Phoenixville Police respond to 86 calls

Phoenixville Police responded to 86 calls between Jan. 19 and Jan. 24. Officers provided a summary of notable incidents on their Facebook page which included the following:

A resident was walking in her neighborhood and saw the driver of a blue car speed through the stop sign at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Tyler Avenue Jan. 19 at 5:10 p.m. The resident stepped into the street and held out her hand to stop the driver and the car whacked her hand as it sped by. The woman was not injured.

•On Jan. 20 at 12:35 a.m., a resident in the 1500 block of Joplin Lane called 911 because she locked herself out of her house. Officer Fusco responded and was able to jimmy the lock on the interior door inside her garage.

•On Jan. 20 at 1:40 a.m., Officer Dobry observed two men engaged in a shoving match by the Children’s Plaza water fountain. The officer issued them a warning and they left walking toward Bridge Street. The officer followed them and found that they resumed fighting once they turned the corner onto Bridge Street. One of the men apologized and walked away while the other, a 28-year-old East Pikeland resident, decided to question the officer’s authority and called him a “tough guy.” Police arrested him for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

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•Police responded to the 7-11 for the report of a man slumped over the wheel in a Ford pickup truck on Jan. 20 at 5:44 a.m. The 33-year-old Phoenixville man told officers he was sleeping because he worked until closing time at a downtown establishment. His driver’s license was suspended so he was issued a ticket for the violation, police said.

•On Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m., police responded to the area of Anderson Avenue and Lincoln Avenue for the report of gunshots fired. Officers checked the area but were unable to identify the source of the noise.

•On Jan. 20 at 10:35 a.m., police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Persimmon Lane for a domestic dispute. The caller and her husband were arguing because she believed her husband took her car keys and stole her Jeep Patriot. The woman was informed that her husband did not take the Jeep- a repossession company towed it away the night before.

• On Jan. 20 at 10:40 a.m., 48-year-old Royersford woman reported that her purse was stolen the night before while she was at the Prima bar. The woman said the purse was taken during karaoke night sometime between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Police are reviewing camera footage.

•The bartender at the Barrel Wine Bar on Bridge Street reported on Jan. 20 at 10:07 p.m., that the tenant in the upstairs apartment was stomping on the floor and then walked past the front window and gave all her customers the middle finger. An officer spoke to the tenant who explained that he was just running the vacuum and he said he was going to speak to the landlord about the constant noise coming from the bar.

•Police responded to the report of a loud party in an apartment at the Phoenix Village apartments on Jan. 20 at 10:20 p.m. . The tenant was issued a warning for the loud music but police were called back to the complex an hour later and the place was still jumping. The 27-year-old resident was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.

•On Jan. 20 at 10:22 p.m., Officer Fusco discovered a couple having sex in the backseat of a car in Reservoir Park after the park was closed. The couple was issued a summons for the parks ordinance and asked to relocate.

•On Jan. 21 at 1:06 p.m., police observed bouncers arguing with a man at the entrance to PJ Ryan’s Pub. The bouncers informed the officers that the man was flagged from the bar for fighting. The man was instructed to leave the area and he walked away. Police said he made it half a block and then ducked down beside a parked car. The man then went back to the bar and confronted the bouncers again. Officers were nearby and watching so the 27-year-old Phoenixville resident was arrested for public drunkenness and released when he was sober.

•Police responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Madison Avenue for the report of a domestic dispute on Jan. 21 at 1:06 p.m. Police learned that Nicholas Mastrangelo, 35 of Phoenixville, went to his in-law’s house looking for his daughter and forced his way into the home. Mastrangelo left with his daughter but returned with the child a few moments later and confronted Sgt. Sutton in front of the home in a threatening manner, police said. Mastrangelo refused to back down and then fought with the officer while he was being arrested. Mastrangelo was charged with assault and resisting arrest.

•On Jan. 21 at 11:33 p.m., police responded to the area of Columbia Avenue and Paradise Street for the report of a person playing loud music inside a parked car. The Ford Fusion was driving away as officers got to the area and the driver was pulled over. The driver, a 43-year-old Phoenixville resident, did not have a driver’s license. He was issued a ticket for the violation and called a friend to drive his car home.

•On Jan. 22 at 11:32 a.m., police responded to a road rage incident at Lincoln Avenue and Route 23. The caller reported that she stopped to let pedestrians cross the street and the driver behind her swerved around her car while giving her the middle finger and yelling obscenities. The woman pulled out her cell phone and took a photo of his license plate. When the man saw her taking photos of him, he jumped out and ran up to her car. The man started punching her driver’s side window and demanded that she give him the cell phone, police said. The woman dialed 911 and the man got back in his car and took off. Officer Lee used the photos to track the aggressive driver down and the 33-year-old Phoenixville resident was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

•Police responded to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Washington Avenue for the report of a person lying on the sidewalk on Jan. 22 at 8:08 p.m. Officers located an intoxicated 40-year-old Phoenixville resident and he was arrested for public drunkenness and released when he was sober.

•On Jan. 23 at 12:48 a.m., police responded to a residence in the unit block of E. Walnut Street for a domestic dispute. The caller was arguing with her boyfriend because he was so drunk he couldn’t get off the kitchen floor, police said. Officer Komorowski helped get the man onto his feet but he refused medical treatment so the officer walked him over to the couch to sleep it off.

•On Jan. 23 at 5:51 p.m., police responded to the ER at Phoenixville Hospital for a disturbance. A 56-year-old Phoenixville man was outraged over the wait time in the emergency room and demanded that the officer give him a ride to another hospital. The man continued to be outraged, walked out of the hospital and left.

•On Jan. 23 at 8:03 p.m., Officer Gray observed a man in a wheel chair wearing a hospital gown crossing Route 23 at Main Street. The man told the officer that he was just discharged from the hospital so the officer verified his story. Emergency room staff confirmed that the man left the hospital before being discharged but there were no medical concerns. The man told the officer he was headed to the bus stop.