Sub­stance vi­o­la­tions lead bor­ough crime

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 last month.

Ac­cord­ing to crimemap­ping.com, a po­licerun web­site used to in­form the pub­lic about crime in their area, seven in­ci­dents have in­cluded drug or al­co­hol vi­o­la­tions in the past week. Three of those seven cases in­volved pub­lic drunk­en­ness and were re­ported on East High Street, Beech Street and the 400 block of Farm­ing­ton Av­enue. Drug pos­ses­sion was re­ported three times as well on King Street, North War­ren Street and the 600 block of In­dus­trial High­way. One drug sale was re­ported on the 800 block of Farm­ing­ton Av­enue.

As­sault was the sec­ond most re­ported crime in Pottstown. Two cases of non-ag­gra­vated as­sault were re­ported on King Street and the 400 block of Farm­ing­ton Av­enue along with one as­sault in­volv­ing a firearm on the 100 block of North Char­lotte Street. An­other re­ported as­sault oc­curred on the 400 block of West King Street and an as­sault in­volv­ing hands, feet and fists was re­ported on the 500 block of Wal­nut Street.

In­ci­dents in­volv­ing dis­turb­ing the peace and theft were each re­ported four times since Oct. 30. Two cases of ha­rass­ment oc­curred on the 400 block of King

Street and the 100 block of South Keim Street while an­other two cases of dis­or­derly con­duct were re­ported on the 400 block of East High Street and the 600 block of Chest­nut Street. Two re­tail thefts oc­curred on the 300 block of North Hanover Street and the 200 block of Shoe­maker Road, along with a theft from build­ings on the 300 block of East High Street and a theft of bi­cy­cles on the 600 block of Manatawny Street.

Three bur­glar­ies were re­ported over the past week. Those bur­glar­ies were re­ported on the 1100 block of East High Street, the 300 block of East High Street and the 100 block of Wal­nut Street.

Van­dal­ism to build­ings and ve­hi­cle theft were both re­ported twice. Ve­hi­cle thefts oc­curred on the 800 block of South Street and King Street while van­dal­ism was re­ported on the 400 block of Lin­coln Av­enue and the 900 block of North Char­lotte Street.

DUI, ve­hi­cle break-ins, fraud and rob­bery were all re­ported once since Oct. 30. A strong arm rob­bery was re­ported on the 400 block of East High Street while a ve­hi­cle break-in was re­ported on the 500 block of King Street. Fraud was re­ported on North York Street while a DUI was re­ported on North Adams Street.

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

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