Phoenixville police respond to 61 incidents
PHOENIXVILLE » Phoenixville Police responded to 61 incidents between Nov. 9 and Nov. 12. The following incidents were published by police on the department’s Facebook page as notable incidents:
• An employee at Walgreens reported that he received a concerning message on Facebook from a friend in Africa on Nov. 9 at 7:54 p.m. The friend from Africa sent him an image of his deceased father and he thought it was strange because he never met the man in person.
• Police were called to Phoenixville Middle School for the report of a student who brought a knife onto school property on Nov. 10 at 1:48 p.m. A 13-year-old 8th grader had the knife when police arrived and the student was charged as a juvenile with the weapons offense.
• On Nov. 10 at 3:54 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Third Avenue reported that there were two chickens walking on the sidewalk. The resident called back before the officer arrived stating that the chickens made it home safely.
• Police responded to a neighbor dispute in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue on Nov. 10 at 4:46 p.m. One of the neighbors accused the other of hitting his fence with a trash can and Officer Glennon was able to mediate the dispute. The men agreed to be neighborly should they have to interact with one another moving forward.
• On Nov. 10 at 10:43 p.m., police were called to Phoenixville Hospital by a 38-year-old Exton man who was not happy with the treatment he received at the hospital and he asked the officer to drive him to Chester County Hospital. The officer informed him that he would have to find his own transportation or return to the Phoenixville ER.
• On Nov. 11 at 1:56 a.m., a 27-year-old man from Audubon pulled into the drivethru at Taco Bell and waited by the speaker box for several minutes. Eventually, an employee told the man the restaurant was closed. As the man was leaving, he crashed his Ford Explorer into a concrete barrier next to the building. The man was intoxicated and he was arrested by Officer Rosario for DUI and released to his father.
• Officer Dobry observed a man urinating on the front door of the Steel City Coffeehouse on Bridge Street on Nov. 11 at 2:18 a.m. The officer issued the 23-year-old Perkasie man a summons for disorderly conduct.
• On Nov. 11 at 6:26 a.m., police responded to the Phoenixville Hospital ER for an unruly patient. Officers arrived and the man told them that he was upset because he wanted to use the bathroom. Once he relieved himself, the man returned to his gurney and fell asleep.
• An East Pikeland Township police officer requested assistance identifying a motorist he had stopped on Route 113 at Rapps Dam Road on Nov. 11 at 3:22 p.m. The 44-year-old West Chester man was surprised when Officer Dobry pulled up because the officer knew him from prior contacts in Phoenixville and gave him up, police said.
• On Nov. 11 at 4:46 p.m., a 33-year-old Collegeville woman reported that her Ford F-150 was keyed while it was parked in the municipal lot on Main Street. While the officer was taking the report, a 23-yearold man from Lewes, DE approached the officer and reported that his girlfriend’s VW Jetta had also been keyed.
• Sgt. Sutton found a car in Reservoir Park after the park was closed, On Nov. 11 at 10:56 p.m. The occupants, an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, both from Phoenixville, were drinking Corona beer and smoking weed. They were issued several summons for the violations and the girl was given a ride home and released to her mother.
• On Nov. 12 at 1:28
a.m., Officer Dobry was on bike patrol and observed a man urinating on the sidewalk on Bank Street. The 22-year-old Collegeville resident was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.
• On Nov. 12 at 2:47 p.m., Officer Stabilo observed a man wandering around downtown. The 30-year-old Coatesville resident told the officer that his friends left him at a bar and are not answering their phones. Due to the extreme cold weather, the officer drove the man to the police station and let him stay in the lobby until he could find someone to pick him up.
• Police responded to the 700 block of Cedar Drive for a rabid raccoon in a resident’s driveway on Nov. 12 at 12:18 p.m. Sgt. Frost destroyed the animal and contacted the Department of Health due to several reports of sick raccoons in the area recently. The health department declined to test the animal for rabies because nobody had been bitten.
• On Nov. 12 at 12:40 p.m., the Ridley Township Police Department recovered a 2006 Ford Explorer that was reported stolen on March 13 by a resident who lives in the 200 block of Bridge Street.