Police Blotter: Monday, September 16, 2013
False ID charges
MONROE TOWNSHIP - A Selinsgrove man faces identity theft charges following a stop at a DUI checkpoint at 2 a.m. Saturday on Route 522 in Monroe Township, Snyder County.
State police at Selinsgrove report Michael A. Welch, 23, of 99 Creek Road, Selinsgrove, was operating a vehicle when he entered a DUI checkpoint. He told police he could not produce a license, but identified himself as Benjamin Koch, 22, of Selinsgrove.
Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. George Ritchey, reported in a press release, that he knew Welsh from prior incidents and knew he was not who he said he was. A check of his name showed he was wanted by the Snyder County's Sheriff's office and was operating a vehicle with a DUI-suspended license.
A charge of identity theft, along with providing false identification to law enforcement authorities and driving with a suspended license were filed with Magisterial District Judge John Reed, of Selinsgrove.
SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - Matthew Steimling, 27, of Sunbury, reported to state police at Stonington that between 12:01 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, someone cut the valve stems on his tires while his vehicle was parked along Snydertown Road, Shamokin Township.
JORDAN TOWNSHIP - Jan Stutts, of 162 Klingerstown Road, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, someone broke a wooden sign displaying the name of her farm on her property. Anyone with information on the criminal mischief is asked to call state police at 286-5601.