A road rage incident on Tuesday, September 19th in Lafayette Hill has resulted in two arrests.
Readers of MoreThanTheCurve.com reported seeing members of the Montgomery County SWAT Team stop a vehicle near the intersection of Ridge Pike and Joshua Road on September 19th. Our readers wanted to know more details.
Our sources tell us that the vehicle was stop following police being called to the 4000 block of Center Avenue in Lafayette Hill after reports of gun shots. The SWAT team, we are told, was in the area for an unrelated incident and members of the unit stopped the vehicle after it had been reported as having fled the scene on Center Avenue. The person in the vehicle ended up being the victim of a road rage incident.
The victim described to police that there had been a disagreement with another driver in the area of Joshua Road and Ridge Pike. The other driver then passed the victim on the wrong side of the road and side swiped the victim’s vehicle.
The victim followed the the other driver home to Center Avenue where an argument took place. The other driver than allegedly called for someone inside the home to bring out a gun. It is alleged that at least one shot was fired. This is when the victim fled the scene and was stopped by the members of the SWAT team.
According to court documents, 20-year-old Dylan Haas (docket sheet) and 60-year-old Ernest Haas (docket sheet) were both arrested by the Whitemarsh Township Police Department on September 19th. The younger Haas has been charged with Possession of Instrument of Crime with Intent, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Terroristic Threats with Intent To Terrorize Another, Simple Assault, Tamper With/Fabricate Physical Evidence, and Propel Missile Into Occupied Vehicles. All are M1 or M2 misdemeanors. He is currently held at Montgomery County Prison as he was unable to make bail, which was set at $5,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 27th.
The older Haas was charged with a similar set of misdemeanors including Possession of Instrument of Crime with Intent, Criminal Solicitation – Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Terroristic Threats with Intent to Terrorize Another, Criminal Solicitation – Simple Assault, Criminal Solicitation – Tamper With/Fabricate Physical Evidence, and Criminal Solicitation – Propel Missile Into Occupied Vehicles. He was also charged with the lesser crime of Accident with Damage to Unattended Vehicle or Property. He is also currently held in Montgomery County Prison due to the inability to make bail, which was also set at $5,000. His preliminary hearing has not yet been set.