Phoenixville Po­lice Briefs

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PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville po­lice re­sponded to 159 in­ci­dents be­tween Sept. 24 and Sept. 30 in­clud­ing four traf­fic ac­ci­dents. The fol­low­ing is a list of no­table in­ci­dents as re­ported by Phoenixville Po­lice De­part­ment on its Face­book page:

• On Sept. 24 at 8:16 a.m., po­lice re­sponded to a home in the 200 block of Mar­shall Street for the re­port of a bur­glary in progress. The caller re­ported that she saw a man sneak out of the house with a bun­dle of cop­per pipes wrapped in some cloth­ing. Of­fi­cer Rosario passed a Chevy sedan on his way to the scene and asked Of­fi­cer Duch­nosky to pull the driver over. Carl Cun­ning­ham, 40 of Paoli, was the pas­sen­ger and had the stolen cop­per in the back seat. Po­lice learned that he ripped his own brother off af­ter call­ing him to make sure the brother was at work. Cun­ning­ham was ar­rested for the cop­per ca­per and charged with bur­glary and theft.

• On Sept. 24 at 8:00 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to the 200 block of Church Street for the re­port of an er­ratic driver. Of­fi­cer Kar­povich lo­cated a Ford Es­cape in the park­ing lot of the se­nior cen­ter. The car had a flat tire and the driver was drunk be­hind the wheel. Ever Mauri­cioLopez, 38, of Phoenixville, failed a se­ries of field so­bri­ety tests and he was ar­rested for DUI.

• On Sept. 24 at 10:15 p.m., an East Pike­land woman re­ported that she left her cell phone in a shop­ping cart at Gi­ant. She re­turned to the store and the phone was gone. The woman’s hus­band called the phone and a man an­swered and agreed to meet the cou­ple to re­turn the phone. When they ar­rived at the agreed upon lo­ca­tion, the man tried to ex­tort $50 from them for the phone. The cou­ple ripped their phone out of his hand and took off. Po­lice are re­view­ing video sur­veil­lance from the store in an ef­fort to ID the man.

• On Sept. 26 at 2:49 p.m., Dis­trict Court is­sued a war­rant for Jorge Lopez, 19, of Phoenixville, af­ter he missed his day in court re­lated to his re­cent ar­rest for break­ing into cars.

• On Sept. 27 at 5:57 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to PJ Ryan’s Pub for the re­port of a woman in her 30’s lean­ing up against the wall in front of the es­tab­lish­ment. The caller re­ported that the woman had a cig­a­rette dan­gling from her lips and she ap­peared to be sleep­ing while stand­ing up­right. Of­fi­cers checked the area but could not lo­cate the woman.

• Po­lice re­sponded to the in­ter­sec­tion of Bridge Street and Gay Street for the re­port of pedes­trian struck by a car on Sept. 28 at 7:57 a.m. A 48-year-old Phoenixville woman was in the cross­walk and the driver of a Honda Ac­cord did not see the pedes­trian un­til the last minute and hy­droplaned when she hit the brakes.

• On Sept. 28 at 10:01 a.m., po­lice re­sponded to the 400 block of High Street for the re­port of a hit-and-run ac­ci­dent. A res­i­dent re­ported that his Ram pick-up was parked on the street and the driver of a Hyundai hit it and took off. A wit­ness saw the col­li­sion and got the tag num­ber for the Hyundai. Of­fi­cer Dutch tracked down the driver, a 22-year-old Pottstown man, who ad­mit­ted that he fled the scene and ex­plained that he was on his 15 minute break when he hit the truck and he had to get back to work. The driver was is­sued a sum­mons for the hit-and-run.

• On Sept. 28 at 4:29 p.m., a res­i­dent in the 300 block of Ann Street re­ported that she sold her lap­top through the Let Go app for $85. The buyer agreed to pay $150 if the res­i­dent mailed it to New York. The seller agreed to the terms and mailed the lap­top be­fore re­ceiv­ing pay­ment and never saw a cent. Sell­ers be­ware.

• On Sept. 28 at 6:55 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to the 800 block of Main Street for the re­port of a dis­tur­bance inside a taxi cab. The cab driver re­ported that his pas­sen­ger peed his pants in the back seat of his cab and re­fused to pay the clean-up sur­charge. The pas­sen­ger agreed to pay for the ride but re­fused to pay the ad­di­tional fee. The of­fi­cer in­formed both par­ties that the is­sue was a civil mat­ter.

