Po­lice re­spond to 65 calls over week­end

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

Check out high­lights of some of the more in­ter­est­ing bor­ough po­lice calls over the May 11-13 week­end.

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

Ac­cord­ing to crimemap­ping.com, a po­licerun web­site used to in­form the pub­lic about crime in their area, drug and al­co­hol vi­o­la­tions were re­ported nine times over the past week.

Seven cases of drug pos­ses­sion were re­ported since May 8 and oc­curred on the 800 block of Queen Street, the 700 block of East High Street, the 200 block of Shoe­maker Road, along with two ad­di­tional in­ci­dents on East High Street and two on Beech Street. One drug sale was re­ported on the 100 block of South Washington Street and one case of pub­lic drunk­en­ness was re­ported on the 100 block of North Washington Street.

As­saults and van­dal­ism were both re­ported four times since May 8. Two non-ag­gra­vated as­saults were re­ported on the 300 block of Wil­son Street and Beech Street while an as­sault with hands, feet and fists was re­ported on the 500 block of North Franklin Street. One as­sault with a firearm oc­curred on the 900 block of East High Street.

Crim­i­nal mis­chief was re­ported on the 800 block of North Evans Street along with two cases other of crim­i­nal mis­chief to build­ings on the 200 block of Beech Street and the 300 block of North Evans Street. Crim­i­nal mis­chief to ve­hi­cles was re­ported on the 500 block of King Street.

Fraud and theft were both re­ported twice over the past week in­volv­ing two cases of bi­cy­cles thefts on Ch­est­nut Street and the 800 block of Beech Street and fraud cases re­ported on the 500 block of Ch­est­nut Street and the 100 block of Potts Drive.

Ha­rass­ment, weapons of­fenses and bur­glary were each re­ported once. Ha­rass­ment was re­ported on East 3rd Street while a weapons of­fense in­volv­ing a knife oc­curred on the 500 block of North York Street. A bur­glary in­volv­ing forced en­try was re­ported on the 600 block of Spruce Street.

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

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