June 2017 DUI Arrests
On 06-25-17 at approximately 0215 hours I was dispatched by York County Control to a vehicle crash at 680 Cassel Rd. YCC advised it was a single vehicle crash into a road sign and mailboxes. YCC further advised that the driver of the vehicle had left the scene on foot and started walking Northbound on Cassel Rd. His description was given as a large white male tall in stature. YCC further advised the complainant thought the driver to be intoxicated due to his actions and behavior.
Upon arrival to the area I encountered a large man, tall in stature, walking North on Cassel Rd. who I later identified as Ryan Craig Wendell. Wendell was observed stumbling on the embankment of the road side. I stopped and made contact with Wendell. I observed what appeared to be a recent cut on his hand. I asked him where he was coming from and he advised he was walking home from the bar. I asked Wendell if he meant from his car that he had just wrecked down the road. Wendell advised that he wasn’t driving a car. During this conversation I could smell an odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Wendell’s breath and person. I then asked YCC to contact the caller and obtain a better description of the subject who was driving the car. While doing this I advised Wendell that he could sit on the embankment next to the patrol car. After a short moment I observed Wendell get on his cell phone and attempt to make a telephone call. I asked him to hang up the telephone. Wendell became argumentative and was then detained for his safety and mine while the investigation was completed.
During the investigation it was determined that Wendell was being arrested for public drunkenness. During a search incident to arrest of Wendell’s person, a set of car keys were found in his pocket. Those keys matched the silver Mitsubishi Galant bearing PA registration KJN6409 that had wrecked a couple hundred feet down the road from where Wendell was observed walking. Furthemore while inspecting the wrecked Mitsubishi I observed a document that was addressed to 165 Creek Rd. the same address Wendell advised he was living at.
Based on the information above it was determined that Wendell was the driver of the Mitsubishi when it crashed. I then read Wendell his miranda warnings to which Wendell advised he understood. I asked Wendell if he would submit to field sobriety testing. Wendell advised he would submit. During testing Wendell exhibited clues that led me to believe he was incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle.
Wendell was transported to York Central Booking where the DL-26 form was read to him verbatim. Wendell consented to giving a sample of blood. At 0346 hours I witnessed phlebotomist Jalyssa Caban draw blood from Wendell’s left arm. I observed Caban package and seal the blood for NMS labs. Wendell’s driver’s history was then ran and it was discovered that Wendell was a suspended driver for DUI reasons.
Based on the above believed to be true and correct to the best of my knowledge you affiant requests that Ryan Craig Wendell answer to the charges set forth above.
On 06-17-2017 I was using a tracker speed system to run a speed detail in the 600 block of Potts Hill Road in York County Pennsylvania. A black Nissan sedan came through the speed zone at an average speed of 53.0 miles per hour in a posted 35 mile per hour speed zone. I initiated a traffic stop using my emergency lights and siren in the 400 block of Market Street in Lewisberry Borough. Upon making contact with the driver, he was identified as Eric Foster, by his New York drives license. While at the drivers side window I could detect a very strong odor of fresh marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. I observed loose pieces of marijuana buds in the center consol area of the vehicle as well as on the drivers seat. Upon asking Foster where the marijuana was in the vehicle, he advised it was in the glove box.
I had all occupants of the vehicle step out and sit on the sidewalk while I searched the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle I had located a plastic sandwich bag containing marijuana in the glove box. In the glove box I had also located a burnt marijuana cigarette, also known as a “blunt”. I had located a package of cigars, used to smoke the marijuana. In the center consol of the vehicle I had located a scale that was covered with marijuana flakes. When asked, Foster admitted the marijuana and scale were his and he used the scale to determine how much marijuana he was smoking. He also advised the last time he smoked marijuana was around 0800 on this date. Foster advised he smokes marijuana just about every day. Field sobriety tests were then conducted on Foster.
Foster showed multiple signs of impairment such as lack of balance, body tremors and reddening of conjunctiva.
