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Summit Hill woman facing multiple charges

Published March 08. 2019 10:01AM

 

A Summit Hill woman is facing charges following incidents that occurred in February.

Borough police said around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8, officers were dispatched to the Switchback Mini Market for a hit-and-run involving a gray sport utility vehicle. On scene officers spoke to the victim, who said a woman operating an SUV struck the front of her car. As the officer was interviewing the victim, another report of a hit-and-run came over the radio, having occurred in the 100 block of East Fell Street. The officer learned from someone at the mini market that the hit-and-run driver was a “Deborah” but that person could not give a last name. He was also told that the woman mentioned something about just having teeth pulled.

Responding to Fell Street, the officer met an off-duty police officer who said that a woman in a gray SUV went to a home in the 100 block of East Fell Street and banged on a door at a residence. She then fell down porch stairs and got back into her vehicle and left the scene.

The officer then received another dispatch for a vehicle into the guide rails near the gas station on Route 902. On scene, the officer found a gray Ford Escape into the guide rail in the eastbound lane. The driver was identified as Deborah Yanetti, 66, of the 300 block of East Mountain Top Road. Yanetti had visible injuries to her nose and was bleeding. She was asked what happened but could not supply any information. Two witnesses at the scene said Yanetti was traveling westbound when her vehicle left the road and struck a sign, then traveled into the other lane and struck the guide rail.

An EMS unit was called. Yanetti was questioned again but was acting erratically and not making a sense, according to the police report. When the EMS unit arrived Yanetti was uncooperative with them. She was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

The officer then received another dispatch, this time to a cemetery in the Bloomingdale section for damages to tombstones. On scene the officer spoke with the Rev. Allen Hoffa, who said that the damages done to the tombstones occurred that day. Evidence gathered at the scene indicated Yanetti’s vehicle was the one involved. Two additional witnesses observed Yanetti driving into the cemetery.

On March 4 Yanetti was interviewed at the police station and provided a statement saying that she did not accurately remember the events. Damages to the tombstones was reported to be $285.

As a result of the investigation police charged Yanetti with institutional vandalism, accidents to attended vehicles or property, duty to give information or render aid and careless driving.

 

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