Police Log: Teacher Elecrocuted, Jade Employees Picket, DUI

The following incidents were reported by the Lower Moreland Police Department.

June 3 – DUI

  • Area of Pine Road & Byberry Road

Vadym Myronchuk, 38, of Philadelphia, has criminal charges pending after being involved in a car accident where the victim sustained injuries. According to the report, the driver’s pupils were constricted and the officer detected the smell of the alcohol on his breath. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a .273% BAC on the breath test. No other information available.

June 2 – DUI

  • Area of Philmont Ave. & Byberry Rd.

Andonios Kastanos, 21, of Philadelphia, has a DUI charge pending after being involved in a 2-car accident near the intersection of Philmont and Byberry. The police arrived with both cars parked in the Wawa parking lot and Kastanos approached the responding officer.

According to the report, Kastanos had slow and slurred speech and had trouble telling the story of the crash. The responding officer also observed several pocketknives in Kastano's front right pants pocket. LMPD removed two knives from his right pocket and one from his left. A set of green, camouflaged Brass Knuckles with a four-inch flip blade inside of it was also found on Kastanos.

Kastanos admitted to being on several prescribed medications while driving. He was taken to Holy Redeemer and his charges are pending lab results.

June 1 – Non-criminal accident

  • Valley Christian School - 2364 Huntingdon Pike

Doris Rissinger, 55, of Rockledge, called LMPD to report that she had been electrocuted while turning on an exhaust fan at the . Rissinger, who works at the school, reported she was standing in a small amount of water that had been accidentally spilled by another employee prior to turning the fan on. When she turned the switch on she felt extreme pain in her right hand and arm. She did not lose consciousness during the incident.

Police arrived and found Rissinger’s arm to be red and swollen. The was on scene and providing a reading of 170 volts for the fan, and the plate around the fan was carrying a current.

The school’s facility manager said he will contact an electrician to replace the switch.

May 30 – Disturbances

  • Jade Corporation – 3063 Philmont Ave.

Around 30-50 employees were protesting in the morning in the parking lot of Jade Corproation on May 30, some as early as 7:30 a.m. Members of the Steelworker #401 Union were opposed to a construction project and were unhappy that non-union labor was being utilized. Police made contact with Christopher Prophet, 41, of Philadelphia, who acted as the union representative, and he said the employees would protest “as long as possible.”

Jade general manager John Mergenthaler, of Huntingdon Valley, told police he is currently seeking an injunction through the court system to limit the number of protesters.

John W. Houriet June 14, 2012 at 08:16 PM
"Electrocution" means to kill using electricity. It doen not mean to be shocked as was the woman in your article!


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