Foster was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. Foster was transported to York Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. Once at the hospital, I read a DL-26 form to Foster. He consented to a blood draw. At 1135 hours on 06-17-2017 Brenda Woods, a vascular access tech from the hospital drew two tubes of blood from Foster’s right arm. This blood was boxed and sealed in my presence. This blood will be sent to NMS Labs for testing.
Foster was then transported to York County Central Booking where his custody was released to the York County Sheriffs.
Due to Foster being from New York, I requested Foster be arraigned in front of a judge. The marijuana seized weighed around 12 grams.
Your Affiant is Patrolman Taylor Nauman of the Newberry Township Police Department. On 06/11/2017, I was on duty in issued uniform, operating a marked patrol unit.
At approximately 0230 hours this Officer was traveling west on Old Trail road behind a white pick up truck. I observed the vehicle enter the on ramp for Interstate 83 North mile marker 32, the vehicle failed to use its turn signal. As I got closer to the vehicle I could read the Pennsylvania registration ZJC-6744. I ran the registration and the vehicle came back with an expired registration of 04/2017. At 0231 hours I initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.
I made contact with the operator who was later identified as James White by his Pennsylvania Drivers License. I immediately detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. While speaking with Mr. White I observed him having glassy eyes and sluggish movements. While talking with Mr. White, he admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages at a friends house.
A short time later I asked Mr. White submit to field sobriety tests. The field sobriety tests yielded clues of impairment. I attempted to issue a PBT to which Mr. White declined.
At this point I came to the belief that Mr. White had imbibed an a quantity of alcohol that rendered him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Mr. White was placed under arrest for DUI. I transported Mr. White to York Central Booking. I read the DL-26 form verbatim and asked Mr. White submit to a chemical test of blood. Mr. White agreed to do so and at 0351hrs., Phlebotomist Jalyssa Caban, withdrew two tubes of blood from Mr. White’s left arm. Tubes were sealed in our presence to be sent to NMS labs for analysis.
Criminal History was check revealed in 2009 a prior DUI arrest in Texas for intoxication manslaughter by motor vehicle.
On June 10, 2017 at approx. 1125 Hrs. while on patrol I observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker, 2/17. While driving through the Newberry Commons and approaching the Members First Credit Union Bank a older model Red GMC truck was driving through the parking area of the commons. I observed the inspection sticker and the driver pulled into the Bank’s parking lot. I then drove around the bank and got into the line for the drive through bank service. I then observed the driver exit the GMC and enter the bank. Within a minute the driver looking around exited the bank, quickly got into his GMC, and quickly left the bank’s parking area. I proceeded to follow the GMC as it left the Newberry Commons and enter the traffic on I83 North @ exit 34 on ramp. The GMC then pulled over to the shoulder of the ramp without entering I83. I activated my emergency over head lights and pulled directly behind the GMC. Pennsylvania registration ZCK5966 was displayed on the GMC. Prior to exiting my marked patrol vehicle the driver exited the GMC and stood by his vehicle.
Upon approach of the driver, he re-entered his vehicle but was unable to roll down the window, due to damage to the driver’s side door. I immediately observed an odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from the driver through the open door. The driver had a strong odor of freshly applied cologne. The driver was also franticly chewing gum. I asked for the driver to turn over his license and vehicle information. The driver turned over Pa. driver’s license #20237419 belonging to a David Frank Pro. The photograph on the license matched the driver of the GMC. I asked why he stopped his vehicle and he stated that he knew I was going to stop him for the inspection violation. Due to holding the door open and the driver’s suspicious actions I requested he step from the vehicle and stand between our two vehicles. I observed that Mr. Pro use his vehicle for support. Mr. Pro had very red blood shot eyes that were very glassy. Mr. Pro had a mild slurred speech. Mr. Pro staggered when walking. I advised him that I observed the odor of alcohol and he advised that he was drinking the night before, he denied drinking any alcohol today. I requested that he perform field sobriety tests and he complied. Mr. Pro began by making the statement don’t arrest me I’ll lose my job. Upon performing the tests it was observed that Mr. Pro had many clues that indicated that he was under the influence to a degree that prevented him from safe driving. Mr. Pro was requested to submit a breath sample for a PBT device and complied. The results were over twice the legal limit. Mr. Pro was taken into custody without incident.
