Phoenixville Police Briefs
PHOENIXVILLE » Phoenixville police responded to 76 calls for service between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3, including seven traffic accidents. The following is a summary of notable incidents as reported by Phoenixville police on their Facebook page:
• On Aug. 31 at 9:53 a.m., a 35-year-old Phoenixville man came to the police station to file a report about an earlier domestic dispute involving the mother of his child and ended up getting arrested. Khasim Fields had a county bench warrant for non-payment of fines. Fields paid $30 toward the fines and his Parole Officer let him go.
• On Aug. 31 at 2:55 p.m., police responded to the area of Anderson Avenue near the high school for the report of a disturbance. An unruly group of teens surrounded a couple of elderly joggers and began harassing them. A bystander intervened and the group turned their aggression toward him. The group ran off before the police arrived.
• On Aug. 31 at 4:38 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Bridge Street and Starr Street for the report of an erratic driver. The caller reported that a Honda Civic jumped the curb and was parked on the grass in front of Customer’s Bank. The driver appeared disoriented and was stumbling around her marooned car. Officers arrived and the driver was back behind the wheel and clearly drunk. The woman did not realize that her airbags went off when she hit the curb. Joyah Jemmott, 25, of Pottstown, failed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.
• On Aug. 31 at 7:03 p.m., a Phoenixville woman reported that her former roommate in Moscow, PA has been sending her harassing text messages since she moved out. The woman reported that she moved out after the roommate killed her hermit crabs by urinating in their crustacean cage. An officer warned the 59-year-old Lackawanna County man about sending further texts.
• On Sept. 1 at 2:13 a.m., Officer Dobry was on bike patrol downtown and saw a man peeing in public next to the Root Down Brewing Co. The 31-year-old man from York, PA was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and the officer allowed him to leave in an Uber.
• On Sept. 1 at 3:02 a.m., Cpl. Gray was patrolling near the Pickering Creek Inn and noticed a man passed out in the driver’s seat of his car. The 36-yearold Royersford man was drunk and told the officer that he did not want to drive home. The man called his girlfriend and she picked him up and gave him a ride home.
• On Sept. 1 at 9:47 a.m., police responded to the 400 block of Rhoades Street for the report of an intoxicated woman walking in the area. Officer Rosario located the 37-year-old Schuylkill Township woman wandering around aimlessly. The officer arrested the woman for public drunkenness and released her to her mother at the police station.
• On at 5:33 p.m., police responded to Sacred Heart Church for the report of an elderly woman who looked confused. Officer Duchnosky spoke to the 80-yearold resident and learned that her daughter dropped her off for the Saturday Vigil mass and did not realize the church was closed. Officer Dutch gave her a ride home. *Note: Saturday mass is now celebrated at 4:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Chapel on Main Street. The two churches merged a few months ago.
• On Sept. 1 at 10:15 p.m., police responded to Lane Avenue Park for the report of a Ford Mustang in the park after it closed at 10 p.m. Officer Karpovich stopped the driver of the Mustang as he was leaving the park and learned that he was playing Pokemon and the park is a “Pokestop.” The officer issued the gamer a warning for the parks violation.
• On Sept. 2 at 2:57 a.m., Officer Fusco noticed a naked couple sitting in the back seat of a parked car in the Holly Court apartment’s parking lot. The officer issued them a warning and they got dressed and went inside for the night.
• On Sept. 2 at 10:20 p.m., a couple who live in the 300 block of Bridge Street reported that someone tried to throw a brick through their apartment window but it bounced off and did not shatter the window. Officers stopped a group of teenagers in the area but they denied throwing the brick.
• On Sept. at 8:45 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of Bridge Street for the report of a drunken man staggering down the street. A concerned friend arrived at the same time Officer Komorowski pulled up. The friend agreed to give the man a ride home.
• On Sept. 3 at 10:36 p.m., police responded to the 1200 block of Eland Downe for the report of a domestic dispute in the parking lot. A couple was arguing and the husband proceeded to smash out the rear window and passenger side window on his wife’s car. The 38-year-old husband was located a few blocks away and he was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.
Police noted that they have recovered numerous items that were stolen from unlocked cars over the past few days. If you had items stolen, please contact the Detective Division at 610933-1180 Ext 815 to claim your property.