PHOENIXVILLE — Phoenixville Police responded to 134 calls for service between Jan. 21 and Jan. 27 including nine traffic accidents.
The following is a summary of notable incidents as reported by Phoenixville Police on their Facebook page:
- On Jan. 21 at 7:51 a.m., police responded to a wooded area next to the Prima Lounge for the report of a man with a switchblade knife. Officers located the man but he did not have a knife on him. The 54-year-old homeless man told the officers he was just trying to stay warm.
- On Jan. 21 at 11:22 p.m., an East Pikeland resident reported that he saw a teenager running in the area of W. Bridge Street and Pothouse Road with a gun in his hand. Officers checked the area thoroughly but could not locate the individual. Schuylkill Twp. PD assisted with the search.
- On Jan. 22 at 8:25 a.m., police responded to the intersection of Route 23 and Starr Street for the report of a three-car chain reaction crash. The at-fault driver, a 28-year-old Spring City man was issued a ticket for causing the accident.
- On Jan. 23 at 11:35 a.m., an arrest warrant was issued for Daniel Boychuck, 38 and homeless, related to having meth in his possession on January 14.
- On Jan. 23 at 2:07 p.m., District Court issued a bench warrant for Bradley Warren, 65 of Malvern, after he skipped out on a court proceeding related to an August 2018 DUI and drug possession arrest.
- On Jan. 23 at 4:16 p.m., police responded to the Acme market for the report of a disturbance in the parking lot. A customer reported that a man left an empty shopping cart behind her car and he became agitated when she pushed it aside so she could back out. The man responded by tipping the cart upside down and placing it behind her car again. He ran to his Toyota Camry and took off. The customer got his tag number as he was leaving and Officer Brown is investigating the incident.
- On Jan. 24 at 11:54 a.m., Detective Komorowski arrested a wanted man in the 300 block of Nutt Road. Jorge Mario Lopez, 20 of Phoenixville, had a warrant for failing to appear for his court proceeding related to a prior theft arrest. Lopez was sent directly to the county jail.
- On Jan. 24 at 2:15 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Route 23 and Route 113 for the report of a road rage incident. A motorist from Chester Springs reported that the driver of a white work van thought she cut him off so he started following her while laying on his horn. She pulled over and the van driver pulled beside her and began yelling obscenities at her. She jotted down his tag as he pulled away and then called 911. Sgt. Sutton stopped the van a few blocks away and the driver, a 58-year-old Phoenixville resident, apologized for overreacting.
- On Jan. 24 at 3:38 p.m., a resident in the apartments at the Pickering Creek Inn reported that the owner of the building threatened to throw him out because he was three weeks behind on his rent. Officer Dobry explained that the owner was probably using a figure of speech and meant that he was going to have him evicted. The officer recommended that he pay his rent before the owner does so.
- On Jan. 24 at 5:00 p.m., a motorist reported that a blue pick-up truck was tailgating him and honking his horn on Route 23. The truck passed him and he was able to get a partial tag of “X.” We’re working to narrow down the list of possible suspects.
- On Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m., police responded to Phoenixville Hospital for the report of a homeless woman wandering around the building and hiding from staff members. When the officers arrived, the hospital staff said they would take care of the woman and find her a shelter. An hour and a half later, the hospital staff called back because they couldn’t find her a shelter and they wanted her out. Officer Karpovich found her a shelter in Norristown and took her there.
- On Jan. 25 at 11:41 p.m., Officer Bryan was patrolling in the Independence Crossing apartment complex and saw someone sitting in a parked Ford Focus. The officer checked on the man, a 44-year-old Limerick resident, and learned that he had too much to drink and did not want to chance driving home. He decided to go back inside his friend’s apartment and drive home in the morning.
- On Jan. 26 at 8:03 a.m., police responded to a home in the unit block of Washington Avenue for the report of a suspicious condition. The caller reported that his neighbor’s front door was wide open and there was blood on the doorstep. Officers checked the home and found the owner inside with a gash in his head. The 38-year-old man explained that he had too much to drink the night before and he tripped and hit his head while walking toward his door.
- On Jan. 26 at 12:06 p.m., police responded to the area of Main Street and Vanderslice Street for the report of a homeless encampment. Officers encountered a 52-year-old Philadelphia man who claimed ownership of the campsite. He was issued a warning about trespassing and directed to relocate.
- On Jan. 26 at 2:52 p.m., police responded to the Prima Lounge for the report of a man passed out under a table in the establishment. An ambulance responded and determined that the 64-year-old Phoenixville man was having a diabetic emergency so he was rushed to Phoenixville Hospital. An hour later police were called to the ER at Phoenixville Hospital because the Prima patient was getting snippy with the ER staff. Officer Stabilo spoke to the man and he agreed to be more cooperative with the staff.
- On Jan. 26 at 4:33 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of Brower reported that she watched her neighbor stumble into his house and she was concerned about his well-being. Officers made contact with the neighbor and he reported that he had too much to drink and fell when he got inside the house. The 64-year-old man had some cuts on his hand and face but no major injuries.