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 Mauricio-Lopez, 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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