Police log Nov. 29

• State police are investigating a retail theft at the Jos. A. Banks store on Route 202 in Concord Township.  A report said an unknown suspect took four navy colored wool pea coats valued at $1,980. The incident happened 6:52 p.m. on Nov. 27. Anyone with information is asked to call Tpr. Richardson at 484-840-1000.

• Thirteen people were killed in crashes investigated by state troopers during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, according to State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan.

In addition to the 13 fatalities, 349 people were injured in the 1,124 crashes to which troopers responded during the official holiday driving period, covering Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 25.

Five of the people killed were not wearing seat belts and two of the 13 fatal crashes were alcohol-related. Overall, 86 of the 1,124 total crashes were alcohol-related.

Last year, 10 people were killed and 326 others were injured in 1,007 crashes investigated by state police during the same five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period.

During this year's holiday driving period, state police issued 9,020 speeding citations, charged 509 people with driving under the influence, cited 1,115 for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 124 for not securing children in safety seats.

The crash numbers cover only those incidents investigated by state police and do not include statistics on crashes to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.


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