Suspect fights with New Kensington Police; now faces 13 charges


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New Kensington, Pa. – While on routine patrol along 4th Avenue and 10th Street in the city, a motorist with defective car parts and a failure to follow the motor vehicle code results in a traffic stop after a minor police pursuit.

According to the police criminal complaint, Robert Kramer, age 47 of Church Street in New Kensington identified himself as Robert Graymer but apparently had no license, registration, or proof of insurance to provide to police. Kramer also told police he did not see or hear the lights and siren activated on the patrol unit.

Police was advised that no records were found for Graymer, and Kramer then told police his name was Granger, with the same date of birth given earlier. Upon questioning, Kramer and his passenger stated there was nothing illegal in the car. No record was found for Robert Granger; police asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and place his hands behind his back to be transported to NKPD to be placed on the LIVESCAN machine to get his true identity.

As the driver stepped out of the vehicle, he pushed the officer resulting in him falling backward and attempted to flee on foot through 4 other officers. Officers tackled the driver (Kramer) who then stated his name was not Granger, but Bobby Kramer. Kramer began yelling and screaming that he had recently been shot and that his ribs were hurting but refused to comply with officers to place his hands behind his back.

Now in custody, EMS was requested to expedite to the scene. During the person search, officers located suspected heroin, crack cocaine, a crack pipe, and cash. A vehicle search revealed additional narcotics and paraphernalia. Also located was a loaded 32 revolver under the driver’s seat that came back stolen through Butler PSP.

Kramer was transported to Forbes Hospital for medical assessment and cleared to return to NKPD lockup awaiting Sheriff transport to the Westmoreland County Jail. This incident occurred on August 2, 2019.

Kramer charges:

F2 Person Not To Possess Use Etc. Firearms 08/02/2019
F2 Aggravated Assault
F2 Receiving Stolen Property
F3 Firearms Not To Be Carried W/O License
M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce
M2 Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer
M3 False Identification To Law Enforcement Officer
M Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg
F Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver
M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph
S Driv While Oper Priv Susp Or Revoked
S Turning Movements And Required Signals
S No Rear Lights

A Preliminary Hearing is scheduled on 08/15/2019 @ 1:45 pm Magisterial District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.

Kramer currently resides in the Westmoreland County Jail in lieu of $75,000 monetary bail.