Upon securing Mr. Pro’s vehicle an open 30 pack was observed in the back area of the cab of the truck. A small cooler was opened and three cold beers remained from the 30 pack. Scattered along the back area were approx. 27 empty cans of Natural Ice beer. This was photographed but the alcohol was not seized. Mr. Pro’s truck was locked up and the keys taken from the vehicle. With the presence of Ofc. Breski, the implied consent form was read over and Mr. Pro agreed to submit a blood sample for testing. Mr. Pro was transported to the Memorial Hospital of York. At the hospital a sample of his blood was drawn and packaged. The sample will be sent to NMS labs for analysis. Mr. Pro was then transported to the York County Booking center for processing. At the Booking center he was turned over to the Sheriff’s Department for processing. Upon running his criminal history it was determined that he was arrested for DUI in July of 2000 but nothing in the past ten years. When arrangements are made he will be released after being processed.
NMS Labs toxicology report received at the office. At the time of arrest Mr. Pro had the following in his blood.
BAC level of 0.159
Delta-9 Carboxy THC 9.7 legal limit = 5.0
Delta-9 THC 0.64 legal limit = 0.50
On 06-17-2017 I was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the parking lot of Rutters farm store located at 2215 Old Trail Road in York Pennsylvania. The caller, David Neuman advised someone hit the boat he was towing in the Rutters parking. Neuman was parked near the air pump in the parking lot when a vehicle struck the motor the boat he was towing causing minor damage to the boat motor. Neuman advised to York County Control that the driver of the other vehicle did not have a license and appeared intoxicated.
Upon arrival to the scene, I met with the driver of the striking vehicle (unit 1), Tammy Brown. Browns brother, Mark Ammons was on scene and handed me the insurance and registration for the vehicle. When I spoke with Brown she appeared very disoriented and confused. While I was standing right next to Brown, I could detect a strong odor of alcohol coming from Brown. She admitted to drinking alcohol at 2000 hours on 06-17-2017. I asked her multiple questions and she could not concentrate on what I was saying. She was giving me a blank stare and had a very difficult time keeping her balance. Brown’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot. I asked Brown if she had any medical problems that would effect her balance, she advised she did not.
I then had Brown perform field sobriety tests. Brown could not complete 2 of the 3 tests due to almost falling over. Brown showed multiple signs of impairment.
Brown was then arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was handcuffed and placed in the rear of my patrol car. Upon walking up to her vehicle, the driver and passenger windows were down. I looked into the vehicle and could see a marijuana pipe laying in a cup holder in plain view. I went into the vehicle to get the marijuana pipe. In one end of the pipe was a fresh marijuana “bud”. I also had located a marijuana grinder on the passenger side floor. A insulated water jug was laying on the passenger side floor, I opened it and could detect the odor of orange juice and alcohol. The container was about 1/4 full of orange liquid. A loose white pill was also found in Brown’s purse. Upon searching the description of the pill on a pill identifier web site, the pill appeared to be alprazolam.
Brown was transported to York Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. Upon arrival at the hospital I read Brown a DL-26 form and she consented to the blood draw. At 1332 hours on 06-17-2017 Michelle Wheeler a vascular access tech from the hospital drew two tubes of blood from Browns right hand. This blood was boxed and sealed in my presence. This blood will be sent to NMS labs for testing. Brown was then transported to York Central Booking Center where her custody was handed over to the York County Sheriffs.
Upon searching Brown’s driving record, she was charged with DUI in september of 2016 making her target 25. Brown was also DUI suspended.
On 06-03-2017 at 0154 hours I was in the Rutter’s store located at 2215 Old Trail Road. I was notified by the night shift supervisor at this store that there was a male in the store that appeared highly intoxicated. The supervisor, Patrick Klunk, advised the customer appeared to have fallen asleep at the counter where you pick up food. I observed this male myself to have a hard time keeping his balance, he kept swaying back and fourth. This male arrived at the store less than 10 minutes before I did on a black Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle was assigned PA T5723. This motorcycle was parked in a handicap space and did not have handicap tags or placards.
