Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Man Wanted For Giving a False ID to Law Enforcement and Hindering Apprehension

A man is wanted in Schuylkill County on charges of giving false identification to law enforcement and hindering apprehension.
According to Orwigsburg Police, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 the Orwigsburg Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 300 Grove Street for a number traffic violations.

The vehicle, which was operated by a juvenile with a valid Pennsylvania learner's permit, was also occupied by five additional people, including the front seat passenger who did not have a valid driver’s license and was wanted on a non-extraditable warrant out of the state of Florida.

Upon attempting to identify the remaining occupants of the vehicle to verify whether or not any had a valid driver's license in order to lawfully accompany the juvenile driver, another male occupant identified himself by providing his name, date of birth, and social security number because he did not possess an identification card.

The information this man provided was later found to be that of his own brother.

Roberto Mehmeti, 37, of New Ringgold,  identified by the investigating officer with the assistance of the Pennsylvania Justice Network, provided this false information to avoid apprehension on an active bench warrant out of Carbon County.

Mehmeti is now facing charges for providing false ID to law enforcement and identity theft. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on these charges as well.

Deanna Leibowitz, who is married to and was seated next to Mehmeti in the vehicle, admitted that she knew Mehmeti provided a false name, date of birth, and social security number; however, made no attempt to reveal his true identity and is therefore facing a single charge of hindering apprehension.

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