• Of­fi­cer Do­bry stopped the driver of a Toy­ota Camry in the unit block of Bridge Street for driv­ing with­out head­lights,on Sept. 28 at 11:26 p.m. The driver, 18, of Spring City, did not have a driver’s li­cense and his pas­sen­ger, a 19-year-old Phoenixville man, tried to hide his weed when the of­fi­cer walked up. Ad­di­tion­ally, both men ad­mit­ted that they were tak­ing swigs from the bot­tle of vodka that the of­fi­cer found in the glove box. The men were is­sued sev­eral sum­monses for the in­frac­tions and the pas­sen­ger’s mom came to the scene to drive the pair home.

• On Sept. 29 at 2:01 a.m., an of­fi­cer saw a man pee­ing on the side­walk in the Chil­dren’s Plaza and is­sued the 54-year-old man from Fayet­teville, North Carolina a sum­mons for disor­derly con­duct.

• On Sept. 29 at 2:25 a.m., Cpl. Gray no­ticed a woman kneel­ing on the cor­ner of Bridge Street and Main Street. The woman was clearly in­tox­i­cated and could not stand up on her own. The 23-year-old Col­legeville res­i­dent was ar­rested for pub­lic drunk­en­ness and placed in the drunk tank. Shortly there­after, she vom­ited and uri­nated on her­self so she was trans­ferred to the Phoenixville Hospi­tal ER as a pre­cau­tion. The woman was is­sued a sum­mons for pub­lic drunk­en­ness and an in­voice for the cell clean-up ser­vice.

• On Sept. 29 at 8:49 p.m., Of­fi­cer Fusco saw a man stum­bling in the street in the unit block of Gay Street. The 24-year-old man from John­stown, PA was ar­rested for pub­lic drunk­en­ness and re­leased to a friend at the po­lice sta­tion.

• On Sept. 29 at 11:02 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to the in­ter­sec­tion of Bridge Street and Main Street for the re­port of a fist fight. When the of­fi­cers ar­rived, the men were sep­a­rated and by­standers were es­cort­ing them in op­po­site di­rec­tions.

• On Sept. 30 at 12:20 a.m., po­lice re­sponded to the 200 block of Bridge Street for the re­port of a melee in­volv­ing six in­di­vid­u­als. When the of­fi­cers ar­rived, four men were at­tack­ing a woman and her male com­pan­ion in the mid­dle of the street. The woman, 22 of the Bronx NYC, was in­jured in the at­tack. Of­fi­cers ar­rested the four men, all 21 years old and from Pottstown, for as­sault, disor­derly con­duct, and pub­lic drunk­en­ness.

• On Sept. 30 at 4:33 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to a home in the 400 block of High Street for the re­port of an al­co­hol overdose. Of­fi­cers ar­rived and learned that the 25-year-old man drank an ex­ces­sive amount of rub­bing al­co­hol so they called for an am­bu­lance. The man was un­co­op­er­a­tive so he had to be re­strained and taken to the ER in­vol­un­tar­ily.

• On Sept. 30 at 7:28 p.m., a res­i­dent in the 300 block of But­ton­wood Street re­ported that her pet Corgi named “Polo” ran away. The res­i­dent pro­vided a de­scrip­tion of her dog. At 12:28 a.m., Of­fi­cer Do­bry spot­ted Polo hang­ing out down­town on Bridge Street. The of­fi­cer called the dog’s owner and gave her the play-by-play as he fol­lowed the dog on his po­lice bike. Polo and his owner were re­united in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

• On Sept. 30 at 7:32 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to the Food­ery on Bridge Street for the re­port of a fight. Of­fi­cers ar­rived and sev­eral wit­nesses told them that the vic­tim was jumped by three His­panic men and knocked un­con­scious. The vic­tim came to and was clearly in­tox­i­cated. The 27-year-old Phoenixville man be­came com­bat­ive with the of­fi­cers and had to be hand­cuffed. He was taken to Paoli Hospi­tal by am­bu­lance and con­tin­ued to fight with Wil­lis­town Town­ship PD of­fi­cers inside the ER. The vic­tim had to be placed in 4-point re­straints so he could be treated for his head in­jury. The man was is­sued a sum­mons for disor­derly con­duct and pub­lic drunk­en­ness for fight­ing with the of­fi­cers. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are re­view­ing video footage of the in­ci­dent.

• On Sept. 30 at 11:26 p.m., a 35-year-old Phoenixville man came to the po­lice sta­tion and turned him­self in on a county bench war­rant. The man was re­lieved to learn that he was mis­taken and he was not a wanted man. There was no war­rant for his ar­rest.

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