PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police responded to 127 calls for service including four traffic incidents, between July 31 and Aug. 6. The following is a brief summary of some of those incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police on their Facebook page:
• On July 31 at 9:56 p.m., police responded to a home in the 200 block of St. Mary’s Street for the report of a theft from a car. The resident reported that someone entered her car and stole an iPhone charger that she just purchased from Five Below. The charger was valued at $5.
• On July 31 at 4:33 p.m., police responded to a privately owned parking lot in the 300 block of Bridge Street for a parking dispute. The owner of the lot called a tow truck to remove an illegally parked car. When the tow truck arrived to hook it, the car was chained to the car next to it. The owner of the illegal car showed up and unlocked it. The property owner gave him until sundown to get the car out of the lot.
• On July 31 at 7:30 p.m., a fugitive from Phoenixville was arrested by the Laurens County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Department on a robbery warrant held by Officer Fusco. Jeremy Neizer, 27, will be transferred from the Palmetto State back to Chester County to face the charges. Neizer was identified and charged for a mugging that occurred on Sept. 1, 2015.
• On Aug. 1 at 10:26 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of Persimmon Lane reported that an acquaintance in Oxford, PA was sending demons over to her house in Phoenixville. The resident was apparently experiencing a mental health episode.
• A motorist was rear-ended by a man driving a Jeep on Rt. 113 near the Pickering Run Apartments on Aug. 3 at 10:34 p.m. The driver of the Jeep sped off but was stopped a few miles away by the West Pikeland Township Police. The driver, Daniel Gillings, 35, of Downingtown, was drunk and failed a series of field sobriety tests. Gillings was arrested and charged with DUI and hit & run.
• On Aug. 4 at midnight, police responded to the 1000 block of W. Bridge Street for the report of a man sleeping in his car. The 51-year-old resident had an open can of Genesee beer in his lap. The man told Officer Karpovich that he had an argument with his wife and went to his car to cool off and apparently fell asleep.
• On Aug. 4 at 12:05 a.m., Officer Dobry was on bike patrol downtown and interrupted a man who was about to relieve himself in the 200 block of Prospect Street. The officer warned him about the repercussions of public urination and sent him on his way.
• A patron ducked out of PJ Ryan’s Pub with a bottle of Miller Lite on Aug. 4 at 1:11 a.m. Officer Dobry stopped him in front of the Colonial Theatre and issued the 28-year-old Eagleville man a summons for the open container ordinance.
• On Aug. 4 at 1:56 a.m., police responded to the Gay Street Veteran’s Memorial Bridge for the report of an intoxicated man lying on the sidewalk bleeding badly. The 28-year-old Phoenixville man fell and split his head open. He was taken to Phoenixville Hospital by ambulance and issued a summons for public drunkenness.
• On Aug. 4 at 11:01 a.m., police responded to a home in the 100 block of Columbia Avenue for the report of a domestic dispute involving a mother and her son. The 86-year-old mother reported that she lectured her 49-year-old son because he was burning eggs on the stove. The son started smashing the eggs on the kitchen floor and grabbed mom by the arm and tried to give her an “Indian burn.” The son took off before the police arrived but he was issued a summons for harassment.
• Police responded to the Giant supermarket for the report of a disturbance on Aug. 4 at 2:46 p.m. A disgruntled customer was yelling, cussing, and throwing groceries around the store. Officers arrived and issued the 33-year-old Phoenixville woman a summons for disorderly conduct. The woman was informed she is no longer welcome in the store.
• On Aug. 4 at 11:03 p.m., Officer Dobry spotted a man walking in the 200 block of Bridge Street drinking a pint of craft beer. The 33-year-old swiped the glass from the Rec Room at Conshohocken Brewery. The man was issued a summons for the open container ordinance and had to return the glass to the brew pub.
• On Aug. 4 at 11:16 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of Montgomery Avenue reported that his next door neighbors were arguing and the girlfriend ran onto his porch and took off her shirt and bra. When the officers arrived, the woman was dressed but highly intoxicated. Cpl. Gray called an Uber to take the 47-year-old King of Prussia woman home safely.
• Police responded to the 1200 block of Tyler Avenue for the report of a man breaking into a parked car on Aug. 6 at 5:00 a.m. Officer Knapp caught the man red-handed but he did not want to go to jail. The thief, James Fisher, 35, of old Schuylkill Township, resisted arrest but was eventually handcuffed when other officers arrived. Fisher was charged with theft from a vehicle, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest.
*Fisher had numerous stolen items in his possession from prior car break-ins. If you recently had items stolen from your car, police are asking that you contact the Detective Division at 610-933-1180 Ext. 816 to claim your property.