropped or expunged later. Yet, once a name is posted on the Internet, it is out there forever and very difficult for an innocent person to escape that stigma. Of course, this is only for misdemeanor charges, and even in that case, if a public figure is involved or the circumstances are unusual, we always use are best judgement. Thanks for using Patch! Jerry, Regional Editor
Mom2three January 30, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Just out of curiosity, why does the Upper Dublin Patch post the names?
Jerry Brahm (Editor) January 30, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Well, just like other news outlets have different policies and judgements concerning these same concerns, Patch is flexible, too, from area to area, region to region and Patch to Patch.
Alberto Penta January 31, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Theresa and Jerry have legitimate points, keep up the good work and update us if they are convicted.

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