On June 16, 1998 at approximately 10:A.M. District Justice Mark Devlin dismissed the initial set of tickets, in short order.

chief Holtzgraver stated immediately afterwards...

 

Two hours after the dismissals, a new ticket was issued for the same imaginary offense, at the direction of chief Charles Holtzgraver.

 This time the ticket stated that the car was there for over 1 hour. The car was parked on my own private property, and for 30 years there have never been any time limits, nor are any posted! Is this official oppression?

What next chief---are you going to ticket me if I sit here for some arbitrary length of time?

and then...another ticket...the very next time the car was parked in the same spot

...and once more for the precise same violation that had been dismissed!

This is merely a civil matter. Can you imagine what he might do in a criminal trial if he disagreed with the verdict, or HIS PERCEPTION WAS that the defendant was guilty?

IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE, TRUE TO HIS WORD, THE VENUE WAS CHANGED, AND A HEARING WAS HELD IN BELLEVUE, A NEARBY COMMUNITY. A PROSECUTOR WAS BROUGHT IN, IN A WAY...THE BOROUGH SOLICITOR ACTED IN THAT BEHALF. OF COURSE AN ADVERSE RULING. THEN THE ADVERSE RULING IN BELLEVUE WAS OVERTURNED, AND THE CASE WAS RETRIED IN FRONT OF DEVLIN. THIS TIME HE RULED AGAINST ME, AND THEN FINALLY ON APPEAL.....

(ON MAY 27, 1999 COMMON PLEAS COURT DISMISSED THE TICKETS, AND PUT THIS STUPIDITY TO REST, NOW ON TO ROUND TWO--A CITATION FOR ZONING OFFENSES)