Phoenixville Police respond to 78 calls in three days

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 78 calls for service between May 4 and May 6. The following is a summary of some of those incidents as reported by police:

• On May 4 at 6:14 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of Nutt Road reported that her neighbor knocked on her door and informed her that her husband’s truck was on fire. The fire department responded and extinguished the fire.

• On May 4 at 2:51 p.m., police responded to a home in the 300 block of St. Mary’s Street for a heroin overdose. When Officers Brown and Clements arrived, the 46-year-old man was in cardiac arrest and not breathing. The officers started CPR and gave the man a dose of naloxone. The officers were able to resuscitate the man and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance for follow-up treatment.

• A resident in the unit block of Gay Street reported on May 4 at 4:38 p.m. that the pink ornamental headlights on her Jeep were turned on. The woman suspected that her ex-boyfriend turned the lights on using an app on his phone.


• On May 4 at 8:20 p.m., a musician reported that he was unloading his equipment for a gig at the Pickering Creek Inn and a group of teenagers stole his mountain bike off his car. Officer Stabilo located the kids a block away and recovered the mountain bike. The man was grateful that his bike was returned to him and he did not want the kids arrested.

• Police responded to the parking lot of the Grid Iron Pub on Township Line Road on May 4 at 8:53 p.m., for an animal complaint. A motorist informed Officer Bryan that there was a live groundhog stuck in his front bumper. The officer tried to free the marmot from the bumper but was unsuccessful. The motorist was advised to call a pest control company.

• A driver without a driver’s license caused a traffic crash at the intersection of Route 29 and Bridge Street on May 4 at 9:08 p.m. The 37-year-old Phoenixville man cut the other driver off and he was issued tickets for the violations.

• On May 5 at 12:30 a.m., Cpl. Place noticed three teenagers walking together downtown after curfew. The officer took the kids home to their parents and issued them a fine for the curfew violation.

• On May 5 at 1:50 a.m., a 27-year-old Royersford woman left a Cinco de Mayo party with a solo cup of beer and walked past Officer Stabilo in the 200 block of Prospect Street. The woman was issued a summons for the open container violation.

• Police ticketed and towed 10 cars off of Bridge Street on May 5 at 6:00 a.m. to make room for the caravan of food trucks showing up for the Phoenixville Food Truck Festival. The no parking signs were posted several days in advance.

• On May 5 at 10:55 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of Third Avenue reported that she received her neighbor’s mail for the third time this year. The resident told Officer Komorowski that she reported it to the post office each time but the problem has not been corrected. She thought that if her complaint made the Facebook blotter page the post office would finally do something about it.

• Another driver without a driver’s license caused a five car chain reaction crash on Route 23 in front of the hospital on May 5 at 2:23 p.m. Three of the five cars had to be towed away. The at-fault driver was issued a ticket for not having a license as well as the moving violation.

• On May 5 at 9:00 p.m., Officer Dobry was on bike patrol and noticed a man drinking a can of Natty Daddy beer in the 100 block of Bridge Street. The 37-year-old man from Philadelphia was issued a summons for the open container ordinance … 15 minutes later Officer Dobry was pedaling in the 200 block of Prospect Street and followed the smell of burning marijuana to a group of three friends huddled between two parked cars. One of the men, age 26, of Phoenixville, had the weed and the other man, age 40, of East Pikeland, had the glass bowl. Two of the three men were charged with the drug violation.

• On May 6 at 12:02 a.m., Officer Dobry stopped the driver of a Toyota 4-Runner in the 600 block of High Street after the driver allegedly committed three moving violations. The driver, John White, 53, of Pottstown, failed a series of field sobriety test and he was arrested for DUI, police said. White was released to a friend at the police station.

• Officer Stabilo saw a man stumbling as he tried to walk on the sidewalk in the 100 block of Bridge Street on May 6 at 12:48 a.m. The 53-year-old Pottstown man (not the same as above) was drunk so he was arrested for public drunkenness and released when he was sober.

• On May 6 at 1:21 a.m., Officer Heller was patrolling downtown and saw a group of men fighting on the sidewalk in front of PJ Ryan’s Pub. When the group saw the officer get out of his car, they scattered and ran off in all directions.

• A 25-year-old Phoenixville man reported that he was drinking beyond moderation on Friday night and could not remember where he parked his employer’s work truck on May 6 at 11:42 a.m. The man was informed that the truck was towed on Saturday morning for the Food Truck Festival.

• On May 6 at 6:52 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Church reported that he came home and there was a stranger sleeping on his front porch. Officer Stabilo woke the man and up and realized that he was drunk and missed his house by a block. The officer drove the 24-year-old man to the 300 block of Church and released him to a friend.

• On May 6 at 10:07 p.m., a resident in the 1200 block of Madison Avenue reported that a drone crashed into his neighbor’s tree. The drone was stuck in the boughs of the tree when the police arrived- it’s still there.