Phoenixville Police Briefs
PHOENIXVILLE » Phoenixville Police responded to 78 calls for service between Sept. 7 and Sept. 10 including eight traffic accidents. The following is a summary of notable incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police on their Facebook page:
• On Sept. 7 at 1:58 a.m., Officer Dobry was on bike patrol downtown and saw a man peeing on the sidewalk near the MLK Bridge. The 36-year-old Phoenixville man was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.
• On Sept. 7 at 9:44 a.m., police responded to a wooded area on the property of French Creek Manor for the report of a homeless encampment. Officers located two individuals living on the property. The couple were referred to a homeless shelter and warned about trespassing on the premises.
• On Sept. 7 at 10:23 a.m., Sgt. Gold found a homeless man living on the vacant Sears Hardware property. The 50-year-old man was referred to a homeless shelter and had to break camp and move along.
• On Sept. 7 at 2:59 p.m., police responded to the unit block of E. Walnut Street to check on the welfare of a pedestrian. The caller reported that a woman was wearing winter clothing that was not appropriate for the current warm temperatures. Officer Stabilo spoke to the 60-year-old resident and she told the officer that she was very comfortable.
• On Sept. 8 at 12:23 a.m., police responded to the lobby of the King Terrace Apartments on High Street for the report of a domestic dispute. Two tenants who had been drinking were arguing and the male party grabbed the female party by the arm and shoved her. A bystander confirmed the woman’s account so the 46-year-old man was issued a summons for harassment.
• On Sept. 8 at 2:25 a.m., police responded to the Prima Lounge for the report of a dust up at closing time involving two women. According to the bartender, a 35-year-old Pottstown woman punched a 27-year-old Spring City woman in the face without provocation. The Pottstown resident was issued a summons for harassment and she was released to her husband.
• On Sept. 8 at 12:23 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of Bridge Street to investigate the theft of mail. A witness reported that he watched a man steal a package out of someone’s mailbox. The witness provided a description of the thief and Officer Stabilo located a man matching the description a block away. Jordan Watts, 21, of Phoenixville, was identified by the witness and he had four pieces of stolen mail in his backpack. Watts was arrested for the theft and was sent to the county jail.
• On Sept. 8 at 2:03 p.m., police responded to the area of Second Avenue and B Street for the report of an obstruction in the roadway. Officer Dobry discovered that some residents placed plastic toys in the street to save parking spaces. The toys were a violation of public street parking etiquette so the officer removed the items.
• On Sept. 8 at 8:40 p.m., police responded to a commercial business in the 600 block of Wheatland Street for the report of people living in a tent on the property. Officer Brown discovered that a couple pitched a tent behind the Danco Precision building directly beneath a “No Trespassing” sign. The couple was issued a summons for trespassing and the officer referred them to a homeless shelter.
• On Sept. 9 at 11:21 p.m., police responded to Molly Maguire’s Pub for the report of a disturbance involving an intoxicated patron. Bar staff reported that they asked the man to leave the establishment and he proceeded to urinate outside the front door. Officers located the man a block away and the 74-year-old Spring City resident was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct and released to a friend.
• On Sept. 9 at 5:47 p.m., police responded to Black Rock Road near the boat access for the report of a car crash. The driver of a Hyundai Sonata, a 24-yearold Phoenixville woman, swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel and crashed into a tree.
• On Sept. 9 at 8:42 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Route 113 and Township Line Road for the report of a hit and run accident. The driver of a Nissan Xterra plowed into a BMW and took off. A witness followed the hit and run driver to his house in the 100 block of Harvest Lane and officers arrived there shortly thereafter. The 62-year-old driver had a head injury so he was taken to Paoli Hospital by ambulance and will face charges for leaving the scene.
• On Sept. 9 at 11:21 p.m., Officer Komorowski stopped the driver of a Volkswagen Passat in the 600 block of Bridge Street for having a suspended registration. The driver, a 32-year-old woman from Lancaster, also had a suspended license and there was no insurance on the VW. The officer issued her a couple tickets for the violations and let her wait at the police station for a ride home.
• On Sept. 10 at 11:00 a.m., police responded to the 700 block of Wheatland Street for the report of an alcohol overdose. The couple from Sept. 8 moved their tent to that location and the 48-year-old man had a seizure after drinking a bottle of Vodka. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
• On Sept. 10 at 10:56 p.m., Officer Duchnosky stopped the driver of a Subaru Forester in the 300 block of Bridge Street for an expired tag. The driver, Kristin Perry, 37, of Chester Springs, had been drinking craft beer and she failed a series of field sobriety tests. Perry also had a suspended driver’s license and the Subaru was not inspected. Perry was arrested for DUI and refused a BAC test so her license will remain suspended for the foreseeable future.