Police: Woman Nearly Hit Officer
SUGAR NOTCH — A Sugar Notch woman is accused of nearly running down a police officer and hitting his car as she fled from a traffic stop earlier this week.
Police say Chris Ann Krepps, 53, of 350 Riley St., was pulled over after she failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign at Riley and Oak streets Sunday night.
According to the complaint, Krepps stopped the 2001 Buick Century along Main Street and identified herself as a 35-year-old woman, Amanda Sonnak.
She claimed to have forgotten her ID, and when police checked the name they found no records, the complaint says. Krepps then got aggressive and challenged the officer as she tried to exit the car, police said.
When the officer called for backup, Krepps said, “(Expletive) this, I’m leaving,” according to the complaint.
Krepps threw the car in reverse and nearly ran down the officer, who had to jump out of the way, police said. As she fled the scene, Krepps hit the front bumper of the police car, the complaint alleges.
Police were unable to find the vehicle, but went to the house where it was registered and learned Krepps was using the vehicle, the complaint says.
Police went to Krepps’ home and found marijuana and pipes when a roommate let them in, the charges allege.
Police charged Krepps with a list of offenses, including aggravated assault, providing false identification, escape, fleeing police, theft, unauthorized used of a vehicle and marijuana possession.
Magisterial District Judge Donald L. Whittaker arraigned Krepps on Wednesday evening and ordered her held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $100,000.
A preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 3.
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