I approached the male while he was slouched over the food counter. I had asked if he was ok and if he needed any medical attention. He advised he did not. I then asked where he was coming from, he advised a friends house in York Haven. I had asked if he had any alcohol on this date, he replied that he did and could not give me an exact amount of how much he consumed. While I was speaking to him in the store I could detect a strong odor of alcohol coming from him. His eyes were very blood shot and watery. The male was swaying back and fourth while I was speaking with him. He advised that he should not have drove his motorcycle to the Rutter’s because of how intoxicated he was and advised he wont drive it home. The male provided me with his Pennsylvania drivers license, he was identified as James Miner.
I had Miner step outside in the parking lot to perform field sobriety tests on him. Miner showed multiple signs of impairment including inability to follow simple instructions and lack of balance. Miner advised that he knew he was too intoxicated to drive.
Miner was then arrested for DUI. Miner was transported to the York County Central Booking Center where he was read a DL-26 form. Miner consented to a blood test and signed the DL-26 Form. At 0252 hours Jalyssa Caban drew two tubes of blood from Miner’s left arm. This blood was boxed and sealed in my presence. This blood was sent to NMS Labs for testing. Miner’s custody was turned over to the York County Sheriffs Office.
Upon searching Minor’s driving history, he had a previous DUI charge out of Texas in 2008.
On 06-02-2017 at around 2055 hours I was dispatched to an erratic driving report at the Reeser’s Soft Ice Cream located at 880 Old Rossville Road in Lewisberry. The caller, Benjamin Craig, advised of a male who had a strong odor of alcohol on him. This male parked in the Reeser’s Ice Cream parking lot and approached a person standing near the caller. This male stated multiple times he did not know where he was at currently. The male also stated he had no clue how he even got to this area. The male said he must have fallen asleep and woken up here. The male also stated multiple times that he was not crazy. According to Craig, the male then got back into his vehicle and sat there for a few minutes The male then got back out of the vehicle and approached the same subject and said he was not crazy. The male then got back into his vehicle once again and drove away from the business heading toward Lewisberry Boro. Craig was able to obtain a registration which was identified as EZF4761. This registration comes back to Dwayne Nance. The vehicle was a Hyundai station wagon.
A Fairveiw Township Police Officer was in the area of Lewisberry Road and Rosstown Road. He initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. I then arrived on scene and made contact with the driver. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was identified by his Pennsylvania’s drivers license as Dwayne Nance. I could detect a very strong odor of alcohol coming from the inside of the vehicle. Nance had blood shot and watery eyes. I had asked multiple questions such as where he was coming from and where he was going. Nance had a difficult time answering my questions and could not concentrate. Nance appeared very dazed and confused. When asked, Nance admitted to having two beers on this date. His story of where he had the beers changed multiple times. I then had Nance step out from the vehicle. Nance had a very difficult time trying to maintain his balance. At a few points I had to physically hold Nance up so he did not fall over.
Field sobriety tests were completed on Nance. Nance showed multiple signs of impairment, including lack of balance and lack of concentration. Nance provided a partial PBT sample which did indicate alcohol on his breath.
Nance was arrested for DUI. Nance was transported to the York County Booking center where I had read him a DL-26 form. Nance signed the form and consented to a blood draw. At 2239 hours, blood was taken from Nance’s left arm by Jalyssa Caban, a vascular access tech. This blood was boxed and sealed in my presence. This blood was sent to NMS Labs for testing.
While on the way to the booking center and while at the booking center, Nance advised multiple times that once he is left out I will not see him again and he will flee to the Louisiana swamps. Nance advised he was living in a hotel room and did not have a fixed address. Nance said he does not have a mailing address because he does not pay any bills. Nance also stated that he was drunk and made the comment “Who doesn’t drive drunk”.
On 05/21/17 at approx 0144hrs this officer was on duty driving a marked patrol unit. I was in the area of Reeser Hill Rd and Cly Rd when I observed a vehicle go past the intersection. As the vehicle went past I observed that the vehicles registration lights were out. As the vehicle proceeded towards York Haven Rd I observed the vehicle cross over into the opposing lane as it negotiated a turn. It was also weaving in its lane of travel and the driver used sharp jerky movements to correct. The vehicle made a left hand turn onto York Haven Rd. I initiated a traffic stop at 0144hrs on a Brown Chevy Pick Up. Pa registration ZJZ0266.
