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Police Investigating Fake Prescriptions

Doylestown police say someone tried three times to get the narcotic painkiller oxycodone.

 

Doylestown Borough police are investigating three separate cases where someone tried to obtain narcotics from area pharmacies with fake prescriptions.

The first report of a fraudulent prescription came on Thursday, April 26, police said on Friday.

Someone presented the prescription to the pharmacy around 11:46 a.m., police said. The prescription was for Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller that is frequently abused for the euphoric effects it produces.

The second report came the next day, on Friday, April 27.

In that incident, someone presented a fraudulent prescription at the Rite Aid pharmacy on around 11:49 a.m., police said. Again, the prescription was for Oxycodone.

The third incident occured at the pharmacy on Sunday, April 29 at about 1:40 p.m. As before, the prescription was for Oxycodone.

Oxycodone, sold under the brand name OxyContin, is increasingly abused in the Central Bucks area, including by teenagers, Bev Haberle told Doylestown Patch. Haberle is director of Doylestown-based The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, which runs addiction prevention and recovery programs around the region.

 

Here are the other incidents reported in this week's Doylestown Borough police log:

Weapons Violation

Charges have been filed against Donald Crist, 50, Jones Avenue, Flourtown, after he allegedly exposed a razor type knife and threatened to use it during a business dispute.

The incident occurred on Saturday, April 28 at about 5:30 p.m. at a residence on the 300 block of East Court Street.

Crist is also charged with assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, and terroristic threats.

Driving Under the Influence

Daniel Miller, 27, Oakland Avenue, Doylestown, was arrested on Thursday, April 26 at approximately 4 a.m. after an officer stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked on N. Clinton Street with its lights illuminated.

During the investigation, Miller was noted to exhibit signs of intoxication. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.

Miller was transported to Doylestown hospital for legal blood tests.

Theft

A siding brake valued at approximately $1,400 was stolen from a rear hallway of the sometime between 9:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25 and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26.

In addition, the locking mechanism of a coin-dispensing machine was drilled out, and an undetermined amount of cash stolen from the machine during the same time frame.

Assault

Charges have been filed against a 16-year old female student after she allegedly struck another student several times in the face and pushed the victim into a wall at .

The incident occurred on Thursday, April 26 at approximately 12:17 PM.

Driving Under the influence

Bryan Brems, 50, Providence Avenue, Doylestown, was arrested on Friday, April 27 at approximately 1:35 a.m. after he allegedly failed to stop his vehicle at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Hamilton and State Streets.

During the traffic stop, Brems was noted to exhibit signs of intoxication. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.

Brems was transported to Doylestown Hospital for legal blood tests.

Driving Under the influence

Patrick Lacotta, 22, Bates Drive, Chalfont, was arrested on Friday, April 27 at approximately 2:26 a.m. after officers were called to investigate an illegally parked vehicle blocking the driveway to a S. Main Street bar.

During the investigation, Lacotta was noted to exhibit signs of intoxication. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.

Lacotta was transported to Doylestown Hospital for legal blood tests.

Liquor Laws

Giuseppe Mannino, 19, Durham Road, New Hope, was cited on Saturday, April 28 at approximately 12:28 AM after he allegedly presented a fake identification card to gain entry to .

Mannino was also cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct for his behavior during the investigation.

Public Drunkenness

Alejandro Soto-Gil was cited on Saturday, April 28 at approximately 3:14 a.m. after he was allegedly observed staggering into the roadway on Main Street in the area of Court Street.

Driving Under the Influence

Linda Halliday, 53, Creek Road, Doylestown, was arrested on Saturday, April 28 at approximately 3:42 a.m. after officers stopped to investigate a vehicle that was parked on the curb on the 200 block of N. Main Street with its lights illuminated.

During the investigation, Halliday was noted to exhibit signs of intoxication. She was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which she failed.

Halliday was transported to Doylestown Hospital for legal blood tests.

Driving Under the Influence

Elizabeth Plum, 57, Hart Avenue, Doylestown, was arrested on Saturday, April 28 at approximately 10:51 p.m. after her vehicle was stopped for allegedly failing to signal her turn from Hamilton onto Ashland Streets.

During the traffic stop, Plum was noted to exhibit signs of intoxication. She was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which she failed.

Plum was transported to Doylestown hospital for legal blood tests.

Public Drunkenness

Daniel Yannarella, 22, Brentwood Drive, Doylestown, was cited on Sunday, April 29 at about 3:05 a.m. after an officer allegedly observed him throwing a roll of toilet paper over a set of wires at the intersection of Green and Ashland Streets.

Driving Under the Influence

David Rombold, 28, Olive Street, Warminster, was arrested on Sunday, April 29 at approximately 3:28 a.m. after he was stopped for allegedly driving his vehicle above the posted speed limit and screeching his tires on E. Oakland Avenue.

During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Rombold’s license was suspended DUI related. Rombold was also noted to exhibit signs of alcohol consumption.

Rombold was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which were marginal.

Rombold was transported to Doylestown Hospital for legal blood tests.

Public Drunkenness

Albert Danas, 41, Church Street, Doylestown, was cited on Sunday, April 29 at about 6:47 p.m. after he was observed sleeping on Scout Way.

Assault

Charges are pending against a 15-year old female after she allegedly struck a family member during a domestic disturbance on the 100 block of E. Ashland Street.

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 29 at about 8:53 p.m.

Driving Under the influence

Anne Hibbitts, 28, Sagewood Court, Doylestown, was arrested on Wednesday, May 2 at about 1:50 a.m. following a disturbance that occurred in the Bucks County Bank lot.

Hibbitts and an acquaintance allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation in the parking lot. Following the investigation, Hibbitts was instructed not to drive due to her level of intoxication. She was observed departing the area with a designated driver.

The acquaintance, Michael Orach, 25, Harvey Avenue, was cited for disorderly conduct and escorted to his residence.

Shortly after taking Orach to his residence, Hibbitts’ vehicle was observed parked with its lights illuminated in the area of Orach’s residence, and she was found inside the residence yelling at Orach.

Hibbitts was transported to Doylestown Hospital for legal blood tests.

Harassment

Citations have been filed against Jennine Gosk, 36, Gibson Road, Bensalem, for allegedly creating a disturbance and using obscene gestures inside the on Wednesday, May 2 at about 4:20 p.m.

Mike May 04, 2012 at 10:58 PM
You can REFUSE field sobriety tests, people. A polite refusal "until I speak with an attorney" may be the best choice. Since the “pass” or “fail” on a field sobriety test is purely subjective, with no published standards for “passing”, you have little chance of helping your situation by taking the field sobriety test.
Mike May 04, 2012 at 11:00 PM
,,,However, do NOT refuse a breath test or blood tests.

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