A 26-year-old Zionsville man faces criminal charges after, Phoenixville Police say, he took his fianceé's sister's truck without permission. The man was in possession of heroin and marijuana when he was apprehended, according to court documents.
On Saturday, Phoenixville Police say a woman came to the station to report that her sister's fiancé, the defendant, had taken her truck without permission. According to court documents, the women woke up that morning to find that the 1992 Ford pickup was missing. She told police that she had lent the defendant the vehicle in the past, but stopped once she learned that he did not have a valid driver’s license.
Phoenixville Police entered the vehicle into the National Crime Information Center—a national index of information related to active crimes—and at 10:30 p.m. that evening, Upper Uwchlan Police pulled the vehicle over on Pottstown Pike in Upper Uwchlan Township, police say. The driver was taken into custody and handed over to Phoenixville Police. During the transfer, Phoenixville Police searched the defendant and found a baggie of marijuana and six bags of what lab testing later confirmed was heroin, police say.
The defendant was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, and various drug charges. He faces a preliminary hearing May 9.