I approached the vehicle on the driver side. The driver was smoking a cigarette. I introduced myself and advised the driver that I was stopping him for his registration light. I asked for his drivers license, registration and insurance. The driver provided me with PA drivers license # 30527644, issued to a Derek S Mansberger. The photo matched the driver. I asked him where he was coming from and he advised a friends son had a birthday party. As He was talking I detected a moderate odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. I asked him if he had been drinking and he advised that he had one beer approx 2 hours previous. I asked him if he would step out of the vehicle to do some field coordination test.
Mansberger stepped out of the vehicle and appeared to be unsteady on his feet. I asked him if he had any weapons on him and he advised that he did not. He was asked to turn around so I could pat him down to check and he agreed. The result was negative for weapons. While speaking to Mansberger he was observed to have a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person. When asked, Mansberger appeared confused and disorientated and was slow to respond to questions. Mansberger was also observed to have, glassy bloodshot eyes. When speaking he appeared to have slurred speech. His clothing was disarranged and soiled. When he moved his movements were slow and lethargic movements.
When asked, Mansberger agreed to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. The test indicated that Mansberger was under the influence and incapable of safe driving. I also administered a PBT the result was 0.133%. I asked him to pull down his eye lid. I observed Redding of the conjunctive. I also had him hold out his tongue and I observed a greenish brown color.
At this time I asked him to turn around and put his hands behind his back and that he was under arrest for driving under the influence. He was taken into custody with out incident.
The handcuffs were double locked after ensuring proper fit. He was then searched the resulting being negative for contraband. He was then placed in the rear of patrol car 47. I then transported him to Central booking where I read to him the implied consent form. Vascular access Tec Chelsea Talbot removed two vials of blood from Mansbergers Left arm at 0240hrs. The vials were then sealed to be sent to NMS labs. Mansberger was then released to Sheriff’s Deputies. Upon going through Mansberger’s belongings at Central Booking a small amount of marihuana was located in a chewing tobacco canister. This was seized.
11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 4.2ng/ml
Delta-9 Carboxy THC 44ng/ml
Delta-9 THC 6.3 ng/ml
On 03/11/17 at approx. 1703 hrs. this department was dispatched to 2215 Old Trail Rd., The Rutter’s, for a Fainting/ Seizures. The caller, a store employee, advised that there was a male in a vehicle, slumped over making groaning noises. The vehicle was to be right in front of the business. A silver, Dodge Dart, PA reg. JFD 3815. The male was to be breathing, but labored. While en route was advised that the subject was to have opened his eyes and was now talking. I arrived at approx. 1710 hrs. Newberry Township EMS was already on scene.
As I approached the vehicle, EMT Sarah Gipe, advised that this was possibly Heroin related and handed me a bag of suspected heroin. The bag was to have been located in the driver’s door. I was also advised of a fresh track mark in his right arm. I was also advised that NARCAN was not administered. He was to have also admitted to using Heroin. The vehicle was still running, with a male in the driver seat. The male was extremely disorientated. The front of his shirt was wet in several locations. The EMT’s requested that he be removed from the vehicle and placed inside of the ambulance for further evaluation. The male’s movements were slow and lethargic. Once in the ambulance, I observed that his pupils were constricted, and his eye lids were droopy. I asked him for his name and driver’s license. He provided me with a PA driver’s license 29715245 issued to a Devin Z. Cathcart. The photo matched the driver. I asked Cathcart if he had used more than he normally does and he advised no. He did advised that he has been trying to quit and has been weaning himself off recently. He then started talking about rehab. While he was talking he had a raspy voice and kept wanting to cough. Due to Cathcart’s vitals, the EMT’s requested that they transport Cathcart to the hospital.
