Sub­stance vi­o­la­tions top crime in Pottstown

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Mar­ian Den­nis mden­nis@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Mar­i­anDen­nis1 on Twit­ter

POTTSTOWN » Drug and al­co­hol vi­o­la­tions were the lead­ing crime in Pottstown over the past week.

Ac­cord­ing to crimemap­ping.com, a po­lice-run web­site used to in­form the pub­lic about crime in their area, nine in­ci­dents in­volv­ing drugs and al­co­hol were re­ported over the past week. Drug pos­ses­sion was re­ported four times over the past week in­clud­ing in­ci­dents on the 400 block of Chest­nut Street, the 100 block of North Wash­ing­ton Street, the 300 block of Ap­ple Street and Chest­nut Street. Pub­lic drunk­en­ness was re­ported on the 300 block of Beech Street, the 300 block of East High Street, South Franklin Street and the 700 block of North Char­lotte Street. One drug sale was also re­ported on East Sec­ond Street.

As­sault was re­ported six times over the past week with one in­ci­dent in­volv­ing hands, feet and fists oc­cur­ring on the 500 block of North Franklin Street. Five other in­ci­dents were re­port­edly non-ag­gra­vated as­saults which oc­curred on Beech Street, the 500 block of North Char­lotte Street, the 1000 block of South Street, the 300 block of Chest­nut Street and the 600 block of King Street.

Four in­ci­dents in­volv­ing ha­rass­ment were also re­ported since Oct. 3. Those in­stances oc­curred on the 300 block of East High Street, the 300 block of North Hanover Street, Ryan Street and North Franklin Street.

Crim­i­nal mis­chief was re­ported three times over the past week in­clud­ing an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing build­ings on the 400 block of Jef­fer­son Street and two in­ci­dents in­volv­ing ve­hi­cles on the 1100 block of South Street and Myr­tle Street.

Weapons of­fenses and thefts were both re­ported twice over the past week. Of­fenses in­volv­ing weapons were re­ported on the 100 block of East High Street and the 1200 block of South Street. One re­tail theft oc­curred on the 300 block of East High Street while a theft from build­ings was re­ported on the 500 block of North Franklin Street.

For more in­for­ma­tion on th­ese crimes visit pottstown­crimes.blogspot.com.

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