Police Press Release -3/20/17

Posted on March 21, 2017

On March 13, Montgomery Police responded to a one car motor vehicle crash on River Road near Blue Spring Road. As officers were responding, the caller stated that a person was walking away from the crash. Officers located the individual and determined that he was a passenger in the vehicle involved in the crash. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival. The passenger identified the driver as Leonard Kopecky, 50, of Rocky Hill. The crash occurred when Kopecky failed to negotiate a curve and his vehicle left the roadway, impacting a support wire for a utility pole, several large rocks and a tree. During the investigation, officers believed the vehicle contained narcotics. A K-9 responded to the scene and indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained and officers recovered drug paraphernalia from the vehicle. Attempts to locate Kopecky proved unsuccessful. Kopecky is facing charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Careless Driving, Open Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Failure to Report an Accident.

On March 18, Montgomery Police Officers Eric Hannold and Ryan Gray stopped a vehicle driven by Dillon Reed, 24, of Bristol, Rhode Island for a motor vehicle violation on Route 206 near Orchard Road. During the course of the stop, officers determined that Reed was in possession of marijuana, hashish, and drug paraphernalia. Reed was arrested and transported to MTPD HQ for processing. He was charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle. He was released pending an upcoming appearance in Montgomery Twp. Municipal Court.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Police Dept.