I then followed the ambulance from the Rutter’s to Memorial Hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital I read Cathcart the implied consent DL-26 and asked if he would submit to a legal blood draw. He advised that he would and signed the document. Michelle Wheeler then removed two vials of blood from Cathcart’s left arm at 1758 hrs. The vials were then sealed in a box for NMS labs.
NMS lab results:
PSP lab results:
The powder weighed 8.77g and contained acrylfentanyl, a fentanyl derivative. The caps were also tested for residue and contained acrylfentanyl.
Your Affiant is Patrolman Taylor Nauman of the Newberry Township Police Department. On 05/14/2017, I was on patrol, in issued uniform, operating a marked patrol unit.
At 0154 hours, while traveling east on Old Trail road I came upon a red Hyundai that was involved with an accident wit a telephone pole. The vehicle had severe damage and one occupant. While dispatching emergency services I attempted to get the occupant out of the vehicle. Once the occupant did exit the vehicle he was identified as Curtis Schoppert by Pennsylvania driver’s license number 30229445. While speaking with Mr. Schoppert, he had slurred speech and when exiting the vehicle he had a staggered walk to safety with my assistance. I also detected the odor of alcohol coming from his breathe and person.
While Emergency services was tending to his injuries I introduced myself and advised him that my shoulder microphone is activated. While speaking with Mr. Schoppert he advised me he was coming from the VFW. Next I asked how much Mr. Schoppert has had to drink tonight to which he advised two beers and a yager bomb.
A short time later after checking on the accident Mr. Schoppert called me over. Mr. Schoppert advised me he had marijuana in the center console. I then went inside the vehicle and located the marijuana it was in a gum container. Because of Mr. Schoppert physical state I decided not to attempt field sobriety test. Mr. Schoppert was then transported to York Hospital for treatment.
Once Mr. Schoppert arrived at York Hospital I read Mr. Schoppert the DL-26 form verbatim and asked him to submit to a chemical test of blood. Mr. Schoppert agreed to do so and on 05/14/2017 at 0306 hours Phelbotomist Elizabeth Campbell removed two vials of blood from Mr. Schoppert’s right arm. Tubes were sealed in our presence ad sent to NMS labs for analysis.
I received NMS labs results Mr. Shoppert has a BAC of .143% and a level of Delta-9 THC at 1.8ng/mL at the time of testing.
Based upon the above information which I believe to be true and correct, I respectfully request a summons be issued that Curtis Shoppert, answer to the charges of: DUI and Possession.
Your Affiant is Patrolman Dean Bortner of the Newberry Township Police Department. On 05/11/2017, I was on duty, in issued uniform, operating a marked patrol vehicle.
At approximately 1920 hours, I was on a private access road off of York Haven Rd. This road is used only for employees of Pennsylvania Power and Light. There are clearly posted signs that say private road authorized vehicles only. I came upon a black jeep that was traveling south on the access road. I stopped the jeep and made contact with the driver. I immediately noticed that the drivers eyes were glassy and blood shot and he was slow to answer questions. The Jeep was bearing Pennsylvania registration RR8E53.
The driver was identified as Kevin Duncker by Pennsylvania drivers license. I explained to Mr. Duncker why I had him stop and he told me that he knew he was not allowed to be on the access road. I asked Mr. Duncker why he was on the access road and he stated no one was on it and it was empty. I asked Mr. Duncker what he was under the influence of and he stated marijuana. I asked when was the last time he smoked marijuana and he stated twenty minutes ago at a friends house in Wrightsville. At this point I requested he submit to field sobriety tests.
Field sobriety tests were administered which yielded clues of drug impairment, which rendered him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. He was placed under arrest for DUI.
I transported Mr. Duncker to York Central Booking, where I read the DL-26 implied consent form verbatim to Mr. Duncker. Mr. Duncker agreed to submit to a chemical test of blood. At 2030 hours, Phlebotomist Jaylssa Caban, withdrew two tubes of blood from Mr. Duncker’s left arm. Tubes were sealed in our presence to be sent to NMS labs for analysis.
Received toxicology report from NMS labs, which revealed Mr. Duncker had Delta-9 Carboxy THC 17 ng/mL and Delta-9 THC 7.6 ng/mL present in his blood at the time of testing.